News from NEXUS

NEXUS is a GLCC sponsored social group for LGBTQ persons over 50. Everyone in the group can organize events and outings such as dinner and a movie, trips to the museum, or even hosting a gathering at your home.

Upcoming events

HOLIDAY PARTY AND WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE! Sunday, December 7 beginning at 4 p.m.Stay tuned for details!

“FIRST THURSDAYS”  A group for lesbians and friends over 50.  Join the group for dinner, dancing, pinball and conversation.  If you have questions, contact Jan at 1st Thursday, November 6 at 6:30. “5801”, 5801 Ellsworth Ave. in Shadyside

OUTrageous Bingo Sat, November 15, 6:30pm – 10:00pm  Rodef Shalom Congregation, Fifth Avenue, Get tickets at  Put “Nexus” as your group name if you want to sit together.

ReelQ – Continues through October 18 at the Harris Theater Check out the full schedule of films.

Other Information Of Interest

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OUTREACH OF THE GLCC – Volunteers are always needed at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center, downtown Pittsburgh, to cover the desk, greet people, answer the phones and manage routine activities.  As persons who are aged 50+, we can provide a positive role model for younger folks who venture into the Center.  Jeff is at the Center most Wednesdays – stop in and check out the possibilities. Email for details.

Donate to the Winter Clothes Drive… We’ve set up pages on the blog to answer people’s most basic questions, from how to donate to how to volunteer to how to request items. Please take a look and feel free to pass this link along to people who inquire.

DID YOU READ THIS IN THE NEWSPAPER???? A great piece with reference to the GLCC that digs a little deeper to talk about funding cuts and systemic solutions.

UNDERSTANDING  ISSUES  FACING  BISEXUAL  AMERICANS A new resource to help us all understand.

For more information about Nexus events, contact Jeff at 

Pittsburgh Senior LGBT

LGBTQ Things To Do October 16 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.  Find more information on how to list your LGBTQ friendly event.

Save The Date!

OUTrageous Bingo November Edition - Sat November 15

Ladies Fall Fling - Sat November 8

Winter Gear Drive – October through March

Community Calendar


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

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

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

REELQ Festival “52 Tuesdays” 7 PM at The Harris Theater

PFLAG Indiana County 7-9 PM at First Unitarian Church in Indiana

GLCC Craft Night 6-8 PM

#BlackTransRevolution Summit – African Celebration Welcome Ceremony 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Project Silk

Steer Queer Fall Issue Release: Story and Poetry Slam! 8 PM at The Blue Moon Bar

REELQ Festival “First Period” 9:30 PM at The Harris Theater


Real Talk with Persad Center at the GLCC 5-7, Youth Ages 13-24.

Drop-In Night for youth ages 13-17 at the GLCC. LGBTQ and straight allies welcome.

PERSAD Center Fall Art Sale 6-9 PM Shady Grove Restaurant

Bike Party 6 PM A Bike Party is a welcoming, family-friendly, all-inclusive, FREE event consisting of a leisurely-paced bicycle ride (complete with music and mechanical support) and ending with a post-ride party. Meet at Dippy

ReelQ Film Festival “Out in the Night” 7 PM The Harris Theater

The Small Room At The Top Of The Stairs - Off the Wall Theater 8 PM (Fri, Sat and Sun)

ReelQ Film Festival “The Circle” 9:30 PM The Harris Theater

Halloversary: Drag Out Your Dead 10 PM – 2 AM at Cattivo


Pittsburgh Calendar

Fall Colors by artsaus

Conversations and Connections: Practical Advice on Writing at 9 AM

First Food and Friends, 11 AM – 12:30 PM, First United Methodist Church on Centre Avenue. All welcome for a free weekly hot meal.

ReelQ Film Festival “20 Lies, 4 Parents and A Little Egg” 3 PM at the Harris Theater

PERSAD Center Fall Art Sale 12-8 PM Shady Grove Restaurant

Grapple Pitt 12:30 – 3 PM at the GLCC

ReelQ Film Festival “BFFs” 5 PM at the Harris Theater

#Black Trans Revolution Call to Action Liberty and Seventh Avenue at There ULTRA Lounge

Steel City Cabaret Presents: Cabaret of the Dead: Samhain Striptease 7 PM at the Kollar Klub

ReelQ Film Festival “The Way He Looks” 7:30 PM at the Harris Theater

The Small Room At The Top Of The Stairs - Off the Wall Theater 8 PM (Fri, Sat and Sun)

Pittsburgh Underground Music Awards is proud to present HIP HOP IS DEAD hosted by Mista Scrap & HollyHood! This is an ALL AGES EVENT! Complimentary drinks included with $10 admission. 10/18 from 7-11pm at Most Wanted Fine Art (5015 Penn Ave in Garfield).

#BlackTransRevolution Celebration to honor Garden of Peace Project’s 2-year and Trans Women of Color Collective’s 1-year Anniversary at THERE Ultra Lounge, 931 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 from 9:00pm to 2:00am.

Drag or Dare 11:30 PM at the Link Bar

Trick or Treat 11:45 PM at the Blue Moon Bar


#BlackTransRevolution Fellowship Brunch and Closing Convocation from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Project Silk

PFLAG Westmoreland  2-4 PM Trinity United Church of Christ

In Care of Cats Rescue/Adoption Center Autumn Celebration 2 PM Central Firehall, Elizabeth

The Pittsburgh 10: Pop-Up Art Exhibit benefiting The Center for Women 3-7 PM at The Center for Women

GLCC Game Night 6-9 PM

The Small Room At The Top Of The Stairs - Off the Wall Theater 8 PM (Fri, Sat and Sun)

2nd Annual Miss Tri-State All-Star Newcomer Pageant at Cruze Bar 8 PM at Cruze Bar

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

Men’s Gathering Hosts Reading for LGBT History Month

In honor LGBT History Month, the Men’s Gathering hosted Lance Ringel, author of the acclaimed World War I saga Flower of Iowa who read excerpts from his eBook, joined by his spouse, actor-singer and Pittsburgh native Chuck Muckle. Mr. Muckle performed several songs made famous during The Great War.

The Men’s Gathering for GBTQ men meets every other Sunday from 12-1:30 PM. They also host movie screenings. For their latest schedule, visit the GLCC Events Calendar.  For more information, email or call 412-422-0114.

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TREAT Donates $1,000 to the GLCC

On September 28, the GLCC was proud to receive a $1,000 donation during the TREAT annual bowling tournament.

TREAT is the Pittsburgh-based member in the International Gay Bowling Organization, a non-profit organization that provides education, communications and opportunities to promote the sport of bowling and to enrich the lives of individuals through leagues and tournaments worldwide. For more than 20 years, TREAT has raised money for local charities and community groups. The visibility of their biennial intramural bowling tournament is one of the oldest gay bowling tournaments in the country, drawing domestic and international participants.

TREAT has been a long-time supporter of the GLCC and other community groups. We are grateful for their ongoing investment in Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ Community Center.



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