Fish Fry Friday: St. Peter & Our Lady Queen of Peace on #NorthsidePgh

Welcome back to Fish Fry Fridays, 2017 Edition! It is going to be a great spring filled with fish, fish and some occasional shrimp. Name: St. Peter/Our Lady Queen of Peace (Northside) Fish Fry Map Logo Date: March 10, 2017 Time We Ate: 5:00 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry […]

Statement From Lenore “Lee” Dingus, Seneca and Co-founder of Echoes of the Four Directions

As part of my earlier post, I reached out to several local women in the native community. This is a response from one woman – she offered it to me as a quote, but I thought her comments warranted their own post  and she agreed to let me publish in their entirety ~ Sue Submitted […]

The Furthest Thing From a Racist is Not Any White Woman Alive

(Please be sure to read Part Two.) As I understand it, this is how events unfolded Whirl Magazine co-founder Christine McMahon Tumpson announced a networking event scheduled for April 4, 2017 at Three Rivers Casino. The event was titled “POW WOW” and was branded like this. Local indigenous and native women objected. Whirl issued a […]

Brandon, 23, Identifies as a Pansexual Genderqueer Male #AMPLIFY

pansexual genderqueer Pittsburgh

Please share a lived experience, anecdote or fact about life as an LGBTQ person in your community. One of my customers at work had recently come out as trans. She hasn’t said anything to me but I saw her dressed in female clothes and was carrying herself different. The second time I saw her I asked what prownouns she preferred and if she had a different preferred name. And she just seemed to be so happy that I had taken the time to ask and respect her as a female.

I’m Honoring #DayWithoutAWoman by Fundraising for a Pittsburgh Vigil to Honor Trans Women of Color

I wasn’t sure exactly how to honor this day. I work from home and don’t have plans to really shop or spend money of any sort this day. As a two women household, abstaning from household or caretaking labor is not possible because there is no one who is not woman-identified to pick up (or […]

Angela is a Queer Mother & Intersectional Feminist #AMPLIFY

Name: Angela Age: 28 County of Residence: Allegheny,  formerly Berks, Montgomery, Bucks in PA. Also lived in Rome, Italy, and the SF Bay Area of California Preferred Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? I am a white cis woman. I am disabled by our society that allows people (mostly who are feminine) to remain chronically ill. I am […]

Rest In Power, Dakota James

Dakota James Missing Person

I read with mixed emotions the news that the body of 23-year-old Dakota James had been found in the Ohio River near Neville Island. Dakota has been missing since January 25, 2017. There’s no appropriate comment, nothing I can think of that would bring comfort to the exhausted family who lost a 23-year-old adult child […]

Fish Fry Friday: Return to Church of the Assumption (Bellevue)

Welcome back to Fish Fry Fridays, 2017 Edition! It is going to be a great spring filled with fish, fish and some occasional shrimp. Name: Church of the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary (Bellevue) Date: March 3, 2017 Time We Ate: 5:15 PM Random review of #fishburgh adventures during Lent. Find a fish fry […]

Tyler, 18, is a Pansexual Trans Man in Erie #AMPLIFY

Name: Ty Age: 18 County of Residence: I’ve lived in Erie, Edinboro, and will be moving to Warren, Pa. Pronouns: He/him/his How do you describe your identity? I am a transgender pansexual male. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? When I came out as a lesbian, I didn’t face any problems. […]

LGBTQ Things To Do in Western PA #AMPLIFY

LGBTQ Things To Do Pittsburgh

Welcome to the current edition of our new feature  – a signal boost to the efforts of our #AMPLIFY contributors to strengthen our communities. Our first posts were well received! This list is not all-inclusive or comprehensive, but we’ll do our best to share the items our contributors ask us to promote. If you’d like to […]