Vibrant Facts

What's in the LGBTQIA+ Alphabet Soup?

There are lots of abbreviations to describe LGBTQIA+ communities, and different people choose different abbreviations depending on what identities they want to emphasize or the issues they are discussing. These terms, like the communities in question and the discourse around them, evolve as new ones are created to describe the complex diversity of our species. It can get confusing! You may see LGBT, LGBT+, and even LGBTTQQIAAP, QUILTBAG, and a variety of others. Here is a quick primer for the uninitiated. 

LGBTQ History in Pittsburgh

 June is LGBTQ Pride month; a time where we honor, celebrate, and advocate for our LGBTQ communities. We also take the time to remember the history of the LGBTQ community and its fight for civil rights over the decades. Below are some resources to help us remember and celebrate the LGBTQ community's history here in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's Asian and Pacific Islander Population

Both Pittsburgh's Asian and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander communities have grown greatly in the past couple of years. In fact, the Asian community is one of the fastest growing in the region. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, when we celebrate the culture, traditions, and histories of those populations here in America. This edition of Vibrant Facts presents the data behind the Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area's Asian and Pacific Islander populations.

Notable Women of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has served as the home to many extraordinary women who broke barriers, set records, won prestigious awards and recognition, and advanced our society in immeasurable ways.

Pittsburgh Black History

Pittsburgh’s black and African American communities have played integral roles in American culture and advancement.

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day was instituted by the United Nations in 1950 to observe the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which occurred on December, 10 1948 in Paris.

Veterans in the Pittsburgh Metro Area

For Veteran’s Day, review important demographic statistics about the veterans in our area. Knowing this data can help local organizations offer the effective support veterans need.

Pittsburgh's Immigrant Population

Welcoming Week was created to help celebrate the spirit of inclusion and diversity throughout the country surrounding immigration and foreign born citizens.

World Refugee Day

June 20th is World Refugee Day. Find out what it is and how you can get involved.