NEXUS News: LGBTQ Activities for Community Elders

NEXUS is a project of the GLCC created to provide social and recreational opportunities to adults 50 and older in the local LGBTQ community. NEXUS members take turns organizing monthly outings (dinner and a movie, museum trips, etc) and they gather quarterly for a potluck and discussion. If you are interested in joining their email list, contact

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Workshop MARRIAGE FOR LGBTQ 50+:  New Opportunities to Cut Taxes and Increase Wealth

Attorney and CPA Jim Lange of Lange Financial Group, LLC, would love to educate the LGBTQ community ages 50+ on the financial benefits of getting married.  May 20, 2014 was a great day and he is here to help.

If a couple is in love and happily sharing each other’s lives, NOW is the time to get married.  Jim Lange has written the new book, Retire Secure! for Same-Sex Couples. Jim is eager to present a free educational workshop to same-sex couples ages 50+.  Lots of helpful information will be shared for those recently married or who are contemplating marriage in the future.  Refreshments will be served.

NEXUS will sponsor his free workshop at 7:30p.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Shadyside, 5401 Centre Ave.,  Pittsburgh, PA  15232

In order to have sufficient materials on hand, please RSVP to

First Thursday

A group for lesbians and friends over 50.  Join the group for dinner, dancing, pinball and conversation.  If you have questions, contact Jan at

WHEN:            1st Thursday, August 7 at 6:30.

WHERE:         “5801”, 5801 Ellsworth Ave. in Shadyside  ( NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION )


Other Programs That May Be Of Interest

  • First Fridays at the Frick – August 1 Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza Orchestra

    Western Pennsylvania native Jerry Grcevich, regarded as one of the greatest tamburitza (Croatian string music) performers alive today, has performed, recorded and toured throughout Europe and the United States for the past three decades. Grcevich is a Tamburitza Hall of Fame inductee and the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship.

  • Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede Now – August 24th

    Silver and Suede examines the lives of Warhol and Halston – two American icons who impacted 20th century art and fashion. Visit or call 412.237.8300 for more info.

  • 2nd Annual North Park Ladies Cook Out
    When: Sat, August 2, 4:30pm – Sun, August 3, 12:00am
    Where: North Park at Ambridge Shelter
    Description: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs& Veggie Burgers, Buns & Condiments Provided -BYOB (alcohol permitted) – Please bring a side dish to share Bring your Friends, Chairs & maybe a game to share Cost $10.00 prepay @ http://www.comeout2par​ and $15 at the event.


    • Invite other LGBTQ folks over 50 to join you for an outing, event, or activity. Just send the details to and Jeff will distribute on a weekly basis via email. Interested in a new movie? Want to catch another baseball game? Heard about a great new restaurant? Let us know!


Be sure to visit the GLCC Community Calendar for event listings.

For more information about Nexus or events, contact Jeff at


LGBTQ Things To Do: July 31 Edition

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 event.

Pittsburgh Things To Do


Real Time with Persad for youth ages 13-24, 5-7 PM

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

speaQ Open Mic Night in McKees Rocks, 7-9 PM at the Father Ryan Arts Center. Guest Artist  Bekezela Mguni. Open to all interested youth.

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

Education vs. Incarceration: Town Hall meeting with State Rep. Ed Gainey 6-8 PM, Carnegie Library – Homewood Brushton

Alphabet City Summer Festival - City of Asylum, Alphabet Tent on Sampsonia Way, 6-7:30 PM – Live Music and Poetry with Sarah Fina, David Dickinson and Joanna Lowe



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

The Biennial at Pittsburgh Glass Center from 6 to 9pm. Free reception and exhibit.

Walldogs, a new play and art-making event Northside, 8 PM (Fri and Sat)

Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza Orchestra at First Niagara Presents First Fridays at the Frick. 7 PM. BYOB

11th Annual Black Family Reunion and Cultural Arts Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun – multiple locations)



Household Chemical Collection Event 9 AM – 1 PM at Boyce Park

Children’s March Against Violence, 10 AM – 4 PM, Northside.

11th Annual Black Family Reunion and Cultural Arts Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun – multiple locations)

3rd Annual Lughnasdh Games 12 PM – 7 PM, Harrison Hills County Park, Natrona Heights, Potluck with Bardic Competition ( Singing, Storytelling, and Poetry)

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

2nd Annual North Park Ladies Cook Out, 4:30 PM – 12 AM (tickets online and at the door)

Walldogs, a new play and art-making event Northside, 8 PM (Fri and Sat)


NA LGBT at the GLCC, 9-10 PM

Impulse Pittsburgh “Life’s a Beach” 10 PM – 2 AM Paradise Island Bowl on Neville Island

Coconut Night: Monty Python & The Holy Grail 12 midnight at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville

Naughty, Naughty: A Night of Kink at The Blue Moon 10 PM – 2 AM


GBTQ Men’s Group at the GLCC 12 – 1:30 PM

11th Annual Black Family Reunion and Cultural Arts Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun – multiple locations)

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

Miss P-Town Pageant: Sunday BBQ, 9 PM at P-Town Bar


We’d love to feature your LGBTQ and LGBTQ friendly events and activities in a future edition. Simply visit out 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 July 30

Editor’s note: Welcome to our newest feature, “How to Put the U In Volunteer” submitted by our volunteer coordinator, Patty. Please check back every Wednesday for information on volunteering with your LGBTQ Community Center – Sue


Pittsburgh Volunteer


This is one of the most accurate quotes that I have ever come across.

We are all busy – work, school, family, kids, partners – the list goes on and on. That said, I’m pretty sure that everyone can make just a bit of time for something they are passionate about.

Work downtown? Why not make a commitment to stop down and help clean the center or work the CRIS desk once a week after work.

Go to GLCC sponsored events? Sign up for a shift, then enjoy the event.

Pittsburgh volunteer

Jake volunteers at our table during a local health event.

Do you like to see plays or go to various events where the GLCC is going to hand out information? Volunteer to work the table, and then enjoy the event.

Need some peace and quiet and don’t really want to interact with the public directly? Come work in our library.

There is literally something for every personality to do. Just make a little time, because a little time can make a big impact on our community.

Pittsburgh Volunteer

Behind the scenes volunteers helped to make the banner for the Dyke Trans March

If you can spare some time for the GLCC, or know someone who might want to volunteer, please reach out to me directly at


The next volunteer orientation is set for Saturday August 9, 2014 from 1-4 PM at the GLCC – 210 Grant Street, Downtown Pgh. To register, please email or call 412-422-0114.

Because This Is My Community Center: Clare’s Story

Another installment in our occasional series profiling the people of the GLCC – the volunteers,  participants, donors, and visitors. To participate, you simply need to agree to answer the questions and be willing to share a photo with your lovely smile (or other expression of your choice.) Learn more about the reasons people get involved and what they take away at the end of the day.

These are your stories.


Pittsburgh Volunteers

Name: Clare Edwards

Tell Us A Little About Yourself: I am a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. I moved to the Pittsburgh area about a year ago. I was missing the volunteering and activism in the LGBTIQA and women’s rights fields I did in college and thought it would be a good idea to find another place/people with which to share my thoughts, interests, and goals. I also dabble in fitness and nutrition, and I love to sing and play trivia.

What Is Your First Memory of the GLCC? Volunteer orientation over Pride weekend.

How Are You Connected to the GLCC? Volunteer, soon to be running programs.

Something About The GLCC That People Should Know, but Probably Don’t. Its doors are open to any and everyone!

What Volunteers Opportunities Should People Know About? All of them (especially the new awesome potential women’s and health groups)! Editor’s Note: we’ll have more information about these new groups soon. 

What Sorts of Things Could People Donate to the GLCC? Clothes, hygiene items, etc.

What Pittsburgh celebrity or “personality” would you like to invite to the GLCC and why? Bubba from the Bubba show on 100.7 Star. He’s the only Pitt-specific celeb/personality I know other than Mr. Rogers!

The acronym GLCC could also stand for? Genuine Loving Colorful Collective

Thank you, Clare! We are looking forward to your group and appreciate your investment.

If you’d like to learn more about volunteering, our next orientation session is scheduled for Saturday August 9 from 1-4 PM at the GLCC. To register, email

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