Tracey, 58, is a Queer Mother Parenting Nonbinary Children #AMPLIFY

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What motivated you to take part in this project? 

Living my truth, parenting non-binary children, wanting to do the best for my family and my clients.

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TransPride Pgh Changes Annual Conference Schedule to Respect Yom Kippur

Transgender Pittsburgh

This is a simple story, but one that illustrates cultural competency and respect by a LGBTQ organization. Earlier this year, TransPride Pittsburgh announced plans for their annual TransPride Pride Week and weekend conference, set for the end of September. The weekend conference was scheduled to have a professional day on Friday September 29, a community […]

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Why Does the Post-Gazette Think There are ‘Same-Sex Practices’ and WTF Are They?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Post-Gazette’s religion writer/editor, Peter Smith, has always struck me as a pompous shmuck. His bias is clear because he peppers his writings with the word ‘homosexuality’ even though all best-practices say that’s unprofessional, inaccurate, unfair and unbalanced. Still, this is the Post-Gazette, so can we really be surprised? They pulled a default endorsement of […]

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My Easter Memories: Reflections on Faith, Food and Frightful Bunnies

Just some random Easter memories. What comes to your mind this time of year? As children, we had designated baskets. Mine was a big wicker style with a floppy yellow bow. My brother had an Easter cart that my father had used in his childhood. Options to hide were somewhat limited in our ranch style […]

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Fish Fry Friday: Ash Wednesday Edition at Assumption Church

Pittsburgh Fish Fry

We got a jump-start on Lenten fish fries this year when we made a spur of the moment decision to run up the street on Ash Wednesday. So this is a very special edition of Fish Fry Fridays. Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry on this Google maps collection. You can also follow […]

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Ten Holiday Things To Do In Pittsburgh

I Made It! For the Holidays

I’ve made these lists up in the past, filled with big plans and remorse over what I didn’t accomplish. Still, here we are on December 1 once again and I’m giving it the good try. Here’s my list of things to do in Pittsburgh this year to celebrate the holidays. Or at least things I […]

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Jeff Hopes LGBTQ Community Will Embrace Common Queer Identity #AMPLIFY

Gay Pittsburgh

Name: Jeff Age:  66 County of Residence:  Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: he, him, his 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? It took me many years to come out. I was 49 when I finally was able to be honest […]

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My High School Physics Teacher Destroyed My Biblical Beliefs

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I grew up Catholic so rarely read the Bible. Actually, never read the Bible except for the year I was confirmed and I was infatuated with my Children’s Bible. My overall religious knowledge was pretty low, but my knowledge of all things culturally Catholic was pretty solid. Case in point – I assumed Joseph of […]

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ReReading The Feminine Face of God

Feminine Face of God

Franz Kafka said, “we ought to read only books that bite and sting us.” What’s the last thing you read that bit and stung you? I consume a vast amount of words each day, mostly online. I read or skim hundreds of articles each day both for my personal interest and for my professional duties. […]

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While We Are Talking Equality …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Other good stuff happened … In New York, openly gay State Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell has announced the introduction of a marriage equality bill.  He announced it by Twitter.  You can follow him @DanielJODonnell  How can you not follow this guy?  It would be like denying yourself a breath of fresh air.  I just nearly gassed […]

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