LGBTQ Things To Do: Earth Week Edition

Each week, we bring a selection of events and activities posted on our Community Calendar.

Scroll to the end of the post for details on how to include your event. Be sure to visit our calendar of events page for all of the listings.

Pittsburgh Pride

 

Thursday

HIV Testing – Free, confidential testing every Thus 5-9 PM at 210 Grant Street. Testing also available for STI.

speaQ a neighborhood open stage program, 6-8 PM at Father Ryan Arts Center – 420 Chartiers Avenue – McKees Rocks, PA 15136. Youth ages 13-18 (LGBTQ and allies.)

Food Truck Roundup to benefit Just Harvest, 6-10 PM at Bar Marco in the Strip District

Mother Earth Day Celebration at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7-9 PM

Georgia Bea’s “Ladies of Liberty” There Ultra Lounge, 11:30 PM

 

Friday

Dreams of Hope Performance at 7:30 PM  at Pittsburgh Public Schools All City Arts Showcase (and the Cultural District Gallery Crawl) Cultural Trust Arts Education Center – 805 Liberty Ave. The entire event runs 4-9 PM.

LGBTQ Singles Out Dinner, UNO’s at the Waterfront. 7 PM. Cost is $25.

Madwomen Reading Series Kresge Theatre, Carlow University Reading at 7:30 p.m. (book table at 7 p.m.)

April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama, at the Riverside Drive-in, Vandergrift Starts at 7 PM – 4 AM (Fri and Sat)

iCandy Dance Party for Women, Cruze Bar. Portion of proceeds benefits Dreams of Hope. 8 PM – 2 AM.

Reading - Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe & Daniel Bernard Roumain, 8 PM at The Alloy Studios (Fri and Sat)

EbiCENTER “Dance of the Unicorns” Dance Party at Cattivo 9 PM – 2 AM

 

Saturday

National Prescription Drug Take Back (& Disposal Day) Local public safety offices including all Pittsburgh Zones. Safely dispose of your unused prescription and OTC medication, even pet medication.

Spring Clean Up Days 9 AM – 12 PM – Perry HillTop, Pitcairn, Manchester, Glassport, Upper St. Clair, Beltzhoover, Imperial, South Park, Spring Hill, Shadyside, Brighton Heights, Strip District, Morningside, East McKeesport, Wilkins and dozens more. Click here to find your neighbor details.

Earth Day Celebration in Mt. Lebanon, 11 AM – 3 PM.

Third Annual Arts & Chocolate Spectacular, 11 AM – 4 PM, Boyce Park

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

Zumbathon to benefit Renaissance City Choirs 3-5 PM California Cycle $20 Registration.

Art All Night, 4 PM through 2 PM Sun, 97 40th Street in Lawrencville

Game Night at the GLCC. Join us at 6 PM – bring a snack to share if you can (not required) and enjoy an evening playing board games with new friends. For more info, call 412-422-0114.

Reading - Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe & Daniel Bernard Roumain, 8 PM at The Alloy Studios (Fri and Sat)

The Proper Pit Bull Party at the Waterfront. Dave and Buster’s, 7 -11PM

April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama, at the Riverside Drive-in, Vandergrift Starts at 7 PM – 4 AM (Fri and Sat)

The 2nd Annual Miss Public Access Pittsburgh TV Pageant 11 PM There Ultra Lounge

 

Sunday

Wildflower Hike with Wilderness Women, 9 AM at Raccoon State Park

Relax & Rejuvenate with All-Natural Glow Facials at The Trevor James Salon. Appt required. 12-6 PM

Meeting – Integrity Pittsburgh, 3:30 – 5:30 PM at Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill. All with an interest in the Episocopal Church and their families are welcome to attend.

Film “Go Fish” 4-6 PM at the GLCC. Sponsored by The Gender Dances Project. Pizza and beverages provided.

From Venice With Love Featuring Giada Valenti, Cabaret at Theater Square 7:30 PM.

 

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Would you like us to include your event in our next edition of LGBTQ Things To Do?

Please email all the interesting details to Cindy at info@glccpgh.org and she’ll get you all set. That’s it!

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Final Dates for OUTrageous Bingo Spring Series

Pittsburgh Pride

Logo by Rob Rogers

 

Two final chances to wrap up this season of OUTrageous Bingo.

  • Saturday May 10
  • Saturday June 7

Bing has been selling out month after month so don’t delay in picking up your tickets for May or for the incredible OUTrageous Bingo Pride Edition.

Then Bingo takes a summer vacation, returning in September for a 16th season packed with even more interesting twists and turns.

 

Pittsburgh Pride Bingo

OUTrageousBingo volunteers & players are a big family! Photo: OUTrageous Bingo

OUTrageousBingo volunteers & players are a big family! Photo: OUTrageous Bingo

 

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Because This Is My Community Center: Eileen’s Story

This is an occasional series profiling the volunteers and supporters who give back to our community center. They do everything from answer the phone to staff tables at outreach events to help with fundraising. These are their stories about their corner of the GLCC.

Pittsburgh LGBTQ

Name: Eileen Halloran

Tell Us A Little About Yourself: I am a mom of three adult children and have 2 beautiful grandkids. I have been with my partner Sandy for 9 years. We are looking forward to the day we can officially tie the knot, but are waiting until we are all equal in our home state of Pa..

I have had the pleasure of being involved and worked in the gay community for over 25 years. I have always been attracted to the fun scene in Pittsburgh, and have enjoyed many of the GLCC and other organizations events in Pittsburgh.I truly miss the older times in Pittsburgh where we had a large selection of various night spots to go and mingle with our friends. I have struggled with the notion of opening my own GLBTQ establishment after so many of the cool clubs closed, but my health issues will not afford me the luxury of working an 80 hour week.

I really do love to make people happy and wanted to create a fun night out, like the nights I used to have when I first came out of the closet! Sandy and I started Iam iCandy Pittsburgh to try and create that sort of an event while doing something good for others! Our mission is to enhance the GLBTQ communities options for a fun, stress free night to mingle, meet new friends and dance in a really cool safe space! We aim to create a monthly fun, flirty dance party at a space that accepts us for who we are with no questions asked. We wanted to keep our GAY dollars in the GAY community, while allowing people to come out and meet new friends or celebrating good with old friends. Our iCandy events are planned with community in mind, so our parties are used to raise funds for various local charities. Each month, iCandy chooses a different charity and donates a portion of the door proceeds and any additional monies collected through fundraising at our event for that charity. iCandy does not discriminate and we truly encourage all members of our community to join us in working together for the good of our monthly fundraising effort! We have been very well received and supported by the GLCC and also many others in our community and are very thankful for that.

What Is Your First Memory of the GLCC? My first memory of the GLCC is when I used to drive past it on my way to work daily at its Squirrel Hill location. I had a co worker that was very shy having a very hard time getting to know people in town, so he and I had volunteered for some events. The folks were always so welcoming and kind at the center.

How Are You Connected to the GLCC? We have held a few iCandy Pgh. fundraisers for the GLCC . We helped collect fand their subsidiaries. We have made donations for the Winter Clothing Drive, The Pa. Student Equality Coalition, and Cathy’s Closet to name a few of our fundraisers.

Something About The GLCC That People Should Know, but Probably Don’t. Everyone I have worked with at the GLCC has been super friendly and helpful and very supportive. I have learned a ton about the resources available through the GLCC that I had no idea existed. The work the volunteers do at the center is truly amazing.

What Volunteers Opportunities Should People Know About? I believe the GLCC is always looking for people to help at the Outrageous Bingo from what I have heard! I am certain if you reached out to contact the GLCC, the folks there could assist you in finding the perfect volunteer opportunity to fit your niche!

What Sorts of Things Could People Donate to the GLCC? Well, I am super supportive of the idea of Cathy’s Closet. Cathy Cairns was a longtime advocate who worked diligently to fight the strains of poverty in Pa. I think by honoring her dream to make available sustainable items that SNAP benefits do not help persons obtain is a brilliant idea. Donating personal health items to fill the closet would help so many persons in need..

I also am certain that the GLCC could put to good use anyones time and or talent that they wished to share. Time is money!

What Pittsburgh celebrity or “personality” would you like to invite to the GLCC and why? I think it would be awesome to invite Mayor Bill Peduto to the GLCC, if he hasn’t been there yet. It would be wonderful for our Mayor to see the fantastic work the GLCC does for our community. It would serve well for the Mayor to see and hear from the people the GLCC advocates for in order to make our City officials aware of any ideas and suggestions folks from our community may have in making Pittsburgh an even greater city than it is.

How Are You Connected to the GLCC Via Social Media? Facebook/Twitter

 GLCC could ALSO stand for …. Giving Love, Creates Change!

Thank you, Eileen, for sharing the GLCC through your work with iCandy.

If you are interested in getting more involved with your community center, our next volunteer orientation is Saturday, May 10 from 1-4 PM. Please register at info@glccpgh.org or 412-422-0114.

Pittsburgh Pride

LGBTQ Links to (re)Use: Earth Day 2014 Edition

In honor of Earth Day/Month and the green stripe in the LGBTQ Rainbow Pride Flag, we are launching a new feature on our blog: Links to (re)Use (and bonus points to you if you know that I am reusing that title!)

We’ll round-up the most popular tweets and FB shares over the past week.

Speaking of Earth Day, be sure to visit our Community Calendar for a list of recycling events this summer – from electronics to household chemicals and beyond. And save the date for ReuseFest on Saturday June 28!

Pittsburgh Pride

This powerful story about the final months of a gay couple in Florida was a very important read on both Twitter and Facebook.

In Sickness and in Health A Couple’s Final Journey http://interactive.sun-sentinel.com/lgbt-dying-couple/

This tweet about an excellent new resource for parents in need of emergency daycare was so popular, we posted it twice

Pittsburgh’s First Relief Nursery to Open it’s Doors April 21st  http://buff.ly/PdEyWF #daycare#childcare

This Friday (April 25) is the first social event from our new EbiCENTER – a dance party at Cattivo

Friday night is the EbiCENTER Dance of the Unicorns at @Cattivo44 in Lawrencevillehttp://buff.ly/1hUNNXI #bisexual #ThingsToDo #bi

Have you met Jake? He’s our Americorps member working with SAY and he wrote a terrific letter to the editor.

Terrific letter from our own @jakemiller717 about #AmeriCorps impact – Pittsburgh Post-Gazettehttp://buff.ly/QlsuDP

Good news in Ohio

Court orders Ohio to recognize married same-sex couples http://buff.ly/Q6VXkZ This applies to couples who wed out of state.

And two popular images we shared on Facebook last week.

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