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Victory came in the form of a tweet posted in the middle of the afternoon on Aug. 5: Pharmaceutical company Moderna was dropping its exclusion of people living with HIV (PLHIV) allowing those whose immune system was stable while on ...

You all have been asking for another simple stained glass cake. I hope this is worth the wait! Stained glass hand painting with some piping gel is always so relaxing. With so many different ways to make stained glass cakes, they ...

Clive Barker comes home to Hellraiser Much like The Babadook, we’ve long assumed Pinhead from Hellraiser to be queer like us. Just a vibe we got, really, but we believe our stanning is sound because the man who created him, ...

In a unanimous vote 7 - 0, Crafton Borough Council adopted an LGBTQ inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance at their Borough Council meeting last night. Crafton is the fifth municipality in Allegheny County to pass an LGBTQ inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance joining the ...

Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman (D) flies a pro-marijuana flag, LGBTQ Pride Flag, and a Trans Pride flag from his office's balcony in the State Capitol Building. That just so happens to be in the prominent location front and center ...

Remember after the 2016 presidential election when Trump supporters reached out to Clinton supporters in an effort to understand and sympathize with our pain and fear? To better understand us so that we could remind each other that we are ...

“Now that I have a massive platform, and now that the people want to listen to the Black sissy, I’m gonna talk,” Billy Porter says, fired up, leaning into the camera. On Zoom, Porter commands a computer screen like he ...

The days are becoming shorter and the nights longer. Trees are bountifully shedding their colorful leaves. The election is over (for most of us), and there’s a chill in the air.  Oh, it’s that glorious time of year: It’s Cuffing ...

Transgender Day of Remembrance also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It is a day to draw ...

People always ask me for some easy, non-fussy ways to boost their look. Here are my top tips:  1. Switch from regular moisturizer to one tinted with SPF. Triple benefits here in one li'l tube. A lightly tinted moisturizer evens ...

The Three Rivers Leather Club's Annual Toy Drive is adapting to our COVID-19 reality. The toy drive is usually held at the very popular, sold out, OUTrageous Bingo during the holiday season. With OUTrageous Bingo unable to be held, the ...

Last night, the Etna Borough Council voted 8 - 1 to adopt an LGBTQ inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance. Etna is now the 61st municipality in Pennsylvania to pass such an ordinance. Council member Jessica Semler spearheaded the ordinance, as an out ...

Did you know that you can get a sun lamp for seasonal depression for $35? Why am I telling you this? Well, we’re about to enter winter during a pandemic, something we’ve never experienced in our lifetimes. Unfortunately, as predicted, ...

Getting your first kiss is a coming-of-age nail-bitter. Some of us receive the peck during a slow dance in the dimly lit cafetorium, others in the back seat of the bus on the way home from a field trip. The ...

The air is getting cooler and the holidays are fast approaching. This weekend enjoy some fresh air, take in a Bob's Burgers themed drag show, socially distance dine out and watch a holiday film or two. Remember to always follow ...

Today, I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about making the perfect buttery flaky pie crust. This is the one and only pie crust recipe I use. Old-fashioned inspired, yet never out of style. Wins my heart every ...

Our friends at Trans YOUniting in partnership with the Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation, TransPride Pittsburgh and True T PGH are working hard to ensure that every one in the LGBTQ Community of Pittsburgh can celebrate Thanksgiving with a hot meal. ...

Last week felt like an eternity! I don't know about you but every day from Wednesday through Saturday just felt so overwhelmingly anxious. I'm certainly relived and I hope you are too! Let's take a moment to celebrate something extraordinary ...

Thanksgiving is nearly here and I’m counting my blessings. I know what you’re thinking: “It’s 2020 and it’s going to be a tough year to muster up some gratitude,” except you’re probably not some geek who uses the word ‘muster’ ...

You've probably heard by now but today is Election Day and it is quite possibly the most important election of our lifetimes. Especially if you are part of the LGBTQ Community. Troy from the Obama '08 and '12 campaigns laid ...

The Reel Q 35 Annual Film Festival concluded with a drive-in screening of “Hellbent” at the Central Outreach Wellness Center on the North Side. The screening featured food trucks, drag shows, giveaways and more. Photo by Mara RagoPhoto by Mara ...

And just like that spoopy season is over and its the mad dash to Christmas! If that's your thing, great!... But in the mean time there are 20 great LGBTQ events in store for you this November. Every Saturday @ ...

Pumpkin pie — that most quintessential of holiday desserts. Here’s my own favorite take on pumpkin pie — one that skips the sometimes-finicky, sometimes-soggy pie crust for one made from crispy honey graham crackers. Add a heaping spoonful of ground ginger ...

Things are going to be spoopy this weekend with costume parties, prizes and special guests! Be sure to always follow the guidelines of the event or venue for COVID-19! It's for your and everyone's health and safety! Have a spooky ...

It was a dark and stormy October night when the Ls, the Gs, the Bs, the Ts, and the Qs decided to step out of their homes and gather for a hot and steamy Halloween bash. The DJ was playing ...

Trump is not an LGBTQ ally, he is our worst nightmare In 2016, candidate Donald Trump held up a pride flag and excited some queer conservatives by uttering the term “LGBTQ.” However, as president he went on to amass the ...

Today is the last day that you can request a mail-in ballot for the November 2020 presidential election in Pennsylvania. Your request for a mail-in ballot must be received by 5:00 PM. You can request your mail-in ballot here. The ...

Welcome to the OWL. OWL is an acronym for Older Wiser Lesbians. Each month, we will present perspectives from the OWL’s eye view. OWLs have great wisdom. An OWL inspires you to look at situations with a keen eye.  As ...

On Thursday, the Sharpsburg Borough Council voted down a proposed ordinance to form a Human Relations Commission and add protections for LGBTQ residents from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The measure failed by a vote of 4 to ...

I am not a man. I am something that you'll never understand.Prince According to Google Trends, the word ‘nonbinary’ is searched for about 100 times more frequently than it was in 2004. More and more people are curious about this ...

Musical support, opening of new spaces, hikes in nature, drag shows, virtual shows and a chance to volunteer to give back to the community are just some of the many things happening this weekend for the LGBTQ Community. Virtual Music ...

Central Outreach Wellness Center wants you to know that syphilis is on the rise in our area since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Allegheny County Health Department reports an increase in syphilis from January through August 2020. There ...

Gingerbread Cheesecake is the perfect marriage of the classic holiday gingerbread dessert and the always popular cheesecake. Gingerbread Cheesecake is creamy and tangy and full of warm holiday flavors that is the perfect ending to your favorite holiday meal. Gingerbread is one ...

"Clearly, I forgot to moisturize"...Kate Bush After a decades long break, singer Kate Bush joked with her live audience who hadn’t seen her in a while.  Funny, yes...but kind of true. If you want your skin to look great, you ...

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the November 2020 Presidential election in Pennsylvania. If you are not yet registers, visit VotesPA.com to register to vote online. It takes only a few minutes. Registration must be received by ...

Summer is over. Temperatures are falling. The leaves are changing color. Pumpkin spice cold brews are flowing. You know what that means: it’s Spoopy Season! (Side note: Who coined that term? It sounds like a hate crime in itself.) Gays ...

On National Coming Out Day FaZe Clan's Ewok came out as both trans and bisexual. The 15-year old professional Fortnite player made the announcement on Twitter saying: https://twitter.com/Ewok/status/1315379567838859265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1315379567838859265%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_0&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fgaymingmag.com%2F2020%2F10%2Ffaze-clans-ewok-comes-out-as-transgender%2F “I want to be open about it and educate people but feel ...

From Zoom hangouts, witches, drag shows and a drive-in to the first gay slasher movie, this weekend is jam packed with "can't miss" events. All socially distanced and safe. Remember, please always follow the guidelines of the event or establishment ...

Hey Everyone! I'm Kyle. I'm a 36-year-old gay man. I work a full-time and part-time job, and I'm currently going back to school for my graduate degree. When I'm not working, I'm usually spending time with my little "monster," Zeus, ...

This simple pumpkin bundt cake might look just like a real pumpkin but don’t forget, it tastes amazing too! A moist chocolate bundt cake loaded and filled with orange zested buttercream frosting for a burst of scrumptious flavor! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-UiRp56Hbw&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=MANCAKE Now I ...

I'll admit it. I was naïve at first. At the beginning of this year, I was living like 2020 was going to be my year. I was booking gigs and taking names. I was enjoying nights in with my actual ...

Reel Q, Pittsburgh’s premier LGBTQ film festival, celebrates a milestone with a plethora of diverse, wide-ranging films about the Queer experience from documentaries about foreign cultures to a West Hollywood Halloween horror film. The 35th Annual Reel Q Festival began ...

The Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation announced that they have launched the Building Equitable Solutions to Improve Emotional Environments (B.E.S.T.I.E.E.) Project, a three-year project to support LGBTQIA+ youth. B.E.S.T.I.E.E. will provide supportive strategies and solutions to address suicide, substance use, sexual ...

The Reel Q Festival screened the Pittsburgh premiere of “The Rehabilitation of the Hill,” written and directed by Demetrius Wren. “Rehabilitation of the Hill” follows two quirky, headstrong women from opposing backgrounds, Kelly (Christina Wren, “Man of Steel” and “Batman ...

Proud Haven, the safe shelter for LGBTQ youth, has launched a "Stairway to Haven" fundraiser to secure the funds for the three bedroom apartment above their space on the North Side. The space will be used for short term emergency ...

2020 has been a tumultuous year of change that no one could have predicted. We all experienced it. Everything closed for months. Many people lost jobs. Those who were fortunate to keep their jobs found themselves working from home. You ...

On Saturday, SisTers PGH hosted their Pittsburgh LGBTQ Awards honoring people, organizations, and businesses for the work they continue to do for our community without question and without hesitation. The livestreamed event was hosted by celebrity guest Dominique Jackson from ...

Dearest Community – Welcome to QBurgh! This is such a proud moment for us.   It’s been hard to believe that our Community has been without an LGBTQ publication for all of these years.  There is such a need for QBurgh.  ...

My coming out story is a very Pittsburgh story. I had all of my firsts here: My first kiss (he had bad breath), the first time I asked a boy to dance (Rockwell’s “Somebody is watching me” of all things), ...

We are excited to bring you the next chapter for Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community. Thank you for visiting what we know will be an important source of online information for the LGBTQ Community of Pittsburgh delivered to you by and for ...