Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nov 20th- The "THIC Event" | Trans History IN Color

Hosted by Sanctuary Pittsburgh ,Sanctuary Pittsburgh,Michael David Battle,Tabernacle of Immaculate Perception,Garden of Peace Project

November 20 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Sanctuary Pittsburgh
5015 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224
 Hosted by Kineen Mafa, November Transformative Artist Resident
|| In honor of TDOR, Trans Day of Remembrance and Trans Day of Resilience ||

The "THIC Event"
(Trans History IN Color)
On this day we show up as our spirit Selves or Trans Ancestors. We connect with those who have transitioned this realm of existence. We honor our connection to them by our embodiment of our perception of the spirit that was the driving voice behind their resilience. We come with something we wish to pass along, whether it is a word, a song, a story, or something tangible, like an earring or a special, symbolic rock or stone -- and we pass it on to someone whom we feel represents Tomorrow. This concept is not about age, but rather state of being. We commune, break bread together, and fellowship.

TDOR was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-trans hatred or prejudice.

We choose to honor those who have come before us..
the ancestors who wrap their arms around us..
&& those who protect us.

The event was first held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender, each was a victim of violence based on bias against trans folks.

Through the vigil, we celebrate our love, resilience, and brilliance.
We are divine excellence and magnificently designed.

#TransformPgh #TransVoices

Nov 19th- Pittsburgh Bisexual Community Meeting - Nov 2017 @DIVE

 November 19 at 4 PM - 7 PM

Dive Bar & Grille Lawrenceville
5147 Butler St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201

  Back to our original popular time slot, different location!

DIVE BAR AND GRILLE of LAWRENCEVILLE http://www.divebarandgrille.com/index_LAW.htm

Sit down restaurant, food available, family friendly
[I stopped in and talked to them, they were enthusiastic about hosting us, and have a very generous reservation policy, so here we are!]

This month's topic: Internalized Biphobia!

This event is social and for discussing the unique struggles faced by the bisexual/non-monosexual identitifying people in a supportive setting. Wellness idicators in the bisexual-umbrella community are unsettlingly bad, and supportive communities are rare if available at all. BiPGH is hoping to fill that gap for Pittsburgh. By inviting you we are hoping that you can help spread the word. Regardless of your own identity, someone you know might need us. We would love to have you join us!

This event is intended for community building for the Pittsburgh community of Bi-umbrella/non-monosexual identifying individuals as well as supportive partners and friends, and those questioning. This is intended for discussion of oppressions and adversities we are facing as bisexuals and non-monosexuals. All ages, all genders, all relationship statuses and structures. YOU ARE WELCOME HERE. Come on out and enjoy some time with YOUR community!

Cover art from: http://cosmicmindcomics.tumblr.com/post/99741900394/happy-coming-out-day-everyone-im-pretty-sure

Monday, November 6, 2017

Nov 14th-PGH's Avant-Garde II: Queer & Feminist Pioneers

 November 14 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Melwood Screening Room
477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
 Pittsburgh's Avant-Garde II: Imaging the Flesh: Queer & Feminist Pioneers in Handcrafted Film

Featuring works by Roger Jacoby, Peggy Ahwesh, and Stephanie Beroes. Roundtable with Emily Davis: former Senior Research Associate for the Time-Based Media Project at the Carnegie Museum of Art; Melissa Ragona: Associate Professor of Art History & Theory, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University; and Michael Johnsen, musician and filmmaker.

Between the '70s-'90s, the convergence of punks, poets, artists, and unemployed steelworkers at Pittsburgh Filmmakers resulted in hundreds of 16mm films that were strange, gritty, and 100% independent from Hollywood. This installment accents the wild styles coming out of Filmmakers, with a special focus on women, queer people, and artists with working-class perspectives.

Roger Jacoby’s films, such as How to Be a Homosexual Parts I and II, are cited as early examples of a "gay sensibility" of avant-garde film. There is only one copy each of Jacoby’s hand-processed film portraits, in which he distorted the optical/sound tracks of film by using a variety of chemical "soups." Later punk-inspired films by Peggy Ahwesh and Stephanie Beroes stand as important feminist works, wherein boundaries between art and everyday life are thoroughly blurred. Ahwesh and Beroes--who both worked at Pittsburgh Filmmakers as programmers and instructors--mixed autobiographical experience and collage art in their filmmaking.


The Color of Love. Peggy Ahwesh. 1994
From Romance to Ritual. Peggy Ahwesh. 1985
Dream Sphinx Opera. Roger Jacoby. 1974
How to Be a Homosexual Part I. Roger Jacoby. 1980
​How to Be a Homosexual Part II. Roger Jacoby. 1982.
Recital. Stephanie Beroes. 1978.


Nov 13th-TransPride Pgh Paint, Art and Craft Night

 November 13 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Persad Center
5301 Butler St, Ste 100, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201

Come out and play with us!
Paint, Create and art in whatever way your heart desires. some supplies provided!
Feel Free to bring a snack to share.

Nov 10th-Pittsburgh Cat Film Festival

Hosted by Row House Cinema
November 10November 16
11:00 am*
4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
Ticket Information:
Tickets: http://bit.ly/PghCatFestTix 😻😻😻
4 Movie Pass: http://bit.ly/RHCatPass

Row House Cinema is hosting Pittsburgh's first week-long Cat Film Festival. The festival’s focal point will be an original video "Pittsburgh's Pretty Kitties" compiled exclusively from videos submitted by local cat owners, comprised of Pittsburgh’s funniest and cutest cat videos for festival goers to enjoy! The rest of the week features an eclectic yet adorable lineup: Key & Peele comedy “Keanu,” charming documentary “Kedi,” and the animated Parisian caper “A Cat in Paris.”

Find out more about "Pittsburgh's Pretty Kitties" and submit your cat videos here: Pittsburgh's Pretty Kitties - Cat Film Festival Feature Film
*Please Check Back at Event Page for Exact Times

Nov 8th-QueerPGH: Writers & Photographers Meet Up

Hosted by Queer PGH
November  8th  6 PM - 8 PM
Persad Center
5301 Butler St, Ste 100, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201

Since it's November, I think it's the perfect time to make our meeting a potluck. Bring a snack to share if you can. No pressure if you can't though!

QueerPGH contributors' meetings are the second Wednesday of the month and are ALWAYS open to new folks interested in joining the team. We're calling all queer writers, photographers, videographers and general queer enthusiasts to create content for Pittsburgh's online queer magazine.

During the meeting we'll eat, chat queer bizz in the burgh, and meet our fellow queer folks from the area.

If you're ready to join - we'll get you assigned to a topic, event, or feature piece. Not quite ready? Come along for the good ol' queer company and enjoy some snacks.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dec. 18th-December TransPride Gender Queer Meet Up

Persad Center
5301 Butler St, Ste 100, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
GQ- A Gender Queer Meetup is a monthly gathering of like-minded folks.

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!
We will be taking some time to talk and learn about one another, chill and snack. feel free to bring snackage to share.

Free to attend, Open to all Ages.