Save the Date: VIP Night at The Scare House October 16, 2014 (Volunteers Sought)

Pittsburgh ScareHouse


The GLCC is thrilled to team up with The ScareHouse and GLAAD to celebrate Spirit Day – Pittsburgh style.

Celebrate Spirit Day on Thursday October 16 with an exclusive VIP Night at ScareHouse in Etna. VIP Admission will give you access to the VIP Tour Line, the VIP ScareHouse Lounge and a chance to mingle with the actors and other luminaries while showing your support for LGBTQ youth served through Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center. Admission also includes craft brew from Rock Bottom and other delightful treats (and tricks, too.) Join Team GLCC as we interact with the crowd and take photos showing who has “Spirit.” Raffle prizes and more – all to benefit youth programs at the GLCC. 

The ScareHouse tour is tons of fun and fright. Please note that VIP admission does not include The Basement.


Spirit Day was founded in 2010 for allies to show their support of LGBTQ youth experiencing bullying and other challenges.

Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag.

AND once again, GLCC volunteers will dress in costume and engage those in line. We’ll take photographs with a sign showing their “spirit” and accept donations for GLCC programs. If you like to dress in costume and engage people, contact us to volunteer for this task In 2013, Brittany and Pixie dressed up and had a terrific time taking hundreds of photos. ScareHouse Bunny and Princess Holly joined in the fun, too.

For a sneak peek, learn more about the ScareHouse Bunny backstory. Scott gives a shoutout to PrideFest!

This VIP event is sponsored by The ScareHouse, Rock Bottom Brewery and Most Wanted Fine Art.

LGBTQ Things To Do: August 21, 2014

A local LGBTQ group was invited to post their events on the GLCC Community Calendar. Their response:

Absolutely!  I always wanted a GLCC calendar like this!! 

Each week, we bring you a list of some of the most interesting and engaging things happening in the LGBTQ community. From movies to workshops, dance parties to picnics, youth events to nightlife – we try to cover all of the bases. Scroll to the bottom of this post for information on how to list your LGBTQ friendly event.

We’ve added some photos and images for events that submit listings. We’ll rotate these week to week. Be sure to get listed so you can gain extra attention in this popular feature.

SAVE THE DATE!OUTrageous Bingo is back on Saturday September 20. Tickets on sale NOW!




Farmer’s Market – Market Square (Downtown) 10 AM – 2 PM

HIV Testing Free and Confidential, all ages. 5-9 PM at the GLCC.

TransPride Pgh Partners & Friends Potluck, 6-9 PM at the GLCC. Please bring a dish to share.

Jazz Loft Thursdays at Spin Bartini 6-9 PM in Shadyside

Wigle Whiskey Bantam Night Benefiting Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, 6-9 PM Wigle Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden, 1055 Spring Garden Ave 15212 (Northside) Support a queer friendly non-profit.

The Gospel Singer at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company 8 PM. Partners Isaac and Donnie grapple with their faith. Thurs – Sun, through the end of August. GenderBlender


Youth Drop-In Night at the GLCC for young people ages 13-18. 7-10 PM

LGBTQ Singles Night OUT at Brunswick Playmor Bowl (near Century III Mall) 7-10 PM $25 includes buffet and bowling.

The Gospel Singer at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company 8 PM. Partners Isaac and Donnie grapple with their faith. Thurs – Sun, through the end of August.

Gender Blender Party with iCandy,  8 PM – 2 AM at Cruze Bar Androgynous Pittsburgh: Genderfull Project will be hosting a “Best Dressed’ Contest.

Cabaret Night at Off The Wall Theater, 7 PM in Carnegie. Vocal performances, comedy, dance and more.


A to Z Safety Day at the Zoo, 11 AM – 3 PM

Volunteer Brunch Planned Parenthood, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM We’re going to talk about the importance of the 2014 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election, give you an exclusive campaign update, and provide you with ways to get involved. Invite your friends and come out to meet people, eat free food, and preserve women’s rights.

Community Cornfest in Carrick, 12 PM – 6 PM in Phillips Park, Carrick.

Kids Comedy Cabaret at Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 1-3 PM, Tickets are $5.

Gene Kelly Birthday Celebration, 2 – 4 PM, Kelly Strayhorn Theater “Singing in the Rain” Pay What You Can

Saturday Crafternoons for children ages 5-10 from 1-4 PM at Assemble in GarfieldRainbowCity

Rainbow Party – Benefit for Renaissance City Choir, 2-4 PM at 5801 Video Lounge, Shadyside. A colorful twist on a traditional white party.

Rainbow Party Orientation Event 6-8 PM with Rainbow Pitt (LGBTQ Group at Pitt) Nordy’s Place in the basement of William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave

Pittsburgh Bridge meeting at GLCC, 6:30-8:30

The Gospel Singer at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company 8 PM. Partners Isaac and Donnie grapple with their faith. Thurs – Sun, through the end of August.

Music Night on Jupiter and the Pittsburgh Winery are proud to present “Frenchmen on Penn, 8-11 PM featuring Davis Rogan.

NA LGBT at the GLCC, 9-10 PM



Heritage Market by Rivers of Steel at Waterfront Pumphouse, 10 AM – 2 PM

Grits and Grants: The Nitty Gritty of Grant Writing for Individual Artists Brunch, Mimosas, and Edutainment – all for only $15! at 720 Records on Penn Avenue QueerVideoVault

Soergel’s Corn Roast, Soergel’s Orchard in Wexford, 8 AM – 6 PM

The Neighborhood Flea is a vibrant, pop up urban marketplace offering an inspired shopping experience in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District, 11 AM – 4 PM

Movie Screening: D.E.B.S. 1-3 PM at the Carnegie Library in Oakland with Queer Video Vault

Weather Permitting: Molly Alphabet & Machete Kisumontao & Haygood Paisleys at Shadyside Nursery, 5 PM

The Gospel Singer at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company 8 PM. Partners Isaac and Donnie grapple with their faith. Thurs – Sun, through the end of August.

We’d love to feature your LGBTQ and LGBTQ friendly events and activities in a future edition. Simply visit our Community Calendar page to share all the details and get listed with the GLCC.

If you have questions, please email


Put the “U” In Volunteer – Week of August 13, 2014

A dispatch from Volunteer Coordinator, Patty.

The little engine that could ...

The little engine that could …


Chug chug chug. Puff puff puff. The little Community Center ran along Grant Street. It was a happy little Community Center whose walls were filled full of good things for the GLBTQ Community. There were all sorts of things – workshops, youth events, groups, support, testing on site, and even some condoms given with a smile. There were things for girls like me (and not like me), boys like you (and maybe not like you), allies who understand, those who were questioning and those who knew since birth. Something for everyone!

At times though it seemed like this train-full of goodness needed to climb a giant mountain to get these wonderful resources to those who needed them. Work like this is going to take a lot of helping hands!

OK, that’s about all the children’s story book type writing I have in me – and if you made it this far, kudos for you!

Seriously though, a while ago I heard someone call the GLCC “The Little Community Center that Could,” when I 1st heard that, it really struck a chord. It’s actually quite fitting – the volunteers we have at the center are all quite dedicated, but we all seem to be spread pretty thin…. but we make it work!

For as Out and Proud as Pittsburgh is overall though, we shouldn’t have to ‘make it work,’ we shouldn’t have to scramble to find people to work the phones for a bit or welcome people upon entering the GLCC.

If you are aligned with the mission of the GLCC, want to be more involved or just be part of the organization who is there for those who, and when, they are needed most – don’t hesitate. For just a few hours here and there, you can make a huge difference.

Do you have some time?


For more information about volunteering with the GLCC, please call 412-422-0114 or email

Our next volunteer orientation is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 1-4 PM at the GLCC Downtown.

Pittsburgh Volunteer

Alleg Co Housing Authority Opens Waiting List for Section 8

Section 8


We’ve received information on the latest lottery for the Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 waiting list. If you need assistance with this application process, please call the GLCC 412-422-0114 or email us We have a computer that you can use and we can also help you request the reasonable accommodation paper copy. We can’t work miracles so contacting us as soon as possible gives us the best possible opportunity to help you complete this process successfully.

Please share this information with those in need of affordable housing options in Allegheny County.


Allegheny County Housing Authority

625 Stanwix Street, 12th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA  15222


The Allegheny County Housing Authority will be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

(Section 8) Waiting List.


When?  Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (8:30 am) through Friday, October 3, 2014 (ending 3:30 pm)



Where?  Online applications at

Computers will be available at our office at 625 Stanwix Street for online applications.

Paper applications will only be mailed to applicants requesting a Reasonable Accommodation


All applications will be entered into a lottery, regardless of the date and time the application was entered.  Results of the waiting list order will be posted online by October 20, 2014.

You MUST keep your confirmation number in order to access your status.



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