Need #TransLawHelp? This Pittsburgh attorney if offering it pro bono. Gabriel E. Laborde was inspired by the election of Donald Trump to "look for ways to help people and communities that are the most vulnerable." Laborde said he's heard from three people in Western Pennsylvania. While it's not complex, the process for trans people to change their name or gender marker on an ID or birth certificate involves a lot of paperwork and going before a judge.
It's tough to say. A spokesperson for the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department said they aren't currently tracking how many citations police have written, and a local defense attorney said it's been difficult to get an idea from officers on the ground. “Small amount cases are rarely coming through city court anymore,” said criminal defense attorney Patrick Nightingale, who also serves as executive director of Pittsburgh NORML.
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St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church in Brighton Heights is hosting its first pierogies festival. "On the menu, we will have a selection of delicious pierogies, soups and traditional baked goods," the church says.
Where: St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church at 3455 California Ave. (Brighton Heights)
When: November 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Food trucks including BRGR, Franktuary and Nakama will take part in the 3rd Annual Food Truck Block Party at Carnegie Mellon. "All food trucks are encouraged to give 5 percent of their proceeds to Rainbow Kitchen, Light of Life Rescue Mission, Operation Better Block and Sojourner House," according to organizers. Don't forget cash.
Where: College of Fine Arts parking lot at Carnegie Mellon at 5000 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: November 12, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh comedy podcast 'Drinking Partners' records its 100th episode with special guests Mayor John Fetterman, Baron Batch and Rick Sebak. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., try beers from Shubrew, Rock Bottom, Apis Mead and more. Standup from T. Robe begins at 8:30, and recording starts at 9. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Where: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company at 937 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
When: November 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $20-$25
Head to The Space Upstairs for "improvisational performances, live multimedia experimentations and honest, jazzed expressions of the spontaneous moment" on the second Saturday of the month. November's featured guest is local psychedelic-progressive rock band Chaibaba. BYOB.
Where: The Space Upstairs at 214 N Lexington St. (Point Breeze North)
When: November 12, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to November 13, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.
How much: $10 suggested donation