Pittsburgh added more inclusive language to its anti-discrimination ordinance, including definitions for the terms gender identity and gender expression.
Those terms weren’t previously defined, WESA reports. The city’s Commission on Human Relations brought up the outdated language during Pride Month. That commission is charged with enforcing the anti-discrimination law, according to Pittsburgh City Paper.
Gender identity and gender expression have been added to the protected classes of race, religion, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, age, status as a victim of domestic violence, handicap or disability, or use of support animals, per City Paper.
The changes also use gender neutral terms, changing words like “his” or “her” to “they” or “individual.”
In other news…
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is getting $10 million to fund new cutting-edge technology thanks to the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund a machine called Bridges-2, which specializes in artificial intelligence and machine learning and can be used to research everything from sustainable energy to smart cities to agricultural efficiency. (NEXTpittsburgh)
This throwback photo of Pittsburgh’s Greyhound station looks nothing like the terminal we know today. While just about everything has changed — signage, service routes, business competitors — Greyhound’s prime Downtown location has been a constant for nearly a century. (Pittsburgh Magazine)
If you want to be parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle of the year, Baby Shark Live is coming to Pittsburgh in November and there’s even a meet-and-greet. Tickets go on sale July 12 doo doo doo doo doo do. (KDKA-TV)
Our third Who’s Next: Technology class is here with more than a dozen people who are making tech more equitable, more inclusive, more accessible, and more fun.
There’s creativity, innovation, risk, whimsy, and even philanthropy — all indicators of the undercurrents moving within Pittsburgh’s tech scene and the people who are a part of it.
So meet the up-and-comers who are making Pittsburgh’s tech scene what it is and what it should be.
👯 Saturday: Be wowed by The Steel City Kitty Burlesque & Variety Show at the Mattress Factory featuring burlesque, boylesque, sideshow, drag, contortion, interactive art installations, and performances by LouLou D’vil, Mr. Joe Black, The Reverend Mother Flash, and Isaiah Esquire. (North Side)
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🎵 Experience “a life-changing night of music and inclusion” at the Notes From the Heart Music Concert (Downtown)
💬 Share your opinions about the Garden Theater Block design (Allegheny Center)
🐶 Bring the kids to read to a therapy dog (Millvale)
🌳 Enjoy the sounds of Gypsy Stringz, a quartet specializing in Eastern European music while eating pizza and supporting Tree Pittsburgh (Stanton Heights)
🖼 See the debut of Sharif Bey’s Intuitions, Fault Lines, and Musings exhibit at Concept Art Gallery (Regent Square)
👗 Find some new looks at this pop-up Fashion Market (Downtown)
🎸 Rock out all weekend at the Deutschtown Music Festival (North Side)
👑 Be dazzled by the Queen of the Arcade at this drag comedy show (Downtown)
🎬 Watch the premiere of the new Netflix show Blown Away at the Pittsburgh Glass Center (Friendship)
🎨 Crawl (gallery crawl, that is) through the Cultural District (Downtown)
🌿 Peek into unique green spaces at the Swissvale Edible Garden Tour (Swissvale)
🌬 Learn about air quality, how artists interpret industry, and how to get involved at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Breathe Better Day (Oakland)
🔮 Meet healers and readers while supporting Transpride (Lawrenceville)
🍦 Sample sweets from more than a dozen ice cream shops and support the Children’s Museum (Allegheny Center)
📖 Learn about the Cliftonville Mine Riot at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village (Avella)
🙏 Wind down your weekend with Yoga in the Square (Market Square)
🎼 Listen to some live classical music — it’s BYOB (bring your own brunch) (Point Breeze)
👜 Treasure hunt at the Neighborhood Flea (Strip District)
🌻 Enjoy plants, bands, food trucks, and brews at Weather Permitting (Shadyside)
🚗 Gawk at rare, classic, and exotic cars along Walnut Street (Shadyside)
📷 Have your photo taken as a Tintype, a 19th century process (Troy Hill)
🍹 Learn how to make the perfect Long Island Iced Tea (Downtown)