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For the queer ladies of Pittsburgh looking for a space to dance, party, and connect with other queer ladies, look no further. SZR club night takes place every second Saturday from 9 pm to 2 am at The Underground, which ...

On Sunday evening the skies thundered heralding the reign of Anemia Blunt as she was crowned Miss P Town Pride 2024. “I am so honored to be your Miss P Town Pride 2024,” said Anemia. “I hope to be able ...

Fresh from the Pittsburgh Pride Group, we’ve got maps for this weekend’s Pittsburgh Pride festivals and parade. Friday & Saturday Pittsburgh Pride Festival at Allegheny Commons Park West on the North Side Saturday Pittsburgh Pride March & Parade Line Up:Line ...

Pride is Here! Pride is Here! I say this every year. June is my most favorite month of the year. Being old(er) I have been fortunate to have seen the evolution of Pride. I can remember the few dozen people ...

On behalf of the residents of our great city, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Pittsburgh in celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month! Pittsburgh is a place where every member of the LGBTQIA+ community is valued for who they ...

Make your voice heard by filling out the PA LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment, a biannual survey conducted to evaluate health needs, health disparities, and barriers to care impacting LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians. Funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the PA LGBTQ ...

The Pittsburgh Pride season kicked off on Sunday with the return of a long-standing, LGBTQ Pittsburgh tradition, the Bigger Gayer Picnic! With cookout food generously provided by Giant Eagle, hundreds gathered for a day in the sun at Allegheny Commons ...

Pittsburgh Pride season officially kicks off this Sunday and we have your complete 7-day Pittsburgh Pride event lineup. You’re gonna be busy! Don’t forget! Sunday, May 26 Bigger Gayer Picnic This Memorial Day weekend marks the return of a Pittsburgh ...

Please let me preface this article by stating that I am a person of faith. I support everyone’s First Amendment right to practice their faith and not have the faith of others imposed upon them. After a long day of ...

This city has a lot of options for entertainment but if you’re tired of musicals with sad singing French folks or grown-ups dressed like cats, maybe you should switch up your routine and support your local live comedy scene. Bars, ...

Who trashed it best? The students at Spring Hill High in Tennessee who wreaked havoc in their school after hours, destroying and vandalizing school property in a senior prank that went too far? Or the fully grown adults on the ...

Orville Peck’s sexy video for “Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other” is unabashedly queer in ways the country music genre hasn’t historically seen. In it, Peck sings his cover of Latin country musician Ned Sublette’s 1981 song as ...

Now that Pittsburgh’s Juneteenth has also announced moving their event out of Point State Park because of institutional barriers after previously announcing use of the park this year, much like Pittsburgh Pride, it is more than clear that there is ...

Get ready to ignite the night as Pittsburgh-based multi-hyphenate Warren Munroe prepares to drop her highly anticipated third studio album, Pretty Bitch University (P.B.U.), at her Friday, June 7 album release party at the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre in East Liberty. ...

The dimly lit room is scattered with men in jeans with hankies poking out of their back pockets. They eye each other curiously, waiting for the right moment, sipping their drinks at the standing bar. The room is hazy with ...

More LGBTQ+ people have been fleeing their states as their governments clamp down on their freedoms, expression, education, healthcare, or legal recognition, especially for transgender folk. Queer and trans émigrés are moving to states they deem safer for them, including ...

We’ve gone over this before but it bears repeating: watch the TV series “Los Espookys” and this year’s indie film “Problemista” from our favorite gay weirdo Julio Torres, because when you’re finished with those delicious cultural products you’ll be ready ...

We’ve all dealt with it in some way. A rude comment, a strange look, doubting of the authenticity of our identity. An unfortunately all too common experience for queer folk is facing some form of queerphobia, from microaggressions to outright ...

Red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, violet… chartreuse? With Pride month comes many celebrations and marches in support of the LGBTQ Community and the many symbols and flags that have come to represent the varying communities that make up the ...

Shawn is going through it! He has just broken up with his boyfriend of 9 years and now has to clean his things out of the apartment he loved. The two friends he brought to help him with this heartbreaking ...

Pop quiz time! If you had a dollar for every time a book was banned during the 2023-2024 school year, you would have: The answer is $4,000, though it could also be “all of the above” because the 2023-2024 school ...

New Wave Libations and The Open Road will hold a much-anticipated non-alcoholic Pride Gala on Friday, June 21 at Sunken Bus Studios on Babcock Boulevard. Net proceeds from the gala will benefit True T PGH, the Pittsburgh Equality Center, and the Three ...

In what feels like the blink of an eye, or the turning of a page, Pittsburgh Pride season is upon us!  The yearly event, celebrating the love of and for our shared LGBTQIA+ community, returns as the unofficial start of ...

🏍️ CALLING ALL LGBTQ MOTORCYCLE RIDERS 🏍️ 🏳️‍🌈 It’s time to RIDE for PRIDE 🏳️‍🌈 Come ride at the front of the Pittsburgh Pride Parade. We will be joined by members of the Empire City Motorcycle Club. Help lead the ...

The title of this piece may come across as clickbait but hear me out. I spent the past two years studying anti-LGBTQ+ Evangelicals for my upcoming book. The culmination of that research even surprised me. Two of the common themes ...

Blue Moon is unassuming from the outside. Located on Butler Street in Lawrenceville, the bar could be one of many in Pittsburgh and the United States in general. But after walking through the entrance, it’s clear why this place is ...

On Friday evening, Allies for Health + Wellbeing hosted their annual Free for All, their largest fundraising event for the year, at the Children’s Museum on the North Side. Dr. Daphne Curges was honored with the 2024 Kerry Stoner Award. ...

The national political and legal landscape for transgender youth in Idaho is… not great! While it should be absolutely appalling that elected leaders in Idaho (where they have a Republican majority) are focused on hurting a very small and very ...

When David Archuleta returned to the “American Idol” stage in April, he knew that singing his latest single, “Hell Together,” which he wrote about his mother’s show of unconditional allyship after he came out in 2021 and left the Mormon ...

Richard Parsakian moved to Pittsburgh from Upstate New York in 1971 as a VISTA volunteer with the Pittsburgh Architect’s Workshop, which provided free design services to low-income families and non-profits. His specialty of creating playgrounds from recycled materials was a ...

A witty, acerbic teen, Noam (Charlie Korman), is cleaning out his grandfather’s bedroom, shortly after sitting shiva, when he finds a keepsake box that contains a photograph of his grandfather, Heinrich, sitting in a field with another man. The other ...

This Friday, Allies for Health + Wellbeing will celebrate their annual Free for All, a fundraising event for the nonprofit. Allies’ event architect, Thommy Conroy, shares details about this year’s party, which is themed “Night of a Thousand Divas.”  Allies ...

The wait is over! It’s here! This year’s issue celebrates queer freedom and joy as well as the voices and victories of our community. Dive into a journey of articles, op-eds, and spotlights that mirror our fight and celebration. And ...

Today, the Pittsburgh Pride Planning Group announced a significant shift in the location of the 2024 Pittsburgh Pride Festival. In response to unforeseen circumstances, the festival will now take place at Allegheny Commons Park West, marking a departure from its ...

Not so long ago if you were a queer stand-up comic, you were more likely to be closeted than out and proud. But that was then, and today queer comedians are everywhere, no longer forced to keep quiet. Enter “Outstanding: ...

Crush Hour, a monthly happy hour troupe for Pittsburgh’s queer ladies and non-binary people, hosted their first-ever formal dance on Saturday night at the Franklin on Penn — a new queer-managed wedding and event venue in the Strip. It was ...

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but old people get tired. Which is why disgraced former president Donald Trump fell asleep during day one of his criminal trial regarding giving hush money to Stormy Daniels that came from ...

Advertisement The Bright Young People will be honored and recognized at the Allies Free for All on Friday, May 3, register and attend for FREE here. When Pittsburgh-based nonprofit Allies for Health + Wellbeing was planning for their 2022 Free ...

There’s no clear path that leads to standing behind a set of turntables. A love of music is definitely required. A socially outgoing personality would be a plus. A sense of creativity helps. Prolific Pittsburgh DJ/Event Curators HUNY and Rojo ...

We were waiting for this moment: Elliot Page is back and ready for his close-up again. It’s been a while since we’ve seen him at the multiplex — after coming out as transgender in 2020, The “Umbrella Academy” star hasn’t ...

Advertisement On Friday, May 3, Allies for Health + Wellbeing will hold their annual Allies Free for All.  The nonprofit, established in 1985, is a healthcare facility that focuses on STI and HIV treatment and testing, and provides these services ...

In a letter to the School Board of Cumberland Valley School District, Pittsburgh City Controller Rachael Heisler blasted the board’s recent decision to uninvite actor Maulik Pancholy because of his “lifestyle”. Heisler attended Cumberland Valley High School. Pancholy, who is ...

Pride on the Shore, Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ+ Pop Music Festival, announced today that global star JoJo Siwa will join the lineup as a special guest on Friday, May 31, at Stage AE. Pride on the Shore previously announced its full lineup ...

As president of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats, it is extremely gratifying to write to my community about how thrilled I am to see so much more LGBTQIA+ representation on the ballot than I have ever seen.  Whether for Auditor General, ...

We’ve all been to a wedding ceremony before. Typically, held in a church or religious building, sometimes somewhere more interesting if the couple wants to be more unique or has enough money or some combination of the two. But typically, ...

I know that this is going to come as a shock to everyone, but I have to say it: The folks who want to ban transgender people from public bathrooms and overturn the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling are the ...

At a time when so much is on the line for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, we again have a battle coming to our commonwealth that we did not ask for. There are West Virginians attempting a hostile takeover of LGBTQ advocacy in ...

On April 24, Ovation Film Fest invites audiences to a free night of short films created by Carnegie Mellon University students. Ovation Film Fest’s program celebrates short films about human connection and what it means to be part of a ...

Kathy Griffin has been through even more than you probably know. She lost a lung to cancer, lost her mother and lost many of her close friends. In 2020, the same year her beloved mom Maggie died, she attempted suicide. ...

I am writing this on March 31, the 15th annual Transgender Day of Visibility. All over the world people are celebrating the lives of transgender people, affirming their right to exist, and expressing support, as they do every year on ...