What Happens When We Don’t Listen to Black Women in Pittsburgh

Black Women Pittsburgh

I’m still struggling along this week so I’ve had to skip a few significant stories I’d typically blog about. But I am paying attention. I live about a mile away from the Exxon gas station in Marshall-Shadeland where three male employees assaulted two Black women over what amounted to $17 worth of gas. I encourage […]

Diamond Stephens, 39, is the 16th Trans Person Reported Murdered in 2018

Diamond Stephens Transgender

Diamond Stephens was 39 years old when she was shot in the back of the head while driving in Meridian, Mississippi. That was on June 18, 2018. Misgendering and deadnaming kept the community unaware of her death until friends and family set the record straight, a month later. Monica Roberts at TransGriot corrected the original […]

A Trans Woman Was Sexually Assaulted in Allegheny County Jail

Transgender Woman Allegheny County Jail

CN: sexual assault, institutional violence A trans woman incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail reported that she had been sexually assaulted by her cellmate. He is now facing sexual assault charges after reportedly admitting the crime to ACJ officials. On Saturday morning, Amie Downs, communications director for Allegheny County Chief Executive’s office confirmed for me […]

Local LGBTQ Links We Are Reading – June 16, 2018

This semi-regular feature compiles some links from around the region on LGBTQ themes. It is important to read the information and to pay attention to what your local media is sharing around LGBTQ topics. Here we go … fair warning, that I am not linking the Pridefest stories. Also, not linking to stories about decals on police […]

Local LGBTQ Links We Are Reading – April 30, 2018

This semi-regular feature compiles some links from around the region on LGBTQ themes. It is important to read the information and to pay attention to what your local media is sharing around LGBTQ topics. Best of all, consider submitting your own letter to the editor to your local outlet. Create the content. Here we go … Diana […]

CBS Journalist Mocks Sexual Harassment via Tweet, Probably Faces No Consequences

Marty Griffin Pittsburgh

CBS Pittsburgh affiliate KDKA has this guy named Marty Griffin. He hosts a 3 hour morning show on the radio station, alongside a lineup of all male hosts working at the station. He also reports regularly on the television side, including a segment where people ‘Get Marty’ to solve consumer problems. I don’t like or […]

The Questions We Should Be Asking About The Delta Foundation

A few weeks ago, the City Paper contacted me about a planned story following up on the Delta Foundation and Pridefest. I offered a few suggestions on whom to contact and asked if they would be including the context of the latest derring-do of the Delta Foundation. Namely, that would be the ruling in civil […]

Can I Call Marty Griffin a Jagoff?

Marty Griffin

When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes? I haven’t answered a daily prompt in quite a bit of time, but this was low hanging fruit.  The answer for me is the new […]

Sometimes Irony Is Rewarding

A few weeks ago, I reached out to David Highfield from KDKA TV News to invite him to serve as a guest caller for OUTrageous Bingo. Last night, he took the stage. He was a hit! A few hours later, this happened:   See how that works? I invite a television journalist to bingo and […]

The Post-Gazette And KDKA Both Need GBF’s Pronto!

I’m pretty disgusted over this. I don’t even really care that the PG will probably never again call me for a story. I should read more magazines anyway. When I read this article about non-discrimination legislation in Pennsylvania, I was pleased with how thorough the reporter was – she covered personal stories, recent court cases, […]