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QBurgh introduced the Pride Star Awards for Pride 2022 to celebrate the volunteers and community members that help make all of our organizations possible. The Pride Star Award is designed to acknowledge the many valuable contributions being made by our ...

Drawn by the talented Joe Wos, the Pittsburgh Pride maze is inspired by undeniably Pittsburgh imagery and iconography featuring a pegasus leaping over the fountain at the Point. Pegasus was the name of a long-time LGBTQ bar and night club ...

Picture it… Pittsburgh, 2017 (the year the Delta Foundation sold the name of Pride to EQT), mid-June; it was the first sunny day in the city in almost three weeks. The boys were donning their glitter and gold in preparation ...

On February 14, 2022 history was made in the City of Pittsburgh when Maria Montaño became the first openly trans woman to serve as the City’s Press Secretary. She was appointed by Ed Gainey, Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor. Maria Montaño ...

Dear friends, Welcome to Pride 2022! Each year at this time, LGBTQ+ people, along with allies, come together to celebrate the beauty and diversity of this community. This year is made even more special by the fact that, for many, ...

GREETINGS: I’m honored to recognize our LGBTQIA+ community during this month-long celebration. I’m grateful for your vital role in Pennsylvania’s history, and for your efforts toward creating an inclusive and compassionate future for the commonwealth. During this important month and ...

It is my pleasure to unite with QBurgh to welcome everyone gathered for Pittsburgh Pride Month 2022. William Penn founded our commonwealth on the principles of fairness and tolerance, and I believe we must continue to be a place that ...

In the summer of 1987, four gay men living with AIDS met with Father Lynn Edwards, an Episcopal priest; Bill Brandon, a physician; and Cynthia Klemanski, a social worker. The four gay men wanted to discuss the ramifications of the ...

In these changing and challenging times, I cannot help but begin by reflecting on the steadfast foundation of community, having been established now over generations, the gratitude I feel for those that came before me, and the respect I have ...

Happy Pride! As the first out queer woman in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly, a place not very friendly to LGBTQ+ people, Pride in who I am and what our community is fighting for keeps me moving forward every day. Pride was ...

On behalf of the residents of our great city, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Pittsburgh in celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month! The celebrations that will occur over the next month embody the spirit of Pittsburgh, a city ...

When I was sixteen years old someone tried to out me to my parents. I had begun my coming out journey the year before and, as many LGBTQ folks know, telling friends is usually the first step until you work ...

Pride month is by far my favorite time of the year. To me, it is way better than my birthday, New Year’s, and the Fourth of July all combined. I live for Pride. My first Gay Rights March was in ...

PRIDE/prīd/noun1. a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired2. consciousness of one’s own dignity Oxford Dictionaires That’s ...

I’ve never been to a Pride parade. I’ve never danced in the street in June, my arms open wide and swirling like a technicolor tornado. Rainbow is one of my least favorite colors. Those stark, saturated colors induce a bit ...

Over forty years since the discovery of HIV/AIDS, many have anxiously waited for new advancements in healthcare technology that could help alleviate, if not eradicate these infectious diseases.  From medications like AZT in the 1990s, PrEP in the 2000s, a ...

It’s Pride Month again! The time to reflect on the journey the LGBTQ community has made to get where we are today. We still have a long way to go, but there is also a lot to celebrate. Years ago, ...

The LGBTQ community has been through a lot since Pride 2021. From “Don’t Say Gay” bills to horrendous legislation targeting trans kids, it’s easy to feel like this last year has been one of the worst yet for trans and ...

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’’ Fred Rogers You’re probably familiar with that famous ...

Drag is a combination of inspiration and perspiration. Most queens emulate strong, positive female role models, Cher, Beyonce, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Cyndi Lauper, and more. Phoenix Fatale said, “I am a Britney girl. Growing up, I fell in love with ...

Visitors from other major cities may be curious where Pittsburgh’s “gayborhood” or centralized area of the highest number of LGBTQ establishments and population is. While Pittsburgh does not have a formal “gayborhood” like Philadelphia or New York, the entire city ...

Kierra Darshell, Pittsburgh’s first lady of drag, runs the Miss Tri-State Newcomer competition. This year, Lady Inferno Diamond picked up that crown.  Kierra Darshell has been bringing sass and class to the drag scene since the late 80s. Kierra Darshell ...

Drag queens are lip-syncing all over the ‘Burgh these days, with oodles of brunches, bingos, pageants, and happy hours to fill your Google Calendar. Regarding the burgeoning drag scene, Phoenix Fatale said, “You can’t throw a pump without hitting two drag ...