Who we are and What we are doing -

The Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. has facilitated and provided resources for a peer group of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Questioning, Queer, Asexual, and Allied (LGBTQA) youth since November 2005. The WCGSA formed a Nonprofit Corporation in August, 2012, to expand programming and services. On July 2, 2014, we received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. In Sept., 2014, we took over hosting 2nd Friday Nights Potluck, a monthly social gathering for the LGBTQA community of all ages. Our long- term goal is to establish a welcoming Community Center in Washington for all ages. It is an unfortunate reality that in small towns and rural areas like Washington County there are not as many social opportunities or healthy lifestyle resources available to our youth and the LGBTQA population in general. The WCGSA provides some of these opportunities and is evolving to meet the growing need to do more.

Latest News and Upcoming Events -

Annual Pond Picnic!

When: Friday, August 14, 2015, 6:00-9:00 (Note: In place of typical 2nd Friday Nights event)

Where: Cameron's Pond @ 390 Sanitarium Road, Washington, PA 15301

Who: 2nd Friday Nights group, WCGSA Board of Directors, Friends of the WCGSA, GSA, GSA2 and GSA Alumni are all invited! Bring the kiddos! Weather permitting there will fishing with poles and bait provided or bring your own. The pinic will be moved indoors if inclement weather.

Our friends from Persad Center will be providing hamburgers, hotdogs, buns and all the fixings. Guest Chef: Ted Hoover! Beverages wil be provided by the WCGSA and Ameron Beveage Distribution. (Note: This is a non-alcoholic picnic.)

RSVP (or questions) to info@wcgsa.org or 724-835-4285 by Monday August 10th

Lastly, PLEASE, if are you able, bring a side dish, salad, fruit, veggies, dessert, snacks, anything wil do!

The full flier here including directions

2nd Friday Nights Potluck – Ongoing Event

The Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. began hosting the 2nd Friday Nights potluck social gathering in Sept., 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, 1793, 100 E. Wheeling Street, Washington, basement level social hall, at 6:30 p.m. every 2nd Friday of each month. The evening will be a chance to socialize and get to know each other. Please like 2nd Friday Nights on Facebook as another way to get updates. Thanks and hope to see you soon!

Download the flier to learn more!

Meeting Information -

WCGSA Meeting

What:
   The Washington County Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Meetings

Where:
    Common Ground Teen Center
    53 North College Street, Washington, PA 15301
    (Between East Chestnut St. and East Beau St.)

Who & When (Ages):
    Up through 18 - Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Washington Co. GSA strives to provide a safe, confidential environment for Washington County youth regardless of sex, race, ability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or belief system. This is a confidential group. All services and resources are provided by the WCGSA to all who seek them at no cost.

LGBT Addiction Recovery Group*

Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1793
100 E. Wheeling Street, Washington, PA
Doors open at 6:30 so please come early. Free coffee provided.
Meeting is run according to Narcotics Anonymous programming by peers.
All who wish to stop using/drinking are welcome.
*This on-going event is an independent meeting not sponsored by the WCGSA: