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Every story raises the visibility of LGBTQ experiences in Western PA. 

AMPLIFY is a storytelling project, a community art project and a historical archive project sharing the lived experiences of LGBTQ neighbors in Western Pennsylvania from 2015-2020. Contributors use an online form to answer questions about their lives and those contributions are published as individual blog posts without being edited, modified or altered.* These are the true stories of our neighbors in their own words.




Click here for the archived contributions, updated 2-3x each week.

Click here for the project FAQ.

Click here to contribute your own story to the project.

Click here to read what people are saying about #AMPLIFY (Press and media page.)

Click here for more information on the 26 county region of Western PA and the LGBTQ neighbors who have ties to those counties.

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Click here to read Issue #1 of the AMPLIFY zine (Click here for a copy to download and print)


The concept is straightforward. Use the Q&A format to amplify the lived experiences of individuals whose lives are not often highlighted in traditional media.

Read the published Q&A’s here

(More are coming every week.)


  • To explore the realities of our LGBTQ neighbors in their own words so as to better understand how their identities impact their day to day lives.
  • To identify barriers they face in day to day life, including discrimination and bias.
  • To identify how they contribute to a thriving region, including what unique strengths they bring to the table.
  • To connect with all 26 counties in Western Pennsylvania and identify resources, services and supports that may not be widely known, again in the voices and realities of the LGBTQ folks living there.

How to participate

  • You can complete the survey here  Note – the online Q&A uses a google form so you cannot save your answers (without a lengthy convoluted hack explanation.) Be sure to leave the tab open until you are finished.
  • I will send you a printed version of the Q&A if you would prefer to fill it out by hand. Contact me at pghlesbian at gmail.
  • I am speaking to groups and hoping to attend events throughout the 26 counties. Please contact me if you would like a speaker or more information to share with your members. This can include PFLAG, GSA meetings, book clubs, bowling groups, etc.

To learn more about my professional qualifications, please visit my LinkedIn profile.

Read the published Q&A’s here

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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