“Depression is teaming up with HIV to kill our queer trans people of color (QTPOC). The social stigma, the constant acts of discrimination, and the dehumanized media representations of homophobia from our own community causes an individual to descend into a state of depression where they no longer care about themselves, and are more at risk for contracting HIV as a passive form of suicide. If nobody else has told you, you are loved, you are valued, and your life DOES matter. Together we can help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.”
The list below is a sample of helpful community resources in Allegheny County. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact the PA 2-1-1 Southwest United Way Helpline for a comprehensive resource list by dialing 2-1-1, texting your ZIP code to 898-211 or emailing email@example.com. You can also visit the BigBurgh website which lists services in the City of Pittsburgh that are free, good and welcoming to those without an address.