Jamaica, 41, is Bisexual and Wants the Pgh Queer Community to Have a Voice #AMPLIFY

Name:  Jamaica Age: 41 County of Residence: Allegheny County, I have lived in OH, MN, CA, TX, NY, NC, WA and MT but never anywhere other than in Allegheny County during my PA tenures. Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? I’m a cis white girl and feminine in the way that a cross between Cyndi Lauper and […]

Selene, 60, is genderfluid, pansexual, femme-presenting, neuroqueer and more #AMPLIFY

How do you describe your identity? genderfluid, pansexual, femme-presenting, dom
white as f*ing bleached flour
autistic, neurodivergent, neuroqueer
multiply disabled, invisibly disabled, visibly disabled, auditory processing disorder, executive function disorder, ehlers danlos syndrome, partially ambulatory

Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? Have been more or less out as weird-queer all my life. Had some excellent friends, also some friends of my mother’s were supportive. Several teachers.

Got beat up, excluded, gamed. Autism (undiagnosed) was not helpful in knowing whom to trust.

Chica Discusses Her Bisexuality to Show Solidarity #AMPLIFY

Pittsburgh Bisexual Woman

What motivated you to take part in this project? Looking up Bisexuality support groups in Pittsburgh because I have some things I’d like to talk and share and get advice about. But not finding anything. Something led me to this online. Thank you for listening!

Shari, 57, Wants More Inclusivity & Power for QTPOC #AMPLIFY

Name: Shari Age: 57 County of Residence:  Allegheny County, formerly Indiana County Preferred Pronouns: She/her How do you describe your identity? I am a woman who loves, and is affectionately and romantically attracted to  women. I have the capacity to love men and have male friends, but am not sexually attracted to them. I am a multiethnic person, […]

Mitch, 52, Believes In The Power of Movies to Create Community #AMPLIFY

gay pittsburgh

Name: Mitch Leib Age: 52 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: he How do you describe your identity? I am a gay man Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I think we all come out in stages. My closest high school friends knew. Others probably assumed. I was pretty much out […]

Heather Refuses To Marginalize Herself As a Bisexual Woman #AMPLIFY

Allegheny County Bisexual

Name:  Heather Age: 40 County of Residence:  Allegheny, formerly Washington County Preferred Pronouns:  she How do you describe your identity? I’m white, bisexual, female, italian-american, monogamous, a wife, and a mother. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I was villified by my family for being good friends with […]