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Pittsburgh drag scene adjusts to new normal

Dan Minkel, a North Huntingdon resident, performs as a drag queen in Pittsburgh under the name Scarlet Fairweather.

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor

June 23, 2020

Most drag queens and kings earn money and practice their craft by performing at bars, which closed March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the City’s drag scene has far from disappeared.

Artists to listen to during Pride Month and the rest of the year

When not onstage singing, Tegan and Sara Quin use their voices to advocate for LGBTQ+ equality, as well as other human rights movements.

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, For The Pitt News

June 23, 2020

Pride Month shines a light on the LGBTQ+ community and its members, although their music, art and stories shouldn’t only be recognized in June. Regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity, here are a few artists in the LGBTQ+ community to listen to this month — and every month after.

Editorial | Acknowledge progress and pitfalls during Pride month

The People’s Pride march kicks off from Freedom Corner.

By Pitt News Editorial Board

June 12, 2019

But the past few years also brought forth a slew of hateful events, serving as a bleak reminder that we still have a long way to go. In order to continue progressing forward, it’s vital to acknowledge both the progress and the pitfalls.

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