Carina, 18, Identifies as Plus-sized Tattooed Monogamous Queer and Femme #AMPLIFY

Washington County pansexual queer

Name: Carina Nicole Age: 18 County of Residence: Washington Preferred Pronouns: she/her or they/them How do you describe your identity? Plus-sized tattooed monogamous queer femme. Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I came out as bisexual at thirteen, and pansexual at sixteen. I still have not fully come out as genderfluid. […]

John, 38, Is a Johnstown Based LGBTQ Activist #AMPLIFY

Johnstown Gay

John has the distinction of being the 100th person profiled in this series since May 2015. Thank you, John. Name: John DeBartola Age: 38 County of Residence: I hail from New Jersey. I lived in Susquehanna County, PA when I was finishing high school. I have lived in Cambria County, PA and the surrounding area since 1995. Preferred […]

17 Year Old Ohio Trans Girl Dies By Suicide

Leelah Alcorn

17 year old Leelah Alcorn died by apparent suicide this week in a pedestrian-truck accident in Ohio. Leelah’s death has been widely reported using her old name and with the contents of a note she allegedly wrote before walking along the highway. Neither is helpful.   Leelah was a 17 year old trans girl. Her […]

PERSAD CENTER, GLSEN, AND PFLAG TO HOST SAFE SCHOOLS SUMMIT

Contact: Leslie Fleisher FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cell: 412.956.9120 Email: [email protected]  PERSAD CENTER, GLSEN, AND PFLAG TO HOST SAFE SCHOOLS SUMMIT Safe Schools Summit: Bridging the Gap Between Anti-Bullying Efforts And The Experience of LGBTQ Youth PITTSBURGH, PA – January 2, 2012. Persad Center, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network), and PFLAG (Parents and Friends of […]

The Pirates ‘It Gets Better’ Video …

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

What do you think? http://youtu.be/pF6O_M9-_qE    

Trevor Project Unveils PSA During GLEE

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Last night’s GLEE has my in tears for most of the show. The Valentine’s episode made me suspicious that there would be such a situation with Dave Karofsky, but the scene leading up to his attempt was heartwrenching. If you aren’t convinced about the impact of bullying of LGBT kids, I urge you to watch […]