34 Reasons to Vote on Tuesday

This year, an unprecedented 34 transgender and non-binary neighbors have lost their lives to transphobic violence.As I completed my ballot earlier this month, I whispered their names. When I write a new memorial post, I carefully read the list and say their names exhorting them to wrap their arms around the most recently lost neighbor.Joe […]

Butler Mayoral Election is Referendum Vote on Municipal NonDiscrimination Ordinance Says Local Trans Activist

“[The Nov 7 General Election] will be seen as a referendum vote [on nondiscrimination ordinances].  So, if it fails, no elected official will bring this back up anytime soon, in Butler or the surrounding area. If we get this passed, then it will show the neighboring municipality that it is not political suicide to bring this up and vote on it.”

The Art of Voting

Voter Registration Pennsylvania

Donald Trump. Does it make you roll your eyes, sigh or exhale slowly to read that name? Does your mind immediately fly to the realities of racism and anger among the American working and middle class? Are you afraid? Just a little bit afraid that he’ll be the Republican nominee and one election away from […]

Thank You For Nine Nominations In The Readers Choice Awards

We are honored to be nominated for nine awards across eight categories for the 2016 Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter Reader’s Choice Awards.  Thank you to everyone who nominated us in these categories. We regularly contribute to the newsletter and appreciate their good work in the Southwest Central PA region. This is the semi-final ballot. To vote, […]

Pgh Lesbian Blog Finalist in Nine Categories for Readers Choice Awards

Vote For Us

Wow, I’m honored to share that we have been voted into the finalist round in nine categories of the Reader’s Choice awards sponsored by the Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter. That’s an impressive show of support and a very humbling tribute to our entire team. Thank you for appreciating the work that we do and for […]

#MoreThanMarriage – The Blade and City Paper Take a Deeper Look at Equality

Pittsburgh Pride

I was pleased to be part of these articles exploring the “what’s next?” angle of the marriage equality decision. As you probably realize, I’m a big picture ‘what’s next?’ kind of blogger. Some might say the glass is half empty; I say let’s fill the damn glass up and stop engaging in pointless philosophizing. Michael […]