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There are numerous resources available in the Pittsburgh and surrounding southwestern Pennsylvania area that can help you find what you need, whether that is support, information, or a safe space. Below are several websites we think are valuable to the local LGTBTQ+ community.

Also, check out our resources for youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability guide.

If you have a resource or website you'd like to add to this page, please email

Criminal Records Expungement Project 
Offering help getting an expungement of any criminal record that is not a misdemeanor or felony plea or conviction. An expungement is an essential component of a name change. There is the possibility of a pardon available for those who have misdemeanors and felonies and they should still contact the program if that is impeding their name change.

The Initiative for Transgender Leadership 
Seeks to positively impact community life through professional and leadership development of transgender youth.


The Garden Of Peace Project

Garden of Peace Project was created to uplift, uphold, and empower the narratives and lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals and to address the lack of education, employment, healthcare, and housing, and the violence that impacts all LGBTQIA+ individuals.

This guide provides information on how to assess colleges and universities to ensure they are LGBTQ-welcoming.​

ACBA Lawyer Referral Service 
Will aid in finding a private attorney who will work pro bono for low income individuals who have legal issues that are not covered by the Public Defender's office or Neighborhood Legal Services. For example, a discrimination suit.

Ever Wondered What it's Like to Be Homeless?

Trans Assistance Program

A permanent fund maintained to assist trans folks in need to relieve the burden of having to crowd-fund themselves in an emergency. Striving to be a financial and educational resource for the trans community.

Trans Relief Project
Provides monetary assistance to US-based trans people looking for help with administrative fees associated with obtaining US passports, name changes, and updating ID documents.

Explore what it is like to be homeless and the choices you might be forced to make in this interactive simulation written by one of the amazingly skilled youths we've served.

The Trevor Project 
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13-24.  
If you’re thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help - please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386.

Name Change Project 
The Name Change Project will assign you a local attorney who will perform all of the legal requirements for a name change for free. There are still costs associated with the name change procedure that the attorney will discuss with you, but end up being under $100. This does not include the funds necessary to order new identification documents.

LGBTQ+ Resources in Pittsburgh

GLCC Pittsburgh 
The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh 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 LGBT communities and the community at large.

Dreams of Hope 
Through the power of the arts provides the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, and develop as leaders.

Project SILK 
Provides a safe, healthy, supportive community environment for LGBT youth of color to grow, celebrate, and express themselves. With service providers and community partners, they advocate for our youth to determine the meaning and direction for their own lives. 

National Resources

PFLAG Pittsburgh 
(Pittsburgh Parents, Family and Friends of Gay and Lesbians) Envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

A Place To Be Home