Q&A with Emily Kinkead, Candidate for PA State House District 20

Emily Kinkead

I make a concerted effort to inform myself about the LGBTQIA+-related issues in my district and in our community and the events that I can attend to demonstrate my support. This spans everything from talking to my queer-identifying friends and activists about their experiences to attending the Trans Day of Remembrance and the protest at […]

Review: Bella Frutteto Restaurant in Wexford

Stuffed Chicken Asiago

We were both feeling restless yesterday so I suggested we try a new restaurant. To be on the safe side, I opted for something new-to-us and Italian cuisine versus something very off our radar. And that’s how we ended up in Wexford dining at Bella Frutteto. We both like Italian food. We stopped supporting a […]

Maria Talks Lesbian Life in the North Hills of Pittsburgh #AMPLIFY

Allegheny County lesbian

  Name: Maria Vincenzia La Monica Age: 33 County of Residence: Allegheny Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? Female, Lesbian, writer, cancer survivor, advocate, enthusiast. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I was deeply closeted until I was 29, I walked out of the closet and into the […]

Q&A with Kareem Kandil, Candidate for PA State House District 30

Kareem reached out to me in response to my call for Q&A’s with candidates challenging incumbents. This series is designed to highlight the folks who heeded the call to resist by running for elected office. Kareem is running for Pennsylvania State House in the 30th district, a North Hills District outlined in the image below. […]

Dan, 36, is a Bisexual Man in Pittsburgh Who Wants to Build a Better World #AMPLIFY

Bisexual Man Pittsburgh

Name: Dan Burda Age: 36 County of Residence:  Allegheny Pronouns: Mr. How do you describe your identity? bisexual 35% Women 65% Men Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I was 22 years old living in Los Angeles. It was there that I discovered gay men were not what is typically […]

Kitteh, 27, ‘The Door is Open, but I’m Still Sitting on The Floor of That Closet’ #AMPLIFY

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Name:  Kitteh Miao Age:  27 County of Residence:  Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: They/them/their (I actually prefer nick names to gender IDs) How do you describe your identity? I am a queer person who ends up in the middle, by averaging out the extremes. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face?  It’s […]