Sue Kerr, Editor, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Sue Kerr

Editor, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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Past articles by Sue:

Black Trans Woman Pooh Johnson, 25, Murdered in Shreveport, Louisiana

Her name was Pooh Johnson. She was 25-years-old and was an accomplished makeup artist with a glamour centered business Titanizer Mua. → Read More

Did Dunkin Unveil New Product, ‘Pre-Dunked’ Donuts?

At first, I was just angry that the food I ordered through GrubHub was not what I expected — I anticipated the coffee being in a cup and the food relatively dry. Instead, I ended up with a dozen… → Read More

Black Trans Woman Miss Coco, 44, Shot to Death in Dallas

Black Trans Woman Miss Coco, 44, Shot to Death in Dallas. On Saturday, August 7, 2021, a 44-year-old Black trans woman known as Miss CoCo was shot to death in a homeless encampment in Dallas…. → Read More

Black Trans Woman Tierramarie Lewis, 30, Murdered in June in Cleveland

Note — my blog at is migrating to a new server so I cannot add new content. All of these posts will be added when the work is complete — Sue A 30-year-old Black trans woman… → Read More

Black Trans Woman Shai Vanderpump, 23, Murdered in New Jersey

Note — my blog at is migrating to a new server so I cannot add new content. All of these posts will be added when the work is complete — Sue 23-year-old Shai Vanderpump was shot in the… → Read More

UpStairs Lounge, Pulse Nightclub, and 941 Saloon — Intersections of Racial Justice, Trauma, and Identity

In the summer of 2020, a group of activists protested the racist dress code of a local LGBTQ owned bar and restaurant called the 941 Saloon. It was a situation that required a response because this… → Read More

What Happened to Poe Black, a 21-year-old Trans Man Killed in Slab City, California?

The body of 21-year-old Poe Black was discovered in the Sonoma Desert on May 11, 2021 near Slab City in Niland, California. Also known as Oliver Jackson, Poe was a resident of Slab City, an… → Read More

Black Trans Woman Serenity Hollis, 24, Killed in Albany, Georgia

Serenity Hollis, a 24-year-old Black trans woman, was murdered in Albany, Georgia on Saturday, May 18, 2021. Her family believes it may have been a hate crime and local police aren’t ruling that out… → Read More

22-year-old Latinx Trans Woman Iris Santos Killed in Houston Chick-fil-A Parking Lot

Her name was Iris Santos. She was a 22-year-old Latinx trans woman living in Houston, Texas. She is now the 20th transgender American to be murdered during 2021. Iris Santos was shot and killed at… → Read More

Black Trans Woman Dominique Lucious, 26, is the 14th Victim of Transphobic Homicide

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, a 26-year-old Black trans woman named Dominique Lucious was murdered in Springfield, Missouri. From KY3 television (deadnaming at original article); Police have made an… → Read More

Body of 19-year-old Chicago Black Trans Woman Found in June 2020, Finally Identified in April 2021

On June 6, 2020, the body of an unidentified young Black trans person was found in an abandoned building at 7908 S Laflin in Chicago. → Read More

Black Trans Woman Jaida Peterson, 29, Murdered in Charlotte, North Carolina

Jaida Peterson was a 29-year-old Black trans woman living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her death on April 4, 2021 makes her the 15th transgender or gender nonconforming neighbor to be killed this… → Read More

How Our Lesbian Wedding Registry Reunited a Missing Cat With His Humans

In early January, a cat named Buddy escaped from his foster group during a routine transport. He was spotted on the Northside in the Allegheny West neighborhood. In early February, two lesbians also… → Read More

Correction: Three Young Trans Folx Were Murdered in Western Pennsylvania This Past Week

Earlier this week, we reported on the tragic shooting death of 22-year-old Jasmine Cannady and younger brother, Jeffrey ‘JJ’ Bright, in Ambridge, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. At that time, we noted… → Read More

16-Year-Old Trans Male and Older Sibling Shot to Death by Mother in Western Pennsylvania

Another tragedy involving a trans neighbor unfolded Monday, February 22 in Ambridge, Beaver County, Pennsylvania when a 48-year-old mother shot both of her young adult children in the head, killing… → Read More

Gay Respectability and How Our Families Reacted to Our Wedding

Today marks our two week wedding anniversary. We had originally planned to celebrate with Mexican food and a Henry Louis Gates marathon, but the frigid temps make it patently unfair to ask any human… → Read More

Both of my parents have COVID-19

Last week, my brother contacted me to let me know. He had authorized requesting hospice for them. → Read More

Black Trans Woman Alexus ‘Kimmy’ Braxton, 45, Killed in Miami

Alexus Braxton, also known as Kimmy Icon Braxton, was killed in Miami on February 4, 2020. Police discovered Braxton’s body at approximately 10:31 p.m at the California Club Condominiums at 915 North… → Read More

The Vulnerability of a Wedding Registry

You would think a wedding registry would be the fun part of wedding planning, but oh no no no no. → Read More

Black Gender Nonconforming Teen Shot to Death in Alabama

This is complicated story about identity, but it is a story that must be shared within that complexity because it also reflects the consequences of intolerance and hate in our society. The victim who… → Read More