Luna, 25, is a Poly, Gender fluid, Queer Performance Artist #AMPLIFY

As part of our partnership with FIERCE! International Queer Burlesque, #AMPLIFY will be featuring some of the performers this week. Today, we hear from Luna La Creme who is scheduled to perform at the Friday evening showcase, 7 PM. Tickets still available. Burlesque and queer performing arts are an important part of our community heritage. Name: Luna La […]

Laura, 44, is a Lesbian Mom in Fayette County #AMPLIFY

Fayette County Lesbian

Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? Well it didn’t go well. I was married with kids. My now ex and I are best friends he is a really great guy. We coparent well. My family has had a harder time with this as it goes against their beliefs

Pgh City Council President Will Not Participate in Pittsburgh Pride

Bruce Kraus Pittsburgh

A statement released by openly gay City Council President Bruce Kraus reads as follows: I have to add something here – Kraus has had conversations with former members of the foundation’s board. That’s a group from whom we have heard almost nothing. There’s a lot of unpacking to be done here.

GLSEN Pittsburgh Withdraws from Pittsburgh Pridefest

I’m just publishing the statements by the groups as I receive them ~ Sue   GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) Pittsburgh stands in solidarity with Roots Pride Pittsburgh and the many people and organizations who are opposed to the actions of the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, who booked Iggy Azalea as the […]

Dreams of Hope Youth Video Supports #TakeTheHighRoad

Dreams of Hope #TakeTheHighRoad

Flannel is not the enemy. The youth in Pittsburgh based queer performing arts group Dreams of Hope took our #TakeTheHighRoad message of support to McGuffey High LGBTQA students a few steps further – producing this lovely video with their own unique messages. What can I add? You might still want to post your own photo […]

Can I Bring My Gay Friend to the GLCC Youth Programs?

Earlier this week, I represented Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center (the GLCC) at an event for teen girls in a program called GirlGov . My assigned task was to describe advocacy opportunities with the GLCC. But as so often is the case, my actual reason for being there was something entirely different. The set-up was like speed […]

LGBTQ&A: Vanessa Davis Helps Pittsburgh “GLSEN”

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day. I met Vanessa a little over a year ago; we had coffee at […]

GLSEN Pgh Invites You to Brainstorm! Trivia Night

GLSEN Pgh is working with On The Nose Events to redefine their fundraising and it worked! At least – this event caught my eye amidst the barrage of Facebook notifications I receive daily. So much that I asked GLSEN to tell me more about it. Brainstorm! is a trivia night – the type of event […]

PERSAD CENTER, GLSEN, AND PFLAG TO HOST SAFE SCHOOLS SUMMIT

Contact: Leslie Fleisher FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cell: 412.956.9120 Email: lfleisher@persadcenter.org  PERSAD CENTER, GLSEN, AND PFLAG TO HOST SAFE SCHOOLS SUMMIT Safe Schools Summit: Bridging the Gap Between Anti-Bullying Efforts And The Experience of LGBTQ Youth PITTSBURGH, PA – January 2, 2012. Persad Center, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network), and PFLAG (Parents and Friends of […]

Media Alert: PITTSBURGH PIRATES TO RELEASE ‘IT GETS BETTER’ VIDEO

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

For Immediate Release Contact:                 Sue Kerr Phone:                   412-216-3535 Email:                    suecatsocialmedia@gmail.com   PITTSBURGH PIRATES TO RELEASE ‘IT GETS BETTER’ VIDEO Pirates Partnered With Local LGBT Youth Projects To Raise Awareness Of The Impact Of Bullying And Encourage Victims PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Pirates will unveil their contribution to the It Gets Better Project during pre-game on Friday, May 4, 2012. […]