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.

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Medical

Central Outreach Wellness Center – Our Wellness Centers welcome all people. We understand the health concerns of people of color. Our physician staff specialize in HIV and Hep C care. Our staff embrace the journey of Transgender health, and we understand LGBTQIA issues while being inclusive and supportive. We support Harm Reduction as well as recovery.

Allies for Health + Wellbeing envisions a healthier community whereby all individuals access integrated medical care and supportive human services in a respectful setting, free of stigma and discrimination.

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

Center for Inclusion Health – 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

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).

The Trevor Project – 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.

  • TrevorLifeline – 1-866-488-7386
  • TrevorChat – Text “START” to 678 678
  • TrevorText – https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/

Persad Center

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

 

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
  • UnitedWay Pittsburgh: Dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or go to http://pa211sw.org/

Youth and Families

Dreams of Hope is a proud member of the Pride Youth Theatre Alliance, a growing national network that advances the practice of queer youth theater by providing emerging and established leaders in the field with resources and opportunities to exchange, collaborate, and learn.

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.

PFLAG Pittsburgh: 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.

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

    Children and 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

    Elders

    SAGE – 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

      Elder 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

        Trans and Gender Non Conforming

        TrueT PGH – Celebrating Queer People of Color through Creative Art, Entertainment, Resource Sharing, and Activism

        Phone:
        412-291-8196
        Email:
        info@truetpgh.com
        Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

        TransYOUniting – 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 Pittsburgh –  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.

        Faith

        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

        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.

        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.

        Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh LGBTQIA+ Resources – 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.

        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.

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

        Stonewall Sports Leagues – Kickball, bowling, sand volleyball, dodgeball, and bocce.

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        LGBTQIA+ at CLP – 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.

        Rainbow Reading Group – 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.

        5840 Ellsworth Ave, Suite #100 (Second Floor), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232