Unemployment Benefits Cut in Pennsylvania; Where LGBTQ Unemployed Can Turn

73,000 Pennsylvanians stopped receiving emergency unemployment compensation yesterday due to the expiration of a federal extension launched under the Bush Administration.

73,000 of our neighbors without a job and with no income in a still terrible economy where Fight Club determines which person gets the PT barista job.

I don’t really have a lot that’s fit to print on this topic. I hate Congress? Nah.

Here are some resources that might be helpful

Just Harvest is a grassroots community organization that can help you apply for food stamps and other programs with some dignity and fairness. They are strong allies to the LGBTQ community.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has listings of food pantries and other programs.

If you need help with housing (mortgage, rental) contact ACTION Housing.

If you have other needs, please reach out to the Gay and Lesbian Community Center phoneline 412-422-0114 or by email info@glccpgh.org. If they don’t have an answer, you can always email me pghlesbian at gmail.com and I’ll see if I can help.

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