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Pumpkin Spice Latte Memes and All of The #PSL Goodness

I’m a pumpkin fall junkie so just for random fun, here are some of my favorite memes. (From previous years if you get a giggle out of this like me.)          
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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
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AMPLIFY draft

  Name:  Age:  County of Residence:  Preferred Pronouns:  How do you describe your identity? Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face?  How would you describe yourself NOW in terms of “being out”?  Tell me about the first LGBTQ person whom you met. What impact did they
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Behind the Pittsburgh Guest Blogging Event: NSFW Edition

While prepping for the Pittsburgh Guest Blogging Event, John from Ya Jagoff and I had a colorful conversation that he described as: I am laughing at this email. It has more nasty words in one email than any email I’ve ever sent or received…sounds like it came from George Carlin. Lol!!! It all began in
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A Lexicon for Insulting: 2016 Pittsburgh Guest Blogger Event

Today’s post comes from John Chamberlin of Ya Jagoff, and is part of a special day of shenanigans from other Pittsburgh Bloggers. You can see my post over on MelissaFirman.com, where I explore the art of blogging. A Lexicon for Insulting  Disclaimer: for the most part, I suggest that you be considerate and nice to
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Finalists in the Readers Choice Awards

The finalists have been announced in what I’m told is a record-breaking number of votes cast for the Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter 2016 Readers Choice Awards. I am honored to be voted as a finalist in nine categories. I am especially proud that the #AMPLIFY project is a finalist as well. Here are the categories
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Thank You For Nine Nominations In The Readers Choice Awards

We are honored to be nominated for nine awards across eight categories for the 2016 Keystone Alliance Gaylife Newsletter Reader’s Choice Awards.  Thank you to everyone who nominated us in these categories. We regularly contribute to the newsletter and appreciate their good work in the Southwest Central PA region. This is the semi-final ballot. To vote,
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A Thank You From Persad & SAGE for Your Gifts to LGBTQ Elders

A message from Kathi Boyle with the Persad SAGE project. It was a wonderful day with the Westmoreland LGBTQ Senior Group! A generous donor gave Persad a gift specifically to allow us to get these folks together at least every other month for a meal and socializing.  The day started with pick-ups in Apollo, Vandergrift
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LIHEAP helps you pay your heating bills! A LGBTQ Perspective

Guest blogger: Rayden Sorock Did you know there is a program that will help you pay your heating bills if you make under a certain amount of money a year? The eligibility cut off is pretty generous – if it’s just you in the house and you make less than $17,655 a year, you can
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Of Great Ideas

What’s the best idea you’ve ever had? Regale us with every detail of the idea — the idea itself, where it came to you, and the problem it solved. I’m an idea person. Perhaps I would have done well in marketing, but I chose social work so I that’s where I’ve been applying my ideas
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