Thanksgiving Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Food! If you have never had the joy of restaurant dining on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, you may experience sticker shock – upwards of $40/person is not unusual. And that’s not a buffet. BUT there’s a great option on the Northside called Bistro-to-Go on East Ohio Street. Their traditional turkey dinners are fantastic and at […]

Jay, 27, Discusses Challenges of Being a Straight Trans Man #AMPLIFY

Allegheny County LGBTQ

‘ Name:  Jay Age: 27 County of Residence:  Allegheny County Pronouns: He/Him How do you describe your identity? Straight Trans Man Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? It was very challenging my family is not supportive but my friends have been overwhelmingly great. I still have legal challenges […]

Amy, 46, is Bi in Pittsburgh, But Not Really Out #AMPLIFY

Bisexual Pittsburgh

Name:  Amy Age: 46 County of Residence:  Allegheny Pronouns: She/Her How do you describe your identity?  Cis gendered bisexual Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I was out when i was younger & lived in another city. But since i fell in love with man, I haven’t really […]

Skip Believes The Act of Coming Out Is A Continuous Process #AMPLIFY

Read the entire AMPLIFY LGBTQ Q&A archive. AMPLIFY LGBTQ is a new occasional series of blog posts designed to give a “signal boost” to the voices of our LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania. We are using a Q&A format and will mostly avoid editing their responses. The questions, however, may change as we ask each […]

Favorite Thanksgiving Television Memories: “You Won”

Spike, Thanksgiving

As usual Spike lends a unique perspective to the moral quandary of the week. It is actually interesting to think what someone whose hundreds of years old might have to say about such things. Except he kills people (minus the chip). So there’s that. Still, this is a good episode and impossible to find online. […]

LGBTQ&A: Emily Kesselman – Graphic Designer, Lesbian Activist

An occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ folks (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. I “met” Emily via Twitter – she was occasionally RTing things I had posted so we struck up an occasional chat. When I put out a call for help with our […]

NaBloPoMo: Superhero?

Monday, January 14, 2013 If you were a superhero, what would be your hidden superpower? How about this? Yep, cape and everything. For social media. OK, for Twitter! But blogging begat twitter for moi! I will tell you that it is best to wear a superhero cape over a tee shirt, not a blazer. Anyway, […]