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Every story raises the visibility of LGBTQ experiences in Western PA. 

AMPLIFY is a storytelling project, a community art project and a historical archive project sharing the lived experiences of LGBTQ neighbors in Western Pennsylvania from 2015-2020. Contributors use an online form to answer questions about their lives and those contributions are published as individual blog posts without being edited, modified or altered.* These are the true stories of our neighbors in their own words.

 

 

Shortcuts

Click here for the archived contributions, updated 2-3x each week.

Click here for the project FAQ.

Click here to contribute your own story to the project.

Click here to read what people are saying about #AMPLIFY (Press and media page.)

Click here for more information on the 26 county region of Western PA and the LGBTQ neighbors who have ties to those counties.

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Click here to read Issue #1 of the AMPLIFY zine (Click here for a copy to download and print)

AMPLIFY

The concept is straightforward. Use the Q&A format to amplify the lived experiences of individuals whose lives are not often highlighted in traditional media.

Read the published Q&A’s here

(More are coming every week.)

Goals

  • To explore the realities of our LGBTQ neighbors in their own words so as to better understand how their identities impact their day to day lives.
  • To identify barriers they face in day to day life, including discrimination and bias.
  • To identify how they contribute to a thriving region, including what unique strengths they bring to the table.
  • To connect with all 26 counties in Western Pennsylvania and identify resources, services and supports that may not be widely known, again in the voices and realities of the LGBTQ folks living there.

How to participate

  • You can complete the survey here  Note – the online Q&A uses a google form so you cannot save your answers (without a lengthy convoluted hack explanation.) Be sure to leave the tab open until you are finished.
  • I will send you a printed version of the Q&A if you would prefer to fill it out by hand. Contact me at pghlesbian at gmail.
  • I am speaking to groups and hoping to attend events throughout the 26 counties. Please contact me if you would like a speaker or more information to share with your members. This can include PFLAG, GSA meetings, book clubs, bowling groups, etc.

To learn more about my professional qualifications, please visit my LinkedIn profile.


Read the published Q&A’s here

Support #AMPLIFY with a donation today. Help us continue sharing the stories.

Below is a reverse chronological list of the AMPLIFY Q&A’s

 

  1. B, 28, Feels Alone As a Bisexual Person in Beaver County 
  2. Destiny, 24, is Deaf, Autistic, Androgyne, and Bisexual
  3. Castiel, 36, is Bisexual and Gender Fluid in Westmoreland County
  4. Rachel Lange, 42, took a few steps out of their gender closet
  5. Mairin, 31, is an out and proud lesbian in Philadelphia with Pittsburgh roots
  6. Trans Woman Jayme Lyn, 59, Wants Us To Remember the ‘Mature’ Trans Community
  7. Emilee, 21, Describes Life as a Chinese-American Lesbian in Rural Fayette County
  8. Amanda, 25, identifies in part as genderfluid, ecosexual, and focused on being out to themself
  9. Vincent, 54, is a Nonbinary Transmasculine & Queer Asian Pacific Islander in Pittsburgh
  10. Anonymouse, 62, is an Atypical Late Blooming Bisexual in Somerset County
  11. Ary, 53, Shares Their Experiences as a Nonbinary Gynophile 
  12. Shawn, 41, identifies as a gay/queer/bear/cub/ethical slut
  13. Bob, 24, is an autistic butch non binary lesbian. This is their story.
  14. Flip, 32, Describes Rural & Urban Life as a Pansexual, Queer Man 
  15. Rachael, 21, Describes Bisexual Life in Rural Western PA 
  16. Anonymous, 46, is a Lesbian Who Chooses Not to Be Involved in the Pittsburgh LGBTQ Community 
  17. Lisa Moondrop, 33, Has a Voice as a Bisexual Person in Western Pennsylvania 
  18. Laura, 56, is a Lesbian Who Wants to Shine a Spotlight on LGBTQ History, Issues
  19. Jessica, 38, is a Cis Lesbian Who Came Out Later in Life 
  20. Priya, 24, Identifies as an Aromantic, Asexual Indian American College Student
  21. a. drift arguello, 41, identifies as an autistic, queer, apache mexican,artist
  22. Chris, 22, is a Gay Man Who is Out, Proud, and Never Looking Back
  23. Deb, 60, is a Lesbian Who Wants to Preserve Western PA Gay History #AMPLIFY
  24. Eli, 37, is a Queer Bisexual, Trans Man, and Small Business Owner #AMPLIFY
  25. QT is a 28 year old cis, white, queer female with ties to rural Western Pennsylvania
  26. Anastasia, 55, is a Woman Who Identifies as a White Trans Lesbian in Pittsburgh
  27. Eli, 41, is a Feminist Trans Man Describing Queer Life in Pittsburgh
  28. bee Revisits 60+ Years of Her Feminist Lesbian Experiences in Pittsburgh 
  29. Maria, 37, is a Queer Trans Latinx Challenging Us To Be Better Trans Allies 
  30. Madelyne, 19, Shares Her Story as a Lesbian Growing Up in Johnstown
  31. Sarah, 38, Talks Transitioning in Her Rural Pennsylvania Community 
  32. Helen, 32, is a Lesbian, Immigrant, Irish Comedian Living in Pittsburgh 
  33. Jason, 38, Talks About Workplace Discrimination as a White Gay Man 
  34. Bill, 62, is a Gay Man Being Visible in Mercer County 
  35. Joslyn, 22, is a Trans Female Concerned About LGBTQ Mental Health Supports 
  36. Maxwell, 22, is a Queer Trans Man from McKean County 
  37. Rene, 48, is a Lesbian from Mercer County who wants to belong 
  38. Ehrrin, 45, identifies as a white cis fat queer femme dyke in Pittsburgh 
  39. Maria Talks Lesbian Life in the North Hills of Pittsburgh 
  40. Suzanne, 39, never felt that honoring her orientation was even an option 
  41. Leo, 24, Fears the Erasure of Nonbinary/Bisexual/Pansexual/Asexual/Demi Narratives in the Queer Community 
  42. Ashley, 18, is a Bisexual/Queer Woman Attending College in Allegheny County 
  43. Ian, 27, is a Gay Trans Man Resisting Gender Expectations
  44. Jenna,19, is Proud of Her Lesbian Identity 
  45. Stephen, 36, is a Gay Male Gaymer in Armstrong County 
  46. Meg, 34, Wants to Make an Impact With Grace 
  47. Carla, 39, Identifies as a Bisexual, Non-Binary Scientist and Educator 
  48. Allie, 51, Talks Living as a Trans Woman in Washington County
  49. Eric, 35, is a Gay Man Who Has Learned to Live With Microaggressions
  50. Hutch, 57, Marched With Harvey Milk and Knows We Have Miles To Go 
  51. Jay, 27, Discusses Challenges of Being a Straight Trans Man 
  52. Louie, 50, Identifies as Queer, Pansexual, & Kinky 
  53. Kat, 33, Shares Her Story as a Trans Woman to Find Some Peace 
  54. Paul, 61, Marched in Pittsburgh’s First Gay Pride March in 1973 
  55. Brian, 32, is Trans, Nonbinary, and Queer in Westmoreland County 
  56. Madi Scull, 20, Identifies as a Nonbinary, Asexual Lesbian 
  57. Lange, 41, is a Queer Single-Parent in Pittsburgh 
  58. Hansen, 20, is an Unapologetic Queer Filmmaker 
  59. Kyle, 22, is a Bisexual, Vegetarian from Crawford County
  60. Jess, 22, is a Poly, Bisexual Woman in Pittsburgh
  61. Madison, 40, is a Pansexual, Trans Woman Who Loves Pittsburgh
  62. Rae, 48, is a Pansexual Trans Woman Living in Allegheny County
  63. Mahogany LaPiranHa, 38, is a 6‘4“ androgynous African-American badass 
  64. Rain, 42, is a Gay Woman in Pittsburgh
  65. He’s a cisgender polyamorous bisexual guy, but nobody asks
  66. Joseph, 28, is a HIV+ queer and gay man in Pittsburgh
  67. Winter, 18, Identifies as a Genderquestioning Bisexual Person
  68. Dezmanian, 28, is a Black Man Who Happens to be Gay 
  69. Dakota, 27, Wants You to Support Queer Activists & Queer Art 
  70. Lissa, 28, Identifies as Genderfluid, Grey Ace, and Poly
  71. Kool Kase, 32, is a Black Lesbian at Peace With Herself
  72. Sam, 28, is a Genderqueer Artist in Pittsburgh 
  73. Jennifer is 40, Bisexual, and a Fan of Sara Lance 
  74. Reece, 31, Grew up in Southern Virginia, but Found LGBTQ Connections in Pittsburgh
  75. Tara, 24, is a Femme, Queer Human 
  76. Michael, 50, is a Gay Man Who Lives Without Shame 
  77. Dan, 36, is a Bisexual Man in Pittsburgh Who Wants to Build a Better World 
  78. Ben, 30, Wants All Gay White Men to Learn To Take a Step Back 
  79. Rachel, 24, Asks Where Are Our Out, Queer Women Role Models in Pittsburgh? 
  80. Laura, 42, is a Bisexual Mom in Pittsburgh 
  81. Brad, 33, is a Gay, Black Man Who Does Charity Work as a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence 
  82. Tracey, 58, is a Queer Mother Parenting Nonbinary Children 
  83. Bebe Beretta, 27, is Nonbinary, Genderfluid, and Wants More LGBTQ Folks to Connect
  84. Dave, 33, Identifies as a Queer, recovering Gay White Man 
  85. Helen, 51, Came Out as Bisexual in the Army National Guard
  86. Meg, 28, is Nonbinary, Genderqueer, Polyamorous, and Pansexual
  87. Keith, 48, is a Gay, White Man Using Marriage Equality for Teachable Moments in North Carolina 
  88. Hilary, 44, Works Hard to Boost Pansexual Identity in Erie County
  89. Lisa, 47, is a Bi Woman Trying to Find Community in Pittsburgh
  90. Amy, 46, is Bi in Pittsburgh, But Not Really Out
  91. Alexia, 40, is Bisexual, Transgender, and Loves Pittsburgh
  92. Jez, 50, Came Out As Trans in 1985 in Rural Washington County
  93. Morgan, 31, is a Black, Bisexual, Queer, Polyamorous Woman & Mother
  94. Kelsey, 22, Talks Lesbian Life in Elk County 
  95. Tristan, 28, is Gay, Mexican-American, a Comedian and Writer and Drag Queen 
  96. Pastor Reed, 48, Puts a Face and Name to Being a Gay Christian
  97. Carmen is 42, Bisexual, and Resonates With Genderfluid Identity
  98. Jamaica, 41, is Bisexual and Wants the Pgh Queer Community to Have a Voice
  99. Luna, 25, is a Poly, Gender fluid, Queer Performance Artist 
  100. Bobbi Jo, 63, is a Transgender Lesbian in Indiana County
  101. Roxxie Thunder, 27, is a Glittery Pansexual Femme from Beaver County 
  102. Maya, 20, Identifies as a Black Queer Fat Femme Woman 
  103. Mindy, 42, Lives Semi-Open as Trans in Rural Elk County
  104. Katie, 25, Identifies as Puerto Rican, White, Cis-Female and Lesbian
  105. Dylan, 28, is a Queer, Autistic Transgender Man
  106. Angie, 32: Out, Loud, and Proud Black Pansexual Mom
  107. Krista, 28, Lives in Washington, PA as a Pansexual Woman
  108. August, 46, Feels Separate as a Black Gay Man 
  109. Tanha, 36, is a Queer, Bisexual Woman in Erie 
  110. Joel, 35, is Gay, a Trans Guy, Polyamorous, Christian, Parent, & Husband 
  111. Chrissy, 40, Wants LGBTQ Folks to Educate One Another With a Sense of Humor 
  112. Lora, 33, Talks About Coming Out, Family Support, & LGBTQ Narratives
  113. Selene, 60, is genderfluid, pansexual, femme-presenting, neuroqueer and more
  114. Scott, 53, is a Gay Man Exploring Transition & Identity Anew 
  115. Marcia, 58, is Cisgender, Lesbian & Slightly Gender Nonconforming
  116. Seth, 21, Came Out as Bi and Trans Via Power Point 
  117. Krissy, 34, Talks About Step Parenting as a Bisexual Woman 
  118. Rev Leonard, 37, is a Black same-gender loving freedom fighter – #200
  119. Wendi, 31, Describes Being a Trans Ally in Her Workplace
  120. Chica Discusses Her Bisexuality to Show Solidarity 
  121. Brandon, 23, Identifies as a Pansexual Genderqueer Male
  122. Angela is a Queer Mother & Intersectional Feminist
  123. Tyler, 18, is a Pansexual Trans Man in Erie
  124. Chris, 40, is an Aspie Queer Girl With Some Kinks
  125. Bi and Demi, Kristen Wants You to Get Uncomfortable With Your Privilege 
  126. Caiolin, 56, is Just Another Woman Who Happens To Be Trans
  127. Regina, 33, Finds Comfort in Lesbian Ambiguity
  128. Megan, 22, is a Bisexual Woman Using Her Voice To Grow Her Community
  129. Ally, 20, Describes Her Fluid Sexual Orientation 
  130. Maddy, 23, is Queer and Gender Nonconforming in Allegheny County 
  131. Jason, 42, aka Miss Thea Trix Spreads a Positive Vibe in the Mon Valley
  132. Jesse, 28, Helps To Build New LGBTQ Community Supports in Mercer County 
  133. Sean, 29, Wants to Change the LGBT Climate in Western Pennsylvania 
  134. Emily, 40, Talks About LGBTQ Visibility, Intersectionality & Resiliency 
  135. James, 54, Is a Gay Pittsburgh Dad Living in Texas
  136. Kyle Discusses Privilege & Perception of Gay, White, Cisgender Men
  137. Shari, 57, Wants More Inclusivity & Power for QTPOC
  138. Leo, 42, is a Bi Man in Erie County Who Wants to be Heard
  139. Laura, 44, is a Lesbian Mom in Fayette County 
  140. Dawn, 33, Describes Life as a Trans Woman in Westmoreland County 
  141. Emma, 28, Keeps Her Queer Eyes Open in Pittsburgh
  142. Ravenna, 37, Pansexual Trans Woman Living in the Allegheny County Suburbs 
  143. Vanessa, 31, Describes Her Transition & Life as Pansexual in Washington County
  144. Tara, 29, Describes Life in the Shenango Valley as a Bisexual Woman  ** #175
  145. Lav, 29, a Queer Trans Gender Non Binary Mermaid Witch Warrior 
  146. Vi, 24, Is Very Concerned About Trans Health Issues in Pittsburgh 
  147. Mitch, 27, Describes Life in Butler County as a Gay Man
  148. Kierra Darshell is Pittsburgh’s First Lady of Drag
  149. Alexa, 22, Talks About Acceptance as a Bisexual Woman
  150. Ira, 30, Identifies as Pansexual, Genderqueer and Possibly Agender 
  151. Lavi, 29, is Trans Queer Bi and Wants Your Respect & Support
  152. Ciora, 27, Says Trans People Have the Strength of Two Souls
  153. Anonymous, 30, Wants More Visibility for the Pansexual Community 
  154. Janet, 66, is Bisexual, Cisgender and Gender Nonconforming
  155. Dominic, 18, Is a Bisexual Man Finding His Comfort Zone in College 
  156. Dean Sees Queer Struggles as Stories of Strength
  157. Brian, 29, Wants the LGBTQ Community to Address Social Isolation
  158. Morgan, 21, Hasn’t Met Other Openly Gay Suburban Couples 
  159. Hayley, 46, Wants To Keep That Pride Feeling Year Round #160
  160. Brian, 35, ‘It’s okay to be who you want’ 
  161. Jim, 63, Reminds Us That Environmental Issues Are Queer Issues
  162. Kitteh, 27, ‘The Door Is Open But I’m Still Sitting on the Floor of the Closet’
  163. Samantha, 44, Wants Better Health Choices for the Trans Community
  164. ‘Your Story Can Heal’ Says Rain, 26
  165. Jill, 48, Has Ties to Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland Counties
  166. Caitlyn 51, Lives Her Authentic Self as a Trans Woman in Erie 
  167. Melissa, 23, is Androgymous and Queer in Butler County
  168. Delilah, 31, Finds Trans Community on Twitter
  169. Jamie, 52, Celebrates the Queer Tribe Rising
  170. Jessica, 28, is Resisting Bisexual Erasure in Pittsburgh
  171. Benjamin, 35, is a Cis Gay Man Who Came Out Four Times
  172. Chi Chi, 47, Lives Her Version of Latina, Queer and Spiritual
  173. Jay, 33, Says Stories Are Part of Queer Liberation
  174. Cheryl, 42, Wants Us To See Everyone in the LGBTQ Community
  175. Dave on Coming Out and Being Out in Cambria County
  176. Avery is a Bisexual, Latino Tran Man in Cambria County
  177. Eileen, 52, Reflects on the Awakening of Her LGBTQ Community  (142)
  178. Rach, 36, Loves a Girl in Armstrong County
  179. Kim, 40, Mother, Pansexual and Mexican-American in Washington County
  180. Kay, 27: Not Ashamed of the Reality of Me
  181. Heidi, 28, Learned That It’s Okay To Be A LGBT Christian
  182. Mel, 40: Bi, Queer and Pan Folk Don’t Always Speak in a Gay or Lesbian Voice
  183. Mitch, 52, Believes in The Power of Movies to Create Community
  184. alexis, 29, talks compensation & community for marginalized lgbtq neighbors 
  185. Camellia, 30, is a Lesbian, Soon-to-be Wife, and Momma 
  186. Staci, 52, Wants More Representation for the Bi Community
  187. Rachel, 30, Is In The Process of Coming Out as Bisexual
  188. Bill, 52, is a Gay Man Living in a Small Town in Cambria County
  189. Patricia, 41, Does Not Feel Safe as a Trans Woman in Her Urban Pgh Suburb
  190. Mariah, 38, Wants More Support for Westmoreland LGBTQ Neighbors 
  191. Norman, 67, is a Gay Black Male of African Descent
  192. Wes, 44: Queer Trans Man, Parent Wants You To Know That He Exists
  193. Lisa Believes Being Out and Honest is ‘Like Flying’
  194. Sueno, 33, Adds Her Particular Color of the Rainbow to the #AMPLIFY Narrative
  195. Maggio, 28, is Unapologetically a Bi-sexual Queer Feminist Scholar
  196. Ben, 29, is Proud to be a Queer Pittsburgher
  197. Martha, 52, is a Gay Woman Spending Her Whole Life Coming Out
  198. Naheen, 29, is a Gay Black Male Who Feels Confident in Himself 
  199. Mia Donna Has a Wild Happy Life as a Pansexual Polyamorous Person
  200. RevDrRay, 49, Believes LGBTQ Folks Deserve Strong & Powerful ‘Spiritual’ Life
  201. Sara, 28, Single Mom, Agnostic Jew, and Queer in Ohio
  202. Shain is 32, grew up in Mercer County and now lives in NYC
  203. Bobby, 50, Queer Trans Guy, White Anti-Racism Activist
  204. Diane, 56, Is Asexual With Lesbian Leanings and a Writer
  205. Pixie, 26, is Androgynous, Non-binary, Genderqueer and Lesbian, But Identifies as Pixie
  206. Tylor, 30, is a Pansexual Trans Man Who Wants Better for Young People
  207. Nayck, 50, Identifies as a Black, Gay, Domini-rican in Pittsburgh
  208. Jill, 49, Wants Young LGBTQ People To Have a Safe Place to Go In Cambria County
  209. As a Gay Man, Ryan Wants More Scrutiny of Bath Houses and Non-Profits
  210. Dani Janae, 23, Identifies as a Black Femme Lesbian Poet & Trauma Survivor
  211. Jay, 54, Considers His Gay Identity Both Now and The
  212. Ama, 30, is a Girl Who Likes Girls and Who Likes Guys
  213. Austin, 30, is a Straight Trans Man from Washington County
  214. For Jodi’s Kids, Having Two Mothers Is Just a Fact of Life
  215. Char, 62, is a “Very Late Bloomer” Lesbian in Cambria County
  216. Minion Wants to Talk About What It Means to Be a Queer Black Futch Leathergirl
  217. Kim, 44, Say She Lost Her Job in Beaver County Because She’s a Lesbian
  218. Alissa, 34, is Just Another Girl in the Crowd in Lawrence County
  219. Carina, 18, Identifies as Plus Sized Monogamous Queer and Femme 
  220. John, 38, is a Johnstown Based LGBTQ Activist **#100
  221. Corvus Regrets the Lack of a Sober, Queer, Radical and Disability Friendly Community in Pgh
  222. KK Compares Small Town Michigan to Pittsburgh
  223. De, 49, is Concerned About LGBTQ Youth in Rural Western PA
  224. Joe Was Dragged Out of the Closet As A Young Man
  225. KD is a Gay Woman Who Chooses to be On the Periphery
  226. Sabrina, 50, Found New Friends When She Came Out as Trans
  227. Lela Wants Bisexual Voices To Be Heard
  228. Kevin, 38, Talks About Jack Kerouac, Senior Housing and Gay Crushes 
  229. Jus Hadiya Wants to Spread Education 
  230. Viva Valezz is a Queer Burlesque Performer Parenting a Gender Fluid Child
  231. Alyssa is First Generation Cuban American, Trans, Gender Nonconforming and from Beaver County
  232. Heather Refuses to Marginalize Herself as a Bisexual Woman
  233. As a Lesbian, Shelly Values Her Ties to Rural Indiana County
  234. Elliot is Bi, Trans and Wishes Westmoreland County Was Talking More About Queer Youth
  235. Gloria a Happy Black Lesbian
  236. Moira Describes the Toll of Gatekeeping on the Trans Community
  237. Sara, 35, On Her Reality as a Lesbian in Western Pennsylvania 
  238. Mark, 29, Talks About Gay Stereotypes in Pittsburgh
  239. Ade is Pansexual, Androgynous and Finds Comfort in Their UU Community
  240. Dinah Denmark: Lesbian, Jewish, Buddhist
  241. Jazmine, 46, Has Advice for LGB Allies to the Trans Community
  242. Niki Talks About Living as a Gender Queer Trans Woman in Pittsburgh
  243. Cavanaugh, 25, Talks About Genderflux Identify and the Value of Self-Care
  244. Jean Came Out as Bisexual After Retirement
  245. Kathi Wants To Connect with LGBTQ Elders in Rural Communities
  246. Casey, 38, Honors One Year Since Coming Out As a Gay Woman
  247. Roman Knows to the Depths of His Soul That He Is a Man #AMPLIFY
  248. Erin Answered These Questions to Challenge Bisexual Erasure
  249. Mair, 55, Came Out the Same Week As Ellen DeGeneres #AMPLIFY
  250. Derek On Life As a Gay Man With Asperger’s Syndrome #AMPLIFY
  251. Kaley is Trans, Queer and a Fan of Gender Outlaws
  252. Shaquanna Wants Families to Have Positive Conversations With LGBTQ Relatives
  253. Raven Has Not Told Anyone That She’s Pansexual Because She’s Afraid
  254. Walter Wants Western PA to Be More Vibrant, Tolerant and Diverse
  255. Janie From Brackenridge: Being Trans Limits Many Things
  256. Cat is Queer, Genderflued and Fully Out #AMPLIFY
  257. Jeff Hopes the LGBTQ Community Will Embrace a Common Queer Identity
  258. Jesse Talks About Living as a Trans Woman in a Culture of Fear
  259. Jess is a Lesbian Mother Who Wants More Family Friendly Resources
  260. Saintly Sinner is a Cisgender Lesbi Not So Flexible Black Biological Womyn
  261. Diane Discusses Being Belligerently Out in Pittsburgh
  262. Jaime From The ReelQ Film Festival Says Yep I’m Gay
  263. Scott Describes Life as a Gay Bear in Rural Armstrong County
  264. Claudette is a Non-Binary Queer Who Wants Us To See Beyond the L and the G #AMPLIFY
  265. Taylor Wants More LGBTQ Resources and Community Unity
  266. Alexandria is a Lesbian Artist Trying To Get Her Bearings
  267. Anonymous Grieves How Pittsburgh’s Gay and Lesbian Community Treats Bisexuals
  268. Erik Is a Cis White Working-Class Queer from Clearfield County
  269. Maria Wants You To Know a Family Like Hers #AMPLIFY
  270. Lyndsey Identifies as a Queer Genderfluid Lipstuck Butch
  271. Alex is a Black Trans Man Who Doesn’t Apologize For His Existence
  272. Mario Identifies As Queer Rustbelt Genderfluid Artist #AMPLIFY
  273. PJ Identifies as a Cis White Gay Man With a Twist of Genderqueer</a
  274. Ashe Believes To Be Queer Is To Be Yourself #AMPLIFY
  275. DJ Scott Is a Gay Black Man Full of Positive Vibes #AMPLIFY
  276. Kitty Is Out and Open as a Bisexual Trans Woman in Erie County #AMPLIFY
  277. Shawna on Her Unique Experience as a Lesbian in Indiana County #AMPLIFY
  278. Miss Erie Pride 2015: Embrace Who We Are Meant To Be #AMPLIFY
  279. Daniel Wants to See More Diverse Employers in Western Pennsylvania
  280. Alex Describes Erie’s LGBTQ Community as Live and Let Live
  281. David Talks About the State of Equality in Erie
  282. For Kristina, Being Out is Her Normal
  283. Bee Asks Where Single Parents Fit Into the LGBTQ Community
  284. Jessi is a Trans Lesbian Who Asks Questions
  285. Larry Traces His Coming Out to JFK and a Frat Brother
  286. Jesse Believes in the Power of [Trans]cendence
  287. Vic Lives Closeted in Westmoreland County
  288. Kayden Wants to Be Safe Holding Her Partner’s Hand in Pittsburgh
  289. Tony Believes Everyone in the LGBTQ Community Matters
  290. Brandon Believes Pittsburgh Should Have Better Trans Health Resources
  291. Cindy Has Been Fundraising for the GLCC for 14 Years
  292. Coley Claims to Be Invisible in Plain Sight
  293. Carmen is a Queer Black Womyn From Pittsburgh
  294. Darcell Hopes Everyone Will Find Love
  295. Sivynn Acknowledges That Some People Just Don’t Pay Attention to His Transition
  296. Amber Has Always Been Proud of Being OUT
  297. Shell is Proud of the Positive Impact of Pittsburgh Black Pride
  298. Gary Has Lived in Northwest and Southwest PA As An Openly Gay Man
  299. Patrouious Describes His Fears & Frustrations as a Trans Man in McKean County #AMPLIFY
  300. John is a Geeky, White, Cisgender, Queer, Pagan, Proletariat Hippie #AMPLIFY
  301. Skip Believes The Act of Coming Out Is a Continuous Process
  302. Sam Prefers the Ambiguity of Queer Identity to a Specific Label
  303. Jan Offers an Older Perspective on LGBTQ Pittsburgh
  304. Meg Is a Country Queer
  305. CJ Describes Living Stealth As A Trans Man
  306. Bob Is the First Openly Gay Elected Official In Northwestern PA
  307. Paula Speaks Out About Bi-Erasure and Bisexual Exclusion
  308. Joy KMT Values Intersectional Healing Spaces
  309. Katie-Anne Speaks As Two Spirited Bi Gendered Resident of Johnstown
  310. Twist Shares Their Life as Neuroqueer
  311. kelly emphasizes that ‘gay is not the totality of me’
  312. Gina Shares Her Truth With Those Who Deserve To Know
  313. Donna Met a Female Impersonator Who Made a Lasting Impression
  314. Joyce Believes Tolerance Is Not Acceptance
  315. Mike Talks About the Privileges of Living in Erie as a Gay Man
  316. Rashod Is An Unapologetic Trans Man of Color
  317. Tara Wants Us To Talk About Intersectionality

 

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