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School or College Organizations

Whether a club is at a middle school, high school, or university; whether it is a GSA, Diversity Club, or some other name, these are all school or college based organizations.

Resources for Trans & Non-binary People

We are building a resources page specifically to meet the needs of the transgender (non-conforming, non-binary) community in PA. While we are not quite ready to reveal our efforts, we are excited that it will be ready soon. For now, click the button to find a guide to skin care for non cisgender people.

LGBTQ-Affirming Faith Communities/Churches

If your congregation or faith community is listed here, that means that it is an LGBT-affirming religious organization. All religious places of worship are welcome to submit posts for this page.

LGBTQ+ Pennsylvania Advocacy Organizations

(Newly listed organizations are indicated with a star by their name.)

Pennsylvania Youth Congress

The Pennsylvania Youth Congress advances freedom and justice for young LGBTQ Pennsylvanians through advocating for responsible public policy. As a youth-led organization, PYC represents citizens working toward safer schools and thriving communities across the commonwealth.

Equality Pennsylvania

Equality Pennsylvania is an organization which advocates throughout the state of Pennsylvania for LGBT rights. Equality Pennsylvania also attempts to “advance LGBT-friendly policy and legislative initiatives”. The organization is a member of the Equality Federation.

William Way LGBT Center

The William Way LGBT Community Center serves the LGBT community of Philadelphia and its allies 365 days a year. From social groups, networking events, and counseling and support services to art exhibitions and cultural experiences, the Center consistently strives to provide new and innovative programs for the LGBT communities of Philadelphia.

Persad Center

PERSAD CENTER is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) communities, and the HIV/AIDS communities. We serve our target populations and their loved ones, cradle to grave, across western Pennsylvania, with service centers in Pittsburgh and Washington, PA.

Bradbury Sullivan Center

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center creates a vibrant community for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community in the Lehigh Valley through life-enriching LGBT arts & culture programs, leading-edge LGBT health programs, daily LGBT youth programs, critical supportive services, an annual regional pride festival, and an informative Training Institute.

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality

The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. (GEAE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the region’s LGBT community and its straight allies through educational programs, social events, and opportunities for service, which are designed to strengthen our voice and improve the quality of life in northwestern Pennsylvania.

NWPA Pride Alliance

Incorporated in March, 2012, NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc works to improve visibility of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersexed and Ally/Asexual (LGBTQIA) community. We also facilitate communication and collaboration between groups and individuals within the region’s LGBTQIA community and the greater region’s community, while respecting individual and group identity.

SisTers PGH

SisTers PGH is a transgender centered drop-in space, resource provider and shelter transitioning program based in Pittsburgh, PA. As a black, trans-led organization, SisTersPGH is uniquely situated to help trans and non-binary people in Allegheny County find the resources they need to thrive.

West Branch Pride Fest

We’re in the process of forming the official and legal nonprofit entity for the West Branch Pride Fest 2020.

To help us raise startup funds, please visit our GoFundMe page.

To get involved, please complete this short availability form.

LGBT Center of Central PA

We recognize how interconnected our work in the LGBTQ+ movement must be with other social justice movements, and we unapologetically stand for and with movements seeking justice and inclusion for people of color, documented and undocumented immigrants, refugees, people of all faiths or no faith, women, people living with disabilities, older adults, youth, and people who are low-income.

Powered by Rainbows

Powered by Rainbows is an educational network brought to you by MHP TV. We provide LGBTQ videos on a weekly basis including highly researched classes and episodes, documentaries, interviews with experts and activists, news stories, vlogs, and fun videos on the side.

 

Equality Forum

Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high-impact initiatives and presents the largest annual national and international LGBT civil rights summit. Equality Forum produces these innovative events in collaboration with learning institutions, professional associations, research centers, for profit companies and nonprofit organizations.

PA Commission on LGBTQ Affairs

The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is the first of its kind in the nation. It was established by an Executive Order from Governor Tom Wolf in August 2018. Its goal is to advise the Governor and state agencies regarding policies, programs, and legislation that impact LGBTQ communities and to serve as a resourceful intermediary between LGBTQ communities and state government. It is composed of appointed commissioners from across the Commonwealth, each acting as a representative and advocate for LGBTQ communities.

Penn LGBT Center

Welcome to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center, one of the oldest and most active LGBT centers in the country. The Center is a home away from home for the Queer and Transgender communities at the University of Pennsylvania as we have been proudly serving the Penn LGBTQ+ community for over 35 years.Whether you are questioning your gender identity or sexuality, in the process of coming out, proudly identify as LGBTQ+, or an ally, the Center welcomes you.

PFLAG Pittsburgh

Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people. PFLAG 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.

LGBT Center of Greater Reading

We are an LGBTQ+ Center located in Reading, Pennsylvania. We acknowledge that all individuals deserve respect, acceptance, and support of their inherent rights. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals experience marginalization and denied rights as part of the human community. Therefore, we believe that we can make a difference by promoting social justice for all LGBTQ+ individuals.

I’m AN eMPLOYER

 

I run a business or organization which serves the LGBTQ+ community. I would like to have my business listed on your website as an LGBTQ+ affirming business.

LGBT Friendly Pennsylvania Businesses

(In Alphabetic Order by Category)

Broadband Search (Online)

Pennsylvania Equality Project’s tech department is transitioning our resources pages from the way they look presently, to these accordian tabs. Each tab will list the business’s name and the city in which it is located. If the business exists in multiple locations statewide, the listing will read: Pennsylvania. If the business is provided solely online, the listing will read: Online. This is an example of what the Internet Service Provider category looks like.

 

BroadbandSearch.net

Our team has put together extensive research on the providers and plans available across the United States and here in Pennsylvania. The research includes download speeds, upload speeds, pricing, data caps, fine print, and more. Our mission is to make it easier for you to find the best Internet and television service in your area with a quick search of your address. This is possible only if you can see all providers in your area. It’s a mission we are dedicated to expanding every day and currently have almost 2,000 providers in our database.

Some PA Statistics

78.9% of people living in PA have high speed Internet at home. However, the access to high speed Internet throughout the state is excellent. Wireless Internet is available in 99.7% of Pennsylvania. Cable Internet is available to 94.6%. DSL is offered to 93.5% of the population. An impressive 50.6% of PA residents have Fiber Internet access, a percentage much higher than the national average.

Edinboro, PA residents, click here.

 

 

A – C

Art Galleries, Art Organizations, Athletic Associations,

Automotive, Bakeries, Banking,

Bed and Breakfast, Body Piercing & Tattoos,

Catering & Personal Chefs, Chiropractic Care,

Cleaning Companies, Clothing & T-shirts,

Coffee Shops, Conferences & Events, Crisis Centers

D – G

Dentists, DJ Music Services, Doula Services,

Dog Obedience Training, Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Educational,

Electronics & Technology, E-vape Lounges,

Financial Planning, Florists, Garden Supplies

H – M

Hair Salons & Stylists, Handmade Crafts, Home Decor,

Hospitals and Health & Wellness Centers, Hotels &

Banquet Receptions, Household Disaster Repair,

Information Technology, Internet Service Providers,

Law Offices, LGBTQ Media, Massage Therapists,

Mental Health Counseling, Musicians & Recording Artists

N – R

Nightclubs, Bars & Taverns, Notary Services, PFLAG Chapters

Party Planning, Pet Sitting & Grooming, Photography,

Publications, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail Businesses

S – V

Scholarships, Suicide Prevention, Ski and Mountain Resorts,

Sports Organizations, Support Groups, Travel & Tourism,

Trucking and Logistics, University Organizations,

Video Production, Vision Resources

W – Z

Wedding Officiants, Wedding Planners,

Wedding Resource Directory, Wedding Venues,

Youth Services