There aren't that many places on the internet where it's just as easy to find an LGBT-friendly bar as it is to find a support group, but the Pitt Men's Study
Community Advisory Board has done just that.
Maybe you missed it (I certainly did), but the site, LGBTQ Pittsburgh
, is basically ... well, the name kind of says it all. Trans resources: check. Gay friendly religious groups: yep. Also: bars, student groups and news updates.
“It’s relatively new – we’re just trying to show people it’s there,” says Jessica McGuinness, a clinical specialist at the Pitt Men's Study. She explains they started kicking around the idea for the website after Pittsburgh's Out
— an LGBT publication — folded. Out
was "always really good about posting health updates — especially during the HIV outbreak," McGuinness says. "They were also really good about keeping resources. But since then, there hasn't really been a really good collection of these resources for people to go: from the bars [to] support groups."
The website's creators acknowledge they might be missing some stuff and encourage suggestions, feedback and additions to the site by emailing PMS@stophiv.pitt.edu.