Pittsburgh Public Schools Struggle to Protect LGBTQ Students from Christian Bullies #SpiritDay

SPirit Day Pittsburgh

Today is Spirit Day: Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — […]

So About My #GLAADaward and Queer Erasure in the Pittsburgh Media Market

GLAAD award outstanding blog

My latest column for The Pittsburgh Current is out today. I decided to explore how the lack of mainstream media coverage of this blog winning a national media award reflects the larger issue of queer erasure in media in this market. Colleagues working in local media markets told me that the story was ignored because […]

I Won a National Award for Blogging and Here’s How It Impacted My Life

Ok, so I won this award this past Saturday night. Not a real lengthy period for reflection, but reflect I will. I already told you what happened when I discovered that I won in this post. Lots of people retweeted and shared and said congrats and all that good stuff. It was great, especially hearing […]

This Blog Won the ‘Outstanding Blog’ Category at the National #GLAADawards

Winner Best Blog

Last night, I learned that this blog, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents, won the category of outstanding blog in the national GLAAD media awards. It was our second nomination. [email protected] just won for “Outstanding Blog” at the #GLAADawards. Go take a look at this important blog: https://t.co/HRmbWKRhYJ pic.twitter.com/yP4ZLPnNcH — GLAAD (@glaad) May 5, 2019 The awards were […]

We’ve Been Named a Finalist for ‘OUTstanding Blog’ in 30th #GLAADAwards

GLAAD Media Awards OUTstanding Blog

So pleased to share that Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents has been selected a finalist in the category of #Oustanding Blog by GLAAD for their 30th GLAAD Media Awards. It is our second nomination. I get a lot of credit (and blame) for what we’ve accomplished here, but there is a literal village of people who make […]

Winter, 18, Identifies as a Genderquestioning Bisexual Person #AMPLIFY

Allegheny County LGBTQ

Name: Winter Age:  18 County of Residence:  Allegheny Pronouns: She/her How do you describe your identity? I am a genderquestioning bisexual. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I’m not fully out. I only came out two years ago to my friends and a few family members. My mom, stepdad, […]

A blog as a shared space of issues. The Post-Gazette explores this blog.

A few weeks ago, I had coffee with Diana Nelson Jones for what I thought would be a brief mention in the Post-Gazette about the blog’s nomination for a GLAAD Media Award. The award will be presented this Thursday. Turns out that article was more extensive and expansive than I thought. She called people and […]

We are a Finalist for ‘Outstanding Blog’ in 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

This is really an honor and a testament to what the team across the board at this blog has accomplished over the past 12 years. We’ve been named as one of five finalists in the ‘Outstanding Blog’ category for 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for their fair, accurate, and […]

Eight Difficult Things About Blogging #NaBloPoMo

It’s not all freewheeling and cartwheels in the land of blogging. There are challenges and genuine conflicts that rage behind the scenes as well as in front of the scenes. Technical Issues – you finish a terrific blog post and discover your server is down. Or Facebook is showing the wrong thumbnail image for your […]

Transgender Bigotry in Sharon, Butler Reinforce Need for NonDiscrimination Protections

Pittsburgh Transgender

Content Note: misgendering, deadnaming, lies, transphobia. On Sunday, the Sharon Herald printed a newspaper article updating the community on the status of a civil lawsuit against the Sharon Police Department involving the shooting death of 23 year-old Sean Hake. Sean was a transgender man. The Sharon Herald first reported that he was a trans woman, […]