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

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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.

Robert Traveled From Fayette County to Los Angeles #AMPLIFY

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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 […]

Because I’m a Survivor

Are you stubborn as a grass stain or as easy going as a light breeze on a warm day? Tell us about the ways in which you’re stubborn — which issues make you dig your heels in and refuse to budge? )  

Goodbye Glee

I didn’t watch manyepisodes of GLEE last year because of the change in the schedule. Still, I felt an investment in knowing what happened to the characters I had come to appreciate. I was also pleased GLEE made it this long – I still feel bad about “My So Called Life” and “Popular” ending too […]

LGBTQ&A: Jessie Ramey Believes That LGBTQ Kids Are Part of Yinzercation

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles. I met Jessie through her advocacy for public education. It became almost immediately apparent that she understood LGBTQ issues for students (and […]

LGBTQ&A: Judicial Candidate Eleanor Bush Understands Why Burt Hummel is The Greatest Parent in the History of Television

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles. I first met Eleanor and her husband in a coffeehouse in Squirrel Hill – and I was immediately struck by her energy. […]

NaBloPoMo: Where Do I Find The Energy?

NaBloPoMo: Where Do I Find The Energy?

Friday, January 11, 2013 How do you find the energy to write when you’re not in the mood? Well, typically, I don’t. Unless circumstances dictate otherwise – a topic or story that has to be covered. Sometimes, I approach those posts like they are official work assigments and go through the motions. Sometimes, I set […]