Sue Kerr

Social worker by day, social media afficionado by night. Pittsburgh native who loves coffee, pets, Ledcat and sharing her fabulous LGBTQ insight.

Sue is currently a contributor to Bilerico and Huffington Post Gay Voices.

Sue runs a small social media consulting company working with non-profits and political campaigns, SueCat Social Media LLC. In 2014, she was named one of "Sixteen Social Media Mavens to Follow" by the website Pop City.  You can read more of her bio at her website "About Us" page. 

Sue and her partner live in Pittsburgh

Why The Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March is Necessary For Survival

For 8 years, I have watched and participated in the growth of Pittsburgh's Dyke and Trans March (formerly known as the Dyke March), an effort led by the steady and dedicated investment of Eli Kuti, a local feminist trans man....more

Don't Take Away Domestic Partner Benefits in Pennsylvania

Allegheny County in Southwestern Pennsylvania has announced plans to eliminate domestic partner benefits for employees, effective July 31, 2014. Same sex couples who receive benefits have until that date to legally marry or lose their benefits. Pennsylvania is the only marriage equality state that does not have statewide non-discrimination protections for sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression....more

Open Letter to Persistent Passive-Aggressive Nice Guy

Dear Persistent Passive-Aggressive Nice Guy,Just stop. Stop reading my blog after this. Stop following me on Twitter and Pinterest and anywhere. I blocked you for a reason. It wasn’t an invitation to give me even more attention. It wasn’t a cry for help. It wasn’t another hurdle in your crusade to get my attention.It was a clear message – I don’t want to be your friend, your girlfriend, your online buddy, your anything. I don’t intend to say “hi” if I see you in public. I don’t want to have coffee. I want you to get out of my life....more

Pittsburgh Mayor Records PSA to Promote HIV Testing

Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center (GLCC) unveiled a 30 second PSA featuring Mayor Bill Peduto discussing the importance of HIV testing. The Mayor came to the GLCC during regular testing hours to be tested ahead of the National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2014. ...more

If You Can’t Afford Tampons, What Do You Do?

This is a problem that I never thought about until I was 25 years old. While my family had financial struggles, I never lacked the items most women take for granted – pads and tampons. At 25, I met Shirley who gently educated me on the impact of poverty on our womanly ways. I learned that women and girls who couldn’t afford these products used rags. And because they did not have a lot of resources for laundry, they either burned or buried the rags....more

Six Summer Personal Care Items You Never Thought To Donate

While it is not technically summer, the 84 degree weather (in Pittsburgh) has me thinking about things like finding my flip-flops, setting out the deck furniture and maybe even planting stuff that grows. I might get ambitious and carry my winter coats to the attic this weekend. Just another ritual in the day to day change of seasons, right?...more

How The #365FeministSelfie Project Prepared Me To Deal With a Hater

Several weeks ago, I stumbled across a Facebook page that was allegedly about all things Pittsburgh and funny. After a few chuckles, I discovered that humor included content that was transphobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, racist, racist and classist. I repeat racist because it was pretty appallling - especially the comments.So I blogged about it.  Content note - that link contains images that are offensive. ...more
LeftStandingUp Thanks for tweeting about my post! :-)more

Six Things You Can Do To Help a Friend Struggling With Depression Have a Better Day

“But I don’t know what to say/do” is something I hear often when talking about mental health. ”I thought it would be best to just let you work it out. You know I am here.”...more

How The Selfie Transformed My World

I absolutely hate photos of me. Or I used to hate them. Now I sometimes like some of them a little bit.Like many women, I am my own worst critic about my appearance. I’m fat, ugly, crooked teeth, scar on my lip, etc, etc, etc. But the thing I’ve hated the most are my eyes....more
melanie jean juneau Thank you for your kind words! :-)more

She's My Partner, Not My Sidekick

One disadvantage to blogging is that I get “the glory” while Laura (Ledcat) often gets overlooked. And when I get the beat down side of a stick, she gets that, too. Unfair....more