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24/7 Hotline Help

The Trevor Project

The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24), available at 1-866-488-7386. It is free and always available. Text and Chat also available.

Trans Lifeline

A national 24/7 crisis intervention hotline for transgender people of all ages. It is only staffed by transgender people. Contact: 877-565-8860

Campus Resources

SafeZone

SafeZone provides training to faculty and staff to help them become better allies to the Point Park LGBTQ community. SafeZone volunteers provide spaces where LGBTQ individuals are assured a comfortable place to learn about resources and ask questions about the LGBTQ community, gender, and sexuality.

Melissa Barnhill and Vincent Rugani serve as the Co-Coordinators of SafeZone. 

SafeZone volunteers are not counselors, but they are available to provide support and connections to additional help both on and off campus.

 

University Services

  • Health Services: 203 TH, 412-392-3801
  • Mental Health Counseling: To make an appointment please email counseling@pointpark.edu  or call 412-392-3977
  • Title IX: Lisa Stefanko, Interim Title IX Coordinator, lstefanko@pointpark.edu  412-392-3980
  • Public Safety: 412-392-3960 (2222 from a campus phone in an emergency situation)

Student Organizations

  • GSSA (Gender and Sexuality Spectrum Alliance)
  • Advisor: Professor Sarah Schulz, 503 LH, 412-392-8260, sschulz@pointpark.edu 

Pittsburgh & Western PA Resources

  • The Persad Center increases the mental and emotional wellbeing of LGBTQ persons, all persons affected by HIV/AIDS, and their family members and significant others. Contact: 412-441-9786
  • Parents, Families and friends of Lesbians and Gays, Pittsburgh Chapter promotes the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ persons, their families, and friends through support, education, and advocacy. Contact: 412-833-4556
  • Gay & Lesbian Community Center (GLCC) of Pittsburgh provides LGBTQ individuals and their families and supporters with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding, and equality within the LGBT community and the community at large. The GLCC will work toward these goals through education, social support, networking, and advocacy. Contact: 412-422-0114
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Greater Pittsburgh Chapter includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland counties. Contact: 412-681-7736
  • The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force  provides support and information to everyone who is affected by HIV and AIDS without regard to their gender, religion, race or sexual orientation. Contact: 412-345-7456

National Organizations

  • National LGBTQ Task Force (The Task Force) works to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & queer people at the local, state and national level. As part of a broader social justice movement for freedom, justice and equality, The Task Force is creating a world that respects and celebrates the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is the nation's leading social justice advocacy organization for transgender people. The NCTE works at the local, state, and federal level to change laws, policies and society.
  • Lambda Legal (Defense and Education Fund) is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ people and people with HIV or AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
  • National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black LGBT people. NBJC's mission is to end racism and homophobia.
  • Garden of Peace Project was created to uplift, uphold, and empower the narratives and lived experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals and to address the lack of education, employment, healthcare, and housing, and the violence that impacts all LGBTQIA+ individuals. 
  • The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) documents and responds to media coverage and treatment of LGBTQ people and issues of importance to them.
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity, to ensure that LGBTQ Americans can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work and in the community.