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What’s Queer and Going on in January

With 2020 in the rear view mirror and many eager for things to do, here’s what’s queer and going on in January! Bars and restaurants are allowed to reopen tomorrow, January 4th. We’ll keep you updated on what’s open and what’s not. Please still continue to follow COVID-19 precautions — socially distance, wear a mask, and always follow the rules of the venue or host. Help keep every one safe and healthy.

Every Friday and Saturday in January

The Queens are back and ready to SLAY the stage at Brewers Bar, the oldest LGBTQIA+ Friendly Bar in Pittsburgh! A Dinner show sure to excite & delight as the performers flip, dip, and dive around and OFF the stage!

Every Thursday in January

Coats 4 Care

Coats 4 Care is an annual winter give back providing winter weather essentials to persons in need.

January 4th and 11th

Spot of Tea

Spot of tea is a weekly tea time for queer and trans adults. All registered participants will receive a care package with tea, snack, and fun activities before Monday. Register Here 4PM – 5PM

Brewer’s Gift Handout Continues

Brewer’s has tons of gifts that weren’t able to be given out on Christmas Day!! For anyone that missed it, you’re invited to come get a gift for you or anyone you know that could still use or need one to be able to open up! 3PM – 11PM

January 7th

Parent2Parent Coffee

This informal gathering allows us as parents of transgender, gender nonconforming and gender questioning children to connect. This is a parent run event, open only to parents and direct caregivers of these children. We respect each others confidentiality and the fact that we may be in different stages of this journey. We all have felt very alone and confused at times, and have found that connecting with other parents of gender nonconforming children to be a great relief.

Join online for a Zoom get together. Please email themamabearmail@gmail.com for details.

January 8th

The Black and White Ball: HMH January Show

Hot Metal Hardware is kicking off 2021 in style with a ball of simple elegance: the Black and White Ball! This show is dedicated to everything black and white such as films, objects, and anything that was black and white that inspired our performers! Tune in with our show featuring talents in Drag, Burlesques, and more: Friday, January 8th at 10 PM EST on Zoom.

January 9th

Prism of Beaver County 2021 Kick Off Meet Up

Prism of Beaver County hopes that everyone has enjoyed their holidays and are staying safe and healthy!! We have SO many ideas for the upcoming year and cannot wait to share them with you!!! Join us on Saturday, January 9th @6:00pm via zoom! Link in comments! We hope to see you!!

LGBTQIA+ Game Night

Join Community House Presbyterian Church and Pittsburgh Queer Families Safe Place at 6:30pm for a physically distanced and masked up game night. Snacks and water provided

January 14th, 21st & 28th

Affirm

AFFIRM is a CBT-based group support series for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth ages 14-21. AFFIRM runs for 6 virtual sessions on Thursdays in January and February of 2021 from 5pm-7pm EST. AFFIRM is a space to learn and practice skills for mindfulness, healthy coping behaviors, personal advocacy, self-celebration, and social network building. This program is facilitated by a Black, nonbinary adult. Register here.

January 21st

Name Change Clinic

Thinking of changing your name and gender marker in PA/Allegheny County? Know someone who is? Overwhelmed by the process? Join us as we welcome attorney, Kathleen Schneider. Kathleen has been helping the LGBTQ+ community for decades in Allegheny County, including hundreds of name & gender changes. Kathleen will also share the ways in which this process is affected by COVID-19. QueerPGH covered last year’s clinic. More info here.

January 22nd and 23rd

23rd Annual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

The Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit, formerly the Summit Against Racism, is a one-and-a-half-day conference dedicated to providing resources and spaces for community dialogues, sharing strategies and experiences of organizing for racial justice, healing from racial trauma, and providing connections to social support services for all attendees. Our theme for 2021 is “Rise, Revolt, Repeat: Building Sustained Movements for Justice.” The Summit, first held in 1996, was convened in response to the death of Jonny Gammage, a thirty-one-year-old Black man who was murdered by four white police officers in a suburb on the outskirts of Pittsburgh.

January 23rd

LGBTQIA+ Movie Night – Disclosure

Join Community House Presbyterian Church and Pittsburgh Queer Families Safe Place at 6:30pm for a physically distanced and masked up movie night. Snacks and water provided.

January 25th

Teen Book Club – Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Join the PGH Equality Center’s Teen Book Club this month as we read “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” by Alison Bechdel. We will meet via Zoom on January 25. Email the PGH Equality Center for the Zoom Link or join our Teen Facebook Group.

QBurgh staff writer
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