If you live in Pittsburgh, or are planning to visit, and are part of an alternative lifestyle, than Pittsburgh is the place for you. Pittsburgh has not only many dance clubs and bars dedicated to gays and lesbians, but also many activities and organizations. The city is very tolerant and open-minded, as there are many activities dedicated to the support and understanding of the gay and lesbian lifestyle.
Carnegie Mellon University offers Allies. Allies is an organization that is for people of all sexual orientations. The group supports gays, bisexuals and lesbians and helps in the education of different sexualities for people who would like to learn more about it. also found at the school is cmuOUT, which is a group of gay and lesbian members who are together to try and make the campus a gay-friendly place.
Bet Tikyah is a synagogue geared towards alternative lifestyles. It is open to all forms of sexuality as well as their family and friends.
For reading, Pittsburgh offers a gay and lesbian newspaper, called Pittsburgh’s Out. The paper can be found at a local gay-friendly business and can also be subscribed to.
For gay and lesbian rowers, there is a group called Crewheads that is open to the public to join.
The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh offers many services to its alternative city. Phone lines, youth groups, a library, meeting rooms, office space, and events are available for use or rent. The center is located in Squirrel Hill.
Dignity is a Catholic group that meets weekly, holding mass, social groups, and Catholic sacraments. They support gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in their pursuit of religion.
For those interesting in marrying the same sex, look into the Western Pennsylvania Freedom to Marry Coalition. Also available is the Marriage Equality Pennsylvania, which holds a mission to end discrimination in civil marriages.
A running and walking club also exists for members of Pittsburgh’s alternative lifestyle. Join the Pittsburgh frontRunners and participate in walks and runs for all people of varying athletic degree.
At the University of Pittsburgh is the Rainbow Alliance, a group for the acceptance of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals on school grounds.
For Gay and Lesbian Bars and clubs, Pittsburgh offers quite a few. Check out Pegasus, the hottest gay and lesbian bar in Pittsburgh. Images is a gay bar located on the popular Liberty avenue in Pittsburgh. Shadyside offers the 5801 Video Lounge and Cafe. Pittsburgh Eagle has four floors insane fun.
Whatever you like to do, you can find it here in Pittsburgh. Come join the fun!