Author Archive

Mel, 40: Bi, Queer and Pan Folks Don’t Always Speak in a Gay or Lesbian Voice #AMPLIFY

Name:  Mel Age: 40 County of Residence: Butler, formerly Crawford and Clarion counties Preferred Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? I am a queer, disabled, pagan, working-class fat white chick. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out to my family and friends in high school. I’m
Category: AMPLIFY

Enter To Win a Copy of #LoveYouToDeath from Tegan and Sara

Enter to win a copy of Love You To Death, the new album from Tegan and Sara! Featuring the hit single “Boyfriend” plus “U-Turn” and “100x.” Pre-order and instantly receive all three tracks plus “Stop Desire.” Available June 3: Tegan & Sara Store: http://teganandsara.com/shop/ iTunes: http://smarturl.it/LY2DiTunes Catch Tegan and Sara on Tour in North America!
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

Giveaway: Jennifer Nettles New Album #PlayingWithFire

  Enter to win a digital copy of Playing with Fire from Jennifer Nettles! Playing with Fire the highly-anticipated new album from Grammy Award-winning Country superstar Jennifer Nettles Including “Unlove You,” “Sugar,” and “Drunk In Heels” Available NOW: http://smarturl.it/GetPlayingWithFire Playing With Fire Track list: 1. Playing With Fire 2. Unlove You 3. Hey Heartbreak 4.
Category: Reviews, Interviews, Giveaways

Mitch, 52, Believes In The Power of Movies to Create Community #AMPLIFY

Name: Mitch Leib Age: 52 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: he How do you describe your identity? I am a gay man Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I think we all come out in stages. My closest high school friends knew. Others probably assumed. I was pretty much out
Category: Activism

Trans Woman of Color Mercedes Successful, 32, Murdered in Florida

She was 32 years old which puts her among the older victims of the epidemic violence against transgender women  (and men) in our society. But still 32 is utterly young to lose your life. Mercedes Successful was murdered, the 11th person this year alone. Successful was born in Kingston, Jamaica and represented that country in
Category: Activism

alexis, 29, talks compensation & community for marginalized lgbtq neighbors #AMPLIFY

Name: Alexis Age: 29 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? I am jewish white stealth non binary transsexual poly bisexual genderfucked intersex who experiences transmisogyny Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I began publicly ID as bisexual age 7 or 8. I did
Category: AMPLIFY

Camellia, 30, is a Lesbian, Soon-to-be Wife, and Momma #AMPLIFY

  Name:  Camellia Age: 30 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: She/her How do you describe your identity? Lesbian, soon-to-be-wife, momma. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face?  I was in my painted blue bedroom with posters of Shakira, Destiny Child, Amgelina Jolie, SI swimsuit models and Shaina Twain reading
Category: AMPLIFY

First Issue of AMPLIFY Zine Available Now in Western PA, List of Distribution Spots

It is FINALLY here – Issue one of the AMPLIFY zine. And I think it is pretty awesome myself. You can click here to see a web version of the zine with clickable links. You can download a pdf version here to print. You can pick up a hard copy at these locations – check back
Category: AMPLIFY

Pride Night at PNC Park Returns in 2016

This made me smile – the Pirates have brought back Pride Night at PNC Park. This year’s festivities will take place on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:05 when the Pirates take on the New York Mets. The Pirates have teamed up with Persad Center, the region’s oldest LGBTQ organization, that will receive a portion of
Category: Recreation/Social

Staci, 52, Wants More Representation For The Bi Community #AMPLIFY

  Name: Staci B Age: 52 County of Residence:  Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: she How do you describe your identity?  As a writer, I have often pondered the question, “Who am I?”. I still don’t have an answer. I have come to understand, especially in the last two years or so, the privilege that I’ve experienced as a
Category: AMPLIFY