Welcome to the Pittsburgh MasQUe ProjecT.
This project is focused on connecting the trans and queer community (LGBTQIA+) with face masks during this pandemic. We have a list of friendly and affirming vendors. We distribute masks directly to folks who sign up on our list. We promote educational and informational tools. We are all-volunteer and 100% funded by donations.
Distribution as of July 15, 2020 – 3027 masks
July average – 1100
August average (anticipated) – 1500
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.
Click here to learn how to support this effort
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 needs[email protected]
Where to buy masks – trans & queer friendly vendors
- Operation Face Mask Pittsburgh
- Junkyard Oracle Face Masks (local, trans and queer affirming)
- Sparkle Studio (Downtown based, ally)
- 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
- Bletherbell Designs – Pittsburgh
- MiaDonna Designs – Pittsburgh based, queer owned
- HauteButch has masks for sale (queer owned)
- Shapeshifters is selling masks and also donating to local orgs in Vermont (trans & queer owned)
- 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.
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
- Create social media content
- Serve as a drop-off for donations
- Connect us with queer orgs
Email [email protected]
Donate via Paypal http::/paypal.me/Pghlesbian
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
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 or visit our Amazon wishlist
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