Tara, 24, is a Femme, Queer Human #AMPLIFY

Name:  Tara Foran Age: 24 County of Residence: Philadelphia, formerly Allegheny County Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? Femme queer.  Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out when I was 17. At the time, I was witnessing a shift in the way the people around me […]

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Bier’s Pub to Host Happy Hour Supporting SisTers PGH, AMPLIFY on Friday, November 17

The folks at Bier’s Pub invite the LGBTQ community and allies to an evening of fine craft brew, drink specials, and appetizers, hosted by Northside neighbor Brian O’Neill columnist with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Happy Hour proceeds will benefit two important LGBTQ projects. SisTers PGH focuses on the needs of homeless transgender neighbors throughout the […]

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Writing Disrupts Complacency #NaBloPoMo Day One

What is your favourite part about writing? I’m rolling my eyes as I tackle this prompt. Regular readers know that I wrestle with the idea of identifying as a writer or artist or anything like that. I’ve adjusted to the idea that blogging is an art form and that blogging is a writing style. And […]

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Guest Bartender Night at James Street Tavern October 24, 5-9 PM to Benefit #AMPLIFY

Here’s how it will work. Each bartender will earn points for two things – the number of people they bring to the event and the amount of $$ they raise. They are competing among themselves and just for fun, as teams, too. Please note that the actual bartender (the one making anything not beer or […]

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Lisa, 47, is a Bi Woman Trying to Find Community in Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

Bisexual Pittsburgh

Name: Lisa Age: 47 County of Residence: Allegheny County, previously Ohio & Puerto Rico Pronouns: She How do you describe your identity? Bi submissive white femme How would you describe yourself NOW in terms of “being out”? Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? At the age of 27, I was dating a woman […]

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Alexia, 40, is Bisexual, Transgender, and Loves Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

Transgender Bisexual Pittsburgh

Name: Alexia Age: 40 County of Residence: Allegheny, formerly Westmoreland Pronouns: She How do you describe your identity? Transgender, bisexual Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I talked to my girlfriend and later to my mom. My gf was shocked at first but supportive afterwards. My mom still in denial, she […]

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54 Bisexual+ Voices from Western Pennsylvania #AMPLIFY

Bisexual Visibility Week

This week is the time of year when we acknowledge and honor bisexuality visibility and awareness, September 17-24, 2017. It is a time to recognize the resiliency, strength, and tenacity of our bi+ neighbors. You can tweet, IG, and more with the #BiWeek hashtag to show your support and appreciation for the bi community. The #AMPLIFY […]

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Update Your #AMPLIFY Contribution if You Like

AMPLIFY LGBTQ

**THIS IS FOR UPDATES ONLY. This is NOT for first time contributors. ** Click here for the update form. First time contributors should go to this form.  #AMPLIFY has been up and running since January 2015 and collected more than 225 contributions. We know that for some folks, life has changed so we are offering an […]

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Fifteen Questions You’ve Been Asking About the #AMPLIFY Project

This is a reminder on how you can add your story to the #AMPLIFY project.  Who Can Contribute a Story?  We are looking for LGBTQ identified folks, 18 and above who have ties to Western Pennsylvania. Ties can be the you grew up here, you attended college or graduate school here, you worked here for […]

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Kelsey, 22, Talks Lesbian Life in Elk County #AMPLIFY

Lesbian Elk County

Name:  Kelsey Age:  22 County of Residence:  Elk County, formerly Jefferson County Pronouns:  Her or she How do you describe your identity?  I’m a white lesbian Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out to my mom when I was 12. I had a signature on […]

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