Tristan, 28, is Gay, Mexican-American, a Comedian and Writer and Drag Queen #AMPLIFY

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Name: Tristan Age: 28 County of Residence: Allegheny Pronouns: He/Him How do you describe your identity? Gay, Mexican-American Comedian and Writer, and drag queen Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out when I was 15 to my parents. I don’t know why I […]

Brenda Bostick, 59, is 10th Trans Woman of Color Murdered in 2017

They found her on April 25 around 10:30 PM in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC. She was unconscious and lying in the street after being brutally assaulted. She was nameless at that point. Her body was taken to Bellevue Hospital where she died on May 4, according to Mic.com. Now we know her name which […]

Ashe Believes To Be Queer Is To Be Yourself #AMPLIFY

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Name: Ashe Age:  29 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: She/her/hers How do you describe your identity? I usually identify as bisexual, but I’ll go with queer from time to time. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? It was honestly surprising. I came out at the beginning of my senior […]

AMPLIFY! Tara Wants Us To Talk About Intersectionality

Tara Sherry-Torres

Today, we launch AMPLIFY LGBTQ – 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 participant to tell us […]

Does Pittsburgh Permit LGBTQ Groups in St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

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I’ve been trying to get an answer on this for weeks with no luck. Does The Irish Society for Education & Charity permit LGBTQ groups and organizations to march in the Pittsburgh parade with signage? I can’t get anyone to talk with me about this.  Tonight, tv news told me that the City of Pittsburgh will […]

Openly Lesbian NYC Council Speaker Announces Bid for Mayor

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Christine Quinn, openly LGBTQ Speaker of the NYC Council, has announced her plan to run for Mayor. A Quinnipiac University poll released late last month finds Quinn, who would become the city’s first female and openly gay mayor, leads New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio and other leading Democratic challengers. The survey also found 63 […]

Megabus – Pgh Leaders Need To Show Leadership

I’m sure you know about Megabus – $2 fares to New York City, et al. Double decker buses. Wi-fi. Express routes. Megabus is an efficient, cost-effective transportation resource for moderate and low income individuals traveling across PA and beyond. We recently took a trip to Providence, Rhode Island for a conference. The trip to NYC […]

Ali Forney Center (NYC) Post Regarding Homeless LGBTQ Youth

This is very powerful. These young LGBTQ people experience homelessness, find themselves with nowhere to live but the streets because of rejection by their family (often fueled by religious-themed ignorance and hated) and a society that considers anyone in poverty, even more so queer, expendable. Nor do their stories conform to the traditional narrative of […]