Resources

If you have an LGBTQIA+ focus within your organization or are an LGBTQIA+ organization and would like to be listed among the resources for the PGH Equality Center, please fill out our Resource Form.

Arts


Pittsburgh based graphic artist, designer and painter.

Consulting and graphic design services for artists and arts organizations, specializing in the performing arts.

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse inspires creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse. Buy creative art and craft materials at a discounted price, donate art and craft materials, try your hand at being a volunteer or intern, and take a virtual craft class with a kit of materials for you to use!

Custom laser engraving CNC wood carving and on-demand 3D printing

One of a kind, unique, and handcrafted gifts from over 70 vendors in the Strip District.

Clothing


MaskPGH – Custom and cute face coverings

Berry Good Embroidery – Specializing in everything embroidery

Alterations and sewing gifts.

Retail store featuring men’s clothing, swimwear and accessories.

Education


SafeZone provides training to faculty and staff to help them become better allies to the Point Park LGBTQ community.

Founded in 2000, CMU PRISM is an Carnegie Mellon Student Organization for those of all orientations and gender identities who support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/aromantic, and many other existing identities in our community. We discuss issues, raise awareness, and embrace individuality. Join us in being active, being social, and being ourselves!

Entertainment


Reel Q is the longest running film festival in Pittsburgh, the 5th oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the United States, and the 6th oldest LGBTQ+ festival in the world. Our yearly festival programs approximately 20 first-run LGBTQ+ themed feature length films and 30+ short films ranging from comedies, dramas, avant-garde, documentaries, and beyond.

Rainbow Reading Group (formerly Lavender Book Club, Pittsburgh) is an LGBTQIA+ book club hosted by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! We read fiction and nonfiction works by and for LGBTQIA+ audiences.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is a welcoming and inclusive space offering a variety of resources, collections and programs for the LGBTQIA+ community and their supporters.

Renaissance City Choir affirms and celebrates LGBTQIA+ identity through the unifying power of music.

Carnegie Museums of Art and History, Carnegie Science Center, Andy Warhol Museum.

We’re here. We’re queer. We’re online. Pittsburgh’s online magazine made by and for queer folks in Pgh.

Events and Weddings


We provide DJ services, photobooth, live musicians and specialty lighting for weddings, parties, and special events.

Portrait and event photography. Content writing and graphic design.

Faith


Congregation Dor Hadash is Pittsburgh’s only Reconstructionist Jewish Congregation. We are inclusive, egalitarian, and member-led. We are an active, socially engaged, community-oriented congregation, and we are passionate about repairing the world (tikkun olam). We are proud of our history of advocating for our vision of a shared society in which diversity is celebrated. Through community and social action, we strive to tear down the walls that divide us while seeking to build a more just, thriving, and inclusive world for all of us.

Presently, East Liberty Presbyterian Church has more than 900 members and friends, who attend up to three worship services offered each week and who reflect the racial, economic, age, gender, and sexual orientation diversity of Greater Pittsburgh. The four pillars of our ministry consist of worship, education, spiritual growth, and mission, and our goal is to provide resources in all these areas for people of all ages and singles or families of all types.

Community House Presbyterian Church is a progressive community full of intellect and passion that’s been on Pittsburgh’s Northside for nearly 200 years. At Community House, you find more than an intimate community rooted in hope, joy, imagination, and love, and dedicated to pursuing peace and social justice.

Metropolitan Community Church of Pittsburgh recognizes a state of need around the world in the areas of human rights and justice. As people of faith, we have a responsibility to act on behalf of those who cannot effect change on their own.

Create a thriving, vibrant and engaged Jewish community by raising and allocating funds and building community locally, in Israel and around the world.

Bet Tikvah is a welcoming, queer-centric, independent minyan founded in 1988. Monthly Erev Shabbat services are led by members of the congregation.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills is an LGBTQIA+ welcoming and affirming community of faith. No matter who you love or how you identify, we welcome you! No matter your faith history, we welcome you! TrUUe Colors is UUCNH’s LGBTQIA+ support/advocacy group. We educate our community and ourselves and serve as a support and advocacy group as well.

Quaker worship community and community space available to rent for meetings/events.

We are a community gathering to explore the interconnection of LGBTQ life and the Christian faith, share in the God-given diversity of our stories and callings, and grow in compassion for ourselves and for others.

We are a diverse community with varied backgrounds, cultures, theologies and denominations, drawn together through our love of Christ and our belief that every person is a beloved child of God.

Families and Youth


Through the power of the arts, Dreams of Hope provides the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied (LGBTQA+) youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, and develop as leaders. Their creative contributions educate audiences, build awareness, and increase acceptance.

GLSEN strives to ensure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.

Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors and 13 volunteer Regional Directors.

Helping LGBTQIA+ youth (ages 18 – 25) experiencing homelessness and housing instability in the Pittsburgh Region find resources and housing options.

Children & Youth Services

  • Allegheny County: (412) 350-5701
  • Westmoreland County: 724-830-3000
  • Washington County: (724) 228-6884
  • Greene County: (724) 852-5217
  • Fayette County: (724) 430-1283
  • National Childline: 1-800-932-0313

The Pennsylvania Youth Congress is PA’s first and only statewide LGBTQ youth organization. Founded in 2011, PYC is comprised of young LGBTQ Pennsylvanians advocating within local and state government for safer schools and communities for all. PYC is Pennsylvania’s only statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization based in Harrisburg.

The MAMA BEARS organization is dedicated to Supporting, Educating, and Empowering Moms of LGBTQ Kids, LGBTQ allies & the LGBTQ Community. A variety of Private Facebook groups, special projects that offer support to the LGBTQ community and a comprehensive collection of resources.

Finance


Self employed financial planner offering products through New York Life. Financial/retirement planning. Life insurance solutions and annuities

Fitness


Kickball, bowling, sand volleyball, dodgeball, and bocce.

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The Qrew Rowing Team is an LGBTQ and Ally team that trains and competes in Three Rivers Rowing Association’s Summer Rowing League.

Inspire. Educate. Equip. We remove barriers and create access to outdoor experiences.

We aim to create a safe space where people can speak and move freely expressing themselves authentically without added fear of microaggressions and discrimination due to gender and expression. By opening the discussion about our lived experiences and challenges, we can assess how to better provide support and resources to ride bikes and increase mobility in Pittsburgh.

Food


We value our role as a place where community gathers. Serving as a safe and welcoming space for the LGBTQIA+ community is incredibly important to Commonplace. It is at the mission of Commonplace to create inclusive spaces as we aim to build Solid Ground for All.

Pittsburgh oldest gay bar offering a weekly drag show, throughout the year, accepting gift donations to give out during the holidays, and constantly raising money to give back into the community.

Brew pub, Hard Cider, Small Plates

Garfield Community Farm exists to serve the Garfield neighborhood with fresh, organic produce while bringing ecological restoration to our land. We do this work with hundreds of volunteers each year. Regular volunteer opportunities, food distribution for those in need, CSA – produce subscription, educational opportunities.

PVS offers monthly discussion and social connection meetings including LGBTQIA+ focused content and connections to free resources to learn more about veganism. We are also in the process of developing a plant-based food pantry resource in the Pittsburgh region. We also offer volunteer opportunities.

412 Food Rescue responds to the disconnect between the 40% of our food supply that goes to waste and the 1 in 8 people that are food insecure. Utilizing technology and civic engagement, we rescue perfectly good surplus food from businesses and redirect it to nonprofit organizations who serve people in poverty.

Queer owned bakery with delicious cakes, pies, cookies, and other desserts.

Health and Wellness


Holistic health and healing through massage therapy services and handmade body care products.

Improving the Health of the LGBTQ+ and HIV Communities in Western Pennsylvania through a food pantry, youth services, support groups, wellness programming, COVID emergency services, name change support, and more.

Yoga, energy healing, holistic health.

Nutritional Therapy of Pittsburgh provides foundational and holistic nutrition services. Nutritional Therapy is a technique used to evaluate nutritional needs and make recommendations for dietary changes and nutritional supplementation, helping clients balance body chemistry and achieve optimal wellness. Nutritional Therapy of Pittsburgh focuses on each person’s bioindividuality, as opposed to one-size-fits all approaches.

Portable Aerial Yoga, Aromatherapy Tea Service, Safe Space and Lounge. A curated sensory experience that is mobile and can be indoors and outside. This allows the Aerial Tea Lounge to be wheelchair and disability accessible.

Housing and Construction


Everything from Handyman repairs to landscaping, fences and decks, real estate services, Insulation, flooring, windows, painting, minor electric and plumbing. Specializing in older homes

DBE & LGBTBE certified supplier of specialty products in Construction Industry and a Consultant/Provider of Specialty Services.

Legal


Employment discrimination attorney representing LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized workers .

Law Firm who provides services to the LGBTQIA+ community.

K&L Gates is a law firm headquartered in Pittsburgh. K&L Gates has a robust LGBT Employee Resource Group and represents LGBT individuals who are victims of human trafficking on a pro bono basis.

Civil legal aid advising and representing low-income people and abuse victims in Washington, Greene, Fayette, and Somerset Counties. We have 2 special projects for rural western PA: Fair Housing Law Center and Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.

Medical


Founded in 2015, Central Outreach Wellness Center practices culturally competent medical care specializing in HIV care, Hep C Cure, and Transgender health. Advocating for patient rights, Central Outreach gives access to high quality healthcare to those who need it most.

Envisions a healthier community whereby all individuals access integrated medical care and supportive human services in a respectful setting, free of stigma and discrimination.

The only HIV/AIDS Community Center in Western Pennsylvania – Helping people live with HIV/AIDS improve their wellness.

If you are transgender or gender expansive, navigating the health care system may not always be easy or comfortable. You deserve a health care team that understands your needs and the unique challenges you face.

Through the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Center for Inclusion Health, we are expanding our transgender medical and surgical services to better serve you. Our goal is for you to get the high quality care you need — no matter your gender identity or expression.

The Pitt Men’s Study (PMS) is a confidential research study of the natural history of HIV/AIDS, funded by the National Institutes of Health that has been ongoing in Pittsburgh since 1984.

The Pittsburgh VA centers care for LGBTQIA+ veterans and make sure that their medical and mental needs are met.

Article – ‘Everything Usually Comes Back to Respect’ for LGBT+ Veteran Care

We are an integrated medical, mental health, and dental clinic, located in Swissvale. We serve the greater Pittsburgh area, and all people who come to us. At Metro, our providers collaborate with each other to treat every aspect of a patient’s health, all under one roof. We offer all of our services to everyone, regardless of identity, income, insurance status, or the ability to pay.

Latterman Family Center Health

We are a primary care clinic in the Mon Valley offering buprenorphine/naloxone and naltrexone treatment for opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder.

Mental Health


FamilyLinks is a community based therapy organization. They do wrap around, family based, and individual therapy and psychiatry.Offices in Shadyside and Banksville with home visits as well.

Phone: 1-866-583-6003

re:Solve Crisis: 24-hour hotline: Call us anytime to speak with a trained clinician at 1-888-796-8226 (7-YOU-CAN).

Individual, couple, and family therapy. Art-based and talk therapy to provide a tailored, well-rounded treatment approach for each client. Family work, couples, co-parenting, trauma, LGBTQ+, gender, polyamorous/consensual non-monogamy, and kink/BDSM affirming work.

Outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment; older adult services; support groups; coffee and conversation for LGBTQIA+ seniors throught the SAGE group.

Intake Coordinator: 412-441-9786 ext. 226

Presentation, Courses/Programs, Consulting, Meditation sessions. Bias awareness and trauma-sensitive mindfulness trainings.

Individual and group music therapy Individual and group gender affirming voicework.

National Helplines

  • National Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 or via Facebook Messenger to Crisis Text Line to connect with a Crisis Counselor
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
  • Get Help Now Hotline (for substance use disorders): 1-800-662-4357
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-799-7233

State Helplines

  • PA DHS Support & Referral Line: 1-855-284-2494
  • Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-888-772-7227
  • United Way Pittsburgh: Dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or go to http://pa211sw.org/

A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth. Safe, Confidential Lifeline for LGBTQ Young People. Get Involved. Suicide Prevention. Volunteer & Save Lives. Crisis Intervention. Here For You 24/7.

Non-Profits


Grants to grassroots organizations working on progressive social change, including LGBTQ liberation.

We are an LGBTQ social community that complete volunteer service projects monthly to benefit social and humanity causes.

Within the LGBTQIA+ community, we promote awareness of and response to political issues that are relevant to LGBTQIA+ citizens.

The Inclusion Solution

Program for inclusion and Integration for young people with disabilities

Older Adult


We’re a national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBT elders since 1978. We build welcoming communities and keep our issues in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBT people.

  • Elder Hotline: Call – 877-360-LGBT (5428)
  • Pittsburgh Local Contact – Kathi Boyle; kboyle@persadcenter.org;
  • https://persadcenter.org/pages/western-pennsylvania-sage-persad


Older Adult Helplines

  • Legal Helpline: (877) 936-0435
  • PA Statewide: 1-800-344-4319
  • Allegheny County: 1-800-490-8505
  • Fayette County: 1-800-537-2424
  • Westmoreland County: 1-800-442-8000
  • Greene County: 724-852-1510
  • Washington County: 1-800-734-9603

Sexual Wellbeing


Adult Bath, Body, & Toy Products

Gay men’s group.

Technology


TierPM provides comprehensive audio visual and IT workforce solutions for companies nationwide. We specialize in staffing, data analytics, custom application development, managed services, and IT project management consulting.

We are a web design studio located in Pittsburgh, PA. For the last 13 years, we’ve specialized in websites that focus on conversions and user experience.

Trans & Gender Non-Conforming


Celebrating Queer People of Color through Creative Art, Entertainment, Resource Sharing, and Activism.

As a black, trans-led organization, SisTersPGH is uniquely situated to help trans and non-binary people in Allegheny County to find the resources they need to thrive.

TransYOUniting is a trans based non-profit resource organization that provides educational programs for trans folks and allies. Currently, we are seeking a safe space for those in need of our services. We plan to eradicate transphobia in our city.

Trans Buddy PGH is a community-led peer-support organization with the goal of increasing access to and improving quality of healthcare for transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive people. Our trained volunteers provide emotional support and guidance to trans and non-binary patients during healthcare visits and work with these patients to help them make their own informed decisions.