Dreams of Hope
Provides arts-focused programs for LGBTQA youth since 1993, including theater workshops and an annual summer camp. Also works in tandem with instructors to engage students in queer-themed creative practices.
Steeltown's premier queer improv troupe.
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
The oldest Pittsburgh-based blog featuring reportage by lesbian writers.
Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society
Organizers of the annual Reel Q international film festival that takes place every October.
Garden of Peace Project
Based in Homestead, the Project offers a variety of programs targeting community education, health, and arts. The (Trans)ition Project includes an especially comprehensive list of resources for trans* individuals and their allies.
Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Local chapter of national organization. GLSEN conducts research, creates age-appropriate resources, and partners with educational professionals to develop more inclusive safe school policies.
Initiative for Transgender Leadership
Promoting leadership in trans* youth via internships and peer-to-peer mentoring.
One of the first organizations in the U.S. to offer mental health services especially for LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities, PERSAD offers a variety of counseling, outreach, and advocacy services for groups across Western PA. In 2003, the center published an assessment of the LGBTQ community of Allegheny County.
Bet Tikvah/House of Hope
A queer-centric Jewish workship group that meets at Rodef Shalom on Forbes Avenue.
Insitute for Welcoming Resources: PA
A map of welcoming congregations provided by the National LGBTQ Task Force.
LGBTQ Ministry at East Liberty Presbyterian
The Ministry holds monthly gatherings at East Liberty Presbyterian/Cathedral of Hope, located at the corner of Highland and Penn.