There are numerous resources available in the pittsburgh and surrounding southwest PA area that can help find what you need, whether that is support, information, or a safe space.
You can also download our Resources for homeless and unstably housed youth (food, clothing, medical care, etc.) guide.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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The Initiative for Transgender Leadership
Seeks to positively impact community life through professional and leadership development of transgender youth.
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.
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LGBTQ+ Resources in Pittsburgh
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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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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