What Do You Want to Know About Your LGBTQ Neighbors?

Amplify LGBTQ

Do you have a burning question about LGBTQ life in Western Pennsylvania? As I’ve been working on the AMPLIFY! LGBTQ project, I’m pondering the types of questions that will get to the heart of the lived experiences of our neighbors – from Waynesburg to Erie. So I’m going to open the floor to you, dear […]

Ten Things I’ve Learned About the Art of Blogging

My one month NaBloPoMo exploration of the art of blogging draws to a close this very day. I had several interesting Q&A sessions, explored some of my own sojourns to the local arts scene and been a bit more pensive than usual. My project was slightly derailed when I learned that my dog has a […]

My New Gig – Artist in Residence with Most Wanted Fine Art

Most Wanted Fine Art Resident Artist

Exciting news to share – after wrapping up my current project, I’m moving in an entirely new direction with social media as a 2015 Resident Artist with Most Wanted Fine Art. The artists in residence each invest their talent into community art projects and exhibit their work. My project will be an expansion of the […]

Take Part In The LGBTQ&A 2014 Pride Edition

LGBTQ&A

  Last year, I launched a feature “LGBTQ&A” to learn a little more about members of our community and allies. We ran over 30 profiles from Mayor Bill Peduto to Dyke and Trans March Founder Eli Kuti to Ledcat. This year, we’d like to include your story! To be eligible, you simply need to have […]

Memories Muscles

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What are the three most memorable moments — good or bad, happy or sad — in your life? Go! This is a difficult question for me because my memories are often distorted. Bad memories tend to always trump good memories. The good ones are there, but I have to put a lot more effort into […]

Are There Five Interesting Facts About Me?

Today’s prompts – 3 in 1! 1. I was born in Upper St. Clair, lived in Mt. Lebanon and then Baldwin before landing in West Mifflin at the tender age of 2. My parents still live in West Mifflin. My earliest memory of our home in West Mifflin is the smell of a diaper pail […]

LGBTQ&A: State Senator Wayne Fontana

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture.  Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.   I’ve lived in Senator Fontana’s district for more than eight years and I”m very active – I email him pretty often and […]

LGBTQ&A: Evan Wolfson, Native Son and Married Man

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day A native son of Pittsburgh, Evan Wolfson is the founder and leader of […]

LGBTQ&A: Melissa Firman Writes A Family Secret

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day.   I “met” Melissa online via Facebook and only met her in real […]

LGBTQ&A: Vanessa Davis Helps Pittsburgh “GLSEN”

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Click here for a complete list of all LGBTQ&A profiles.  During Pride 2013, we are trying to feature someone each day. I met Vanessa a little over a year ago; we had coffee at […]