This Is How I’m Keeping Lesbian Blogging Alive According to Autostraddle

Autostraddle profile Sue Kerr

I am so thrilled to have been profiled by the lesbian media site Autostraddle, especially by a Pittsburgh based journalist. Her blog is a living archive of nearly 20 years of LGBTQ history and struggle and culture and joy. It’s a place where the memories of the people who’ve had their lives cut short by […]

Know That She Did Rage Against the Dying of the Light, The Life of Joyce Myers Shulick (1959-2023)

Beaver County LGBTQ

Joyce Myers Shulick was a lesbian hero during her life, but one whose modest contributions fade slowly into the mists of time. I refuse to allow that to happen. It matters that Joyce was here. It matters that she made an impact of any size. And it matters that we acknowledge a life lived always […]

LGBTQ&A: Mombian Blogger Dana Rudolph Creates a Space for Queer and Trans Families

“I launched the Mombian Database of LGBTQ Family Books in early 2021 to help people find the books they are seeking in this rapidly-growing genre. The database includes reviews of LGBTQ-inclusive books for ages 0-12 and books for grown-ups about LGBTQ parenting. (I don’t review young adult books or I’d never sleep; also, my audience […]

Here are 100 Lesbian Blog Posts on International Lesbian Day

International Lesbian Day

Lesbians get two awareness days – Lesbian Visibility Day on April 26 and International Lesbian Day on October 8. Obviously today is October 8. I don’t have many great lesbian thoughts to create an essay to pay tribute to lesbians. Instead, I compiled a list of 100 blog posts written since 2005 about lesbians. Interviews, […]

In October, LGBTQ+ History Month is an Important Resource

Each October, we celebrate LGBTQ History Month to coincide with National Coming Out Day on 11 October and to commemorate the first and second marches on Washington in 1979 and 1987 for LGBT rights. The third march, co-coordinated by Pittsburgh activist Billy Hileman, took place in April 1993. This is something I did not know. […]

Sue Kerr Named One of 15 ‘Lesbian Icons’ By LGBTQNation

When I was a young child, I remember riding with my grandmother in their car and asking her to identify her favorite part of her life. This was in the mid-1970’s. She didn’t miss a beat when she said “In my 50s.” I did the math and realized that was pre-me. She confirmed and said […]

Honored by Pittsburgh Equality Center

The Pittsburgh Equality Center gave me a great honor by focusing on my work in their newsletter as a Community Leader. In this month’s newsletter, we will explore the history of Lesbian Visibility Day, and I am thrilled to note that we will be spotlighting a special member of the Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ community – the inspiring […]

Lesbian Visibility Day

I don’t have a lot of bandwidth to share today due to a cruddy stomach virus. I’d prefer to be eating soup than writing this post. But it feels necessary to show up in this space with intent and purpose. Lesbian Visibility Day is dedicated to increasing the awareness of lesbian women and their issues. […]

Coming Out Against Transphobia in the Lesbian Community

I am not inspired today. When I logged into Facebook today, I saw that a longtime friend posted an anti-trans link, framing the use of pronouns as patriarchal and misogynistic. A lot of my spirit deflated. The premise that biology and gender are fixed is an outgrowth of patriarchy and misogyny. The premise that the […]

Dear Tig and Hannah. Please do a Q&A with this lesbian blog in Pittsburgh. Sincerely, Me.

Dear Tig and Hannah, Hello from Pittsburgh. I hope you both are well. It might seem odd to write a letter to two different people who while connected by their professions and identities do happen to live on entirely separate continents. It is unlikely to think that Tig is going to read this and hit […]