January 2021

Mission: We serve as a bridge that promotes education, advocacy, and social justice for all LGBTQIA+ people and allies in Western Pennsylvania.
Vision: To cultivate a more collaborative, diverse, just, and empowered community.

There is hope in 2021.

Join the Teen (12-19) Book Club as they read Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. They meet at 6pm via Zoom on the fourth Monday of each month. Email info@pghequalitycenter.org or join our Facebook group for the Zoom link.

COVID-19 has hit the LGBTQIA+ community hard. The PGH Equality Center has partnered with the Pittsburgh MasQUe Project since April to distribute masks to the queer community. With our partnership, our first Town Hall of 2021 will be on how the pandemic has affected our community. Please email info@pghequalitycenter.org if you are interested in joining. We will be sending out more information about it soon.

Check out our Store to buy your Rainbow merchandise for 2021!

The Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, formerly the Summit Against Racism, is a 1.5 day conference dedicated to providing resources and spaces for community dialogues, sharing of strategies and experiences of organizing for racial justice, healing from racial trauma, and connections to social support services for all attendees. Our theme for 2021 is “Rise, Revolt, Repeat: Building Sustained Movements for Justice.”

Racial Justice Summit Tickets

Brewer’s Hotel and Bar continued with their annual tradition of handing out gifts and hot meals this Christmas. This year, more than 80 meals and presents were given out, no questions asked, to whoever showed up. Often billed as the “oldest gay bar in Pittsburgh”, current owner Carol Held was determined to find a way to continue the annual giveaway. “I’m like nope. I’m gonna find a way, whatever I have to do,” Carol told KDKA.

Oldest Gay Bar in Pittsburgh Gives Warm Meals and Presents to the Community on Christmas

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service, and we honor Dr. King’s legacy by transforming his life and teachings into action and bringing people together to strengthen our community.
Join these virtual services and serving opportunities below.
AARP 21st MLK Unity Breakfast at 9am. Details to come.

MLK Day Atlanta History Center Virtual Event

The Radical Side of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

HRC Donation Drive for LGBTQIA+ Homeless Youth

Donate to the PGH Equality Center to fund the youth program, a queer sex ed series partnership, interagency partnerships, the Pittsburgh MasQUe Project, and more.

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Text to “PGHLGBTQIA” to 44-321