LGBTQIA+ Resources

Support and Activism

PGH Equality Center

PGH Equality Center serves as a bridge that promotes education, advocacy, and social justice for all LGBTQIA+ people and allies in Western Pennsylvania.


QBurgh is a source for LGBTQIA+ news and community resources in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.

Dreams of Hope

Through the power of the arts, Dreams of Hope provides the Pittsburgh region’s LGBTQIA+ 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

Persad Center is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQIA+ communities and the HIV/AIDS communities. We serve our target populations and their loved ones, cradle to grave, across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh and Washington, PA. 

Garden of Peace Project

Garden of Peace Project was founded in 2012 by Michael David Battle, MPA to center black trans & queer youth, elevate and empower the narratives and lived experiences of black youth and their caretakers, and guide revolutionary spaces of healing and truth through art, education, and mentorship.

Communities and Social Groups

Rainbow Reading Group

Rainbow Reading Group (formerly Lavender Book Club) is an LGBTQIA+ book club is hosted by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. The group read and discuss fiction and nonfiction works by and for LGBTQIA+ audiences. 

Renaissance City Choir

The Renaissance City Choir affirms and celebrates LGBTQIA+ identity through the unifying power of music and is Western PA’s only LGBTQIA+ and allies’ choral group.

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