Resources for the LGBTQA Community

At Heinz College, we value the diversity of our student population and strive to provide the resources to help make our communities feel comfortable and at home. Below are some organizations our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered/transsexual, queer, allied (LGBTQA) community may find to be useful during their studies here at Carnegie Mellon University.

The City of Pittsburgh does not have a specifically “lesbian/gay neighborhood” as do some other major urban areas, but it does boast an active LGBTQA community with an annual Pride Parade and festival that garner the attention of (and appearances by) top-ranked local and state politicians. Pittsburgh was also one of the first cities in the U.S. to extend civil rights protections to all residents regardless of sexual orientation, gender-identity, or gender expression. The websites below are a great way to begin exploring LGBTQ Pittsburgh!

LGBTQA Organizations at CMU


LGBTQA Professional and Student Organizations Off Campus

Gay, Lesbian and Straight-Education Network (GLSEN) – Pittsburgh chapter
University of Pittsburgh Rainbow Alliance
University of Pittsburgh OutLaw

LGBTQA Organizations in Pittsburgh

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh (GLCC)
Pittsburgh Pride Festival/The Delta Foundation
The Andy Warhol Museum
Renaissance City Choirs
Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society
Persad Center 
Gay and Lesbian Neighborhood Development Association (GLENDA)
Steel City Softball League
Pittsburgh Frontrunners– running club
Pittsburgh Pride Bowling
Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force
Shepherd Wellness Community Center

LGBTQA Local and State (PA) Advocacy and Civil Rights Organizations

Gertrude Stein Political Club
Equality Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition
Log Cabin Republicans (no Pennsylvania chapter at time of this posting)
City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations