Wes, 44: Queer Trans Man, Parent Wants You To Know That He Exists #AMPLIFY

Trans Pittsburgh

Name:  Wes Age: 44 County of Residence: Allegheny, formerly Westmoreland Preferred Pronouns: he/him/his How do you describe your identity? queer transman Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face?  When it occurred to me that transmen exist I spared no time figuring out what I had to do. Since I was […]

Burlesque Or Bust! Queer Burlesque Show at James St. Speakeasy 4/29

Queer Burlesque

AMPLIFY is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming queer burlesque show at the James St Gastropub and Speakeasy.  A few reserved tables are still left; General Admission is $7 at the door. Plenty of parking both on the street and in nearby surface lots. The show will start at 10 PM so don’t […]

Sueno, 33, Adds Her Particular Color of the Rainbow to the #AMPLIFY Narrative

queer poc pittsburgh

  Name: Sueño Age: 33 County of Residence:  Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: She How do you describe your identity? Queer poc. I feel it encompasses the whole range of the “rainbow”, and doesn’t pin me into box. I used to identify as a lesbian, then felt like I had forsaken my whole identity when I developed real feelings for a […]

Maggio, 28, is Unapologetically a Bi-sexual Queer Feminist Scholar #AMPLIFY

Allegheny Butler County Bisexual

Name:  Maggio Age: 28 County of Residence: Allegheny, formerly Butler Preferred Pronouns: She/Queen How do you describe your identity? I am a bi-sexual queer feminist scholar. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? For as long as I remember I was attracted to girls. In middle school I started explaining to […]

Ben, 29, is Proud to be a Queer Pittsburgher #AMPLIFY

Gay Pittsburgh

Name: Ben Stoviak Age: 29 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: He/They How do you describe your identity? Queer, gay, male-bodied; I like to think of myself as a lover above these things, though, and like to remind people that I’m many more things than this—I’m a teacher, professional, creative, son, brother, adventurer, and friend. Please describe your coming out […]

Sara, 28, Single Mom, Agnostic Jew, and Queer in Ohio #AMPLIFY

Pittsburgh lesbian mom

  Name: Sara Age: 28 County of Residence: formerly Allegheny County, now Columbus, Ohio Preferred Pronouns: She/her How do you describe your identity? I’m an agnostic Jew. I’m white. I’m queer and a big old dyke. I’m a gold star lesbian. I’m a single mama to two little boys. Just started dating a wonderful woman and couldn’t be happier with […]

Pixie, 26, is Androgynous, Non-binary, Genderqueer and Lesbian, But Identifies as Pixie #AMPLIFY

Fayette County lesbian

Name: Pixie Colbert Age: 26 County of Residence:  Allegheny, grew up in Fayette County Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/They/Them How do you describe your identity? I am a strong-willed, sweet hearted, intelligent, extroverted introvert, androgynous, non-binary, genderqueer, lesbian. I perform drag as Mr. Ace Phoenix. I am not a fan of labels. Period. I feel I can identify as a lot […]

Minion Wants To Talk About What It Means to be a Queer, Black, Futch Leathergirl #AMPLIFY

Leather Community Pittsburgh

  Name: Minion Age: 32 County of Residence: Allegheny, formerly Westmoreland Preferred Pronouns:  she/her How do you describe your identity? Black; cis-gendered; futch; pansexual and panromantic; pagan/afro-spiritual; polyamorous; sapiosexual; leather slave and leather babygirl Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out to my mother the spring before I […]

Carina, 18, Identifies as Plus-sized Tattooed Monogamous Queer and Femme #AMPLIFY

Washington County pansexual queer

Name: Carina Nicole Age: 18 County of Residence: Washington Preferred Pronouns: she/her or they/them How do you describe your identity? Plus-sized tattooed monogamous queer femme. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out as bisexual at thirteen, and pansexual at sixteen. I still have not fully come out as genderfluid. […]

Corvus Regrets the Lack of Sober, Radical, Queer, and Disability Friendly Community in Pgh #AMPLIFY

Queer Pittsburgh

Name: Corvus Age:  33 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: I like “they” but he or she is also ok. How do you describe your identity? Queer Transgender Butch fits for now. I’ve tried on genderqueer, nonbinary, genderfluid, and other identities but I no longer feel I’m represented by them given how the definitions seem to have changed, or […]