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No PG Without Me

  Add this button (badge) to your website to show your support for the unionized journalists of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You can use this code if you like. I hope to see blogs across the region <div style=”width:100%;height:auto;position:relative;padding:10px”><a href=”https://pghguild.com/”><img src=”https://pghguild.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/no-pg-without.png”></a></div> How is the contract situation at the PG? Not good. The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh’s […]

Block Family, Post-Gazette Refuse (Again) to Publish Letter from Newsroom Employees

Block Family Foul

You’ve probably read this elsewhere, but I wanted to show my solidarity by publishing this letter here. I also want to point out that there are a lot of members of the Block family who derive financial benefit from the operations of Block Communication, Inc (and the Post-Gazette) which affords them a degree of financial […]

The 20 Most Widely Read PghLesbian Blog Posts of 2018

Pittsburgh 2018 Blog Posts

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 […]

With Anti-Transgender Editorial, Post-Gazette Officially Proves that Pittsburgh Never Was #StrongerThanHate

The phrase ‘a new low’ seems inadequate to describe the mean-spirited, churlish, vicious, nasty, hateful bitterness of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board. But writing out that serious of descriptive words repeatedly is equally insufficient to capture the true evil this Board has embraced. This week, they published this scathing indictment of Twitter’s new speech policies […]

Post-Gazette Profiles LGBTQ Poets and Performers Kierra Darshell, Thea Trix, and Rachel Bovier

Kierra Darshell Thea Trix Rachel Bovier AMPLIFY

On Sunday, the Post-Gazette published three articles that should interest you. First, there is a front page below-the-fold story profiling local poet Rachel Bovier who rose to local infamy by self-publishing her poetry in the Post-Gazette Celebration section and on a billboard on Baum Boulevard. Her journey has been documented through the public interest in […]

Today I Learned My Then-80-Year-Old 5th Great-Grandfather was Recruiting Newspaper Subscribers in 1858 for the Pittsburgh Gazette

My whole life long, I’ve had a connection to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette through my great-grandfather, Gilbert Remley. Gil had a long history as a newspaperman, starting as a copy boy for the Pittsburgh Sun in 1906 and retiring in August 1958 as the Executive Sports Editor for the Post-Gazette. Today, I learned something astonishing about […]

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 […]

My Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Bucket List

My ties to the Post-Gazette run deep. I’ve mentioned that my great-grandfather Gilbert Remley was the Executive Sports Editor, in a career that spanned 50 years and three papers. My family was a newspaper reading family, something inherited from both my maternal and paternal lines. We ‘took’ 2-3 papers and sometimes more each day: the […]

Queer History in Pgh Media: 1949 Sex Crimes Series in the Post-Gazette

In March 1949, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a multi-part series exploring ‘sex crimes’ and the people who commit them. This series was tied to the establishment of a Pittsburgh Morals Squad and the introduction of new legislation to respond to sex crimes. And the series was notably published a year after the Kinsey 1948 report […]