Pittsburgh may not have as large or concentrated an LGBT community as some larger cities, but for Josh Stewart, that’s OK. “ Pittsburgh is a welcoming city in general,” says Stewart, who lives in Baldwin with his husband, Charles, and son, Thatcher. They find the region to be friendly, with a strong sense of community.… Continue reading

Powered by NEXTpittsburgh / Jennifer Baron Summer’s not done with us yet: September has festivals galore, dogs on a bridge, beers on a lake, molten metals, an epic museum party, and much more. Courtesy Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. 1. Festival of Combustion at Carrie Furnaces: September 3 Carrie Furnaces may have closed in 1982 but the molten… Continue reading

Powered by NEXTpittsburgh Written by Jennifer Baron June is this writer’s favorite month, with its lush greens, idyllic temps and promise of summer. As we make the most of long daylight hours, welcome the summer solstice and celebrate all of the dedicated dads out there, June is also the perfect time to rediscover the city’s communal… Continue reading

Uniquely bonded and allied by their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) identity and a love of singing, women and men from the region raise their voices in concert this Sunday evening, Dec. 9, filling Oakland’s Carnegie Music Hall with seasonal song that’s as diverse as the choir itself – joyful, campy, soulful and sassy.… Continue reading

June is the month for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) to celebrate nationwide in cities large and small. The recent Pittsburgh Pride 2012 festivities brought together more than 81,000 people for 10 days of celebrating the diversity that makes our region an inviting place for a weekend or a lifetime. To… Continue reading