Jamaica, 41, is Bisexual and Wants the Pgh Queer Community to Have a Voice #AMPLIFY

Name:  Jamaica Age: 41 County of Residence: Allegheny County, I have lived in OH, MN, CA, TX, NY, NC, WA and MT but never anywhere other than in Allegheny County during my PA tenures. Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? I’m a cis white girl and feminine in the way that a cross between Cyndi Lauper and […]

GIVEAWAY: Tickets to Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers LIVE in concert!

Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers LIVE in concert!   Enter for the chance to win a pair of tickets to see two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands – Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers – on the 2054 […]

Luna, 25, is a Poly, Gender fluid, Queer Performance Artist #AMPLIFY

As part of our partnership with FIERCE! International Queer Burlesque, #AMPLIFY will be featuring some of the performers this week. Today, we hear from Luna La Creme who is scheduled to perform at the Friday evening showcase, 7 PM. Tickets still available. Burlesque and queer performing arts are an important part of our community heritage. Name: Luna La […]

Do You Know Your Neighbors’ Names? A Crowdfund in Memory of Henry Dougherty

Recently, my neighbor died unexpectedly. We were out of town at the time of his death and only learned about it nearly a week later during conversation with another neighbor. I was horrified. He was a genuinely nice guy who always said hello and waved. He would run across the street to help with packages […]

EXCLUSIVE: Win Tickets to See FIERCE Queer Burlesque Performancers

Less than a week until the 5th Annual FIERCE! Queer International Burlesque Festival returns to Pittsburgh for four days of fabulous. And we’ve got FREE pairs of tickets to five different performances. Friday Night Showcase at James Street Gastropub 8 PM headlining guest Red Hot Anniefrom Chicago, “Pride” Feature Anja Keister from NYC, and your host Viva Valezz! from […]

Summer LGBTQ Picnics in Western Pennsylvania

Summer picnics are a staple. We are not lacking for opportunities to get out and mingle with our LGBTQ friends. Check out this list of picnics most of which are family friendly and free, but ask you to bring a dish. Big Gay Picnic hosted by OUTIndiana  Saturday, July 22, 6-8:30 PM Mack Park  750 South […]

Bobbi Jo, 63, is a Transgender Lesbian in Indiana County #AMPLIFY

Transgender Indiana County

  Name: Bobbi Jo Age: 63 County of Residence: Indiana, formerly Butler County Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? Female lesbian. I’ve always been attracted to women. Transgender.  Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? It happened while I was in a substance recovery program in Indiana. I am […]

Please Don’t Vote For Me: Pgh City Paper ‘Best of Pittsburgh’ 2017

Nominations are open for the 2017 ‘Best of Pittsburgh’ poll hosted by the Pittsburgh City Paper. I’m asking you to not vote for me as ‘Best Local Blogger’ the category I won in 2016. Don’t get me wrong, this is not false humility. Winning is fun, excellent even. I was blown away when I was […]

Roxxie Thunder, 27, is a Glittery Pansexual Femme from Beaver County #AMPLIFY

Name: Roxxie Thunder Age: 27 County of Residence: Beaver County, formerly Lawrence, and Allegheny counties Pronouns: She/her/hers How do you describe your identity? Glittery pansexual Femme with a passion for glitz and glamour. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? My coming out experience was a little rough, when I started performing […]

Influenster Review: Cesar Dog Food Not Fit For My Dog

Cesar Milan Dog Food

I’m an Influenster which means I occasionally receive boxes of stuff to review. I’ve decided to be more diligent about tracking my interviews by posting on my blog. First up is Cesar Dog Food – Filet Mignon Flavor gourmet dry dog food. To be honest, I don’t know why I ended up with this product. […]