Update as of December 5, 2020: Distributed 10,000+ masks.

This is a joint effort of this blog, Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents, and TransPride Pittsburgh to connect our LGBTQIA+ neighbors with face mask resources that are free or paid but identified LGBTQ allies.

If you need a face mask in Pittsburgh, you are in the right place.

Request a mask/offer to sew

If you need to request a mask, please visit this form.

If you have masks to donate or for sale as an LGBTQ ally, please complete this form. Get connected with us on Facebook. Share your face mask pics, connect with other people, stay in the loop. Donations are NOT required to connect or request a mask.This is a homemade project so we are doing our best to source and distribute masks. Feel free to contact us with questions or unique needsPghmasQUeprojecT@gmail.com

Where to buy masks – trans & queer friendly vendors

Check out our Face Mask Q&A series with vendors

Operation Face Mask Pittsburgh – Operation Face Mask Pgh has done great work. They have moved to other phases of their work, but we are proud they chose us to pass along their resources and wisdom. Thank you for everything!

Junkyard Oracle Face Masks (local, trans and queer affirming)

Dragonfly Lake Scents (Erie based, queer owned)

MazeToons Fashion Masks (locally sourced, trans and queer affirming

List via New York Magazine

Very Local Pittsburgh Guide to Masks

HauteButch has masks for sale (queer owned)  – Click here for a 10% discount code.

Shapeshifters is selling masks and also donating to local orgs in Vermont (trans & queer owned)

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Masks By Shane is selling masks and donating to essential workers in Florida (queer owned)

Goblin Girl Designs is a Millvale based source for lots of cool designs. – Click here for a 15% discount code.

STUZO Clothing is a West Coast based, African-Latina queer owned mask maker.

Bows for Beaux is a queer Latinx trans POC owned company based in Baltimore – Click here for a 15% discount code.

Show & Tell Concepts is a Black queer woman owned company.

The Proper Bunny is Queer womxn owned company.


How to help, volunteer, get involved

Currently, we are distributing 2 masks per person every month.We need these volunteers

  • Pack masks for delivery (in your home.)
  • Drivers to do no-contact deliveries 1x each month. Multiple routes
  • Sewists
  • Create social media content
  • Fundraising
  • Serve as a drop-off for donations
  • Connect us with queer orgs

Email PghMasQUeprojecT@gmail.com

Donate via Paypal http::/paypal.me/Pghlesbian
Donate via Venmo http://venmo.com/Pghlesbian
Donate via Cash App $pghlesbian
Donate via Zelle sitnscoop@gmail.com

Checks payable to “Pittsburgh MasQUe Project” can be sent to our fiscal sponsor:
The Pittsburgh Equality Center
5840 Ellsworth Avenue #100

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

This is a work in progress so please bear with us as we figure out the logistics.


Where to drop donations

  • Shadyside at Pgh Equality Center M, W, F 3-8 PM. Please do not leave masks outside the door, they will be disposed of by bldg mgmt.
  • Northside porch drop at private residence – by arrangement
  • Beechview porch drop at private residence – by arrangement
  • Monroeville porch drop at private residence – by arrangement
  • Lawrenceville porch drop at private residence – by arrangement
  • East Liberty porch drop at private residence – by arrangement

What to donate

  • Facemasks of all shapes, sizes, styles
  • Fabric, tightly knit cotton and silk
  • Elastic, nose pieces, pipe cleaners
  • New tote bags, backpacks from events to use for distribution
  • New brown lunch bags
  • New sandwich sized plastic bags
  • Ask us!
Pittsburgh Facemask Sources
LGBTQ community MasQUing up


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