Queer Representation

Photo by Heather Mull / Courtesy of off the WALL productions

Moriah Ella Mason grew up as a queer Jew in a conservative, Christian town in Westmoreland County. She felt, needless to say, isolated in Trafford -- and for a long time she simply denied her queerness.

As an adult artist, however, Mason found inspiration in places that some might find surprising: Jewish folklore and sacred texts, like the Torah. Her new dance work, “Queer, Jewish: Dancing in Diaspora,” explores the way Jewish and queer identities can intersect in such sources.

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It’s the year 2064. Climate change has become fully realized and survivors must adapt to their chaotic new environment. Over a synthesized melody, characters sing a dark anthem reminiscent of “America the Beautiful.”

Art by Ginger Brooks Takahashi

Being whom you want to be is one thing. Having others see you that way is another.

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One Pittsburgh-based online magazine is celebrating it's first birthday this month. QueerPGH volunteers and contributors say they hope to create a hub of content by and for the queer community in Pittsburgh.