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Win a Copy of #PureandSimple Album from @DollyParton #Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Pure & Simple from music legend Dolly Parton! Dolly Records and Sony Music Nashville present Pure & Simple the new album from the internationally renowned music superstar Dolly Parton! Featuring “Pure and Simple,” “Head Over High Heels,” and “Outside Your Door.” “I may not be pure, but I’m as
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

Erie Pridefest Update, Vacation for AMPLIFY and More

Folks, I am tired. It has been a long, hot, and sneezy summer for me. I’ve been caught in relentless torrential downpours, had to go car shopping, lost power on an 85+ afternoon, managed multiple ill pets, wondered every day if this was the day the central AC motor would die, worried about the leaking
Category: Other

Enter to win ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway from music icon Barbra Streisand! #Giveaway

Enter to win ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway from music icon Barbra Streisand! ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway the brand new album from the legendary Barbra Streisand Featuring 10 new Streisand duets of Broadway classics with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood including Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Seth
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

Kitteh, 27, ‘The Door is Open, but I’m Still Sitting on The Floor of That Closet’ #AMPLIFY

Name:  Kitteh Miao Age:  27 County of Residence:  Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: They/them/their (I actually prefer nick names to gender IDs) How do you describe your identity? I am a queer person who ends up in the middle, by averaging out the extremes. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face?  It’s
Category: AMPLIFY

Equality PA, White House To Host Regional LGBT Summit

This looks promising. RSVP to kwilkinson@equalitypa.org
Category: Activism

City of Butler Considers Expanding Non-Discrimination Protections to LGBTQ Community

This is a very important blog post about a very important decision taking place just a wee bit north of Downtown Pgh. Butler City Council is considering creating a Human Relations Authority that would be responsible for ensuring resident of the City are protected in areas of employment, housing and public accommodation from discrimination based
Category: Activism

Samantha, 44, Wants Better Trans Health Choices in Pennsylvania #AMPLIFY

Name: Samantha Age: 44 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: Her, she, b*tch, LOL How do you describe your identity? I am a Trans woman questioning my sexual preference. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I truly was lucky. I found support everywhere. The biggest challenge was telling my Mom. We
Category: AMPLIFY

“Your Story Can Heal” Says Rain, 26, #AMPLIFY

At the end of the day, your silence is damaging. Your story can heal and make people feel like they’re not alone. Name:  Rain Age:  26 ** Update – I made an error and listed Rain’s age as 44. I am sorry for the error. – Sue County of Residence:  Allegheny, formerly Washington and Greene Preferred
Category: AMPLIFY

Went to Podcamp Pittsburgh 11 and Made History

Ah, Podcamp. Each year, I try to put together a panel on different topics based on my current interest. 2010 – I was on a panel about political blogging organized by Bram Reichbaum of The Pittsburgh Comet 2011 – I was on a panel about using social media to good deeds organized by Chris Whitlatch
Category: Activism

Trans Woman Rae’Lynn Thomas, 28, of Columbus, Ohio Murdered By Mother’s Ex-Boyfriend

Rae’Lynn was 28 years old. She was a performer and loved fashion. She transition at age 18, according to her family. And she was brutally murdered in cold blood by her mother’s ex-boyfriend who lived in the family home. From mic.com: Renee Thomas said her daughter transitioned 10 years ago. Rae’Lynn’s aunt, Shannon Thomas, said
Category: Trans