Enter to Win Delirium from Ellie Goulding #Giveaway

DELIRIUM the new album from ELLIE GOULDING Featuring the hit single “On My Mind” and “Something In The Way You Move” Out NOW: http://ell.li/DELIRIUMiT http://elliegoulding.com http://facebook.com/elliegoulding http://twitter.com/elliegoulding http://instagram.com/elliegoulding #Delirium To Enter: You must 18+ and live in the continental United States. You may not have won anything from this site in the past 30 days.
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Derek On Life As a Gay Man With Asperger’s Syndrome #AMPLIFY

Name: Derek Age: 23 County of Residence: Butler Preferred Pronouns: He How do you describe your identity? I am a single, 23-year-old gay man who happens to be gay and who also happens to live with Asperger’s Syndrome. No matter what people say, I try not to let their perceptions define me as a person. Please describe your coming out
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The Art of Blogging – Celebrate the ‘Burghosphere’ at Most Wanted Fine Art

At the beginning of the month, local bloggers nominated their peers for various honors in outstanding blogging achievements. Please join those bloggers and the community to celebrate this amazing community known as the blogosphere or the ‘Burghosphere’ at two upcoming events. Friday, November 20 is a 21+ celebration from 7-10 PM featuring complimentary adult beverages,
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Crockpot Tuesdays

I’m writing this post on a Tuesday about crockpots, but there is no reason to assume I’ll return to the topic on a Tuesday in the future. Fair warning. A consequence of living with anxiety and bipolar disorder is that cooking often falls to the side. Eating can be a challenge. Sometimes, it is remembering
Category: Family

Blogging for LGBTQ Elders Day in Pittsburgh

Today, the LGBTQ website Mombian is sponsoring the inaugural ‘Blogging for Our Elders’ event. On Monday, November 9, 2015, a team of LGBT and progressive sites will run posts dedicated to raising awareness for the issue of LGBT aging. The day of visibility coincides with the TV premiere of Gen Silent, a powerful documentary that
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My Dear John Letter

Dear John, This terrible day is here again – eight years ago, you died. You were 41. And you died. Eight years are a long time. I find that now when I think of you, my first thoughts aren’t of that day. Instead, I think about when we first met and the times you took
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The Art of Blogging

This is my exhibit at The Art of Blogging
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Kaley is Trans, Queer and a Fan of Gender Outlaws

Please note that this is our 70th published AMPLIFY q&a since we began in late May 2015. Thank you to Kaley and everyone who has shared their story. Name: Kaley Age: 30 County of Residence: Allegheny, Grew Up in Butler County Preferred Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity?  I am first a human being, then a woman,
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The Art of Blogging: A Group Exhibit at Most Wanted Fine Art

I’m pleased and a bit nervous to be part of my first group art show. It opens Friday during the November Unblurred Art Crawl along the Penn Avenue Arts Corridor in Garfield. The host gallery is Most Wanted Fine Art. Nine artists are participating. A group exhibit exploring blogging as an art form and the
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Shaquanna Wants Families To Have Positive Conversations With LGBTQ Relatives #AMPLIFY

Name:  Shaquanna Age: 32 County of Residence:  Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: Female How do you describe your identity? Organic!  Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face?   Being the oldest sister of three sisters, I grew up in a household where it was okay to voice your opinion, and speak
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