Q&A with Giuseppe Rosselli, Candidate for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas

[W]e do not acknowledge poverty and lack of opportunity as a significant  contributing cause worthy of diversion. I believe that poverty and lack of  opportunity are the greatest contributing causes to criminal behavior. Our  diversion programs need to be expanded to include individuals who are affected  by these significant underlying contributing causes. This is the […]

Political Q&A With Candidates Who Don’t Follow Through With the LGBTQIA+ Community

For several years, I have published a Q&A series with candidates for all sorts of offices. Some people approach me and I try to create an open invitation to candidates who meet the criteria of being an LGBTQ ally running for office in Pennsylvania. Each Q&A is hand-crafted so to speak to dive into issues […]

Seeking Political Candidates to Take Our Political Q&A

Since 2018, we have published a series of Q&A’s with candidates for all levels of political office – borough councils, school boards, judicial candidates, statewide office, and more. We kicked off our 2021 Primary season via Q&A with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto earlier this month. And we’ve invited other candidates to participate. Here are the […]

Q&A Election 2020: Nat Yap, Political Activist with the Order of the Phoenix

Nat Yap Pennsylvania Democrat

This is a new limited-Q&A series focusing on Election Day. I’ve approached an array of regional folks to ask them the same seven questions about the election. This election is complicated in ways we never thought possible, but there are paths forward. Listening to what our neighbors are prioritizing and how they are framing the […]

Q&A with Matt Merriman-Preston about Voting by Mail in November’s Election

Earlier this year, I published two Q&A’s about the rapid changes to the Pennsylvania primary voting process, one with Kris Rust and one with Matt Merriman-Preston. In late July, I approached them about updating for the General Election. Then Trump swooped down on the United States Post Office and tried to break it. He literally […]

Candidate for PA State House Emily Kinkead Describes Digital Campaigning During a Pandemic

Emily Kinkead

I asked a few campaigns to weigh in on the new tactics and strategies they will be relying on to move ahead with critical elections. What is still possible? What is newly possible? How can we help from our homes? You can read our candidate Q&A’s here. Also, check out our Q&A’s about the Pennsylvania Primary Election. […]

Candidate for PA State House Jessica Benham Describes Digital Campaigning During a Pandemic

Jessica Benham

I asked a few campaigns to weigh in on the new tactics and strategies they will be relying on to move ahead with critical elections. What is still possible? What is newly possible? How can we help from our homes? You can read our candidate Q&A’s here. Also, check out our Q&A’s about the Pennsylvania […]

Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh Endorsements

Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PITTSBURGH, Pa. On March 8, 2020, members of the Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh (GSPCGP) endorsed, as follows, candidates for the April 28th Primary Election. Federal offices: For President, after discussion, we endorse the statement, “Support The Democrat in the fall. Get involved as early as possible.” (No sour grapes.) US Congressman Mike Doyle has slowly and […]

Pennsylvania Political Candidates Who Give Me Hope for Progress

Pennsylvania Political Candidates

Don’t despair. I feel your angst, frustration, and sadness. I do have some hope to offer you in the form of women and men who are not white/heterosexual/cisgender who have run for local office in the past two years. We have a series called Political Q&A. You might want to read through. If you have […]

A History of My Friendship With Mayor Bill Peduto

One of the longest running relationships has been with Mayor Bill Peduto. Our friendship is a very loose use of the word; we aren’t personal friends and have rarely had a lot of face-to-face contact. What we’ve shared has been our investment in LGBTQ and other progressive issues, even though we haven’t always been on the exact same side every time.