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From world-class performing arts, to the largest LGBTQ Pride celebration in Pennsylvania and the Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, Pittsburgh offers a variety of activities and special events. Enjoy the powerful arts and culture scene, explore the abundance of history, art and museums, taste the wide variety of cuisine and libations and adventure through the music, sports and outdoor activities that abound.
The Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society began in 1982 and serves the LGBTQ communities of Pittsburgh and the surrounding tri-state region. The annual Reel Q Film festival is held annually in October which provides a variety of programs, panels, parties, and various activities. Approximately 20 programs are presented during the festival.
The Pittsburgh Equality Center (PEC) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, their families and supporters in Western Pennsylvania with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding, and equality within the LGBTQ communities and the community at large.
Dreams of Hope – Queer Youth Arts offers LGBTQ youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, and develop as leaders. Their creative contributions educate audiences, build awareness, and increase acceptance.
PERSAD Center Youth Programs provides services to prevent and respond to the negative outcomes that can occur in youth when affirming support is not present. There is a free afterschool program that takes place in the Pittsburgh Gay and Lesbian Community Center on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Project Silk is an innovative program directed towards African American and Latino young gay and bisexual men and transgender people in Pittsburgh between the ages of 13 and 29. The project provides a safe space, hosts community events and links youth to medical care, HIV/STD testing, hormone treatment, counseling, housing, education, job training and legal services.
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