The @PghCurrent Column Where I Call for Pittsburgh To Abolish the Mayor’s LGBTQIA Advisory Group

Delta Foundation Pittsburgh

My latest for the Pittsburgh Current – City Should Dissolve LGBTQIA Advisory Panel It is time for Pittsburgh to establish an Office of LGBTQ Affairs with a dedicated paid staff. This Office will be a resource for all City Departments and Programs, City Council and the City Commissions, Boards, and Authorities. In addition, a LGBTQ […]

Jessica, 38, is a Cis Lesbian Who Came Out Later in Life #AMPLIFY

Pittsburgh Cisgender Lesbian

I was very comforted by seeing stories of women like me. Those who came out later in their lives, those who had families and marriages. If my story can help even one person to feel seen, then I’m grateful to have participated. Name: Jessica Age: 38 County of Residence:  Allegheny County, formerly Lancaster County, Dauphin County Pronouns: […]

Denali Berries Stuckey, 29, is 12th Trans Woman of Color Murdered in 2019

Monica Roberts at TransGriot is reporting the murder of Denali Berries Stuckey, the 12th trans woman to be murdered in the US in 2019. Her body was discovered in Charleston early Saturday morning. Denali was a Charleston native. She graduated from North Charleston High School in 2011. She worked as a manicurist. Facebook is already […]

One Year After His Death, I Have Unfinished Business with Kerry S. Kennedy

Kerry S. Kennedy Florist Collage

I use my Google calendar to track a lot things, but memorial dates are perhaps the most important to me. Because I don’t want to forget them, even if its sad to think about their deaths. I want to remember that they lived (birthdays) and acknowledge that their deaths were too soon and too sad. […]

Saturday Film screening: Transient

  This Saturday, come see a screening of Mark Janavel’s new film, Transient, about the trans community’s response to the current administration. Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church 416 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212 Note *This building is not fully accessible so please call ahead to discuss any accommodations you may need. This screening is in […]

Bianca Devins Family Establishes Memorial Scholarship Fund, Claim That Other Funds Are Not Authorized

Bianca Michelle Devins Scholarship Fund

  The family of Bianca Devins announced Tuesday that a scholarship fund has been established in her name. Money donated will be used for a scholarship for “students pursuing a degree in psychology so they can continue Bianca’s dream to help adolescents with mental illness,” the family announced in a statement. The scholarship fund was […]

More on the Murder of Bianca Devins

Bianca Devins homicide

  Content Note: misogyny, graphic violence,   The fallout of the murder of 17-year-old Bianca Devins continues as brutal, graphic images of her dead body continue to make their way across social media channels. Mainstream media outlets report that Instagram, 4chan, discord and possibly more are unable to keep up with the viral nature of […]

Priya, 24, Identifies as an Aromantic, Asexual Indian American College Student #AMPLIFY

  Name: Priya Age: 24 County of Residence: Allegheny Pronouns: She/her How do you describe your identity? Aromantic asexual Indian American Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out through a video on facebook to friends. It was generally positive, although some of my female friends asked very intrusive […]

17 year old queer teen Bianca Devins brutally murdered in horrific crime in New York State

Bianca Devins

Rest in power, Bianca. You deserved a long, bright life filled with joy and opportunity. You deserved to be safe in public, at home, and with your acquaintances. You deserve to be remembered for your own content, your chosen images. `