Q&B Episode 17: Jasmine Hearn

What’s up internets! Are you ready for the lovely Jasmine Hearn? This flygirl from Houston has been sharing her love of dance with the ‘burgh for the past 7 years. Check our lively conversation. Please note, our recording took place during the Rhinestone Steel Queer Music Festival and some sound distortion was difficult to control. Team Q&B is still learning how to do this audio thing…we appreciate your patience. Jasmine is pure gold, so take a listen all the way till the end. It’s worth every minute.

Our topics include:

  • Growing up with Bey’s little sister, Solange
  • Dancing with thick thighs
  • The beautiful people…
  • That’s What She Said, a public performance about first dance memories
  • Flashdance, Jennifer Beals & Pittsburgh

**That’s What She Said, a duet by Jasmine Hearn & Beth Ratas
First installment – July 28 – Three shows: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm  (lasts about 30mins)
Enright Park (between Friendship and Penn Ave at the end of South St. Claire St)
Donation $10

Music credit: Bill Ray Drums, Slinky Rock Thing (ccMixer)

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Q&B Episode 16: Briizy Maraj

We are so happy to present our latest guest! Briizy Maraj is a bright, passionate young man from Pittsburgh. Briizy was suggested to us as a guest by our friend, Vanessa German, and we had a blast spending time with him! He is a bus connoisseur, loves Trina, his family, and making art. Currently, he’s a junior in college and interning at Gaylife Television– which we had not heard of, so thank you for sharing that with us (we’re still not 100% sure what it is but are linking to it for anyone interested). Continue reading “Q&B Episode 16: Briizy Maraj”

Q&B Episode 14: Theo George


What’s up internets? It’s Queer & Brown in Steeltown with another installment of our podcast! For episode 14  we invited Theo George, a talented guitarist, drummer and DJ whose lived in Pittsburgh for 3 years. Theo’s passion is jazz and developing jazz programming for younger audiences. He’s also transitioning from female to male and wanted to use the podcast as a platform to share his story! This episode focuses on Theo’s transition and we end up touching on all kinds of things:

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