Queering the PA Wilds: Day Two

Technically, our first full day of vacation. This is my travelogue. You are welcome to read along.Our little camping cottage is super cute and efficient, but I don’t like the bed. It’s big, plumpy, and covered in a bamboo woven comforter. But my back hurts.The breakfast local recommended by our friends was closed today. So […]

Update on Holiday Projects for LGBTQ Neighbors

We’ve been working with three local LGBTQ projects to support our neighbors during the holidays. Here’s an update. Persad’s SAGE project works with LGBTQ elders (50+) and each year identifies clients who have minimal or no family engagement. Coupled with living in rural communities on fixed incomes, their holiday support isn’t really strong. In years […]

UPDATED One Week Left to Donate Gift Cards for LGBTQ Elders #ReachOUT

Persad SAGE party

We met our goal in less than 24 hours after posting this recent update! Thank you, Pittsburgh! The headline is this – we still need gift cards for some of the LGBTQ elders connected to the SAGE project with Persad Center. They are all over 55 and have little to no family support so this […]

Fish Fry Friday: St. James in Sewickley

Pittsburgh Fish Fry

Name: St. James Church Date: February 12, 2016 Time We Ate: 7 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry on this Google maps collection. You can also follow them on Facebook and find tons of reviews and suggestions. Here is our general criteria: In review, the factors we assess or review include: Location/directions/parking/signage Atmosphere/Volunteer […]

Even More #PSL Memes

I find myself fascinated with the concept of a basic white girl who likes PSL. The intrigue is both in the sexist assumptions about women and the class issues – I can name dozens of women like me who grew up desperately aspiring to be a basic white girl. It finally dawned on me that […]

What Do You Want to Know About Your LGBTQ Neighbors?

Amplify LGBTQ

Do you have a burning question about LGBTQ life in Western Pennsylvania? As I’ve been working on the AMPLIFY! LGBTQ project, I’m pondering the types of questions that will get to the heart of the lived experiences of our neighbors – from Waynesburg to Erie. So I’m going to open the floor to you, dear […]

Four Ways to Take a Mental Health Break (at Starbucks)

Mental Health Month

Remember when someone would use the “mental health day” reason to take a day off from work? Well, today is Mental Health Month Blog Day (that’s a mouthful) which I like to think of as a mental health day in the middle of mental health month. The goal? Mental Health Month Blog Day to educate the public […]

How The Lesbians Celebrated Valentine’s Day

lesbian valentine

First, we decided no gifts. Of course, Laura bought me cookies and I sent her a singing Teleglam from Renaissance City Choirs. So much for no presents. We decided to head to Sesame Inn in the North Hills. We walked in to this: Turns out, this was the takeout line. I amused myself with selfies […]

Gold Star Lesbian

Gold Star Lesbian

So this made me laugh. I recently earned my “Gold Star” status from Starbucks thanks to copious amount of dark roast and chai lattes for Ledcat. Now I get free refills! You might be familiar with the term “Gold Star” lesbian which usually refers to a lesbian who has not had sexual intercourse with a […]

I Wanna Go To Starbucks for Adult Conversation

lesbian cat

The Prompt: What do you wish you had more time to do each day? Oh, this is easy – I would  like more time to talk with Ledcat. Our morning conversations are usually a series of short grunts, mumbles, reminders as she gets ready to leave for work and I try to get ready to do […]