Five Black Creators, Educators & Community Builders to Invest Your $$ With to Honor #BlackHistoryMonth

Black History Month Pittsburgh

I see you sharing lots of (awesome) content in honor and recognition of Black History Month. I see you liking the content I’m sharing. And I admittedly am trying each day to find fresh content to signal boost on my social media channels. But this is not enough. We have to do real anti-racism work […]

WARNING! Pittsburgh Magazine is Dangerous to your Queer Health

Pittsburgh Pridefest

A guest post from longtime LGBTQ activist and former Pride committee member, Billy Hileman, in response to a newly published long form piece in Pittsburgh Magazine about the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh. Note that I was quoted in the magazine article and am cited in Billy’s post. He originally wrote this as a Facebook status […]

An Open LGBTQ Pride Letter to @SenCasey UPDATED

Senator Casey LGBTQ

Senator Bob Casey has been working hard to move left and seize the post-electoral mantle of a progressive leader in Pennsylvania. And we absolutely need him to continue his aggressive leadership on choice, healthcare, immigration and more. So it was quite jarring to come across this the other day. It is a photo from the […]

Pittsburgh Pridefest: The Resistance Years

  The roots of what we’ve come to know as Pridefest in Pittsburgh are, as with many cities, deeply embedded in LGBTQ culture and more as we moved from the multiple resistance efforts in the 1960’s to a nationwide demand for visibility and freedom. At no point was this more apparent than in June 2015 […]

Renaissance City Choir Pride Concert June 3 & 4 #PghPride

Start off your Pride month celebration with a powerful and important annual event from Renaissance City Choir – the Pride Concerts Two performances in the East Liberty Presbyterian Church Courtyard Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, both at 4pm Tickets range from $10 for students to a $50 VIP package. General tickets are $25. […]

#AMPLIFY Teams Up With Goodwill For Reuse Fundraiser, Highlights Green in Pride Rainbow

Donate Your Gently Used Items To Support The #AMPLIFY LGBTQ Project! DATE: Saturday, July 8, 2017 TIME: 10 AM – 12 PM LOCATION: Persad Center Rear Parking Lot – 5301 Butler Street, Suite 100 Lawrenceville 15201 A percentage of the proceeds from this collection will support the storytelling efforts of #AMPLIFY. How to Help Organize […]

Maddy, 23, is Queer and Gender Nonconforming in Allegheny County #AMPLIFY

Allegheny nonbinary

Name:  Maddy Age: 23 County of Residence:  Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: She/her and they/their How do you describe your identity? I identify predominantly as a queer woman and as gender non conforming. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I remember coming out as an extremely difficult experience. I really […]

#AMPLIFY Zine Issue 2 Now Seeking Sponsors for June/Pride Edition

Pittsburgh Pride Sponsorships

UPDATE – just an FYI that we are dedicating Issue #3 to the bisexual and pansexual community. It will be released in September for Bi Visibility Week. The overwhelming success of Issue #1 has put an entirely new spin on our plans for the second issue which will also double as the event program for […]

Lela Wants Bisexual Voices To Be Heard #AMPLIFY

Allegheny County Bisexual

Name: Lela Age: 35 County of Residence: Allegheny. I’ve lived in a few states, but was born and raised (and now currently reside) in Pittsburgh. Preferred Pronouns: She, her. How do you describe your identity? Caucasian, Italian, Bisexual, Woman Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out as bisexual at 15. […]

The Questions We Should Be Asking About The Delta Foundation

A few weeks ago, the City Paper contacted me about a planned story following up on the Delta Foundation and Pridefest. I offered a few suggestions on whom to contact and asked if they would be including the context of the latest derring-do of the Delta Foundation. Namely, that would be the ruling in civil […]