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 […]

Riding Out Hurricane Andrew: 25 Years Later

As I’m watching the media coverage of the impact of Hurricane Harvey, I keep flashing back to my experiences with Hurricane Andrew. In August 1992, I had just relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for graduate school. I knew exactly one person, a classmate from undergrad. I wasn’t especially enamored of post-graduate work and not especially […]

Morgan, 31, is a Black, Bisexual, Queer, Polyamorous Woman & Mother #AMPLIFY

Pittsburgh polyamorous bisexual queer

Name: Morgan Age: 31 County of Residence:  Allegheny Pronouns: She/her How do you describe your identity? I am a black, bisexual, queer, polyamorous woman and mother. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out to the “general public” in a long Facebook post after the Orlando tragedy in 2016. […]

Why Does the Post-Gazette Think There are ‘Same-Sex Practices’ and WTF Are They?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

The Post-Gazette’s religion writer/editor, Peter Smith, has always struck me as a pompous shmuck. His bias is clear because he peppers his writings with the word ‘homosexuality’ even though all best-practices say that’s unprofessional, inaccurate, unfair and unbalanced. Still, this is the Post-Gazette, so can we really be surprised? They pulled a default endorsement of […]

Remembering Things The Wrong Way

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

My mind is sort of stuck in low-gear these days, so I’m using blogging prompts to plow through while creating content. Write about a time you realised you were mistaken. I have a very clear and distinct memory of the first time I remember an adult in my family dying. My maternal grandfather had died […]

Kiwi Herring, 30, is the 18th Trans Person Killed in 2017 #SayHerName

Kiwi Herring

Kiwi Herring was a Black trans woman from St. Louis. She died after being shot by police at 8 AM on Tuesday, August 22 outside an apartment complex. Police were responding to a domestic call. According to police, Kiwi had a knife when they entered the apartment in response to the call. She allegedly slashed […]

Enter to win “Your Song” remixes from Rita Ora!

  Enter to win “Your Song” remixes from Rita Ora! “YOUR SONG” the hit single from international superstar RITA ORA Win special remix CDs with mixes by Disciples, Cheat Codes and more! Out Now: http://atlanti.cr/yoursong facebook.com/RitaOra twitter.com/ritaora instagram.com/ritaora #YourSong   Rules! Enter by leaving a comment on this blog post. Why do you want to win? […]

Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center Renamed Pgh Equality Center

Big news in Pittsburgh – the organization we all know as the GLCC or the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh has officially changed its name to the Pittsburgh Equality Center. “When we looked at rebranding with a new name and logo, we were particularly mindful of the long history and the work of […]

The Story of My Life: Coping With The Dark Tales That I Can’t Explain

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Content Note: Catholic priest sexual abuse, sexual assault I’ve learned not to say ‘well, it can’t get any worse’ when it comes to genealogy. Knowledge is power and sometimes learning the truth about your ancestors (and living family) can be harmful. Nonethless, it is truth. It is the story of my life. I have over […]