Nine Face Mask Stores That Are Trans and Queer Owned or Friendly

Where to buy face masks

We’ve compiled a series of Q&A posts with LGBTQIA and allied vendors of face masks. These folks are located across the nation. They all have online stores and could benefit from your support. Many of them sell far more than masks so if you have any last minute gifts or just feel like shopping a […]

Facemask Q&A with Dan Rugh of CommonWealth Press

Dan Rugh headshot

maybe im a bad businessperson but not everything needs to say something.  Wearing a mask says something in itself. ~ Dan Rugh, CommonWealth Press

The #AMPLIFY Tee Shirts Are Here!

We began taking pre-order in December, but now the shirts are ready to roll. We have about 30 left if you would like to purchase one.  You can also purchase one to be donated to an AMPLIFY contributor. But act fast before they are all gone.

Storytelling Is Solidarity: #AMPLIFY Tee Shirts On Sale Now

#AMPLIFY Tee Shirts

The official #AMPLIFY tee shirts are now available for sale via our partnership with Commonwealth Press. You can purchase shirts sizes S-3X for $25 plus shipping at the CWPress online store.  You also have the option of purchasing a shirt to donate to an #AMPLIFY contributor; this is our way of making sure everyone who […]

#GIVINGTUESDAY at the AMPLIFY Project

Today is #GivingTuesday. We ask you to consider a donation to #AMPLIFY – we are trying to raise $600 to produce tee shirts. It is a modest goal to support a community project. We are about 15% there already! And this is our starting point – a pink crew neck shirt in sizes XS to […]

Is an #AMPLIFY Tee Shirt (fundraiser) a Useful Form of Resistance? #GivingTuesday

Here’s our appeal for #GivingTuesday. We need to raise $600. We’ve kicked around the idea of a tee shirt fundraiser in the past, but never came up with a concept beyond using our logo (designed by Kai Devenitch): The ongoing discussion of wearing safety pins combined with this creative anarchist button response got me thinking […]

Take Our #AMPLIFY Tee Shirt Survey & Resist UPDATED

If you are interested in purchasing a tee shirt (as a fundraiser) either for yourself or to donate to another participant, please complete this survey. We need feedback on the style of shirts we order, the slogan/logo and some other details.

If you need a little “grrrr” to get you going, last night someone trolled me through this survey. It wasn’t pleasant to read, but the nasty comment illustrates why we need to lift up the narrative of everyday lives. This person has been trolling me since I wrote a blog post about Dalia Sabae, a bisexual woman of color who was murdered by her husband a few weeks ago. It takes a measure of commitment to the hate to log into a survey & work some personal slams against me into the responses. If you want to read more about that, go to my Facebook page.

Preview of the #WeAreFamily Video via GLCC and OUTrageous Bingo

I had this little idea last year – the opening of the OUTrageous Bingo season would coincide with the possible entry of the Pittsburgh Pirates into post-season playoffs. What better way to celebrate the awesome #WeAreFamily tee shirts designed exclusively for the GLCC by Commonwealth Press than to make a video? Great minds think alike […]

We Are Family

We Are Family Pittsburgh

One of my favorite things about my Ledcat is that she is a good sport when it comes to supporting me. Whether it be volunteering her time, attending an event or wearing matching tee shirts to Art All Night, she’s usually game because it matters to me. These tee shirts were designed by Dan Rugh […]