316 Reasons to Add Your LGBTQ Story to the #AMPLIFY Archive

Since 2015, we have been collecting stories from LGBTQ folks with ties to Western Pennsylvania. Some live here now, others grew up in this region. Others still attended college or had a job that brought them here or spent summers with their grandparents in an outlying community.

Here includes 26 counties in Western Pennsylvania, from Greene in the Southwest up to Erie in the Northwest tip, then east to McKean and down south to Bedford. The region includes Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Sharon, Oil City, and St. Mary’s. It is predominantly rural communities with small towns clustered around some urban pockets, college towns, and industrial spots.

And it is very queer. Queer and trans and bi and lesbian and gay and more – the legacies of people who do not fit under the cisgender, heterosexual umbrella run deep throughout the entire region. Our archive reaches back to the Kennedy Administration and paints a broad portrait of LGBTQ life in the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and through today. Contributors describe the many intersecting identities that create their life stories, a rich array of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, ethnicity, religion, and more. Many of them are from the small towns and rural communities, some others are still living discrete lives for assorted reasons. Some are breaking down barriers and smashing glass ceilings while others describe the rigors and challenges of living quietly queer lives. More than a few prefer their small towns and rural locations while others are eager to try new environs. Some use their full name and photos, others opt for a pseudonym and do not submit a photo.

All of them have important stories to tell, as do you.

If you are part of the LGBTQ community (however you define it) and have ties to at least one of the 26 counties in Western Pennsylvania, we want your story. Please set aside some time to complete the Q&A at your convenience. It takes about 30 minutes of your time. You’ll find the Q&A here in a Google form – you can’t save a partially complete form, you have to do it all in one setting or leave the tab open on your computer. It is a bit easier on a computer than a phone.

We would particularly like to solicit more stories from neighbors who do not see themselves reflected in our current archive.

Why should you do this?

Representation and visibility matter. A lot. I cannot tell you how many times someone has contacted me to talk about a particular #AMPLIFY post capturing or coming close to capturing their lived experience. And it matters to see yourself in a project like this.

Everyone is on an equal footing in this project. It doesn’t matter if you have money, power, and influence – your contribution is the same as everyone elses. The table is infinitely big and there are plenty of seats without anyone sitting at the head or the foot. The historical record of the LGBTQ community includes all of us.

Misperceptions abound so you can help to set the record straight (ouch) as it were. Why do people choose to live in rural communities versus Pittsburgh proper? What are the college campuses like? Are there LGBTQ resources outside of Allegheny County? Was there a queer community before Corporate Pride took shape in 2006? Where is it safe to live? Where is it welcoming and affirming to work? Have we come far in the measure of your own life?

Add your story. Read the existing posts. Share the project with friends and neighbors.

And here are the 316 reasons for you to do that .

Below is a reverse chronological list of the AMPLIFY Q&A’s

  1. Destiny, 24, is Deaf, Autistic, Androgyne, and Bisexual
  2. Castiel, 36, is Bisexual and Gender Fluid in Westmoreland County
  3. Rachel Lange, 42, took a few steps out of their gender closet
  4. Mairin, 31, is an out and proud lesbian in Philadelphia with Pittsburgh roots
  5. Trans Woman Jayme Lyn, 59, Wants Us To Remember the ‘Mature’ Trans Community
  6. Emilee, 21, Describes Life as a Chinese-American Lesbian in Rural Fayette County
  7. Amanda, 25, identifies in part as genderfluid, ecosexual, and focused on being out to themself
  8. Vincent, 54, is a Nonbinary Transmasculine & Queer Asian Pacific Islander in Pittsburgh
  9. Anonymouse, 62, is an Atypical Late Blooming Bisexual in Somerset County
  10. Ary, 53, Shares Their Experiences as a Nonbinary Gynophile
  11. Shawn, 41, identifies as a gay/queer/bear/cub/ethical slut
  12. Bob, 24, is an autistic butch non binary lesbian. This is their story.
  13. Flip, 32, Describes Rural & Urban Life as a Pansexual, Queer Man
  14. Rachael, 21, Describes Bisexual Life in Rural Western PA
  15. Anonymous, 46, is a Lesbian Who Chooses Not to Be Involved in the Pittsburgh LGBTQ Community
  16. Lisa Moondrop, 33, Has a Voice as a Bisexual Person in Western Pennsylvania
  17. Laura, 56, is a Lesbian Who Wants to Shine a Spotlight on LGBTQ History, Issues
  18. Jessica, 38, is a Cis Lesbian Who Came Out Later in Life
  19. Priya, 24, Identifies as an Aromantic, Asexual Indian American College Student
  20. a. drift arguello, 41, identifies as an autistic, queer, apache mexican,artist
  21. Chris, 22, is a Gay Man Who is Out, Proud, and Never Looking Back
  22. Deb, 60, is a Lesbian Who Wants to Preserve Western PA Gay History #AMPLIFY
  23. Eli, 37, is a Queer Bisexual, Trans Man, and Small Business Owner #AMPLIFY
  24. QT is a 28 year old cis, white, queer female with ties to rural Western Pennsylvania
  25. Anastasia, 55, is a Woman Who Identifies as a White Trans Lesbian in Pittsburgh
  26. Eli, 41, is a Feminist Trans Man Describing Queer Life in Pittsburgh
  27. bee Revisits 60+ Years of Her Feminist Lesbian Experiences in Pittsburgh
  28. Maria, 37, is a Queer Trans Latinx Challenging Us To Be Better Trans Allies
  29. Madelyne, 19, Shares Her Story as a Lesbian Growing Up in Johnstown
  30. Sarah, 38, Talks Transitioning in Her Rural Pennsylvania Community
  31. Helen, 32, is a Lesbian, Immigrant, Irish Comedian Living in Pittsburgh
  32. Jason, 38, Talks About Workplace Discrimination as a White Gay Man
  33. Bill, 62, is a Gay Man Being Visible in Mercer County
  34. Joslyn, 22, is a Trans Female Concerned About LGBTQ Mental Health Supports
  35. Maxwell, 22, is a Queer Trans Man from McKean County
  36. Rene, 48, is a Lesbian from Mercer County who wants to belong
  37. Ehrrin, 45, identifies as a white cis fat queer femme dyke in Pittsburgh
  38. Maria Talks Lesbian Life in the North Hills of Pittsburgh
  39. Suzanne, 39, never felt that honoring her orientation was even an option
  40. Leo, 24, Fears the Erasure of Nonbinary/Bisexual/Pansexual/Asexual/Demi Narratives in the Queer Community
  41. Ashley, 18, is a Bisexual/Queer Woman Attending College in Allegheny County
  42. Ian, 27, is a Gay Trans Man Resisting Gender Expectations
  43. Jenna,19, is Proud of Her Lesbian Identity
  44. Stephen, 36, is a Gay Male Gaymer in Armstrong County
  45. Meg, 34, Wants to Make an Impact With Grace
  46. Carla, 39, Identifies as a Bisexual, Non-Binary Scientist and Educator
  47. Allie, 51, Talks Living as a Trans Woman in Washington County
  48. Eric, 35, is a Gay Man Who Has Learned to Live With Microaggressions
  49. Hutch, 57, Marched With Harvey Milk and Knows We Have Miles To Go
  50. Jay, 27, Discusses Challenges of Being a Straight Trans Man
  51. Louie, 50, Identifies as Queer, Pansexual, & Kinky
  52. Kat, 33, Shares Her Story as a Trans Woman to Find Some Peace
  53. Paul, 61, Marched in Pittsburgh’s First Gay Pride March in 1973
  54. Brian, 32, is Trans, Nonbinary, and Queer in Westmoreland County
  55. Madi Scull, 20, Identifies as a Nonbinary, Asexual Lesbian
  56. Lange, 41, is a Queer Single-Parent in Pittsburgh
  57. Hansen, 20, is an Unapologetic Queer Filmmaker
  58. Kyle, 22, is a Bisexual, Vegetarian from Crawford County
  59. Jess, 22, is a Poly, Bisexual Woman in Pittsburgh
  60. Madison, 40, is a Pansexual, Trans Woman Who Loves Pittsburgh
  61. Rae, 48, is a Pansexual Trans Woman Living in Allegheny County
  62. Mahogany LaPiranHa, 38, is a 6‘4“ androgynous African-American badass
  63. Rain, 42, is a Gay Woman in Pittsburgh
  64. He’s a cisgender polyamorous bisexual guy, but nobody asks
  65. Joseph, 28, is a HIV+ queer and gay man in Pittsburgh
  66. Winter, 18, Identifies as a Genderquestioning Bisexual Person
  67. Dezmanian, 28, is a Black Man Who Happens to be Gay
  68. Dakota, 27, Wants You to Support Queer Activists & Queer Art
  69. Lissa, 28, Identifies as Genderfluid, Grey Ace, and Poly
  70. Kool Kase, 32, is a Black Lesbian at Peace With Herself
  71. Sam, 28, is a Genderqueer Artist in Pittsburgh
  72. Jennifer is 40, Bisexual, and a Fan of Sara Lance
  73. Reece, 31, Grew up in Southern Virginia, but Found LGBTQ Connections in Pittsburgh
  74. Tara, 24, is a Femme, Queer Human
  75. Michael, 50, is a Gay Man Who Lives Without Shame
  76. Dan, 36, is a Bisexual Man in Pittsburgh Who Wants to Build a Better World
  77. Ben, 30, Wants All Gay White Men to Learn To Take a Step Back
  78. Rachel, 24, Asks Where Are Our Out, Queer Women Role Models in Pittsburgh?
  79. Laura, 42, is a Bisexual Mom in Pittsburgh
  80. Brad, 33, is a Gay, Black Man Who Does Charity Work as a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence
  81. Tracey, 58, is a Queer Mother Parenting Nonbinary Children
  82. Bebe Beretta, 27, is Nonbinary, Genderfluid, and Wants More LGBTQ Folks to Connect
  83. Dave, 33, Identifies as a Queer, recovering Gay White Man
  84. Helen, 51, Came Out as Bisexual in the Army National Guard
  85. Meg, 28, is Nonbinary, Genderqueer, Polyamorous, and Pansexual
  86. Keith, 48, is a Gay, White Man Using Marriage Equality for Teachable Moments in North Carolina
  87. Hilary, 44, Works Hard to Boost Pansexual Identity in Erie County
  88. Lisa, 47, is a Bi Woman Trying to Find Community in Pittsburgh
  89. Amy, 46, is Bi in Pittsburgh, But Not Really Out
  90. Alexia, 40, is Bisexual, Transgender, and Loves Pittsburgh
  91. Jez, 50, Came Out As Trans in 1985 in Rural Washington County
  92. Morgan, 31, is a Black, Bisexual, Queer, Polyamorous Woman & Mother
  93. Kelsey, 22, Talks Lesbian Life in Elk County
  94. Tristan, 28, is Gay, Mexican-American, a Comedian and Writer and Drag Queen
  95. Pastor Reed, 48, Puts a Face and Name to Being a Gay Christian
  96. Carmen is 42, Bisexual, and Resonates With Genderfluid Identity
  97. Jamaica, 41, is Bisexual and Wants the Pgh Queer Community to Have a Voice
  98. Luna, 25, is a Poly, Gender fluid, Queer Performance Artist
  99. Bobbi Jo, 63, is a Transgender Lesbian in Indiana County
  100. Roxxie Thunder, 27, is a Glittery Pansexual Femme from Beaver County
  101. Maya, 20, Identifies as a Black Queer Fat Femme Woman
  102. Mindy, 42, Lives Semi-Open as Trans in Rural Elk County
  103. Katie, 25, Identifies as Puerto Rican, White, Cis-Female and Lesbian
  104. Dylan, 28, is a Queer, Autistic Transgender Man
  105. Angie, 32: Out, Loud, and Proud Black Pansexual Mom
  106. Krista, 28, Lives in Washington, PA as a Pansexual Woman
  107. August, 46, Feels Separate as a Black Gay Man
  108. Tanha, 36, is a Queer, Bisexual Woman in Erie
  109. Joel, 35, is Gay, a Trans Guy, Polyamorous, Christian, Parent, & Husband
  110. Chrissy, 40, Wants LGBTQ Folks to Educate One Another With a Sense of Humor
  111. Lora, 33, Talks About Coming Out, Family Support, & LGBTQ Narratives
  112. Selene, 60, is genderfluid, pansexual, femme-presenting, neuroqueer and more
  113. Scott, 53, is a Gay Man Exploring Transition & Identity Anew
  114. Marcia, 58, is Cisgender, Lesbian & Slightly Gender Nonconforming
  115. Seth, 21, Came Out as Bi and Trans Via Power Point
  116. Krissy, 34, Talks About Step Parenting as a Bisexual Woman
  117. Rev Leonard, 37, is a Black same-gender loving freedom fighter – #200
  118. Wendi, 31, Describes Being a Trans Ally in Her Workplace
  119. Chica Discusses Her Bisexuality to Show Solidarity
  120. Brandon, 23, Identifies as a Pansexual Genderqueer Male
  121. Angela is a Queer Mother & Intersectional Feminist
  122. Tyler, 18, is a Pansexual Trans Man in Erie
  123. Chris, 40, is an Aspie Queer Girl With Some Kinks
  124. Bi and Demi, Kristen Wants You to Get Uncomfortable With Your Privilege
  125. Caiolin, 56, is Just Another Woman Who Happens To Be Trans
  126. Regina, 33, Finds Comfort in Lesbian Ambiguity
  127. Megan, 22, is a Bisexual Woman Using Her Voice To Grow Her Community
  128. Ally, 20, Describes Her Fluid Sexual Orientation
  129. Maddy, 23, is Queer and Gender Nonconforming in Allegheny County
  130. Jason, 42, aka Miss Thea Trix Spreads a Positive Vibe in the Mon Valley
  131. Jesse, 28, Helps To Build New LGBTQ Community Supports in Mercer County
  132. Sean, 29, Wants to Change the LGBT Climate in Western Pennsylvania
  133. Emily, 40, Talks About LGBTQ Visibility, Intersectionality & Resiliency
  134. James, 54, Is a Gay Pittsburgh Dad Living in Texas
  135. Kyle Discusses Privilege & Perception of Gay, White, Cisgender Men
  136. Shari, 57, Wants More Inclusivity & Power for QTPOC
  137. Leo, 42, is a Bi Man in Erie County Who Wants to be Heard
  138. Laura, 44, is a Lesbian Mom in Fayette County
  139. Dawn, 33, Describes Life as a Trans Woman in Westmoreland County
  140. Emma, 28, Keeps Her Queer Eyes Open in Pittsburgh
  141. Ravenna, 37, Pansexual Trans Woman Living in the Allegheny County Suburbs
  142. Vanessa, 31, Describes Her Transition & Life as Pansexual in Washington County
  143. Tara, 29, Describes Life in the Shenango Valley as a Bisexual Woman ** #175
  144. Lav, 29, a Queer Trans Gender Non Binary Mermaid Witch Warrior
  145. Vi, 24, Is Very Concerned About Trans Health Issues in Pittsburgh
  146. Mitch, 27, Describes Life in Butler County as a Gay Man
  147. Kierra Darshell is Pittsburgh’s First Lady of Drag
  148. Alexa, 22, Talks About Acceptance as a Bisexual Woman
  149. Ira, 30, Identifies as Pansexual, Genderqueer and Possibly Agender
  150. Lavi, 29, is Trans Queer Bi and Wants Your Respect & Support
  151. Ciora, 27, Says Trans People Have the Strength of Two Souls
  152. Anonymous, 30, Wants More Visibility for the Pansexual Community
  153. Janet, 66, is Bisexual, Cisgender and Gender Nonconforming
  154. Dominic, 18, Is a Bisexual Man Finding His Comfort Zone in College
  155. Dean Sees Queer Struggles as Stories of Strength
  156. Brian, 29, Wants the LGBTQ Community to Address Social Isolation
  157. Morgan, 21, Hasn’t Met Other Openly Gay Suburban Couples
  158. Hayley, 46, Wants To Keep That Pride Feeling Year Round #160
  159. Brian, 35, ‘It’s okay to be who you want’
  160. Jim, 63, Reminds Us That Environmental Issues Are Queer Issues
  161. Kitteh, 27, ‘The Door Is Open But I’m Still Sitting on the Floor of the Closet’
  162. Samantha, 44, Wants Better Health Choices for the Trans Community
  163. ‘Your Story Can Heal’ Says Rain, 26
  164. Jill, 48, Has Ties to Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland Counties
  165. Caitlyn 51, Lives Her Authentic Self as a Trans Woman in Erie
  166. Melissa, 23, is Androgymous and Queer in Butler County
  167. Delilah, 31, Finds Trans Community on Twitter
  168. Jamie, 52, Celebrates the Queer Tribe Rising
  169. Jessica, 28, is Resisting Bisexual Erasure in Pittsburgh
  170. Benjamin, 35, is a Cis Gay Man Who Came Out Four Times
  171. Chi Chi, 47, Lives Her Version of Latina, Queer and Spiritual
  172. Jay, 33, Says Stories Are Part of Queer Liberation
  173. Cheryl, 42, Wants Us To See Everyone in the LGBTQ Community
  174. Dave on Coming Out and Being Out in Cambria County
  175. Avery is a Bisexual, Latino Tran Man in Cambria County
  176. Eileen, 52, Reflects on the Awakening of Her LGBTQ Community (142)
  177. Rach, 36, Loves a Girl in Armstrong County
  178. Kim, 40, Mother, Pansexual and Mexican-American in Washington County
  179. Kay, 27: Not Ashamed of the Reality of Me
  180. Heidi, 28, Learned That It’s Okay To Be A LGBT Christian
  181. Mel, 40: Bi, Queer and Pan Folk Don’t Always Speak in a Gay or Lesbian Voice
  182. Mitch, 52, Believes in The Power of Movies to Create Community
  183. alexis, 29, talks compensation & community for marginalized lgbtq neighbors
  184. Camellia, 30, is a Lesbian, Soon-to-be Wife, and Momma
  185. Staci, 52, Wants More Representation for the Bi Community
  186. Rachel, 30, Is In The Process of Coming Out as Bisexual
  187. Bill, 52, is a Gay Man Living in a Small Town in Cambria County
  188. Patricia, 41, Does Not Feel Safe as a Trans Woman in Her Urban Pgh Suburb
  189. Mariah, 38, Wants More Support for Westmoreland LGBTQ Neighbors
  190. Norman, 67, is a Gay Black Male of African Descent
  191. Wes, 44: Queer Trans Man, Parent Wants You To Know That He Exists
  192. Lisa Believes Being Out and Honest is ‘Like Flying’
  193. Sueno, 33, Adds Her Particular Color of the Rainbow to the #AMPLIFY Narrative
  194. Maggio, 28, is Unapologetically a Bi-sexual Queer Feminist Scholar
  195. Ben, 29, is Proud to be a Queer Pittsburgher
  196. Martha, 52, is a Gay Woman Spending Her Whole Life Coming Out
  197. Naheen, 29, is a Gay Black Male Who Feels Confident in Himself
  198. Mia Donna Has a Wild Happy Life as a Pansexual Polyamorous Person
  199. RevDrRay, 49, Believes LGBTQ Folks Deserve Strong & Powerful ‘Spiritual’ Life
  200. Sara, 28, Single Mom, Agnostic Jew, and Queer in Ohio
  201. Shain is 32, grew up in Mercer County and now lives in NYC
  202. Bobby, 50, Queer Trans Guy, White Anti-Racism Activist
  203. Diane, 56, Is Asexual With Lesbian Leanings and a Writer
  204. Pixie, 26, is Androgynous, Non-binary, Genderqueer and Lesbian, But Identifies as Pixie
  205. Tylor, 30, is a Pansexual Trans Man Who Wants Better for Young People
  206. Nayck, 50, Identifies as a Black, Gay, Domini-rican in Pittsburgh
  207. Jill, 49, Wants Young LGBTQ People To Have a Safe Place to Go In Cambria County
  208. As a Gay Man, Ryan Wants More Scrutiny of Bath Houses and Non-Profits
  209. Dani Janae, 23, Identifies as a Black Femme Lesbian Poet & Trauma Survivor
  210. Jay, 54, Considers His Gay Identity Both Now and The
  211. Ama, 30, is a Girl Who Likes Girls and Who Likes Guys
  212. Austin, 30, is a Straight Trans Man from Washington County
  213. For Jodi’s Kids, Having Two Mothers Is Just a Fact of Life
  214. Char, 62, is a “Very Late Bloomer” Lesbian in Cambria County
  215. Minion Wants to Talk About What It Means to Be a Queer Black Futch Leathergirl
  216. Kim, 44, Say She Lost Her Job in Beaver County Because She’s a Lesbian
  217. Alissa, 34, is Just Another Girl in the Crowd in Lawrence County
  218. Carina, 18, Identifies as Plus Sized Monogamous Queer and Femme
  219. John, 38, is a Johnstown Based LGBTQ Activist **#100
  220. Corvus Regrets the Lack of a Sober, Queer, Radical and Disability Friendly Community in Pgh
  221. KK Compares Small Town Michigan to Pittsburgh
  222. De, 49, is Concerned About LGBTQ Youth in Rural Western PA
  223. Joe Was Dragged Out of the Closet As A Young Man
  224. KD is a Gay Woman Who Chooses to be On the Periphery
  225. Sabrina, 50, Found New Friends When She Came Out as Trans
  226. Lela Wants Bisexual Voices To Be Heard
  227. Kevin, 38, Talks About Jack Kerouac, Senior Housing and Gay Crushes
  228. Jus Hadiya Wants to Spread Education
  229. Viva Valezz is a Queer Burlesque Performer Parenting a Gender Fluid Child
  230. Alyssa is First Generation Cuban American, Trans, Gender Nonconforming and from Beaver County
  231. Heather Refuses to Marginalize Herself as a Bisexual Woman
  232. As a Lesbian, Shelly Values Her Ties to Rural Indiana County
  233. Elliot is Bi, Trans and Wishes Westmoreland County Was Talking More About Queer Youth
  234. Gloria a Happy Black Lesbian
  235. Moira Describes the Toll of Gatekeeping on the Trans Community
  236. Sara, 35, On Her Reality as a Lesbian in Western Pennsylvania
  237. Mark, 29, Talks About Gay Stereotypes in Pittsburgh
  238. Ade is Pansexual, Androgynous and Finds Comfort in Their UU Community
  239. Dinah Denmark: Lesbian, Jewish, Buddhist
  240. Jazmine, 46, Has Advice for LGB Allies to the Trans Community
  241. Niki Talks About Living as a Gender Queer Trans Woman in Pittsburgh
  242. Cavanaugh, 25, Talks About Genderflux Identify and the Value of Self-Care
  243. Jean Came Out as Bisexual After Retirement
  244. Kathi Wants To Connect with LGBTQ Elders in Rural Communities
  245. Casey, 38, Honors One Year Since Coming Out As a Gay Woman
  246. Roman Knows to the Depths of His Soul That He Is a Man #AMPLIFY
  247. Erin Answered These Questions to Challenge Bisexual Erasure
  248. Mair, 55, Came Out the Same Week As Ellen DeGeneres #AMPLIFY
  249. Derek On Life As a Gay Man With Asperger’s Syndrome #AMPLIFY
  250. Kaley is Trans, Queer and a Fan of Gender Outlaws
  251. Shaquanna Wants Families to Have Positive Conversations With LGBTQ Relatives
  252. Raven Has Not Told Anyone That She’s Pansexual Because She’s Afraid
  253. Walter Wants Western PA to Be More Vibrant, Tolerant and Diverse
  254. Janie From Brackenridge: Being Trans Limits Many Things
  255. Cat is Queer, Genderflued and Fully Out #AMPLIFY
  256. Jeff Hopes the LGBTQ Community Will Embrace a Common Queer Identity
  257. Jesse Talks About Living as a Trans Woman in a Culture of Fear
  258. Jess is a Lesbian Mother Who Wants More Family Friendly Resources
  259. Saintly Sinner is a Cisgender Lesbi Not So Flexible Black Biological Womyn
  260. Diane Discusses Being Belligerently Out in Pittsburgh
  261. Jaime From The ReelQ Film Festival Says Yep I’m Gay
  262. Scott Describes Life as a Gay Bear in Rural Armstrong County
  263. Claudette is a Non-Binary Queer Who Wants Us To See Beyond the L and the G #AMPLIFY
  264. Taylor Wants More LGBTQ Resources and Community Unity
  265. Alexandria is a Lesbian Artist Trying To Get Her Bearings
  266. Anonymous Grieves How Pittsburgh’s Gay and Lesbian Community Treats Bisexuals
  267. Erik Is a Cis White Working-Class Queer from Clearfield County
  268. Maria Wants You To Know a Family Like Hers #AMPLIFY
  269. Lyndsey Identifies as a Queer Genderfluid Lipstuck Butch
  270. Alex is a Black Trans Man Who Doesn’t Apologize For His Existence
  271. Mario Identifies As Queer Rustbelt Genderfluid Artist #AMPLIFY
  272. PJ Identifies as a Cis White Gay Man With a Twist of Genderqueer</a
  273. Ashe Believes To Be Queer Is To Be Yourself #AMPLIFY
  274. DJ Scott Is a Gay Black Man Full of Positive Vibes #AMPLIFY
  275. Kitty Is Out and Open as a Bisexual Trans Woman in Erie County #AMPLIFY
  276. Shawna on Her Unique Experience as a Lesbian in Indiana County #AMPLIFY
  277. Miss Erie Pride 2015: Embrace Who We Are Meant To Be #AMPLIFY
  278. Daniel Wants to See More Diverse Employers in Western Pennsylvania
  279. Alex Describes Erie’s LGBTQ Community as Live and Let Live
  280. David Talks About the State of Equality in Erie
  281. For Kristina, Being Out is Her Normal
  282. Bee Asks Where Single Parents Fit Into the LGBTQ Community
  283. Jessi is a Trans Lesbian Who Asks Questions
  284. Larry Traces His Coming Out to JFK and a Frat Brother
  285. Jesse Believes in the Power of [Trans]cendence
  286. Vic Lives Closeted in Westmoreland County
  287. Kayden Wants to Be Safe Holding Her Partner’s Hand in Pittsburgh
  288. Tony Believes Everyone in the LGBTQ Community Matters
  289. Brandon Believes Pittsburgh Should Have Better Trans Health Resources
  290. Cindy Has Been Fundraising for the GLCC for 14 Years
  291. Coley Claims to Be Invisible in Plain Sight
  292. Carmen is a Queer Black Womyn From Pittsburgh
  293. Darcell Hopes Everyone Will Find Love
  294. Sivynn Acknowledges That Some People Just Don’t Pay Attention to His Transition
  295. Amber Has Always Been Proud of Being OUT
  296. Shell is Proud of the Positive Impact of Pittsburgh Black Pride
  297. Gary Has Lived in Northwest and Southwest PA As An Openly Gay Man
  298. Patrouious Describes His Fears & Frustrations as a Trans Man in McKean County #AMPLIFY
  299. John is a Geeky, White, Cisgender, Queer, Pagan, Proletariat Hippie #AMPLIFY
  300. Skip Believes The Act of Coming Out Is a Continuous Process
  301. Sam Prefers the Ambiguity of Queer Identity to a Specific Label
  302. Jan Offers an Older Perspective on LGBTQ Pittsburgh
  303. Meg Is a Country Queer
  304. CJ Describes Living Stealth As A Trans Man
  305. Bob Is the First Openly Gay Elected Official In Northwestern PA
  306. Paula Speaks Out About Bi-Erasure and Bisexual Exclusion
  307. Joy KMT Values Intersectional Healing Spaces
  308. Katie-Anne Speaks As Two Spirited Bi Gendered Resident of Johnstown
  309. Twist Shares Their Life as Neuroqueer
  310. kelly emphasizes that ‘gay is not the totality of me’
  311. Gina Shares Her Truth With Those Who Deserve To Know
  312. Donna Met a Female Impersonator Who Made a Lasting Impression
  313. Joyce Believes Tolerance Is Not Acceptance
  314. Mike Talks About the Privileges of Living in Erie as a Gay Man
  315. Rashod Is An Unapologetic Trans Man of Color
  316. Tara Wants Us To Talk About Intersectionality


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