June is Pride month across the United States, and Presente put together a list of LGBTQ+ resources and organizations to help support Pride all year long. Take a look below!
Dreams of Hope
“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.” – Dreams of Hope
Dreams of Hope is a queer youth centered space for individuals to participate in the arts and join others like them to connect through art, theatre, and community. They provide two main, art focused programs. The first, “theatriQ”, brings together queer youth and professional artists to create original work that addresses LGBTQ+ themes. The second program is education based program called “sQool” that focuses on bringing queer arts programming to schools to provide visibility and community for queer youth. For more on their programs, or to get involved, donate, or volunteer, visit https://www.dreamsofhope.org/home-c1u3c.
Pittsburgh Feminists for Intersectionality
This is a unique take on an educational resource for not only LGBTQIA+ individuals, but diverse communities and minorities across the board. The Pittsburgh Feminists for Intersectionality are a coallition of individuals helping to promote, protect, and help fund minority communities across Pittsburgh all via Instagram! Their Instagram covers a wide variety of topics, promotes and shares ways to donate and help to local organizations and keeps up with both local and nationwide news concerning all minority communities. To follow them and keep up with their news and information, just head to https://www.instagram.com/pghfem/.
Proud Haven serves Pittsburgh’s LGBTQIA+ youth (18+) and adults in need of housing or help transitioning into different living situations. They run Haven House, an emergency housing safe space for trans and nonbinary individuals ages 18 – 30 while transitioning housing. Proud Haven also hosts events such as movie nights and art workshops through their Pittsburgh YOUth Haven program, dedicated to serving LGBTQIA+ youth 21 and under. To find more on their programs, information on emergency housing, and current events, check out https://www.proudhaven.org/.
“SisTers PGH is a BLACK and TRANS led non-profit organization that serves QTBIPOC (Queer Trans Black Indigenous People of Color) trans, and nonbinary people within Southwestern PA.” – SisTers PGH
SisTers PGH runs a number of programs, including Project T, a program to help transgender and gender nonconforming individuals transition into communities where they are welcomed, and spaces in which they can connect with the trans community. They also have programs for trans youth, a name change project and safe spaces for transgender individuals struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. In addition to their programs, SisTers provides a community center in Swissvale, PA as a safe space for all transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. More on their mission can be found at https://www.sisterspgh.org/, and their sibling service, Brothers PGH can be found at https://www.sisterspgh.org/brotherspgh.