Municipal ID Program Could Benefit LGBTQ Community in Pittsburgh

A proposed initiative would make municipal ID cards, known as Bridge ID, available to Pittsburgh residents. This could afford LGBTQ residents some unique opportunities. The IDs are particularly useful to connect individuals with services and supports. A report released last week describes the benefits and systems necessary to implement a city wide ID program. From […]

Eileen, 52, Reflects on the Awakening of Her LGBTQ Community #AMPLIFY

Pittsburgh Gay

Name: Eileen Age: 52 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: Female How do you describe your identity? I am an simply put, just ME. I truly despise all the labels that are being thrown around today in the LGBTQ world to describe people. I believe that the people thinking they have to have a need to label themselves is just […]

Rach, 36, Loves a Girl in Armstrong County #AMPLIFY

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Name: Rach Age: 36 County of Residence:  Armstrong, formerly Allegheny Preferred Pronouns:  Just me How do you describe your identity? I’m just a girl who is in love with a girl. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face?  Was in high school. I found support through my friends. The […]

The Anxious Life Part Six: I’m Not Talking About Orlando

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I don’t want to talk about it. I put the rage and fear and hopelessness into a little box and tucked that into my heart in a little space that keeps it secure. I was very sad for very many days. I spent those hours asleep or numb which is what you feel when you […]

Kim, 40, Mother, Pansexual, Mexican-American & Washington Co Resident #AMPLIFY

Washington County

Name:  Kim Age: 40 County of Residence: Washington, formerly Allegheny and Westmoreland counties Preferred Pronouns: pansexual How do you describe your identity? I’m mother to a 20-year-old transwoman. I’m a third generation Mexican American. I tend to take in wayward humans and animals. Im a singer. Im permanently disabled. I bake really crazy cakes. Im many things. Im a […]

Enter to win a copy of #Hero from @MarenMorris

GIveaway Maren Morris

Enter to win a copy of Hero from Maren Morris! Hero – the new album from Country music star Maren Morris! Featuring the smash hit “My Church” plus “80s Mercedes,” “Rich,” “Drunk Girls Don’t Cry,” and “I Wish I Was.” Available NOW: http://smarturl.it/mmhero http://marenmorris.com http://facebook.com/marenmorris http://twitter.com/MarenMorris http://instagram.com/MarenMorris #Hero To enter, you should be 18+ and […]

AMPLIFY Stage Event Has Been Cancelled

I am sorry to inform you that we will not be proceeding with the stage version of the AMPLIFY project. If you have purchased tickets, you can follow information on the tickets or receipts to request a refund. Of course, we are disappointed. But sometimes differences in artistic vision require us to simply shake hands […]

Robert Traveled From Fayette County to Los Angeles #AMPLIFY

Gay Pittsburgh

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 […]

The Anxious Life, Part Two

Since I work up Sunday morning and read about the mass murder of predemoninantly Latinx LGBTQ people in Orlando, I’ve been in a perpetual state of terror. I read two or three articles to get a sense of what was happening and as I cried, my heart started to thump ominously. I felt the familiar […]