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Pittsburgh Pride June 7-16, 2013

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Pittsburgh City Council proudly congratulates the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh and everyone who makes PITTSBURGH PRIDE a success. Thank you for helping us celebrate the DIVERSITY that makes Pittsburgh vibrant!


PROUD SUPPORTER OF PITTSBURGH PRIDE


WITH LOVE

County of Allegheny - Executive Office County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

City of Pittsburgh - Office of the Mayor Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Pittsburgh Pride 2013 on behalf of the 1.3 million residents of Allegheny County. This annual event is not only a celebration of diversity, but also a reaffirmation of unity for the LGBT community.

On behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, I am honored to welcome you to Pittsburgh Pride 2013 here in America’s “Most Livable City!”

There’s plenty to celebrate this year, especially when it comes to the issue of same-sex marriage—the first time it has been approved by statewide popular votes. In Minnesota, voters rejected a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. And for the first time ever, a majority of United States Senators support same-sex marriage.

This year’s Pride theme of “I Wanna Marry You” reflects the tremendous momentum towards full equality that the nation has experienced over the past several years. Last June, I was proud to stand up and show my support for full marriage equality for same-sex couples because I felt in my heart that it was the right thing to do for the many gay and lesbian families living in the city of Pittsburgh.

A great deal has changed since the Stonewall riots in 1969, but there is still work to be done in the fight for LGBT rights and equality. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people still face discrimination, prejudice and intolerance throughout the nation. However, the strength and perseverance of the LGBT community are unwavering, and you are not alone in your quest for fairness and equivalence. Together, we can continue to make progress.

Pittsburgh is experiencing its Third Renaissance —a revitalization marked by job creation, impressive neighborhood development and a thriving high-tech innovation economy. Our city derives great strength from its diversity, and the LGBT community is a crucial component of our new growth. I stand for full marriage equality because it enhances the economic competitiveness of our community, improves the lives of families that call our city home, and is another step in the right direction as we strive to make Pittsburgh America’s “Most Livable City” for everyone.

Allegheny County is a place where inclusion and equality are not only promoted, but also demonstrated. As a symbol of support, the Allegheny County Courthouse will be illuminated in rainbow colors throughout the week.

I am proud to stand with you and hope you will join me in the festivities of Pittsburgh Pride , including the Pride March, Pride Festival, and a performance by pop sensation Adam Lambert during Pride in the Street.

Best wishes for a safe and joyous Pride 2013

Once again, welcome to this year’s Pittsburgh Pride celebration! Best wishes for a great celebration and I hope that you enjoy your time in Pittsburgh—a city that keeps surprising people from all over the world. Thank you to the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh and all those who helped plan and facilitate this event.

Sincerely,

Always be proud of who you are and I will see you on Liberty Avenue! Rich Fitzgerald Allegheny County Executive

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WITH LOVE

Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh Gary A. Van Horn Jr., President

Dear Friends: Is this the year that history is going to be made….when everyone will finally be treated equally? Last Fall, I witnessed with tears in my eyes President Obama publicly supporting Marriage Equality, the first U.S. President to do so, and now we await the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States on the Defense of Marriage Act and also Prop 8, which will finally allow the LGBT community and the people they love to be treated equally. And here in Pennsylvania we finally elected the first openly gay state house member, but we are very far off from have anything close to marriage equality or even basic protections for housing and employment. I know it’s hard to believe, but in many counties outside of Allegheny, you can still be fired or kicked out of your apartment by identifying yourself as gay. While marriage isn’t the only right we’re fighting for, it is front and center right now, so we thought it only fitting that we choose as our 2013 theme “I Wanna Marry You.” We love the Bruno Mars song and coincidentally we found it is often used for marriage proposals. Six months ago, the Delta Foundation started Equal Magazine and we’ve been so pleased with its success so far. We felt very strongly of the need for the LGBT community to have a voice and we hope you are liking what you are reading and seeing so far. If you like what you see, we urge to please support us by subscribing. We have an exciting 10 days of activities planned for you. We’re so excited to have Adam Lambert as our headliner for Pride in the Street. It’s only his second gay pride, and we have folks coming from all over the world to see him. Pittsburgh is going to be buzzing between Pride, the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Pirates and events at both the Benedum and Heinz Hall. And we extend a warm welcome to our new friends from the American Foundation for the Arts. Whether it’s a partner event, a march, the concert or festival, thank you for coming and for your support. This is your Pride…it’s your time to shine….to be visible and proud.

Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh Chris Bryan, Director of Marketing & Development

One year ago, after a great performance by Melissa Etheridge at Pride in the Street, I stood on stage along with my friends and colleagues to announce, that after three years, I was leaving The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh. The following week, I changed my mind. I couldn’t just walk away from what we had built in Pittsburgh. There is still so much more that needs to be done. We may joke that I’m just the “Pride Lady” but there isn’t anything that I wouldn’t do to further the mission of this organization, from (PITTSBURGH)RED, to Equal Magazine, to Xtreme Bingo…to whatever the next project is going to be! Of course, my biggest role in the organization is raising sponsorship money for Pittsburgh Pride so that the event can continue to be bigger and better each year. I’m always looking for one more ad, one more sponsor, one more corporation to be in the march, because bringing everyone to the table is what’s going to get equality to ultimately happen and that will make Pittsburgh a better city for everyone to live. A week after Pride this year, there will be new goals to accomplish. The Delta Foundation is motivated by the community. A letter of gratitude, the volunteers who tirelessly help us, the sheer volume of people who attend the events…that’s what keeps us focused. It is not about leading the community but about bringing the community together. This year, when I stand on stage and look at the thousands of faces in the crowd, I will have that moment when I tell myself that this is why I do what I do. I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I’m not going anywhere. I’m here for the duration. They’ll have to take me away kicking and screaming. My motivation runs very deep and comes not only from the struggles I’ve seen from Stonewall all the way to the Supreme Court hearings this year, but really from my friends who I love dearly, who just want to be treated like everyone else. And that’s all the motivation I need.

Have fun and be safe!

Gary A. Van Horn President Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh 10

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Chris Bryan Director of Marketing and Development Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh


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WITH LOVE

Joe King, Editor-in-Chief Equal Magazine

Dear Friends, Welcome to our issue number seven- The Pride Guide! I like to think of it as our lucky number seven and eight. This issue is our biggest to date as we help gear you all up for Pittsburgh’s Pride celebration next month! Our entire community is excited to welcome back old friends and new acquaintances for this years Pride celebration staring Adam Lambert! You can read more from the openly gay pop singer on page 70. We’ve filled this entire issue with love and pride including a story about the history of the Rainbow flag on page 36 The Dykes on Bikes roll onto page 76. There is a powerful piece on page 88 about gay marriages that may remind you that love is universal. Also in this special double issue we introduce you to RyanYezak, filmmaker and creator of Second Class Citizen Campaign on pg 72 and we examine the movement behind the social media craze that prompted more than 2 million people to change their Facebook profile picture red in support of marriage equality on pg 66. Space is limited and we are jam packed with several pages of diverse activities and must attend parties that feature something for everyone, from community events to drag shows, fundraisers, concerts and outings that will fill you with pride for our incredible city beginning on page 94. I encourage you to circle your favorite events and get your tickets early. I also want to take this opportunity to thank our subscribers both near and far for their continued support of Equal Magazine. Remember the only way to guarantee that you will receive Equal is to subscribe. Keep your eyes out for our Pride Yearbook Issue coming your way in July and look for members of the Equal family in the Pride parade and always proudly out in our community. LGBT visibility everywhere, Be well

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Publisher The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh Board Members Gary A. Van Horn Jr. President Louise F. Stutler Vice President Brian J. Stankavich Secretary Peter J. Karlovich Treasurer Samuel C. Badger Michael G. Bartley Daniel M. Catanzaro Steven R. Herforth Jim Sheppard Emeritus Board Members Charles W. Honse William R. Kaelin Donnie R. Thinnes Charles P. Tierney Director of Marketing and Development Chris Bryan

Editor-in-Chief Joe King Art Director Jonathan Fobear

For questions, comments, and advertising inquiries, please email info@ equalmagazine.com EQUAL Magazine, PO Box 100057. Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

The mission of the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh is to be a vigilant catalyst for change that produces increased opportunities and a high quality of life for the LGBT community in Western Pennsylvania.

Opinions and claims made by advertisers are those of the advertisers ONLY. Equal accepts no liability for claims made by advertisers. All rights reserved. ©2013 Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh.


THANK YOU

WE COULDN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU. DELTA FOUNDATION OF PITTSBURGH ADVISORY BOARD Deborah L. Acklin Joshua Dziabiak Dana Elmendork Honorable Dan Frankel Michael A. Madden, MD Honorable Douglas A. Shields

COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

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W. Jon Holmes, Chair Zack Adamerovich Maurita Gaston Laura Horowitz Kryspe Miller Tricia Somerville D.J. Wiggins

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Jeff Freedman, Chair Kelly Kinsey Heather Krainz Jeffrey Wankster Jimmy Sampson

ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE Kierra Darshell Richard Parksakian

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 5801 Video Lounge 941/Tilden ALCOA Bill Chisnell Productions Blue Moon BNY Mellon Brewers Hotel & Bar Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Buckhead Saloon Cattivo

SPECIAL THANKS Amanda Abbott Allegheny County Council Howard Andrew Duane Ashley Mary Beth Beggy Carl Boyd Lynne Bryan Rob Buswell Nadine Brnilovich Charles L. Caputo Esq. Louis F. Caputo Esq. Ben Carlise Candi Castleberry-Singleton Bill Chisnell 14

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Hard Rock Cafe Harris Grill Highmark Images Impulse Pittsburgh Landmark Security Lez Liquor Hour Nakturnal Pamela’s Diner Philips Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PNC Financial Services Group

Pop City Media PPG Real Luck Cafe Rivers Casino Riverset Credit Union Southern Wine & Spirits Spin Bartini Steel City Stonewall Democrats There Video Lounge Three Rivers Arts Festival UBS UPMC Whirl Magazine

Pam Cohen Maureen Cohon John Dallinger Erika Ducoeur Ray DeMichiei Amie Downs David Edgar Marsha Ellis-Jones Honorable Rich Fitzgerald Lisa Florian Patrick Flynn Mike Gable David Gapsky Ofc. Christie Gasiorowski Mary Jo Geyer Jimmy Harper

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CONTRIBUTORS G. Michael Beigay is a freelance photographer and special education professional for Allegheny Intermediate Unit. His photography has provided educational tools to aid students with cognitive disabilities. He also has worked with a media specialist at his LGBT-friendly church to develop various multi-media productions. Michael has shot for Cue, Whirl, and now Equal. He is one of the hosts for G2H2 and he is also the main photographer. Jack Bellas is Partner of Revive Marketing Group and resides in Pittsburgh’s South Side. Jack’s love of the city is rooted in its culture, growing restaurant scene, and continuously evolving nightlife. John Britt was born and raised in Jeannette, PA. John has lived and worked all over the city for over 23 years from South Side to Mount Washington to East Liberty. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Political Science and post graduate studies in Information Systems. Mike Buzzelli is a standup comedian and author. His book, Below Average Genius, a collection of humor pieces culled from his weekly humor column at the ObserverReporter newspaper, is available at Amazon.com. Caldwell is a self-taught photographer about town who has been documenting the queer and trans community for a number of years and who has called Pittsburgh home for 6 or so years. The most exciting news in Caldwell’s life is that they will be having a small exhibition of photos in the Warhol Museum that will be opening Pride weekend of this year. Karla Doolittle is a mother, wife, writer, artist and advocate. Residing in Regent Square with husband Devon, a professional singer, artist, advocate.

Philip Ezzo, one of the tallest men in Pittsburgh, is currently a pastry cook at the Duquesne Club downtown. He has been a writer and columnist in LGBT publications for over four years. He is known for his sense of humor and charming personality. In his spare time Philip is a chapter leader with Gay 4 Good, Pittsburgh chapter, where he is an outreach coordinator. Stacey Federoff is a Sutersville, PA, native, Penn State alumna, and reporter living in Park Place near Regent Square. She has written for The Daily Collegian, The Chautauquan Daily, Trib Total Media. She loves music, vinyl records, coffee, running and volunteerism. Jonathan Fobear is a native of Cass City, MI. For 12 years he has been an art director branding nonprofits, corporations, destinations and city festivals. He’s designed ads, magazines, logos and identities for clients as big as The Dept of Agriculture and NASA, to clients as small as his mom & dad. Jonathan has presented branding workshops both in Pennsylvania and New York and currently lives in Pittsburgh’s South Side. Eileen French Eileen French is a founding partner of Revive Marketing Group. Eileen resides in North Point Breeze with acclaimed actor/ producer Patrick Jordan of barebones productions and her energetic Border Collie, Cosmo. She is an avid East Ender, animal lover, fashion addict, and passionate supporter of the LGBT community. Roy J Gloeckl II is an aspiring voice actor/children’s author with a BA in Creative Writing, Minor in Theatre and Certificate in Children’s Literature from Pitt. Said degree does not assist in the tending of bars, but he remains optimistic. In the meantime, our intrepid writer continues to seek a rabbit hole, down which he may tumble — or a Prince who will carry him off into the sunset.

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Ramon Harmon has worked in the beauty industry for over ten years, as a professional hairstylist and freelance makeup artist. Ramon can also be found on stage as the drag personality Anna Steezia. Anastasia Hons-Astle Anastasia is a seventeen year-old with a passion for human rights and all things glittery. The goal of her obsession with proper grammar and literature is to write full time. In her free time, Anastasia plays with her pitbull, Rose. Jay P. Obertance BS, CES, FNS, NASM-CPT, PES. A personal trainer/ nutrition advisor and self proclaimed gourmand. Attended and graduated Franciscan University and the National Academy of Sports Medicine receiving a Bachelor of Biology, licensure, and multiple certifications. Although still residing in his hometown of Toronto, OH; he considers Pittsburgh, PA his home. Alicia Sophia wanted to be a writer since she was 8 years old. She has lived in 5 states in 10 years, she loves coffee, and her socks never match. Mara Rago specializes in portraits, fine art, pets, events, model portfolios, legal, and corporate photography. She has a studio in the East End of Pittsburgh and shoots in studio as well as on location. Photography is Mara’s life. It’s a passion. Capturing visions in her little black box is a gift... and, every day, she is grateful.

Guest contributors: John Altdorfer Zenobia Slatton


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FEATURES 54-64

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Under the Rainbow—A history of our flag

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From Stonewall to Now— A look at gay history

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A complete guide to Pittsburgh Pride 2013

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Adam Lambert— Ready to rock Pittsburgh

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Prop & DOMA—What does it mean and how does it affect me?

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What’s hot in Pittsburgh--Whether you’re visiting for the first time or live here

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Calendar of events— What’s happening in May & June RIP to a Proud friend Hot Girl Reads a Book Out and About in pictures Am I Welcome Here? How LGBT folks feel about religious Our straight ally Paula Davis The Red Equal Sign— How it changed the look of Facebook We are not Second Class Citizens! Dykes on Bikes and why they lead the Pride March Out at Work with Dr. Mike Madden Saying “I Do” but not in Pennsylvania Top 3 Places for a Pride Vacation Pink Pages—A guide to LGBT Pittsburgh


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LEZ LIQUOR HOUR Place TBD lezdoitpgh.com

SATURDAY, MAY 18 9 a.m.

HIGHMARK WALK FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY MAY 9

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FRIDAY, MAY 24

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MR. PITTSBURGH PRIDE DRAG Midnight 17TH ANNUAL MISS GAY KING CONTEST Cattivo PRIDE PAGEANT 146 44th Street Lawrenceville

SUNDAY, MAY 27 12-6 p.m.

37TH ANNUAL BIG GAY PICNIC FRIDAY, MAY 10

KATE CLINTON’S SIS-BOOMBAH TOUR Brownpapertickets.com Cruze Bar 1600 Smallman Street Strip District 6—11p.m.

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FRIDAY, MAY 17

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HMH NIGHT AT THE MOVIES! Cattivo 146 44th Street Lawrenceville

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Nothing signals the start of summer like the annual LGBT Memorial Day Weekend Picnic! Admission includes a delicious picnic buffet and all-you-can-drink Coors products The cocktail bar will be back by popular demand and we’ll have non-alcoholic beverages for the designated drivers. Tickets are $27 in advance; $35 at the gate. Pittsburghpride.org/tickets North Park Lodge Pearce Mill Road

FRIDAY, MAY 31 7—9:30 p.m.

INDIE HAPPY HOUR FEATURING EVE GOODMAN AND TRACY DRACH

MONDAY, MAY 13

SUNDAY, MAY 19 8 p.m.

DRAG DOWN BULLYING WITH LATRICE ROYALE FROM RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE Cattivo 146 44th Street Lawrenceville

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Friends Bar 5840 Forward Avenue Squirrel Hill

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SATURDAY, JUNE 1

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Bridge City Bombshells, East Coast Angels and HMH Presents:

50 SHADES OF GAY! Cattivo 146 44th Street Lawrenceville

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

MENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG SEXUAL MINORITY YOUTH Free lecture by Michael Marshall, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry Pitt School of Medicine 3550 Terrace Street, Lecture Room 2 Oakland

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 11:30 p.m.

FIRST FRIDAYS WITH KIERRA DARSHELL Starring Kierra Darshell, Thea Trix, Anna Steezia Cruze Bar 1600 Smallman Street Strip District cruzebar.com


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By Yvonne Hudson Photos by Jonathan Fobear “But am I really welcome here?” may be the question often in minds when visiting a new faith community. LGBT persons who grew up practicing religious observance often discover a wide range of attitudes that may range from unconditionally welcoming to downright condemning. “I once thought that I couldn’t be ‘out’ as both a lesbian and a Christian,” says one Pittsburgh woman. 3 0

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“I just assumed I would not be welcomed in a church. Now, ten years later, I am gay person with both a spiritual life and church family.” Now, many greater Pittsburgh area faith organizations are connecting to create “a public witness to welcome and inclusion” for LGBT individuals, families and allies during Pride Month. Circle of Faith, an event happening on Sunday, June 9, is designed to raise awareness of a heart-breaking reality for many LGBT individuals seeking welcoming


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faith communities. The gathering at 2 PM invites all members of the greater community to come together and walk around the reservoir at Highland Park on Pittsburgh’s East End. The spirit of welcoming and the “family circle” that faith communities can offer will be represented by a diverse circle of members from many kinds of congregations, temples and groups. The one-hour event is not so much a “demonstration” as an affirmation, says Jeff Miller, Circle of Faith steering committee leader. “We extend an invitation to the greater community. We hope more people will come to understand the importance of inclusion in all worship and spiritual experiences. The representatives working on Circle believe all people should have the opportunity to express their faith, feel safe, and be welcomed.” “We hope for a very large circle,” says Miller, “to best represent the welcoming spirit we know already exists in so many of our region’s congregations and faith-based groups.” Involvement in a faith community can be more than challenging for those who identify as LBGT. Moreover, simply identifying as a gay person can be alienating for such in a formal worship environment. The significance of being welcome has a profound impact on not only an individual’s spiritual journey but also their identity. A transgender woman, who had served as clergy in a large, non-denominational church, speaks of the profound effect of being welcome at another growing urban denominational congregation. ”Coming out after 50 years of denial and coming into a faith community of like-minded believers has revolutionized my understanding of God’s love, not only for me, but for all of humanity,” she said. The symbolism of gathering around water is not lost on the planners, as the freedom and cleansing metaphors of water are a through-line connecting so many religions. Circle of Faith is one event during Pride 32

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month, but for those taking part it represents a critical statement by faith-based and LGBT organizations striving to support members of the community in their faith journey. One gay man shares, “I now don’t feel accepted or welcome in the church where I grew up.” Another questioning individual says, “I still feel my faith in my heart, but I feel uncomfortable attending mass when the Catholic church has been so vocal about the ‘wrongness’ of homosexuality.” This serious reality can have threatening ramifications on those who experience alienation by their faith communities and even their families upon coming out. A 2011 Public Research and Religion Institute survey reported that “more than 6-in-10 Americans believe that negative messages from America’s places of worship contribute either a lot (23%) or a little (40%) to higher rates of suicide among gay and lesbian youth.” Among those surveyed, 73% of nonChristian affiliated, 64% of Catholics, 60% of black Protestants, 59% of white mainline Protestants, and 51% of white evangelical Protestants agreed that the very places people worship play a role in LGBT teens questioning the value of their own lives. However, inclusion of LBGT persons could improve over time as exclusion could indeed be a generational stance. The same PRRRI survey reported that nearly seven-in-10 (69%) of millennials (generally those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s) agree that religious groups are alienating young people by being too judgmental about gay and lesbian issues. As of press time, individuals from the following welcoming congregations and organizations are planning and participating in Circle of Faith: East Liberty Presbyterian, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Allegheny Unitarian Universalist, Calvary United Methodist, Community House Presbyterian


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nascent Gay Rights Movement was less than a decade old. Milk campaigned on equality for the gay and lesbian community in the Castro, a Mecca to the movement.

Harvey’s behest, I went about creating our Rainbow Flag. I had never felt so empowered, so free.”

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Baker, a drag queen in his off-duty hours, took a needle and thread and taught himself how to sew. After he left the army with an honorable discharge, he began his flag-making career at the Paramount Flag Company in the city. He attributes the creation of the famous flag to his political activist friend, Milk.

The flag first flew on June 25, 1978, at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. On November 18, later that same year, gay activist Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. The grisly murders were famously depicted in the 2008 biopic “Milk.” Baker appeared in a cameo role (a man on the telephone).

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Baker said, “One day he [Milk] said to me that we needed a logo, a symbol. We needed a positive image that could unite us. I sewed my own dresses, so why not a flag? At

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red, black, brown yellow and white, a symbol to the counter culture of the early 60s. The flag is patterned after the multicolored arc in the sky for which it is named. While the spectrum colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet (Roy G. Biv),the original flag colors were hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The availability of the pink fabric was difficult to find, and the color was eventually dropped. Indigo was sometimes substituted with turquoise, but the seventh color was dropped in favor of an even number of colors. The current iteration, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet, is recognized by the International Congress of Flag Makers. Baker was inspired by gay icon Judy Garland, who famously sang “Over the Rainbow,” in the 1939 classic film, “The Wizard of Oz.” Garland’s death in 1969 is considered to be the match that ignited the Stonewall Riots in New York City. A crew of artists handmade and dyed the Rainbow Flags, and affectionately dubbed it, “New Glory,” a humorous poke at America’s red, white and blue flag, “Old Glory.” In 1985, the Rainbow Flag became an internationally recognized symbol of LGBT Pride when it was accepted by the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Pride Coordinators (now InterPride). In 1989, further down the Gold Coast Highway, the rainbow flag came to national attention when John Stout sued his landlords when they prohibited him from displaying a flag from the balcony of his West Hollywood apartment. Now, in the heart of WeHo, Santa Monica Boulevard is lined with the bright, colorful, flying flags. The flag flies high in LGBT communities all over the world. In Pittsburgh, Richard Parsakian, owner of Eons Fashion Antique on Ellsworth Ave, owns two 30 ft by 30 ft Rainbow flags. His friend, fiber artist Bill Godfrey, sewed the 3 8

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enormous flags together more than fifteen years ago. Parsakian said, “The first two years we held it over the street and people would walk under it, but now we carry it.” In the 90s, the flags were hung inside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, when the convention center housed the Steel Party, Pittsburgh’s short-lived circuit party. The symbol of the community is also a fundraising tool. Parsakian said, “People would toss coins onto the middle of the flag.” The well of cash weighing down the center of the flag would be collected, counted and donated to various LGBT charitable organizations. Parsakian added, “I would always get people at the parade registration to help carry the flag. It takes twenty to thirty people to carry it. Afterward, they would come up to me and tell me it was a very empowering experience.” Waving a flag for freedom, equality and LGBT rights isn’t the only way to embrace the rainbow. The symbol can now be found on rings, bracelets, candles, bumper stickers and even tattoos. It is a glorious symbol of diversity, pride and freedom.

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The rainbow flag is a universally recognized symbol in the LGBT community, but smaller subgroups of the community began fashioning their own flag. Now, flying alongside the rainbow flag is the Bear Flag, a flag with earthier tones and a big bear paw print in the upper left quadrant. The Bisexual Flag is a flag bearing the bright Easter egg colors of pink, royal blue and lavender. The Leather Pride flag has alternating black and blue stripes, a stripe of white in the center and a red heart in the upper left quadrant. The Transgender Pride Flag has alternating stripes of baby blue and soft pink with a white stripe in the center. The Pansexual Pride Flag has three solid stripes of pink, yellow and blue. The Asexual Flag is black, grey, white and purple. The Polyamory Flag is blue, red and black with a yellow Pi symbol in the center. The Rubber Pride, or Latex Pride flag, a symbol for rubber and latex fetish community, is black, red and yellow, but the stripes zigzag in a chevron shape.


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The LGBT fight from Stonewall to Now By Philip Ezzo Imagine leaving your favorite bar or club in the wee hours of the morning only to be greeted by a police raid. Imagine being assaulted, arrested, or even molested by an officer just for being in a gay club. This was the reality in 1969 when the first of the Stonewall riots took place on June 28. New York City, probably one of the biggest safe havens for gays in our generation, was once so desperate to rid itself of our community that it took drastic measures to try to keep them down and out. Many of us have never experienced anything close to this level of discrimination, and it is a good idea to see where we’ve come from to appreciate where we are about to go.

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We celebrate Pride in June in remembrance of the brave men and women that stood their ground that night at the Stonewall Inn. The first to scuffle with the police were an outspoken lesbian, a drag queen, and the homeless youth that slept in Christopher Park. Their home was Stonewall, and it was going to be taken away. That night, all members of the LGBT alphabet stood together for the first time. Perhaps, that doesn’t seem very controversial, but at the time, that kind of unity was monumental. Not everyone in the gay community felt positively about these riots, however. Many of the homophile groups, using peaceful protests, found these acts of violence to be detrimental to the work they were trying to do. But for those poorer and less fortunate gay and trans men and women,

the time for peaceful protest seemed to be over. Within six months two aggressive activist groups had formed: The Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance. A year later, on June 28, 1970, the first gay pride marches took place in NYC, LA, and Chicago. Massive strides for Gay liberation were being made, very quickly. The 70s continued to see massive leaps forward in Gay Civil Rights. We were hot off of the heels of Integration, and we seemed to be steam rolling towards equality at an incredible rate. Soon, there were gay publications like “Coming Out,” and “Gay Power.” Our biggest hindrance was the fact that so many of the members of the gay community remained hidden. Homophile interest groups no longer


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had to keep their intentions a secret. We had groups springing up like PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), which provided us with straight allies that we sorely needed to bolster our efforts. Politicians like Nancy Wechsler, and Harvey Milk were coming out of the closet. A few years later in 1973, we reached another milestone when homosexuality was removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as a mental disorder. When Dan White assassinated Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1979, White was given a lenient sentence of voluntary manslaughter, igniting a new violent passion in the gay community that hadn’t been seen since Stonewall. What began as a peaceful protest in the Castro district of San Francisco, is now known as the White Night Riots. No one could have predicted what was coming next. The AIDS epidemic hit hard and fast, and before anyone knew what had hit them, the Gay Rights Movement seemed to go from a shout to a whisper. A strangling

fear swept in on people on both sides of the issue. Gays were afraid of each other, while straights saw this as proof of the perversion of homosexuality. It seemed that we were being cosmically punished, and all the progress we had made was being chipped away. The 80s were indeed a dark time, but there were still glimmers of hope in the likes of the kindness of Tammy Faye Baker, a minister’s wife that spoke out against the Moral Majority’s hatred and condemnation of gays, and The Human Rights Campaign, founded in 1980, that still remains an influential force within our culture. In a bold move, the popular primetime television series, “Dynasty,” was the first American program to feature a gay character, Al Corley as Steven Carrington, in a lead role. These were merely a couple of the whispers in this very dark time, letting us know that there was hope. The 90s brought its own set of triumphs and defeats. We may have gotten more of a grasp on HIV, but with the implementation of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military, we saw yet another set back. Although some saw DADT as a way to at least bring up

GAYS WERE AFRAID OF EACH OTHER, WHILE STRAIGHTS SAW THIS AS PROOF OF THE PERVERSION OF HOMOSEXUALITY. IT SEEMED THAT WE WERE BEING COSMICALLY PUNISHED, AND ALL THE PROGRESS WE HAD MADE WAS BEING CHIPPED AWAY.

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the issue of gays in the military in a political forum, it did more harm than the good that it was intended to do. In September 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was enacted, explicitly defining marriage as being between a man and woman only and suddenly we were now fighting the gay marriage war on the religious and federal fronts. On the brighter side, we saw more gays in television. Although Ellen’s choice to come out on her show didn’t yield the success she would have liked, subsequent programs like “Will & Grace” thrived, along with the racy, boundary-pushing portrayal of gay life that we saw with “Queer as Folk.” The early 2000s saw a huge victory as the sodomy laws in 14 states were repealed, now making gay sex legal in all 50 states. We were free to love, but still not to marry, even though we started to see the implementation of civil unions. Hawaii had experimented with something similar in the late 90s, but seemed to waiver in its feelings on the subject. California was the first to pass a law legalizing “gay marriage,” in contrast to civil unions, but unfortunately, this is the event that led to Proposition 8, which passed in late 2008

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right after the election. Prop 8, as we know, made it illegal for same-sex couples to marry, once more. Many from the LGBT community have taken photos for the “NOH8” campaign started by photographer Adam Bouska and his partner to overturn this ruling. Today, we have already seen the dissolution of DADT. Propostion 8 and DOMA are being decided on at the highest level of our country’s judicial system. The LGBT community has a foothold in the mainstream media and culture. Celebrities like Lily Tomlin, Billie Jean King, Neil Patrick Harris, Portia DeRossi, and even RuPaul are beaming into our television screens, making it possible for the rest of the world to see us for what we are…human. We are a force to be reckoned with as barrier after barrier seems to come down. Despite battles with HIV/AIDS, the Moral Majority, the Government, and a fast food company, we are a culture that has persevered. We’ve come too far to slink back into the shadows. It’s hard to imagine a time when violent protests were needed to have our voice heard. Just be glad we don’t have to throw bricks anymore.


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Facts about the Stonewall Inn The Inn was turned into a gay bar, and owned by the Mafia (Genovese Family). The bar did not have a liquor license. In 1995, the film, Stonewall, was released about the establishment leading up to the riots. The riots were mentioned by President Obama as one of the most important Civil Rights events in America’s History.

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The entrance fee on the weekends was $3. Police raids occurred about once a month. It was the only gay bar in New York City where dancing was allowed. The bouncers only let in a few drag queens each night. There was no running water behind the bar. Glasses were dipped in a bucket of water and reused immediately. The interior was painted black.

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The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Diversity office fosters an inclusive environment for students, trainees, and faculty within the health professions schools through recruitment and retention in order to increase the number of well-trained professionals who reflect different cultures, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, genders, religious affiliations and sexual orientations. Whether bringing speakers on campus or working directly with students, they are raising awareness to the fact that “those outside of what has been considered the” norm” – be it gender, power, sexual orientation, racial, ethnicity etc., or even health disparities for people who with low incomes” according to Paula K. Davis, Assistant Vice Chancellor.   “All humans carry biases. Adults and parents transmit what they know, whether based on

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fact or not, to their children,” said Davis. At the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Health Science Diversity, we are here to teach, inform, instruct and expose individuals to what they may not know…and when their eyes are open, it is a good feeling.” Indeed it is. Davis proudly stated that the start of the academic year brought with it a new LGBT affiliate group – the Pitt/UPMC Health Sciences LGBTQI Alliance--which serves not only students but faculty, staff, residents, fellows and providers whose mission is to create a safe, visible and vibrant environment for education, research, mentoring, support, and advocacy. “With a steering committee that spans the life of the academy and a strong group of allies, the group is engaged and growing! In this instance, what may have caused a wave ten years ago is now only a ripple,” said Davis. But, as we know, not all waters are calm.

And, among the list of hot topics among campuses across the country currently are unisex bathrooms. Davis noted that the University is discussing concerns surrounding unisex facilities and how everyone can be served well. As with any discussion, Davis says that “it is an opportunity for education. As it pertains to transgender individuals, her opinion is that “we shouldn’t make a determination on the best way for them to live their life. It’s not about everyone else, it’s about them.” She stressed that if everyone would take a moment to think about others and treat them well, with dignity and respect, that life would certainly be a lot easier and nicer.” We couldn’t agree more! While promoting diversity may be her job, Davis’s love for people and equality is innate. Thanks for the work you do and for a chance to get to know you and what you do on behalf of the Office of Health Sciences Diversity!


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DJ DIGITAL DAVE

Pittsburgh native Dave Lander is a world-class DJ who currently holds residencies in Boston, Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh. His remixes range in style from electro to hip-hop and are played around the world. In 2013 Digital Dave saw his first label release “Fuk Dat 2013” released on Groove Traxx Records.

SHARON NEEDLES

Pittsburgh native Sharon Needles won season 4 of the LOGO-TV reality competition series “RuPaul’s Drag Race” where she quickly became a fan favorite and media darling. Lauded for her refreshing alternative “spooky” aesthetic and humor, she was subsequently crowned “America’s Next Drag Superstar” in April 2012.

JOE MCELDERRY

An English singer and songwriter, Joe won the sixth series of “The X Factor” in 2009. His first single “The Climb” reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Chart. In 2011, he won the second series of “Popstar to Operastar”.

DAVID & DEVINE

Piano virtuoso, Dave Yaden and soul diva Candace Devine released their first EP in February of 2011 and includes the single “’Til the Sun Comes Up” and fan favorite “Leave the Light On.” The music reflects a new age blues pop sound similar to what you would expect to hear if Elton John and Aretha Franklin decided to form a band. Their Sci-fi thriller-themed music video stars actress Mariana Klaveno from the HBO show, True Blood and Caitlin Thompson from ABC Family’s, Greek.

RYAN AMADOR & JO LAMPERT

In what has become an Internet sensation, Ryan wrote “Define Me” during the first few years he was out as a response to the “It Gets Better Project.” The track was released in correlation to its live performance at the True Colors LGBTQ Conference in March 2013. The video, directed by Tom Gustafson (“Were The World Mine”) was released the following month with support from the Huffington Post and numerous other online sources.

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PITTSBURGH PRIDE 2013 MAIN EVENT Photos by John Altdorfer

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 NOON – 1:00 P.M.

Pride Awareness

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For a series of trans-positive events that will foster a sense of pride and represent the community in a positive, progressive fashion—all in safe and supportive spaces for all gender identities and expressions.

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Join us for continental breakfast, a meet and greet, workshops with Dr. Marty Seltman and local attorneys, among others. The conference will conclude with a Trans panel discussion. All ages welcome. GLCC 210 Grant Street Downtown

TransPride Pittsburgh Bar Crawl Check out some of our favorite local bars and hang out’s. For details, visit transpridepgh. blogspot.com. Tickets must be purchased in advance at glccpgh.org Rodef Shalom 4905 Fifth Ave. Shadyside

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 11a.m.-2p.m.

TRANSPRIDE PITTSBURGH TRANSPRIDE PITTSBURGH TRANSPRIDE PITTSBURGH TRANSPRIDE PITTSBURGH BRUNCH CONFERENCE SHOWCASE AT OUTRAGEOUS BINGO Come out and network and An evening featuring the art and talents of many non-gender conforming, Trans, and ally people within the Pittsburgh community and beyond. 21+ Cattivo 146 44th Street Lawrenceville

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nourish yourself with new friends and family. 4:30-5:30 p.m.

YOGA CHILL WITH PATRIC $5 per participant; or bring your TransPride program and save $2! GLCC 210 Grant Street Downtown


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Mr Pittsburgh Pride Drag King Contest

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TRENDS

Networking for Change How one little picture impacted the the big picture of equality By Roy J Gloeckl II Once upon a time, Facebook was a different land. It was a place meant for college students to connect with out-of-town friends and fellow students in a less obnoxious arena than other places (looking at you Myspace). Facebook back then was not “free for everyone.” You had to have a valid college email address from a school that had been accepted into the Facebook fold. Now…not so much. Despite the inane updates and endless memes, social media like Facebook can be put to good use.

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There is one brilliant example with which you are already acquainted: the red Equality sign.

that love when profile pictures aplenty bled red.

This red image is a reimagining of the classic Human Rights Campaign (HRC) blue and yellow symbol that was created in 1985. It was released by the HRC to coincide with the Supreme Court hearings on marriage equality that took place on March 26, 2013. Anastasia Khoo, Director of Marketing at the HRC, says that red was chosen because it is “the color of love…which is truly what these Supreme Court cases are about.” Facebook certainly felt

But what good does changing your picture do? For one thing, it gives people a chance to stand up, or “come out”, for equality. “Eight out of ten people know someone that is gay and so that helps to put a face on this issue.” This helps the HRC achieve its goal, which Anastasia said is simply “changing hearts and minds, one conversation at a time.” With 81% of Americans under the age of thirty being in favor of equality, these changes get closer


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every day and social media is a useful resource when it comes to promoting this struggle. Seeing politicians, celebrities, neighbors, friends, family all showing support for equal rights on a social networking site “is something you cannot measure but it is a powerful statement, nonetheless.” A statement Anastasia hopes can reach anyone that is feeling alone or mistreated, especially LGBT youths who find themselves at the mercy of ignorance and intolerance. How about something you can measure? According to Facebook, approximately 2.7 million people changed their profile pictures on the first day of these hearings (a 120% increase compared to the week before)! Anastasia says that one of the most exciting things about the spread of the new image is the volume of creative variations. From Batman to Beyonce, Paula Deen to Bert & Ernie, everyone and everything is getting the equal treatment. “My favorite would have to be Martha Stewart’s red velvet cake for equality. It is so great seeing everyone make this image their own.” Check out the HRC’s slideshow of red Equality sign images on their website at HRC.org and while you’re at it, check out some more ways you can put the “work” in social network!

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INSEPARABLE! pride & politics

✔ Marriage Equality – PA Senate Bill 719 ✔ Stop Hate Crimes – PA Senate Bill 42 ✔ Equal Rights in Housing, Employment and

Public Accommodation – PA Senate Bill 300 ✔ Defend Reproductive Rights

USE YOUR VOICE & VOTING POWER! Senator Jim Ferlo, D-38th District www.senatorferlo.com Twitter: @SenatorJimFerlo

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INTERVIEW

HE WILL ROCK YOU. By Rachel Jones, WHIRL Magazine

Leather and glitter and everything rock – this is what Adam Lambert is made of. He’s also a compassionate person who supports his fellow members in the LGBT community. Whether he’s inspiring others or just getting them out on the dance floor, Lambert is making a difference the best way he knows how: through his voice. With his smoky eye makeup on and jet black hair spiked, the prominent pop star is ready to bring his fierce flavor to Pittsburgh Pride. Chris Bryan, director of marketing and development for the Delta Foundation, which is organizing this year’s Pittsburgh Pride celebration, says Lambert is the perfect performer to headline Pride in the Street. “We’re always looking for an entertainer who will appeal to a broad audience and we think Adam Lambert is the perfect choice. We can’t wait to hear his amazing voice resonate up and down Liberty Avenue!.” Lambert first came on our radar during his time on “American Idol” in season eight. His unique style and vivacious personality definitely made us stop and take notice. He may not have been the overall winner of the singing competition, but he ultimately won the hearts of fans across the country. And, now, his fandom has spread to a worldwide phenomenon. His debut album, For Your Entertainment, unleashed hits, including “Whataya Want From Me?” and “If I Had You,” but Lambert really struck musical gold with his latest creation. His sophomore album, Trespassing, skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, thanks to its catchy dance songs and Lambert’s dedicated fan base. But Lambert’s songs also present a message about embracing who you are 70

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and not caring what other people think. For example, the title track is about daring to stand out and break boundaries, even when being different is not accepted – something we’re sure the openly gay singer has personally dealt with before. While the Grammy Award nominee is making his mark in the music world, he’s also making a difference in the LGBT community. The singer has recently been working the gay pride event circuit – which included a show in Miami! – and also participated in the “It Gets Better” campaign, which supports and inspires youth who endure harassment and discrimination. In recognition of his work in the community, Lambert was honored with the Davidson/Valentini Award at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards. This award is given to an openly LGBT media professional, who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the community. With his explosive stage presence and daring wardrobe, we can’t wait to see what Lambert has planned for Pride in the Street on June 15. As a part of the Pittsburgh Pride celebration, Lambert will be performing for thousands of fans atop the outdoor stage on Liberty Avenue. As Pittsburgh Pride continues to have a stronger presence in the city (it’s currently the 5th largest special event), Bryan says it’s important to ensure everyone gets the most out of the event that they can. “Pride in the Street is an entire evening of performers and music that offers a little bit of something for everyone.” Including an amazing concert by Adam Lambert doesn’t hurt either! For more information about Adam Lambert, visit adamofficial.com.


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I AM NOT A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN.

YOU ARE NOT A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN. Ryan James Yezak puts his campaign in full swing that our inequalities go far beyond just marriage. By John Britt A young man from Texas with an eloquent voice and articulate thinking gave that to us. And it will be seen in “Second Class Citizens”, the documentary. The title is poignant in the irony: I am not, and you are not a Second Class Citizen. The documentary is still in production, but it will be a feature length film with hopes of premiering at major film festivals: Sundance, Toronto and hopefully Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival. Ryan James Yezak is a young film maker from Houston, Texas. High school graduation led to the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. Ryan 72

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studied film making in Austin and decided a move to Los Angeles would further his career. The road to making films is not an easy one. Ryan began his career at MTV as an executive assistant. It was a huge achievement for a young man. But the ultimate goal was not at MTV - Ryan wanted to make his own films. His own life led to his pursuit of making films and giving his voice through films. The journey for Ryan was not always easy. Acceptance from family was forthcoming, but not easy. Ryan saw discrimination and bullying against gay youth and that inspired him to create his own films. The focus would be on

the abuse that he saw, the discrimination that he knew existed. The intent was to express his artistic abilities and to educate Americans about the hurt that he saw people experience. This led Ryan to create his own films, including the powerful trailer for his “Second Class Citizens” documentary: The Gay Rights Movement. Other campaigns have been started and are ongoing. These include “NOH8”, “It Gets Better“and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”. As Ryan said: “I am a huge supporter of these campaigns and their messages. I posed for “NOH8”. I made a video for “It Gets


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I’VE DONE PHOTO SHOOTS SO FAR IN LOS ANGELES, TAMPA, HOUSTON, DALLAS, AUSTIN, AND SAN DIEGO AND PITTSBURGH. Better”. I was most definitely Born This Way. Each of these organizations did a wonderful job of bringing attention to its campaign cause/message and so I am using that same approach to bring attention to the Second Class Citizens documentary and its message.” Ryan’s efforts extended beyond his videos. A campaign was started. The movement took the name of the documentary and Second Class Citizens was born. Photo shoots were arranged, and the movement took hold. The photos started in Los Angeles and spread to San Diego. As Ryan said “I’ve done photo shoots in Los Angeles, Tampa, Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San

To Alaska, At press time, the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race was not known, but regardless of the outcome, a huge congratulations to you, our hometown girl on a game well played. You brought humor, creativity and class to this season, and made Pittsburgh proud. Here’s to you Alaska... condragulations! Thanks to Caldwell Linker for these and all the photos that keep us in touch with Pittsburgh’s queer community every month.

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Diego and now Pittsburgh so far. I am headed to San Francisco and Denver in mid-June. Possibly Seattle in late June. It is my hope to bring the campaign to each state at least once so that as many people as possible have the chance to participate.” As Pittsburgh celebrates our Pride, Ryan James Yezak is another person we can be proud of. For more information, visit Ryan’s page on Facebook or watch his Second Class Citizen Campaign video on YouTube.


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GIRLS ON BIKES

LADIES, LET’S RIDE! By Alicia Sophia Photos by John Altdorfer

Like most good ideas, they start in diners or bars, with a group people looking to start something great. That is how the Pittsburgh Dykes on Bikes chapter was born. “The concept of DOB for Pittsburgh came out of a breakfast discussion.  We started a tradition of having a hangover recovery breakfast the Sunday morning of the pride parade.  While a bunch of us was hung over eating at Tom’s Diner, we thought it would be cool to all have dykes on bikes patches.  I promised the crew I’d look into it and get us patches for the next year.  That is how our chapter was born, and we still have a breakfast where we all meet to eat before the parade” . Miranda Vey, the founder of the local Pittsburgh chapter of Dykes on Bikes has been riding for years. “I started riding when I was finishing up my master’s degree.  I was also coming out of a relationship and I felt like I needed a change.  While on an online dating site, I saw a picture of a woman on her motorcycle.  I thought it was pretty hot and totally wanted to ask her out, then I figured, maybe I need a motorcycle. That was 6 years ago when I got my first bike.  I 76

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found a peace on the open road that I have never known.  On a motorcycle, I have seen more sunsets than I have ever seen in my entire life.  The world is a different place on a motorcycle.” Miranda has a crew of fearless female riders. These women are some of the key gals in the group. Nancy The road captain and often knows the road way better than me.  I need technology to not get lost, she knows what roads connect and go where. Jenn(Beast) She gave up riding after she saw a horrible motorcycle accident.  Jenn was our Sargent at arms... the muscle of our club.  Jenn and her partner Erica still ride, but they do it off road where you cant get hit by a car. We have other founding members of Andrea (Yaya), Jennifer (Gypsy), Kelly, Adele, and Sue.  We have had various others come and go over the years. Not only do these gals, 14 patch holders, start Pride

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Dykes on Bikes made their first appearance in1976 at San Francisco’s Pride, with between 20-25 riders, they forged a tradition that day that would be landmarked in time. It was led by  LB Gunn, Kalin Elliot-Arns, Christine Elliot, Sabine Balden

Now Cities all over the country have their Pride Parades lead by the Dykes on Bikes. With 22 chapters strong across the US, there is no stopping these ladies now. Fighting many biases and prejudices with using the word Dyke, they fought strong, held their ground and now make their mark every Pride.

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GATEWAY FOR OTHERS By Stacey Federoff Photo by John Altdorfer Dr. Michael Madden is a new grandfather, and just like any new grandfather, he wants to tell all his co-workers about his grandson. But if Madden, chief medical officer at Gateway Health Plan, wasn’t openly out at work, he wouldn’t be able to share such a joyous part of his life with his co-workers. “For me the real issue is that leaders need to be authentic and you can’t be authentic if you’re hiding such an important part of who you are,” he says. A former Medical Director for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Madden came back to Gateway for the second time in 2009. He previously had served as Medical Director. Now 60, Madden says he didn’t come out until he was 50 and that caused a few bumps along 8 0

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the way – including a boss lecturing a female friend about workplace romances after they attended social events together. “Everybody needs to make these decisions at their own pace, but some of us also need a push to get down that road,” Madden says. At Highmark, Madden served on the diversity committee, and is currently a member of the advisory board for the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh and a board member of the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force. His partner Ron Senerius is a board member at Persad Center. He says having a family photo on his desk is a great conversation starter, especially since he and Ron have five children. “It is a great way to demonstrate to applicants and current staff that we have an inclusive environment,” he says. No matter what position an employee holds or if they are straight or LGBT, everyone deserves a work environment where they

feel comfortable doing their job, he says. Otherwise more energy is spent worrying. “We need that energy for productive work,” he says, “in order to foster innovation from all types of perspectives.” Gateway Health Plan has policies that support domestic partnerships, which Madden appreciates. He says that more companies in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania should do so, and they should support legal progress that prohibits housing and employment discrimination. So when Madden’s grandson grows up and looks back on this time, such inequality will seem antiquated and out of place. “Hopefully by the time Theo is an adult he won’t even be able to fathom that gay people were discriminated against,” he says. (this needs an ending).


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PROP8 + DOMA Making Sense of Laws that Don’t Make Sense

By Kate Paine It was a watershed moment in the fight for marriage equality when, in March, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two major cases involving same-sex marriage. Unsurprisingly, social media buzzed with activity. On the one hand, there was an overwhelming amount of support for samesex marriage, embodied by the red and pink equality signs that took over Facebook profile pictures. Of course, those not supporting same-sex marriage also voiced their opinions. For example, there was the individual who changed his profile picture to a graphic of a man and woman holding hands. Or the one whose Facebook status conveyed his disbelief that people were focusing on marriage equality when the government had just passed a law requiring the allowance of genetically-modified foods—though, in all fairness, I’m sure that

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even if the fate of his ability to marry was at stake, he would have been equally up-inarms about the current status of geneticallymodified foods. The reality is that, although more than 50% of the population now supports legalizing samesex marriage (which jumps to more than 70% among those under thirty years-old), there is a very real chance that the voices opposing same-sex marriage will prevail with at least five of the nine Supreme Court Justices—the six men and three women who now hold the fate of same-sex marriage, and federal recognition thereof, in their hands. So, let’s talk about what’s at stake. The first of the two cases, Hollingsworth v. Perry, addresses the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8—a ballot initiative that amended California’s constitution to

permit only opposite-sex couples to marry (and which passed less than five months after the California Supreme Court overruled California’s ban on same-sex marriage). Prop 8 was challenged before a federal trial judge in California, who determined that the law both violates a fundamental right to marry and constitutes unlawful discrimination against non-heterosexual individuals. Supporters of Prop 8 then appealed the case to the next highest court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Although the Ninth Circuit agreed that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, it did so on much “narrower” grounds than the trial court, finding Prop 8 unconstitutional because it stripped the right to marry from one group only: same-sex couples, making California the first, and only, state to do so.


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Because Pennsylvania does not recognize same-sex marriage, civil unions, or domestic partnerships, the only way the outcome of these cases will affect same-sex Pennsylvania couples is if the Supreme Court decides either that no state may lawfully prohibit same-sex marriage, or that DOMA is unconstitutional.

Given this complex procedural history, and based on the transcripts from the oral arguments, we know that the Supreme Court’s decision will likely go one of several ways. First, the Court could agree with the federal trial judge that laws prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional, which would lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage nation-wide. This is precisely the way in which interracial marriage became legal throughout the United States in 1967 (and the reason that some, like myself, are hoping for a surprise vote for marriage equality from typically-conservative African American Justice Clarence Thomas, whose wife is Caucasian). Still, many scholars do not believe the Court will take this approach, given multiple Justices’ focus on the “newness” and “unstudied effects” of same-sex marriage on children, and on society in general. Second, the court could instead agree with the Ninth Circuit, which decision would re-legalize same-sex marriage in California. However, because such decision is based on the unique fact that California first allowed same-sex marriage, and then stripped away that right, it would likely not affect same-sex marriage in other states. Third, the Court could reach a middle ground and adopt the “nine-state solution.” This approach embraces the notion that states which, through civil unions or domestic partnerships, already give same-sex couples all of the rights of married couples, may not then rationally withhold from those couples the actual label of “marriage.” This would lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage in California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, and Rhode Island, which would significantly increase the geographic reach of same-sex marriage and provide numerous options for couples looking to wed. In total, same-sex marriage would be legal in eighteen states and Washington, D.C. There is also speculation that the Court will not reach any true “decision” at all, based on the fact that the state of California discontinued its defense after it lost at

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the trial level, and the individuals who undertook the defense at the appellate level may not have had “standing” (i.e. the right) to defend Prop 8. Such conclusion would re-legalize same-sex marriage in California, but would probably not legalize same-sex marriage elsewhere. Finally, the Court could determine that laws prohibiting same-sex marriage do not violate the Constitution, which would inflict a devastating blow to the fight for marriage equality. Weighing against the likelihood of such outcome is the fact that the Justice most likely to place the deciding (“swing”) vote, Justice Kennedy, has expressed his concern for the 40,000 children in California living with same-sex parents and wanting their parents’ marriage to receive full recognition under the law. Whereas the Prop 8 case involves the constitutionality of laws prohibiting same-sex marriage, United States v. Windsor deals with the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”). Importantly, DOMA does not address whether same-sex couples may legally marry; rather, it says that, for federal purposes, the word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife. Consequently, same-sex couples who lawfully wed in a state so allowing are nevertheless denied at least 1,138 federal marriage benefits, protections, rights, and responsibilities. For example, Ms. Windsor had to pay more than $363,000 in federal estate taxes on the inheritance of her deceased wife’s estate—money she would not have had to pay were she “married” in the eyes of the federal government. The legal question at issue is thus whether DOMA unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex married couples by treating them differently than their opposite-sex counterparts. As with Prop 8, there are several possible outcomes in the DOMA case. First, the Court may actually refuse to even address the discrimination issue, instead finding that DOMA unconstitutionality infringes upon the states’ right to regulate marriage. After all, there is no such thing as a federal marriage license! Although this decision would provide no indication of how the


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Court would view other laws that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, it would at least result in federal recognition of lawful same-sex marriages. Many scholars predict that the Court will take this approach, given the Court’s extensive focus on the issue during argument. Second, the Court could determine that DOMA does discriminate unlawfully against same-sex married couples. This would give couples in the nine states (and D.C.) that recognize same-sex marriage the same federal benefits as opposite-sex married couples. Although the decision would have no direct effect on same-sex marriage in the other forty-one states, the “test” the Court uses in finding the law unconstitutional may provide a basis for challenges to state DOMAs and constitutional amendments barring same-sex marriage. For example, a law that discriminates based on race must pass a “strict scrutiny” test, whereas a law that discriminates based on weight must only pass a “rational basis” test. It is still uncertain which test the Court will apply to laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation.

Third, the Court could decide that DOMA does not infringe on states’ rights or discriminate unconstitutionally. Lawfully-married same-sex couples would thus continue to be denied federal marriage benefits. Finally, as with the Prop 8 case, the Court could actually determine that it does not have the power to decide the case, given that the Department of Justice—the group responsible for defending the laws of the United States— and President Obama have refused to do so. Scholars are unsure of the effect such decision would have, though many predict it would still lead to DOMA being overturned. Because Pennsylvania does not recognize same-sex marriage, civil unions, or domestic partnerships, the only way the outcome of these cases will affect same-sex Pennsylvania couples is if the Supreme Court decides either that no state may lawfully prohibit same-sex marriage, or that DOMA is unconstitutional. Though both would be ideal, even if the Court does not legalize same-sex marriage, but does strike down DOMA, same-sex Pennsylvania couples—like all same-sex couples—will be able to marry in a state so allowing and enjoy

the same marriage benefits as opposite-sex couples. Now, we wait for the Court to speak and hope that, like when it struck down laws preventing interracial couples from enjoying one of the “basic civil rights of man”—marriage— the Court will again reach a decision that places it on the right side of history. Kate is a Litigation Attorney at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and has written extensively on DOMA for the firm’s Nontraditional Couples blog (www. nontraditionalcouples.com). She can be reached at 412-562-1428 or at kate.paine@ bipc.com.

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Portraits Local Couples Say “I do” out-of-state By Karla Doolittle “Will you marry me?” A question asked daily all over our country. Currently there are thirty-eight states that have banned same-sex marriage, either through legislation or constitutional amendments. The only states where same-sex marriage is legal are Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia. With the recent Prop 8 and DOMA argument in front of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), recently polling suggests that upwards of 51% of Americans support legalizing same sex marriage and the same rights as married heterosexual couples. The fact that the topic of marriage is such a strong focal point within the LGBT community, the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh has chosen 8 8

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“I Wanna Marry You” (a take-off on the Bruno Mars song) as the theme for Pittsburgh Pride 2013. It’s a brilliant way for attendees of the event to support and encourage the right for everyone to be able to marry the person they love as well as bring attention to the fact that Pennsylvania is one of the thirty-eight states yet to legalize same-gender marriage. While no official date for the SCOTUS rulings has been announced, it is likely to occur sometime in late June. Below is a story about two local couples that have been legally married outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

LINDSEY & JESSICA Lindsey and Jessica Hallahan met one another nearly four years ago while they were both working for PNC Bank. A relationship that started off as a friendship soon blossomed into

something much more and the two quickly became inseparable. While on vacation in Ocean City, Maryland, Lindsey proposed to Jessica during a romantic walk on the beach. The two were married on October 10, 2012 on Nantasket Beach, approximately twenty minutes outside of Boston. They had a romantic beach wedding that included a sand ceremony; Lindsey poured white sand while Jessica poured black sand into one container. The minister spoke about how the two types of sand now are together forever and can never be separated as they were before. Because the wedding ceremony was held out of town, there were no friends in attendance. This gave both of their family members time to be together and adjust to each other. Jessica felt it was important to stay positive to help their loved ones through the process. “Don’t give up on who you are for anyone. If


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Brian & Randy your family and friends love you they will come around and see what makes you happy.” It seems they didn’t need much time for that as they were all present for a reception that was held at South Park when they returned from the biggest adventure of their lives.

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Lindsey and Jessica reside in Carrick with their family; Jessica is a stay-at-home mom to their two young children (Kaylee and Cruz) while Lindsey continues to work full time for PNC Bank. Jessica is a Girl Scout troop leader as well as a member of the Carrick Community Council. They’re also both members of HRC and PNC Pride.

Randy had already been planning the perfect time to propose while Brian waited patiently. When he thought the time had come, he chose to ask Brian to marry him in front of the Old Stone Church in Monroeville; one of Brian’s favorite places. This is where he pulled a ring box from his coat pocket, bent down on one knee and asked Brian to spend the rest of his life with him.

This happy couple has the love and support of family, friends, co-workers and community members.

The two were married on August 22, 2012. Their wedding was at Valley Stream Park on New York’s Long Island.

They both agree that there’s a long way to go with the legalization of same-sex marriage in our country but are extremely positive. They’ve no fears or concerns that their Massachusetts marriage will be overturned though they do wish it was legal in Pennsylvania.

According to BRANDY, “This was to make it official in at least one state.”

The women believe they deserve to be married just as anyone else does and feels their generation is more accepting and that positive change will continue throughout the country. Lindsey summed things up in a prolific manner, “Never let anyone’s views get in the way. You won’t change anyone as they can’t change you. Accept others and move along. It’s great to keep positive things in your life.”

BRIAN & RANDY Brian Aiello and Randy Winslow, better known as BRANDY have been together since they met online in September 2007.

They wanted family and friends to be a part of this special occasion so on September 8, 2012 they had a church blessing at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Shadyside to celebrate their Holy Union; officiated by Pastor Marks, Randy’s pastor since childhood and Pastor Krug who represented Brian’s family. The two wanted to pay tribute to their parents, most especially the unconditional love of their mothers. While their fathers escorted their mothers into the sanctuary, the Backstreet Boys ‘Perfect Fan’ was played. The mothers lit a candle representing the life they gave to each of them and then each dressed the altar with a pleated rainbow flag. A twelve person processional began to ‘The Broken Road’ by Rascal Flats. Their brothers,


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sister-in-laws, and many friends were part of the grooms’ party. Each chose a friend who stood as their ‘Best Witness.’ Brian was escorted by his God-daughter and niece, Kayla. Randy was escorted by his close friend Kathy. The flags from the altar were draped on each groom’s shoulder by their witness before receiving Communion. The traditional service ended with a receiving line with the grooms and their parents, followed by a luncheon reception on the Gateway Clipper’s Princess. After the luncheon, family and friends went back to the grooms’ home to continue the party. The pair resides in Penn Hills and both work full time. Brian is a wholesale business consultant and Randy is a supervisor for a pharmacy and plan benefits company.

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Like most couples their lives are focused on family and friends. They’re both involved with their church and try to balance work, life and faith equally. They spend a lot of time managing their home and property. Randy has a passion for cars, cooking and baking. Brian is a Drum Corp International enthusiast. This summer they’ll be river bound boaters with a recently purchased boat. Both agree that when it comes to the question of same-sex marriage that each argument is rooted in religious faith and people tend to forget the concept of separation of church and state. Brian advised, “This is not to minimize our own Christian faith, but a need to balance faith from law. A church may choose not to bless the union of a same-sex couple. But we should be mindful of the thousands of people who stand before a Justice of the Peace to marry without ever

stepping into a church. This is a basic Human Right and our constitution grants the pursuit of happiness. We all should have equal protection under the law!” The fact that a legal marriage could be overturned is something that concerns both men. As Randy pointed out, “If it can happen in California, it can happen anywhere. However, as more individuals have the courage to present themselves to their friends, family, co-workers, etc., more and more people will find it difficult to deny basic human rights of the ones that they love.” Brian and Randy support HRC and hope that by sharing their story it will provide new opportunities for them to become more engaged. They want others to have the ability to share the same joy and support that they have and for people to know that they are like any other couple; bills to pay, laundry to do and dinner that needs prepared. The only difference is that they are of the same sex and that doesn’t change the fact that life remains the same. BRANDY ended with this thought,“We represent a portion of the LGBT community which is as diverse as the colors of the rainbow. Diversity represents strength!”


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One of the great benefits of my job is to know the ins and outs of my fair city and connect people with the best venues, happenings and hotspots in town. Pittsburgh is a city with deep history and roots, but is widely becoming known as a mecca for foodies, fashonistas and outdoor & sports enthusiasts. Whether visiting for the first time, or experiencing the city as a resident through the eyes of Pride, here are my picks to take full advantage of your experience in the City of Bridges!

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Foodie Fabulosity

This town is full of amazing food and drink, that doesn’t always involve French fries and coleslaw on an enormous, alebit delicious, sandwich. If you want a real taste of the town, I suggest you start a day off at Pamela’s P&G Diner (pamelasdiner.com) in the Strip or Shadyside. Pamela’s is famous for it’s pancakes- President Obama has even had them flown to the White House to get his fix. As for me, I am a salty lady so I always go with the equally amazing corned beef hash. To walk off Pamela’s, head to Penn Avenue in the Strip to peruse all of the amazing ethnic grocers, including “Penn Mac”- the Pennsylvania Macaroni Company (pennmac.com). Their cheese counter is famous in the city, but don’t mess around with the ladies behind the counter. They run a tight ship so peruse and decide before you take a number and get serious. Next, head on over to Marty’s Market (martysmarket.com) for five star fare that won’t destroy your budget. Marty’s Market is a gem that is part gathering place, part gourmet café, part grocer and 100% amazing. Cool off with one of their hand crafted iced teas and try to sample as much

as you can on the menu- everything I have had there rivals some of the top restaurants in town in a casual friendly café setting. Your next stop should be Wigle Whiskey- Pittsburgh’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition. This cool modern space sets the stage for tasting some seriously amazing whiskeys. Wigle is open for tasting Tuesday thru Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. and conducts tours on Saturdays. The tours tend to book up in advance; so reserve tickets here: wiglewhiskey.com/ distillery-tour-tickets. While we are clinking glasses, let’s move on to my favorite urban winery Engine House 25 (enginehouse25.com) in Lawrenceville. Duane Rieder has been producing wine for twenty years and owns the historic Engine House where the Roberto Clemente Museum is also housed. This is some of the best wine I have had anywhere, and the tasting room is a hidden treasure in the city. Be sure to schedule a tour and tasting in

advance. Now that you are good and buzzed, it’s time to eat again! Head up to Oakland to The Butterjoint (thebutterjoint.com), the full service bar of it’s Mama, Legume (legumebistro.com). The Butterjoint has tasty craft cocktails and their pierogies and homemade sausage are a “must” in the town known for its hearty hunky cuisine. Off to dinner and I’ll just give you my two favorites because it’s impossible to choose between them, so I will let you decide! Salt of the Earth (saltpgh.com), Chef Kevin Sousa’s flagship restaurant, is too divine for words. I eat there one to two times

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a week simply because there is no place better. Period. And to sweeten that recommendation, the kitchen is open until midnight and their “bar snacks”, which are gourmet meals in themselves are served until 1am. My other pick is Root 174 (root174. com) in Regent Square, the restaurant of the supremely talented Keith Fuller. Root 174 has a rootsy neighborhood feel in an intimate setting with incredible food and inventive cocktails. I had the best cocktail of my entre life there- an Heirloom Tomato cocktail made with local Boyd & Blair Vodka (boydandblair. com/)- I really really really hope they bring it back this summer. Like seriously, Keith.

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Let’s just start from the top, here. Pride festivities always require the chicest, fiercest sunglasses you can find and there is no better place in Pittsburgh that Eyetique (eyetique. com). The owner, Norman Childs, also has his own lines designed for customers and they are my personal favorite. Home-grown celebs like DJ Bonics and Mac Miller have been known to sport these specs too.

Norman’s vintage collection is incredible and my personal favorite. Eyetique also carries other wonderful designers, including the ever popular Oliver Peoples (oliverpeoples. com). Lisa Vanderpump, eat your heart out! Next, head over to Eons (facebook.com/ pages/Eons-Fashion-Antique) in Shadyside to see Richard Parsakian, if you are lucky enough to catch him. My jewelry collection is the envy of many- and it’s all thanks to Richard’s one-of-a-kind vintage finds. Eons also has amazing men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and shoes. Many a visiting A-Lister has found their way to Eons to find unique wardrobe treasures. Do me a favor and stay away from the broaches though, I have a thing for them right now and don’t need the competition. My favorite shopping district is not the traditional Shadyside excursion, though Walnut Street is ah-may-zing on a beautiful day. I encourage you all to visit the shops on Butler Street in Lawrenceville. There are so many unique shops there with new offerings popping up every day, but you don’t have all

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day to read this! My recommendations are to start at Pageboy Salon and Boutique (pageboypgh.com) for more incredible vintage finds for men and women and also carries jewelry from local artists. I bought a maroon fitted leather jacket with a huge seventies collar for $30 there. Best.Purchase.Ever. Moving along, pop in to Pavement (pavementpittsburgh.com), and if you see their Bridgette Bardot look-a-like owner Alissa, say hello! Pavement carries gorgeous clothing, shoes and jewelry that you really will not find anywhere else in Pittsburgh. Next, take a short walk to Jeffrey Smith Studio (jeffreysmithstudio.com). Jeffrey owns the salon, but has also begun making one-of-a-kind luxury jewelry. It’s truly the most amazing jewelry and no two pieces are alike. Whenever I wear anything of Jeffrey’s, people practically salivate over them! Once you pick up your bauble from Jeffrey Smith, make your way down to Wildcard (wildcardpgh.com). This eclectic

shop has local art, jewelry, stationary, t-shirts and more with a focus on local crafters and artists. If you are looking for a gift to take home or a souvenir from Pittsburgh, you will find it here, I promise you! Now that you have properly contributed to our local consumer economy (thank you!) you deserve a BIG FASHIONABLE DRINK. Stop by Tender Bar + Kitchen (tenderpgh.com), a Prohibition-era inspired that just opened in March. Tender’s atmosphere is sleek and sexy, having been renovated from a 19th century bank building. Cheers to shopping!

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a welcome center for cyclists, near PNC First Side & the Jail. Here, you can pick up maps and information and plan your tour of the City. I recommend you cruise over to the City’s vibrant Southside and visit the South Side Welcome Center (southsidechamber.org/), just a few blocks from the 9th Street trail head at 1100 East Carson Street. This is an official tourist information center with information from Trail Town Southside (facebook.com/ TrailTownSouthSide), an organization that helps cyclists know where to go, what to see and a guide to bikefriendly businesses. If you are a serious bike enthusiast, thousands of cyclists will be in town for the Great Allegheny Passage official opening party on June 15. More of a sports nut? Check out the Roberto Clemente Museum (clementemuseum.com), located in Lawrenceville (also the home of Engine House 25 Wines mentioned in my Foodie tour!). Major national sports media lists have named the Clemente Museum the best hidden gem in Pittsburgh. Peruse memorabilia, letters, uniforms, photography and more- oh yes, and get a glass of wine while you’re there, too. Schedule your tours in advance to ensure the museum is open when you want to visit!

how hard work and struggles of men and women past that will never be forgotten. Tours during Pride take place 10 AM Friday June 14, 2013 and Saturday June 15, 2013. Be sure to book in advance via the Rivers of Steel website. Water lovers- this city is for you! Hit the rivers in a rented Kayak! This is an amazing way to see the city plus you can paddle around “The Point” and take in all of the festivities from Pride and the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Kayak Pittsburgh (kayakpittsburgh.org) on the North Shore allows you to rent kayaks for the day and explore our Three Rivers. Do not forget your sunscreen that you should have picked up somewhere along the way during your Style Profile! Now that you are sweaty and exhausted, clean yourself up and head to Perle (perlepgh.com) in Market Square to toast your time in Pittsburgh with a glass of bubbly or head to the Strip District and dance the night away at Cruze Bar (cruzebar.com) Whatever your flavor or fancy, Pittsburgh has you covered.

Want a little history? Visiting the Carrie Blast Furnace is a uniquely Pittsburgh adventure. This old iron furnace, once run by Andrew Carnegie, is currently being restored and is open to the public for tours, courtesy of Rivers of Steel (riversofsteel.com). The impressive 92 foot structures have set the stage for recent music video shoots like “Work Hard Play Hard” by Wiz Khalifah, big budget Hollywood film shoots, fashion photo shoots and more. I love this site so much, and not just for the photo opps. It’s a reminder of where I come from and 100

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I rattled my brain to determine what my top three destinations would be for Pride festivities. What I discovered is, with Pittsburgh being my undeniable number one favorite city and home, I would be better off naming the two cities that are celebrating pride before and after Pittsburgh that I must stop by to celebrate! Key West Pride (keywestpride.org) takes place June 5-9. Otherwise known as The Conch Republic, Key West is a true fusion of everything that I love about getting away; a beautiful setting, terrific weather, a laid back but exciting way of life and sensational dinning. The island

is primarily comprised of guest houses, small restaurants, cafes and bars filled with the most fabulous people. The best part about Key West is that anything your little heart desires is at your fingertips. When the quiet, casual way of life starts to give you the itch to find a party….take a few steps onto Duval Street and you are already in the party! There are three MUSTS when in Key West. Number one, go to a show at 801 Bourbon Bar (801bourbon.com). The best songs, the best gals and the strongest drinks! You will be sure to have the night of your life. Number two, enjoy the best meal on the island at Café Marquesa (marquesa. com). The setting rivals the food and neither will disappoint! The environment is slightly more upscale, but still has that quintessential Key West feel. Last but not least The White Tarpon at 700 Front St promises to knock your socks off with their signature Key Lime Martini. It will please anyone’s palate making you believe you are drinking a piece of key lime pie! Key West is a MUST to kick off the beginning of Pride Month! Obviously there is no where else I would


“Choosing a favorite place in Chicago is virtually impossible for me. Shopping, food and cocktails are everywhere you turn.” #2

rather be than home for Pittsburgh Pride, but after Pride wraps up here, I will be off to my other favorite place….Chicago! Chicago Pride (chicagopride.com) takes place June 22-23 and choosing a favorite place in Chicago is virtually impossible for me. Shopping, food and cocktails are everywhere you turn. Boystown is the obvious destination for everything Pride, but the beauty of Chicago is the true diversity that each neighborhood has to offer. An absolute must for a bite is Mercat a la Planxa (mercatchicago.com) on Michigan Ave in the Southloop. Hands down one of the BEST tapas restaurants I have ever been. Atmosphere, food and cocktails certain to thrill even the most demanding guest. The end all and be all though of my Chicago Pride trip will be attempting to get a reservation at The Aviary (theaviary. com). This modern, trendy spot is all

anyone is talking about. The Aviary is in such demand that all reservations are randomly selected day of. I rarely recommend anything without having been myself, but with allof the buzz surrounding The Aviary, it is somewhere I need to be. Pride is almost here! It will be a fun filled month packed with friends, parties, but most importantly everyone celebrating who they are….wherever they are!

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Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh 1000 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-281-3700 ‎ westinpittsburgh.com

American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU) 313 Atwood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-681-7736 aclupa.org/chapters/ greaterpittsburgh/

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City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations 908 City County Bldg. 414 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-255-2600

Equality Pennsylvania 717-319-5210 equalitypa.org

Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh P.O. Box 100057 Pittsburgh, PA 15233 412-246-4451 pittsburghpride.org

Keystone Progress keystoneprogress.org

Dignity & Respect Campaign 1-888-222-8211 dignityandrespectcampaign.com Equality Partners of Western PA P.O. Box 100057 Pittsburgh, PA 15233-0057 412-246-4451

Gertrude Stein Political Club of Pittsburgh gertrudesteinclub.org

Steel City Stonewall Democrats stonewalldemocrats.org/ steel-city

Attorneys/ CPAs/Financial Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, P.C. One Oxford Centre  301 Grant Street, 20th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-562-8800 bipc.com


Elliot & Davis, P.C. 425 First Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-434-4911 elliot-davis.com

USB Financial Services 5600 Walnut St. Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-665-9900 UBS.com

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Ernst & Young One PPG Place Suite 2100 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-644-7800 ey.com The Law Offices of Kathleen D. Schneider 1227 S. Braddock Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15218 412-371-1900 kds.law@verizon.net Nationwide Insurance & Financial Products 2 Parkway Center, Suite 100 Pittsburgh, PA 15220 412-920-0161 nationwide.com

Artists Upstairs PO Box 22133 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-443-8132 artup.org August Wilson Center 980 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-258-2700 augustwilsoncenter.org Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-622-3131 carnegiemuseums.org

City Theatre 1300 Bingham Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412-431-CITY citytheatrecompany.org Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh Hillman Center for Performing Arts Shadyside Academy Senior School 423 Fox Chapel Road Pittsburgh, PA 15238 412-968-3040 otsummerfest.org Palace Theater 21 West Otterman Street Greensburg, PA 15601 724-836-8000 thepalacetheatre.org Pittsburgh Cultural Trust 803 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-471-6070 pgharts.org

Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Festival P.O. Box 81237 Pittsburgh, PA 15217 412-422-6776 pilgff.org Pittsburgh Public Theatre 621 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-316-1600 ppt.org Pittsburgh Opera 2425 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-281-0912 pittsburghopera.org Pittsburgh Pirates PNC Park 115 Federal Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412-321-BUCS pittsburghpirates.com

Pittsburgh Symphony 600 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-392-4872 pittsburghsymphony.org Renaissance City Choirs 116 S. Highland Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412-362-9484 rccpittsburgh.org Rivers Casino 777 Casino Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412-231-7777 theriverscasino.com South Side Works 2730 Sidney Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412-481-1880 southsideworks.com Stage AE 400 North Shore Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412-229-5483 promowestlive.com

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Blue Moon On Butler St 5115 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 412-781-1119 thenewbluemoon.com

Three Rivers Arts Festival 803 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-471-6070 3riversartsfest.org Warhol Museum 117 Sandusky Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412-237-8300 warhol.org

Bars 941 941 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-281-5229 5801 Video Lounge & Cafe 5801 Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232            412-661-5600       5801videolounge.com

Club 231 231 Pittsburgh Street Uniontown, PA 15401 724-430-1477

Brewer’s Hotel/Bar 3315 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 412-681-7991

Club Pittsburgh 1139 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 412-471-6790 clubpittsburgh.com

Buckhead Saloon 225 W. Station Square Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-232-3101 buckheadpittsburgh.com

Cruze Bar 1600 Smalman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-471-1400 cruzebar.com

Cattivo 146 44th Street Pittsburgh, PA 412-687-2157       cattivo.biz 

Donny’s Place/Leather Central 1226 Herron Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-682-9869

CAVO 1900 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 724-252-2286 CAVOpgh.com

Friends Bar 5840 Forward Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217 412-422-5027

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Longbada Lounge 106 W. Pittsburgh Street Greensburg, PA 15601 724-837-6614

Tilden 941 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-281-5222 tildenclub.com

M&J’s Lounge 124 Mercer Street Butler PA 16001 724-996-7879

There Ultra Lounge 931 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-642-4435

P-Town 4740 Baum Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-621-0111 ptownpgh.com

The Link 91 Wendel Road Herminie, PA 15637 724-446-7717 thelinkniteclub.com

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Vice Versa 336 High Street Morgantown, WV 304-292-2010 viceversaclub.com

Calvary Episcopal Church  315 Shady Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15206 412-661-0120       calvarypgh.org

Wild Coyote Club & Showbar 869 Main Street Follansbee, WV 26037 304-917-4707

Calvary United Methodist Church  971 Beech Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15233 412-231-2007       calvarypgh.com

Churches Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church 1110 Resaca Place Pittsburgh, PA  15212 412-322-4261/412-867-1250       alleghenyuu.org Bet Tikvah – “House of Hope”  Rodef Shalom 4905 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15213 412-256-8317/412-621-6566      bettikvah.org

Community House Presbyterian Church  120 Parkhurst Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412-321-3900       communityhousepittsburgh.org Community of Reconciliation Church  100 North Bellefield Ave. Pittsburgh, PA  15213 412-682-2751       communityofreconciliation.org

East Liberty Presbyterian Church  116 South Highland Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412-441-3800       cathedralofhope.org

First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh  5401 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-681-4222       firstumcpittsburgh.org

Metropolitan Community Church  4836 Ellsworth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-683-2994       mccpittsburgh.com

East Suburban Unitarian Church  4326 Sardis Road Murrysville, PA 15668 724-327-5872       esuuc.org

Golden Triangle Church of Religious Science 109 Pine Street 2nd Floor West Carnegie, PA  15106 412.749.0788       gtcrs.org

One Church  937 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-261-1692       onechurchpittsburgh@ yahoo.com

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer  5700 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217 412-422-7100       redeemerpittsburgh.org First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh  605 Morewood Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-621-8008       first-unitarian-pgh.org

Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community  2700 Jane Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412-481-4010       hotmetalbridge.com Luna Rising /Pittsburgh Pagan Community lunarisingpgh.com

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Rainbow Buddhists of Pittsburgh  c/o Three Rivers Drama Center 201 S. Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 zenbowpgh.blogspot.com Religious Society of Friends 4836 Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213  412-683-2669       quaker.org/pghpamm

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Rodef Shalom Congregation  4905 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-621-6566       rodefshalom.org St. Andrew Lutheran Church 304 Morewood Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-682-3342       st-andrew-church.org St. Andrew Lutheran Church 987 Beaver Grade Road Moon Twp., PA 15108 412-264-4551       standrewmoontwp.com St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church  600 Pitt Street Pittsburgh, PA  15221 412-243-6100       ststephenspittsburgh.org

Sixth Presbyterian Church  1688 Murray Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15217 412-421-2752       sixthchurch.org

Temple Sinai  5505 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15217 412-421-9715       templesinaipgh.org

South Avenue United Methodist Church  733 South Avenue Pittsburgh, PA  15221 412-371-7421       southavenueumc.org

Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills  2359 W. Ingomar Road Pittsburgh, PA  15237 412-366-0244       uucnh.org

Sunnyhill-Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills��� 1240 Washington Road Pittsburgh, PA  15228 412-561-6277       sunnyhill.org

Unitarian Universalist Church of Smithton  P.O. Box 568 251 Second Street Smithton, PA  15479 724-872-5056       uucs.midmon.com

Swissvale United Methodist Church  7415 Irvine Street Pittsburgh, PA  15218 swissvaleumc.org

Waverly United Presbyterian Church  5900 South Braddock Ave Pittsburgh, PA  15221 412-242-0643       waverlychurch.org

University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Diversity Stands with “Pride” Fostering diversity and inclusion in the health professions Graduate School of Public Health

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School of Dental Medicine

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Zen Center of Pittsburgh  124 Willow Ridge Road Sewickley, PA  15143 412-741-1262       Deepspringzen.org

Corporations ALCOA 201 Isabella St. Pittsburgh PA 15212 412-553-4545 alcoa.com American Eagle Outfitters 77 Hot Metal St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412-432-3300 ae.com Clear Channel 200 Fleet Street, 4th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15220 412-937-1441 clearchannel.com

Google 6425 Penn Avenue #700 Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412-345-6700 google.com Philips philips.com PPG Industries One PPG Place Pittsburgh, PA 15272 412-434-3131 ppg.com

Economic Development Allegheny Conference on Community Development 11 Stanwix Street, 17th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-281-1890 alleghenyconference.org


Pittsburgh Foundation 5 PPG Place Ste #250 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-391-5122 pittsburghfoundation.org Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh 200 Ross Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412.255.6600 ura.org Vibrant Pittsburgh 425 Sixth Ave. Suite 2880 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-281-8600 vibrantpittsburgh.com Visit Pittsburgh 120 Fifth Avenue, # 2800 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-281-7711 visitpittsburgh.com

Education Art Institute of Pittsburgh 420 Blvd. of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-263-6600 Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-268-2905 cmu.edu CCAC 808 Ridge Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412-237-2511 ccac.org Point Park University 201 Wood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-391-4100 PPU.edu

Sanford Brown 421 Seventh Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-567-2771 sanfordbrown.edu

Huntington Bank 310 Grant St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-667-6390 huntington.com

University of Pittsburgh 130 Desoto St # A526 Pittsburgh, PA 15261 412-624-4141 pitt.edu

PNC Financial Services Group One PNC Plaza 249 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 1-888-762-2265 pncbank.com

Financial Institutions BNY Mellon bnymellon.com Fifth Third Bank 707 Grant St # 2000 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412- 291-5555 53.com

Riverset Credit Union 53 South 10th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412-488-2011 riverset.com

Gay & Lesbian Organizations Carnegie Mellon University studentaffairs.cmu.edu/ student-life/lgbtq

Crewheads 412-281-8772 city-net.com/~lewis/ crewheads G2H2 g2h2pittsburgh.com Gay for Good Pittsburgh gayforgoodpgh@gmail.com Gay Life TV gaylifetelevision.com Gay and Lesbian Community Center 210 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412 422-0114       glccpgh.org GLSEN Pittsburgh Chapter 304 Morewood Ave Box A Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-361-6996 glsen.org/pittsburgh

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Impulse Pittsburgh impulsepittsburgh.com Initiative for Transgender Leadership Persad Center 5150 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224  transyouthleaders.blogspot. com Lamba Foundation P.O. Box 5169 Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412-521-5444 lambda-pgh.org Lez Do It lezdoitpgh.com OUT Online 2366 Golden Mile Hwy #195 Pittsburgh, PA 15239 724-733-0828 outonline.com

PFLAG Butler P.O. Box 1631 Butler, PA 16003 724-290-9674 pflagbutler.com PFLAG Greensburg 724-610-9388 pflaggreensburg.org PFLAG Pittsburgh P.O. Box 5406 Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412-833-4556 pflagpgh.org Pittsburgh Black Pride pghblackpride@aol.com Pittsburgh Frontrunners 412-926-9866 pittsburgh-frontrunners.org Pittsburgh Ironmen pittironmen.org

Steel City Bowling League steelcitybowling.org Steel City Softball League PO Box 99493 Pittsburgh, PA 15233 steelcitysoftball.org Steel City Volleyball League 412-506-3187 steelcityvolleyball.org T.R.E.A.T. treatpgh.org

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Persad Center 5150 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15223 412-441-9786 persadcenter.org

James Manzella LCSW, MA 2250 Mary Street, Suite 307 Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412-488-8102 jamesmanzella@me.com Pennsylvania Prevention Project M4mhealthysex.org

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Highmark Fifth Avenue Place 120 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-544-7000 highmark.com

Pennsylvania MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center A427 Crabtree Hall 130 DeSoto Street Pittsburgh, PA 15261 412-624-1895 pamaaetc.org

Pitt Men’s Study PO Box 7319 Pittsburgh, PA 15213 1-800-987-1963 stophiv.org Pittsburgh AIDS Center for Treatment (PACT) University of Pittsburgh Infectious Diseases Falk Medical Building  3601 Fifth Avenue 7th Floor Falk Medical Building Pittsburgh, PA 15213  412-647-7228 dept-med.pitt.edu/ id/pact.html

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Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force 5913 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 412-345-7456 patf.org Positive Health Clinic 1307 Federal Street, Floor 1 Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412-359-3360 Project HOPE  697 State Street Beaver PA 15009.  724-728-8220 or 724-5816825  projecthope_2009@ yahoo.com Shadyside Dentistry 5888 ½ Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Shepherd Wellness Community 4800 Sciota Street Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-683-4477 swconline.org  

Southwestern Pennsylvania AIDS Planning Coalition (SWPAPC) 201 S. Highland Avenue, Suite 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412-363-1022 swpapc.org   Staying Positive  412-4500-POZ stayingpositive.inpgh.org University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 3380 Blvd. of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-641-4828 upmc.com

Pets Animal Rescue League 6620 Hamilton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412-661-6452 animalrescue.org

Western PA Humane Society 1101 Western Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15233 412-321-4625 pahumane.com

Realtors Coldwell Banker 5996 Penn Circle South Pittsburgh, PA 15206 412-363-4000 pittsburghmoves.com

Restaurants/ Bakeries Bistro 19 711 Washington Road Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228 412-306-1919 bistro19.com

Bossa Nova 123 Seventh Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-232-3030 bossanovapgh.com

Dozen Bake Shop 3511 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201 412-621-4740 dozenbakeshop.com

Chipotle Mexican Grill 211 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-224-5586 chipotle.com

Dunkin Donuts 28 Market Square Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-281-3195 heartlandrestaurantgroup.com

Crazy Mocha 5830 Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-441-9344 crazymocha.com

Hard Rock Café 230 West Station Square Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-481-7625 hardrockcafe.com

Damon’s Grill & Sports Bar USX Tower 600 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-434-0800 damonssportsbar.com

Harris Grill 5747 Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-362-5273 harrisgrill.com Lucca 317 S. Craig Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-682-3310 luccaristorante.com

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Luma 8 Brilliant Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15215 412-781-0355 lumapgh.com

Seviche 930 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 1522 412-697-3120 seviche.com

Mighty Oak Barrel 939 Third Street Oakmont, PA 15139 412-826-1069 mightyoakbarrel.com Nine on Nine 900 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-338-6463 nineonninepgh.com

Shiloh Grill 123 Shiloh Street Pittsburgh, PA 15211 412-431-4000 theshilohgrill.com

Pamela’s Diner 60 21st Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222          412-281-6366 pamelasdiner.com Priory Fine Pastries 528 East Ohio Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212 412-321-7270 prioryfinepastries.com

Square Café 1137 South Braddock Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15218 412-244-8002 square-cafe.com Taste of Dahntahn 535 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412- 224-2240 tasteofdahntahn.com Tessaro’s 4601 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-682-6809

Tonic Bar & Grill 3459 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 412-647-8762 tonicpittsburgh.com

South Side Works Pittsburgh, PA 15203 southsideworks.com

Retail Bill Chisnell Productions 1111 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412-251-5601 billchisnellproductions.com Eons Fashion Antique 5850 Ellsworth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-361-3368 Eyetique 2242 Murray Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217 412-422-5300 eyetique.com

Vector Security 100 Allegheny Drive, #200 Warrendale, PA 15086 vectorsecurity.com

Direct Energy 1001 Liberty Ave # 1200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 412- 667-5100 directenergy.com

Travel Classic Travel & Tours 795 Pine Valley Drive suite 16 Pittsburgh, PA 15239 724-733-8747 TRIPSandCRUISES.com

Utilities Columbia Gas nisource.com 1-888-460-4332 Comcast comcast.com 1-800-COMCAST

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