LGBT Archive

Shawna on Her Unique Experience as a Lesbian in Indiana County #AMPLIFY

Read the entire AMPLIFY LGBTQ Q&A archive. AMPLIFY LGBTQ is a new occasional series of blog posts designed to give a “signal boost” to the voices of our LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania. We are using a Q&A format and will minimize editing their responses. The questions, however, may change as we ask each participant to
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Daniel Wants To See More Diverse Employers in Western PA #AMPLIFY

Note: I’m publishing this a little early because on Wednesday I’ll be traveling to Erie to get ready for Pride! Read the entire AMPLIFY LGBTQ Q&A archive. AMPLIFY LGBTQ is a new occasional series of blog posts designed to give a “signal boost” to the voices of our LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania. We are
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Be Part of the LGBTQ AMPLIFY Q&A Series

  Saturday morning, the owner of the art gallery where I am an artist in residence was driving in East Liberty. When he pulled up to a redlight, a man on a bicycle stopped to lean in the window and say “You guys rock because of The Amplify!” What struck me is that not only is this random
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25 Year Old Ashton O’Hara Was Most Recent Transgender Person Reported Murdered in The US

It was the community conversation around the murder of Amber Monroe in Detroit earlier this month that brought to light yet another violent crime against a trans person of color. 25 year-old Ashton O’Hara was found brutally murdered in a field on July 12, 2015. Their mother attended the mid-August conversation with praise for the
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Larry Traces His Coming Out to JFK and A Frat Brother #AMPLIFY

Read the entire AMPLIFY LGBTQ Q&A archive. AMPLIFY LGBTQ is a new occasional series of blog posts designed to give a “signal boost” to the voices of our LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania. We are using a Q&A format and will minimize editing their responses. The questions, however, may change as we ask each participant to
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Jesse Believes in the Power of [Trans]cendence #AMPLIFY

Read the entire AMPLIFY LGBTQ Q&A archive. AMPLIFY LGBTQ is a new occasional series of blog posts designed to give a “signal boost” to the voices of our LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania. We are using a Q&A format and will minimize editing their responses. The questions, however, may change as we ask each participant to
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TWOC Amber Monroe Murdered in Detroit #SayHerName

Amber Monroe, a 20 year old trans woman of color, was murdered in Detroit this weekend. She’s the 3rd transwoman to be murdered in the past 17 days in the United States. While details are still limited, Equality Michigan released a statement: The body of 20-year old Amber Monroe was found murdered in Detroit this
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Religious Liberty – How Gays Became Bullies

On Tuesday July 7, 2015, I attended a “religious liberty” seminar sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. I did this for two reasons. One to get continuing legal education credits to maintain my law license. Two to see what the religious (right-wing) folks were up to. This seminar was planned before the United States Supreme
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