Update as of May 24, 2020: Distributed 1350 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.
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 PittsburghJunkyard 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 MagazineVery Local Pittsburgh Guide to MasksHauteButch 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
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!
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