Pittsburgh's LGBT Community

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    Aug 25, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    Anyone know how active it is? And I'm sure it's not like Queer As Folk's version, which is actually Toronto, Canada. The reason I ask is that I am close to graduating college and am looking for places to move to with active LGBT communities.

    At one point, I considered San Francisco and New York City, but those places are way too expensive and big. So, I began to look at smaller cities and Pittsburgh came up. It seems like such a random option, but it does have beautiful scenery and gay guys there so there must be something good about it.

    I have also considered Boston and Providence, but I'm not feeling too confident about those two at the moment.
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    Aug 25, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    I go to school there and I have not seen the gays out an about but i might be because my campus is in oakland. perhaps downtown has more gays.
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    Aug 25, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    I went to CM-U and came out in PGH. IT had a great community and the city was very good to me whille I was there. I can only imagine it's gotten better since I left in 92.

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    Aug 25, 2011 4:54 PM GMT
    I visited Pittsburgh a few years ago and was disappointed with the night life there. Everywhere we went was dead. Maybe it was just an off weekend.

    As far as cheaper places with a great gay community, you should look into Columbus, Ohio. I've lived here for 7 years, and it's been great. There is a huge gay population here.
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    Aug 25, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    BeAmazing saidAs far as cheaper places with a great gay community, you should look into Columbus, Ohio. I've lived here for 7 years, and it's been great. There is a huge gay population here.


    Hmm, Columbus is kinda close to the East Coast, which I was kind of looking for. It definitely wasn't on my list of cities before; I definitely gotta look into it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 25, 2011 5:17 PM GMT
    fitdude62 saidI went to CM-U and came out in PGH. IT had a great community and the city was very good to me whille I was there. I can only imagine it's gotten better since I left in 92.

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    That's where I go! where are all the gays? icon_cry.gif
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    Aug 25, 2011 5:23 PM GMT
    dekiruman said
    fitdude62 saidI went to CM-U and came out in PGH. IT had a great community and the city was very good to me whille I was there. I can only imagine it's gotten better since I left in 92.

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    That's where I go! where are all the gays? icon_cry.gif


    In Philly lol.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Aug 25, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Pittsburgh actually has a pretty vibrant gay scene! And the city is really beautiful. Check out the bars in Shadyside and the bars downtown.
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    Aug 25, 2011 6:30 PM GMT
    Queer Ass Folk was filmed largely in Toronto, like many other shows and movies, because Canada has made a concerted effort to draw the TV and film industries there with low fees and tax rates.

    Would that the US did the same. The town of Boonton, NJ (where that Muslim lady was offed by her asshole husband last week), completely blew it by rejecting a deal to have a movie studio set up on an available piece of land.

    The dicks.

    Anyway, there is no "gay community," not in Pittsburgh, not in Toronto, not anywhere.
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    Aug 25, 2011 7:57 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidQueer Ass Folk was filmed largely in Toronto, like many other shows and movies, because Canada has made a concerted effort to draw the TV and film industries there with low fees and tax rates.

    Would that the US did the same. The town of Boonton, NJ (where that Muslim lady was offed by her asshole husband last week), completely blew it by rejecting a deal to have a movie studio set up on an available piece of land.

    The dicks.

    Anyway, there is no "gay community," not in Pittsburgh, not in Toronto, not anywhere.


    Incorrect. The people in Canada are nicer and the cities look better.
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    Aug 25, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidQueer Ass Folk was filmed largely in Toronto, like many other shows and movies, because Canada has made a concerted effort to draw the TV and film industries there with low fees and tax rates.

    Would that the US did the same. The town of Boonton, NJ (where that Muslim lady was offed by her asshole husband last week), completely blew it by rejecting a deal to have a movie studio set up on an available piece of land.

    The dicks.

    Anyway, there is no "gay community," not in Pittsburgh, not in Toronto, not anywhere.


    What are you so angry about? Oh, that's right... I used to live in NJ as well.
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    Aug 25, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidQueer Ass Folk was filmed largely in Toronto, like many other shows and movies, because Canada has made a concerted effort to draw the TV and film industries there with low fees and tax rates.

    Would that the US did the same. The town of Boonton, NJ (where that Muslim lady was offed by her asshole husband last week), completely blew it by rejecting a deal to have a movie studio set up on an available piece of land.



    i blame christie for that shit. he ruined the film commission too, it's terrible.
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    Aug 25, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    Pittsburgh has a decent active gay scene. There are two main gay bars in the Shadyside neighborhood, and a couple of other bars downtown. There is also a bi-monthly traveling happy hour called G2H2 which visits a different bar each time. At times the gay scene may not seem as active as those of other larger cities that have a larger and more concentrated gay population. The Pittsburgh gay population does seem to be fairly spread out throughout the various neighborhoods of the city itself, its suburbs, and the rural areas. After living there for 3 years, there are plenty of gay and lesbians, and those who like to play bi.