About Us

Since 2005, the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance, Inc. has served the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Questioning, Queer, Asexual, and Allied (LGBTQA+) community of Southwestern PA and surrounding areas.

We were formally founded as a 501 (C)(3) organization in 2012.

Since then, we’ve expanded beyond a safe space for LGBTQA+ youth and added 70+ days of annual programming—serving all ages from youth to seniors.

We are dedicated to affirming acceptance between diverse groups of people, and raising awareness in our community of the needs of people through support, education, and community outreach on the issues of diversity.

WCGSA, Inc. provides a safe, confidential environment for individuals of Washington County and the surrounding areas regardless of sex, race, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.

Youth and Family

Building Supportive and empowering spaces and communities for LGBTQA+ Youth, and their families

Social

Encouraging connected and engaged communities of LGBTQA+ people throughout Southwestern PA

Well Being

Well-Being

Increasing quality and availability of physical and mental health services for LGBTQA+ people

Education

Education

Provide educational resources and programming to LGBTQA+ individuals and families from youth through adulthood

Empowerment

Empowerment

Engage with LGBTQA+ individuals and communities to empower them to thrive through programming and resources to educate them on their rights, protections, and where there are Safe Zones

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors make our programming possible. A special thanks for their hard work and dedication!

CHAIR
Kathleen M. Cameron

VICE CHAIR
Tyler Bogden

SECRETARY

TREASURER
Adam E. Pokorski, CPA

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Beth Deeley
Maryann Patterson, RN
Carol Priest, MSN, FNP-BC
Matthew Tracey, PT, DPT
Jay Whitmer

CENTER DIRECTOR
Kathleen M. Cameron

ASSOCIATE BOARD MEMBERS
Stephanie Masters, SHRM-SCP
Dr. Kyle Duff, MD

WCGSA Staff

PROGRAM MANAGER
Phoebe Armstrong