Eli, 41, is a Feminist Trans Man Describing Queer Life in Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

Feminist Trans Man

I left home at 16 and moved in with my best friends family. My friends became my family.   Name: Eli Age:  41 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: He/him How do you describe your identity? Feminist Trans Man Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? Family was horrible, I […]

bee Revisits 60+ Years of Her Feminist Lesbian Experiences in Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

Name: bee Age: 60 County of Residence: Allegheny County Pronouns: She/Her How do you describe your identity? I’m a lesbian feminist. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came home from a day in the First Grade and announced that I wanted to marry my teacher (a nun) and kiss […]

My #365FeministSelfie 2018 Edition

#365FeministSelfie

I was browsing the website Shakesville tonight when I came across this post from Melissa McEwan announcing that she’s bringing herself back to the #365FeministSelfie project for 2018. I, too, had participated during 2014 as an act of resistance. My blog post about the project even earned me a subscription to Bitch Magazine (yay!) I […]

Angie, 32: Out, Loud, and Proud Black Pansexual Mom #AMPLIFY

Black Pansexual Poly Feminist Mom

Name: Angie Age:  32 County of Residence: Allegheny Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? Black Pansexual Female Bodied/Identifying Feminist Poly Mom Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? My coming out experience was a shit storm. I was 15 and my girlfriend at the time forced me to come […]

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 […]

Fat Is a Feminist Issue: Concert Tee Shirts

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

This first appeared on the feminist blog, Shakesville, as a guest post. [Content Note: Sizism.] I’m not a big fan of live music so my collection of concert shirts is pretty limited. My partner, Ledcat, on the other hand loves both—she has a closet filled with shirts and an impressive collection of ticket stubs. The […]

Sleater-Kinney and 2.5 Wave Feminism

Sleater-Kinney

  Last night, I saw my first riot grrrl concert when Sleater-Kinney took the stage in Pittsburgh for the first time in 19 years. The show was sold-out. It was good. My ears hurt. I recognized about half the songs after marathon listening sessions in the prior weeks. I didn’t care when I didn’t recognize […]

Four Badass Female TV Characters as Halloween Costume Inspiration

We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it? Great prompt. I’m going to step away from the tendency to think of my true self as something weak and broken and sad. Instead, […]

UPDATED: Ani DiFranco Guest Starring on Duck Dynasty

You either laugh, smirk or roll your eyes, but it could happen. After all, a month ago, did you think one of the most beloved icons of feminist queer music folklore would organize a (really expensive) retreat on a plantation? Yes, a plantation as in Antebellum Louisiana South. I learned about this earlier in the […]

LGBTQ&A: Jeanne Clark Has Been A True Ally

We are launching a new feature – an occasional series where we pose some questions to local LGBTQ (and Allies) to learn more about their personal experiences with LGBTQ culture. Jeanne Clark has been a long-time LGBT ally – she helped organize one of the first March(es) on Washington and was involved in founding ACTUP […]