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Embracing Queer: Pitt’s LGBTQ+ Community

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

By Madeline Barber / Staff Writer

May 31, 2017

Queer pride is everywhere in Pittsburgh — Bloomfield storefronts sell queer-friendly merchandise, rainbow flags dance in the winds of Lawrenceville homes and banners adorned with local drag performers hang from streetlights Downtown, advertising the upcoming Pittsburgh Pride Festival. The queer co...

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

By Brad Barket / Abaca Press / TNS

January 5, 2015

Transgender actress Laverne Cox attends the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards held at the Marriott Marquis in New York on March 24, 2012. 



By Dave Getzschman

August 28, 2014

Kaitlyn Benitez-Strine, 17, from left, speaks with ROTC representatives Anna Thompson, 22, and Isabel Lopez, 18, at Stanford University, April 29, 2011, in Stanford, California. Following a ban of about four decades, Stanford and many of the nation's elite universities are welcoming back the Reserve Offic...

Pa. Gay marriage

Pa. Gay marriage

By Yong Kim

May 27, 2014

Lindsay Vandermay, right, holds up her wedding ring with her partner Ashley Wilson after they received their marriage certificate at the marriage bureau office at City Hall on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/MCT)...

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