I was stoked to learn that my newspaper home, The Pittsburgh Current, had brought Meg Fair on board FT to cover the ‘LGBTQ beat’ as well as to provide music and other coverage. They have done some great reporting and I think their openly queer identity is very important to this role. Note – I […]
I was pleased to see so many familiar names (and media pieces) among the winners of the 2019 Golden Quill awards. The Golden Quills recognizes professional and student excellence in print, broadcast, photography, videography and digital journalism in Western PA and nearby counties in Ohio and West Virginia. A very special shout-out to my colleagues […]
As we wrap up our 13th year of blogging, it is time to look back at the most frequently read blog posts from 2018. My coverage of violence against LGBTQ people, people of color, and women continue to be among the most often read topics. I’m committed to providing that coverage, but loathe that there […]
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So so so many things going on … please let us know what we missed. This year, we are pleased to be the social media sponsor of these holiday events. Holiday Drag Brunch hosted by Kierra Darshell Sun, Dec 9 Renaissance City Choir Holiday Concert Saturday, Dec 8 A round-up of some of my […]
Grief is a tricky bastard. You are doing the most benign task, have a casual or sweet or amusing thought, and reach for the phone to share the moment. Then, you remember. The other person, in this case my friend Kerry S. Kennedy, isn’t there to read the text or answer the phone or listen […]
If you’ve read my blog, you know that I repeatedly clarify that I am *not* a journalist. I’m a social worker with a degree in politicsl science. I write. I blog. But I am not trained in journalism. I am trained in community organizing and Constitutional Law. But I am now a columnist for the […]
Don’t get me wrong. The decision to fire Rob Rogers is a terrible blow for the entire community, especially for those of us who are part of marginalized communities. And I can’t blame folks who are cancelling their subscriptions because I sort of expect that when Tony Norman retires, the newsroom will magically disappear and […]