Pride, Community, and Representation

Local Pride

Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley
The Pride in the Park festival has been held every year for the past 25 years in Allentown to celebrate the Lehigh Valley's Pride.

Reading Pride
Reading's yearly Pride Celebration has been celebrating LGBTQ pride for 13 years.


The DC Center
The DC LGBT Center educates, empowers, celebrates, and connects the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Formerly the Pennsylvania Diversity Network, the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community of the Greater Lehigh Valley and Berks County.

Greater Erie Alliance for Equality
The Greater Erie Alliance for Equality, Inc. (GEAE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the region's LGBT community and its straight allies through educational programs, social events, and opportunities for service, which are designed to strengthen our voice and improve the quality of life in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Central PA LGBT Center
The LGBT Center of Central PA is a volunteer-led effort to create a regionally representative community center that is both a location and a unifying point for central Pennsylvania's large, diverse, and multi-county LGBT population.

Central Pennsylvania's Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
The Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is committed to expanding the economic interests of LGBT owned and allied businesses through advocacy, education, and partnerships with the local business community.

Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh

The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh (GLCC) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, their families and supporters in Western Pennsylvania with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding, and equality within the LGBT communities and the community at large.

Founded in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation's foremost guardian of liberty. They are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending and protecting our individual rights and personal freedoms. Here is some of their LGBTQ rights resources. DHS Philadelphia Resources Here is a list of resources for LGBTQ children and youth in the Philadelphia area from the Department of Human Services.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, they tackle tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. Kutztown has its very own on-campus GLAAD ambassador. You may contact her via email:   If you are interested in becoming a GLAAD ambassador, click here.

Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network
GLSEN, pronounced "glisten," was founded by a dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its LGBTQ students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks.

Giovanni's Room
Giovanni's Room stands as the oldest gay and lesbian bookstore in the country with titles that include gay men's, bisexual, transgender, and women's literature. They are located in Philadelphia. You can see Kutztown's GLBTQ Center's library here.

Kutztown University LGBTQ+ Resource Center library
The LGBTQ+ Resource Center on campus has an extensive book, audio, and DVD library. The full library database can be accessed here.


Bisexual Resource Center
The Bisexual Resource Center uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender (pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, and all other free-identifiers) and celebrates and affirms the diversity of identity and expression, regardless of labels. 

Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)
The ISNA strives for the systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy not considered socially standard for male or female.

Transcentral PA
TranscentralPA is committed to providing advocacy and caring support for transgender individuals, their significant others, families, friends, and allies. TranscentralPa also provides gender education and information to businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies.

National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality has, for 15 years, advanced the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration, and empowerment. Here is a categorized list of trans rights on their website.