Shawn, 41, identifies as a gay/queer/bear/cub/ethical slut #AMPLIFY

Allegheny County LGBTQ

Name: Shawn Age: 41 County of Residence: Allegheny, originally from Burlington, CT a sleepy bedroom/hill town community in Hartford County, CT. I’ve also lived in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, MA. MA IS MY TRUE HOME. Pronouns: I’m a cis gay man and don’t care what you call me. How do you describe your identity? Gay/queer/bear/cub/ethical slut […]

Saturday Film screening: Transient

  This Saturday, come see a screening of Mark Janavel’s new film, Transient, about the trans community’s response to the current administration. Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church 416 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212 Note *This building is not fully accessible so please call ahead to discuss any accommodations you may need. This screening is in […]

The Daily Show Chose Pittsburgh to Explore How Corporations Capitalize on Pride Month

Jaboukie Young-White Pittsburgh Pride

This aired Tuesday night on Comedy Central. Trevor Noah sent correspondent (we love those!) Jaboukie Young-White to explore issues around corporatization of Pride and the LGBTQ community. I’m shaking my head about the Delta Foundation trying to spin this (and the interview) as anything but a condemnation of their activities. LOL. How could they not […]

New Locations for TrueT Pgh, SisTers Pgh, and Pittsburgh Equality Center

LGBT Pittsburgh Organizations

Three Pittsburgh organizations have opened new doors (or will soon) to engage and serve the LGBTQ communities. This is good news – new space, new opportunities, new access. We reached out to each for more information on their new digs. We’ll update as more information becomes available. Pittsburgh Equality Center (formerly the GLCC) Address: 5840 […]

2018 LGBTQ Holiday Giving Projects: Supporting Persad, SisTers Pgh, and Garden of Peace

Every year during this season, I ask you to support particularly vulnerable members of our community. This year, we are once again focusing on Persad Center, but two different populations – isolated rural LGBTQ elders and LGBTQ youth. We have also invited SisTers Pgh and Garden of Peace to be part of our program because […]

Transgender and LGBQ Community Take Action at Allegheny County Jail; Met With Pittsburgh Police in Riot Gear

Allegheny County Jail Transgender

Thursday evening, dozens of activists gathered outside the Allegheny County Jail to address the poor treatment of transgender inmates, particularly transgender women. Brought together by SisTers Pgh and BlaQK OPS, protestors maintained a presence along Second Avenue. Police responded in riot gear. Of course they did. That same evening, the District Attorney was all over […]

A Trans Woman Was Sexually Assaulted in Allegheny County Jail

Transgender Woman Allegheny County Jail

CN: sexual assault, institutional violence A trans woman incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail reported that she had been sexually assaulted by her cellmate. He is now facing sexual assault charges after reportedly admitting the crime to ACJ officials. On Saturday morning, Amie Downs, communications director for Allegheny County Chief Executive’s office confirmed for me […]

Madi Scull, 20, Identifies as a Nonbinary, Asexual Lesbian #AMPLIFY

Name:  Madi Scull Age: 20 County of Residence: Allegheny Pronouns: she/her How do you describe your identity? Nonbinary asexual lesbian Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? Coming out experiences are hard to describe because it is never just one experience. It’s a series of interactions that you have to have with […]

Last Minute LGBTQ Donations To Consider in 2017

There’s a lot of good work going on in Pittsburgh and the larger region. If you are considering some end-of-the-year gifts, we offer these for your consideration. This is a time when $5 or $10 can have a huge impact. PublicSource – a critical resource for investigative journalism. Gifts up to $1,000 will be matched […]

Bier’s Pub to Host Happy Hour Supporting SisTers PGH, AMPLIFY on Friday, November 17

The folks at Bier’s Pub invite the LGBTQ community and allies to an evening of fine craft brew, drink specials, and appetizers, hosted by Northside neighbor Brian O’Neill columnist with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Happy Hour proceeds will benefit two important LGBTQ projects. SisTers PGH focuses on the needs of homeless transgender neighbors throughout the […]