Blogging is an investment in our community. As with any labor, it requires time and energy and resources.
With your support, we have access to the tools necessary to keep the blog and our various projects running – the fundraisers, events, referrals, panels, workshops and more. We have to pay for social media tools, website hosting, etc. We have to pay for wi-fi access, equipment, gas to drive to meetings, and more. We spend an average of 8 hours to generate one AMPLIFY post. I don’t have a number of how many hour go into a typical blog post.
The number of visitors to our blog is on the rise as are the number of our social media followers and our email list subscribers. We have received readers choice awards and in October 2016 we were voted Best Local Blogger by readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper, the first blogger to ever win this award. In 2022 AND 2019, we won the national Outstanding Blog award from GLAAD. Also in 2019, we were voted Best Local Blog in the City Paper Reader’s Poll.
Our blogging has led to a regular editorial column with The Pittsburgh Current and occasional contributions to PublicSource.
Your financial support allows us to continue blogging and managing projects like #AMPLIFY. We laid our situation our in this blog post. And updated it again here.
New and innovative ways to tell LGBTQ stories, signal boost the voices of our community, and explore the queer experience are always unfolding, but they require funding.
There are several options to contribute
Monthly pledge starting at $1 or $5 via Paypal
Google Pay (sitnscoop username)
Thank you for investing in this work. Thank you for valuing LGBTQ stories and storytelling.