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.
Our annual fundraiser event in conjunction with the RCC is set for June 6th a 7:30pm at the Washington and Jefferson Olin Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online in advance or at the door. Puchase tickets online here!
The Washington County Gay Straight Alliance welcomes the Renaissance City Choir of Pittsburgh to Washington County in a reprise of its Cabaret program "Let's Duet Together!" under the direction of Alexandra Vansuch and Jeffry Johnson.
The Cabaret program is a review of duets and more from the "great American songbook" - songs from the golden era of song, including classics as sung by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler, and Michael Bublé.
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!
The Washington County Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Meetings
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
19 to 29 - First Tuesday of each month, 8:00 pm - 9:30 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.
Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. is dedicated to affirming acceptance between diverse groups of people, raising awareness in our community of the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Questioning, Queer, Asexual, and Allied (LGBTQA) people through support, education, and community outreach on the issues of diversity. WCGSA, Inc. provides a safe, confidential environment for individuals of Washington County and the surrounding areas regardless of sex, race, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.