Sue Kerr, Editor, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Sue Kerr

Editor, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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Recent:
  • Medium
Past:
  • Pittsburgh CityPaper
  • HuffPost

Recent articles by Sue:

How To Become a Cat Lady in Three Simple Steps

It took me a minute to place the sound that had broken my Saturday morning sleep. It sounded like the chains of Jacob Marley arriving too early, just like Christmas music on the radio tends to do. I… → Read More

My First Letter to the Editor, Published by Vanity Fair in 1995

I used to read Vanity Fair pretty regularly in the 1990’s. I’m unsure how that got started, but I liked the pageantry and almost otherworldly insight into the world of the rich and powerful. So much… → Read More

Do You Have a Thanksgiving Plan?

Coronavirus is roaring back. Last week, the US averaged 53,000 new infections per day. This week, that’s up to 59,000. According to the New York Times, experts forecast hitting 75,687 new infections… → Read More

318 Coming Out Stories from Western Pennsylvania

Today is the day we celebrate coming out — being more open about our LGBTQIA+ identities AND encouraging folx still “in the closet” to take their own steps. Sharing our own unique stories is an… → Read More

29-year-old Mia Green of Philadelphia is Most Recent Black Trans Woman Murdered in 2020

Philadelphia Trans Woman is 29th known victim of fatal transphobic violence in 2020 in the US → Read More

82 Bi+ Stories From Western Pennsylvania to Honor Bisexual Visibility Day

Since 1999 we have honored and acknowledged the bi+ community. → Read More

Q&A: Dr. Heather Johnson on How Our Feelings About Math Shape Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

There are times when you need to rely on your friends to help you navigate a pandemic. Fortunately for me, I have some good friends from high school — including one who is a Ph.D mathematician and… → Read More

23 year old Black Trans Woman Elie Che Found Dead in New York City

August 31, 2020 we lost another trans neighbor, a 23-year-old Black woman from Harlem. Her body was found in the Bronx. Her name was Elie. → Read More

Q&A with Blogger Mark S. King about Awards, HIV Storytelling, and Finding Hope in a Pandemic

As the reigning GLAAD OUTstanding LGBTQ Blog from 2019, it has been my duty to to pass the title and tiara to the 2020 winner, Mark S. King from My Fabulous Disease. While he’s been getting a lot of… → Read More

There was no resource for face masks affirming transgender and queer folks, so we created one

As a queer blogger and social worker, I’m familiar with organizing drives to address gaps in services. Toy drives, food drives, blankets, pet supplies, even creating a tote bag project to support… → Read More

There was no resource for face masks affirming transgender and queer folks, so we created one

As a queer blogger and social worker, I'm familiar with organizing drives to address gaps in services. Toy drives, food drives, blankets, pet supplies, even creating a tote bag project to support food pantries. → Read More

Q&A with a 30-year Employee of a Grocery Store

Many of us who have worked retail and/or grocery retail in the past have some appreciation for what our neighbors in those jobs are experiencing, or perhaps more accurately, we realize that we… → Read More

How to Keep House During a Pandemic: Sanity vs. Sanitization

When this began, we had on hand the following: two bottles of bleach, six bottles of white vinegar, four bottles of Murphy’s Oil Soap, rags, spray bottles, and half a refill bottle of hand soap. We… → Read More

84 Trans Stories from Western Pennsylvania on the Trans Day of Visibility

March 31 is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, devoted to raising the visibility of transgender and gender nonconforming (GNC) neighbors both in terms of their resiliency and successes… → Read More

First Person: I Was Admitted to ICU for COVID-19 Testing. Here’s What To Expect.

My lifelong friend, A, is a 49-year-old, white woman with a 16-year-old daughter. She grew up in Pittsburgh, earned a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and graduated from the Temple University School… → Read More

New #ThingsToDo — A Project for Kids to Help Each Other During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have a new project. Today, we heard from our friends with kids, our family with kids, and neighbors with kids — all struggling to juggle keeping kids engaged and safe while taking care of other… → Read More

Minute by minute with anxiety

I have this stubborn belief that I can somehow untangle the strands of my anxiety from the strands of my trauma responses, that there is a clear line of delineation I can find if I just keep trying… → Read More

Grand Jury Report on Predatory Priests should make you rethink Fish Fry Season

I wrote this in March 2019. I skipped all the Lent fish fries last year, but am unsure what to do this year. → Read More

Behind the essay: How writing about SSDI took a toll on my mental health

On October 28, I sent a draft essay to PublicSource to inquire about their interest in the topic. The final version was published on February 10, 2020. That’s over 100 days. I share this because I… → Read More

I Chose the Aunt Life

Last night, our friends and their kids had dinner with us then came over to hang out with the kittens. During our meal, the elder nibling asked me why and how we are their aunts because we aren’t… → Read More