#BornThisDay: Writer, Gertrude Stein

  February 3, 1874- Gertrude Stein: “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” I caught it yesterday while channel hoping. The familiar Woody Allen opening credits were rolling and I decided ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Songwriter, Billy Strayhorn

November 29, 1915- Billy Strayhorn William Thomas Strayhorn is a major musical figure for me, & he is a considerable contributor to the world of jazz, as well as an imperative Gay Icon. He is the composer of one of my most admired songs. I ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Andy Warhol

August 6, 1928- Andy Warhol. I remember quite well, my parents shaking their heads & saying: "that is not art... it is a painting of a soup can!”  when I expressed my appreciation for the work of Andy Warhol. The point of the matter was, I really "got him" ... See the Rest

Hooray! Today Is Sharon Needles Day in Pittsburgh!

The Pittsburgh City Council presented hometown hero Sharon Needles with an official proclamation declaring it “Sharon Needles Day in Pittsburgh” for her accomplishments as a LGBT ... See the Rest