Update Your #AMPLIFY Contribution if You Like

AMPLIFY LGBTQ

**THIS IS FOR UPDATES ONLY. This is NOT for first time contributors. ** Click here for the update form. First time contributors should go to this form.  #AMPLIFY has been up and running since January 2015 and collected more than 225 contributions. We know that for some folks, life has changed so we are offering an […]

Six Reasons Bisexual & Pansexual Folks Should Get #AMPLIFYed

#biweek

Visibility matters.  In late September, the nation will be recognizing the bi community via Bisexual Awareness Week. Last year, we compiled a list of the bi and pan folks who had contributed to the AMPLIFY project by that point in time. We had 27 particpants at that point in time. We plan to publish another […]

Help Us Honor LGBTQ History Month in October

AMPLIFY MLK Day

October is LGBTQ History Month, something we take very seriously on the PghLesbian blog and via the #AMPLIFY project. To help us honor our history, we are planning to publish guest post from LGBTQ neighbors and allies describing the local and regional history they believe we should remember. This will be part of a permanent […]

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 […]

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. […]

The #AMPLIFY Queue is Empty

Today is Tuesday and we would typically publish a new contribution from someone in the LGBTQ community. Unfortunately, the queue is empty. We have a few folks who have yet to submit photos or other data to complete their contribution, but otherwise – we do not have any other stories to publish. If you’d like […]

Kelsey, 22, Talks Lesbian Life in Elk County #AMPLIFY

Lesbian Elk County

Name:  Kelsey Age:  22 County of Residence:  Elk County, formerly Jefferson County Pronouns:  Her or she How do you describe your identity?  I’m a white lesbian Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out to my mom when I was 12. I had a signature on […]

Tristan, 28, is Gay, Mexican-American, a Comedian and Writer and Drag Queen #AMPLIFY

gay pittsburgh drag queer

Name: Tristan Age: 28 County of Residence: Allegheny Pronouns: He/Him How do you describe your identity? Gay, Mexican-American Comedian and Writer, and drag queen Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out when I was 15 to my parents. I don’t know why I […]

Pastor Reed, 48, Puts a Face and Name to Being a Gay Christian #AMPLIFY

Gay Wilmerding

Name: Pastor Reed Age: 48 County of Residence: Westmoreland County.  Formerly, Dauphin, Snyder, and Adams counties Pronouns: He, him, his How do you describe your identity? Pastor, teacher, son, gay, loving, accepting Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out over years of time. I found support from my closest friends. […]