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.

queeryouthimageOur Mission

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.


Latest Postings

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015

Posted on October 29, 2015 By

Please join us for the Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Walk in Washington, PA, on November 20 @ 6:00 p.m. We will be meeting in the sanctuary of Frist Presbyterian... Read More

2nd Friday Nights Potluck – Ongoing Event

Posted on October 28, 2015 By

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... Read More

Annual Pond Picnic 2015

Posted on August 14, 2015 By

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,... Read More

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Posted on November 20, 2014 By

Please join us for the Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Walk in Washington, PA, on November 20 @ 6:00 p.m. We will be meeting in the sanctuary of Frist Presbyterian... Read More

Renaissance City Choir Concert 2014

Posted on June 7, 2014 By

Mark your Calendars! The Renaissance City Choir is coming to town! The Renaissance City Choir of Pittsburgh will be returning to Washington County to perform a benefit Concert for the... Read More