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A project of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents, this Q&A explores life in Western Pennsylvania for the LGBTQ community. We ask you to share your full name, but it will be kept confidential if you prefer. We ask allies to not participate so we can stay focused on the LGBTQ community directly. Responses may be published on Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents blog and/or in a zine format. You can contact us at with any questions. IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE, we’d love to include a photograph. But that’s completely optional. You can read the current Q&A’s along with more information about the project at

To participate, you should be 18+, identify as LGBTQ (or some variant of that identity) and have ties to Western Pennsylvania. Ties can be anything from attended college here to spent every summer with a relative to living FT in one of our 26 counties.

AMPLIFY launched in 2015 and will continue through 2020.

If you leave an answer blank, we’ll insert “No response” in the final post.

We reserve the right to edit or reject posts if we deem them to be inappropriate, damaging or unsafe. We also reserve the right to remove posts after the fact if we receive information suggesting the content is inappropriate, damaging, or unsafe.

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