How do you queer outreach?

I’ve been a bit busy this month with the #ManchesterCatTrap project so I didn’t participate in any Pride activities, until the end when I had the opportunity to say something. So I did. First was the chance to write an essay for PublicSource ‘Right kind of gay, wrong kind of queer’: Navigating LGBTQ discrimination in Pennsylvania […]

Media Alert: The Manchester Cat Trap Launches June 16-19, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sue Kerr Phone: 412-216-3535 Email: [email protected]   The Manchester Cat Trap Launches June 16-19, 2021 Pittsburgh, PA.—June 19, 2021—The Manchester Cat Trap Project and Pet Food Distribution project will begin Wednesday, June 16 through June 19th.  The all-volunteer group is dedicated to trapping, neutering, vaccinating, and releasing (TNVR) outdoor community cats […]

Q&A With Bill Peduto, Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh

Bill Peduto Mayor

Competitive primaries evince the best out of elected officials. It keeps us honest, and allows us to stay in touch with the communities we serve. I’m proud to have run in multiple tough races, because I think it’s made me a better elected official. We are launching our election season series ‘Political Q&A’ with progressive […]

Today, I was confirmed by City Council to serve on first City LGBTQIA+ Commission

“Call Me Commish” In December 2008, then-Mayor Luke Ravenstahl launched the first ever LGBTQ Mayor’s Advisory Group after a year or so of planning. I was there during the planning, I was at the public meetings held by the body. I was there to ask for help with City issues. I even sat next to […]

How to Observe ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in Pittsburgh

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

They have spoken. Both Pittsburgh City Council and the City’s Mayor have issued proclamations declaring Tuesday, December 29, 2020 ‘Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents Day’ in honor of our 15th blogiversary. I thought I should offer some advice on how to properly observe this occasion. You can go off-list if you like. First, I suggest you dive […]

Distributing Face Masks in Gay Bars – How the Pittsburgh MasQUe ProjecT is Ahead of the CDC Recommended Curve

Distributing face masks in gay bars

Spoiler: The Pittsburgh MasQue ProjecT has distributed more than 10,000 masks to trans and queer households since early April. Please help us keep doing good work by sharing this post. Sign up for masks http://bit.ly/FaceMaskRequest Our efforts to distribute face masks to the region’s trans and queer households has redoubled with the horrifying increase in […]

Life on the Ground in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (Yep, The Home of Pittsburgh)

I live about a mile from the vote tallying garage. The past few days have been rife with tension, heightened by the incessant whir of the helicopters from the local TV stations. I can’t figure out why they need to send helicopters when a van would be sufficient. Maybe they are afraid of violence? The […]

The Pittsburgh MasQUe ProjecT Needs Your Brown Lunch Bag Help This Labor Day

Mask Project Pittsburgh

UPDATE: Thank you Amy, Dre, Shelby, Eileen & Sandy, Sara-Summer, and Jim for responding to this need. The Pittsburgh MasQUe ProjecT continues to distribute face masks to trans and queer households throughout the region. We have about 400 people on our distribution list plus several trans and queer organizations. We’ve distributed about 4500 masks since […]

On Day 170, I am missing Eat n’ Park

Eat'nPark

Today marks 170 days of quarantining here in Pittsburgh. At first, I didn’t track this particular statistic, it would only be sad to watch the number climb. That was in March. By the time August rolled around, I wanted to be conscious of that number so I started posting to my Instagram daily, a photo […]

Dear David. August 18, 2020.

David DeAngelo Pittsburgh

Dear David, The DNC 2020 starts today. I don’t typically watch the conventions except the high-profile speeches and monitoring the platform itself. And attending a convention would be a nightmare for my socially anxious self unless I could sit in a very private box like at PNC Park. Pre-COVID. It occurs to me that a […]