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LGBTQIA+: Pittsburgh resources

Arts and media

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The public library system maintains a list of suggested resources, including one specifically for teens and younger learners.

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.

Pittsburgh Queer History Project
An ongoing oral history and media preservation initiative. The first exhibit was Lucky After Dark, held in 2014.

Organizations, big and small

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.

Faith and spiritual services

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.

Metropolitan Community Church
Non-denominational church in Monroeville.