LGBTQ&A Archive

Rach, 36, Loves a Girl in Armstrong County #AMPLIFY

Name: Rach Age: 36 County of Residence:  Armstrong, formerly Allegheny Preferred Pronouns:  Just me How do you describe your identity? I’m just a girl who is in love with a girl. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face?  Was in high school. I found support through my friends. The
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Kim, 40, Mother, Pansexual, Mexican-American & Washington Co Resident #AMPLIFY

Name:  Kim Age: 40 County of Residence: Washington, formerly Allegheny and Westmoreland counties Preferred Pronouns: pansexual How do you describe your identity? I’m mother to a 20-year-old transwoman. I’m a third generation Mexican American. I tend to take in wayward humans and animals. Im a singer. Im permanently disabled. I bake really crazy cakes. Im many things. Im a
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AMPLIFY Stage Event Has Been Cancelled

I am sorry to inform you that we will not be proceeding with the stage version of the AMPLIFY project. If you have purchased tickets, you can follow information on the tickets or receipts to request a refund. Of course, we are disappointed. But sometimes differences in artistic vision require us to simply shake hands
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Robert Traveled From Fayette County to Los Angeles #AMPLIFY

Name: Robert Hensley Age: 37 County of Residence: I was born and raised in Fayette County; I live in Allegheny and Erie Counties while in college. Now lives in Los Angeles, California.  Preferred Pronouns: Human. I find this dialogue block offensive. It perpetuates labeling. How do you describe your identity? I describe myself as a human being, a person with
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Kay, 27: Not Ashamed Of The Reality of Me #AMPLIFY

  Name: Kay Age: 27 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: n/a How do you describe your identity? I am Kay…I am a tall stout masculine woahman!👌💯…I’m not a lady…I’m not a man…I’m me….according to society I’d be considered a soft stud…I am black, irish, and indian. I’m originally from Bloomfield 👏👏😂 Please describe your coming out experience. Where did
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Heidi, 28, Learned It’s Okay To Be An LGBT Christian #AMPLIFY

Name: Heidi Age: 28 County of Residence:  Westmoreland, formerly Allegheny and Fayette Preferred Pronouns: she How do you describe your identity? Female, lesbian Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I was 20. I fell in love, but was too afraid to admit it. Eventually the girl (who i knew
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#AMPLIFY Zine Issue 2 Now Seeking Sponsors for June/Pride Edition

UPDATE – just an FYI that we are dedicating Issue #3 to the bisexual and pansexual community. It will be released in September for Bi Visibility Week. The overwhelming success of Issue #1 has put an entirely new spin on our plans for the second issue which will also double as the event program for
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#AMPLIFY LGBTQ Families, 29 Parents Share Their Experiences

For the past 18 months, I have been collecting Q&A responses from LGBTQ folks with ties to Western Pennsylvania. The project is called #AMPLIFY and we plan to continue seeking Q&A contributions through the end of 2017. Participants are 18+, identify as part of the LGBTQ community and have ties to Western Pennsylvania. We ask
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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
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