We #AMPLIFY 15 Non Binary Voices from Western Pennsylvania on International Non Binary People’s Day 2022

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The AMPLIFY project is an archive of Q&A’s with LGBTQ+ folks who have ties to Western Pennsylvania. Here are 15 contributors who identify as non-binary (or some variant of that spelling) – take a dive into their lived experiences. There are in no particular order. As the public discourse about gender identity continues to take […]

Why Does Beaver County Have No Regard for Trans Lives? Or Why Krisinda Bright Does Not Deserve to Die

Transgender Murder

Krisinda Bright did a terrible thing when she murdered her two young adult children, both of whom were trans BIPOC. No one denies that, not even her. Killing your own children is the worst conceivable crime. But no one has shown that she herself deserves to die (now off the table thanks to a plea […]

Political LGBTQ&A with Xander Orenstein, Magisterial Judge Elect

We also must remember that your identity is part of your power, but do not let it alone define who you are. There are always bits of who you are that are out there to be discovered and what you will find will surprise and empower you. A few days after Election Day 2021, the […]

Three Additional Trans and Gender Nonconforming Murders Come to Light Just Before TDOR

A horrifying discovery this night before Trans Day of Remembrance – reports of the violent deaths of three more gender non-conforming and trans neighbors came to light. Thank you to The Advocate for excellent reporting on heartbreaking and tragic stories. Photo of Yunieski Carey Herrera via The Advocate Miami transgender performer and activist Yunieski Carey […]

We #AMPLIFY 16 Non-Binary Voices from Western Pennsylvania on International Nonbinary People’s Day

Non-Binary Stories

The AMPLIFY project is a series of Q&A’s with LGBTQ+ folks who have ties to Western Pennsylvania. Here are 16 contributors who identify as non-binary (or some variant of that spelling) – take a dive into their lived experiences. Meg, 28, is Nonbinary, Genderqueer, Polyamorous, and Pansexual #AMPLIFY Bebe Beretta, 27, is Nonbinary, Genderfluid, and […]

Vincent, 54, is a Nonbinary Transmasculine & Queer Asian Pacific Islander in Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

As an elderly Queer person, I chronically worry about and struggle with poverty and homelessness. And I’m aware that there are a lot of local Queer and Trans folks who are homeless or struggling with food insecurity. Name: Vincent Age: 54 County of Residence: Allegheny County, previously San Francisco Pronouns: He/Him & They/Them How do you describe your […]

Ary, 53, Shares Their Experiences as a Nonbinary Gynophile #AMPLIFY

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  Name: Ary Age: 53 County of Residence: Allegheny County Pronouns: They/them How do you describe your identity? nonbinary gynophile Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? Trans friends in my company, and friends from a facebook account under an alternate name. How would you describe yourself NOW in terms […]

Bob, 24, is an autistic butch non binary lesbian. This is their story. #AMPLIFY

Austistic Nonbinary Lesbian Pittsburgh

  I still don’t know how to tell them I legally changed my name. Maybe they’ll see this and find out. Hi mom, hi dad. I love you. I wish I could tell you how incandescently happy changing my name made me. A weight has been lifted. I hope you can respect that. Name: Bob Rudenborg […]

Leo, 24, Fears the Erasure of Nonbinary/Bisexual/Pansexual/Asexual/Demi Narratives in the Queer Community #AMPLIFY

  Nonbinary people are starting to have a voice here but the amount of times I’ve had the pronouns are important conversation with a cis gay man who tells me “well that just wasn’t in my time, you were either gay or you weren’t and there wasn’t in between” is too many times. Name: Leo Age: 24 […]