Pittsburgh, May, 2014 – On Saturday, May 17, 100+ Gay For Good volunteers will descend on to Downtown Pittsburgh in the hope of doing good in their community and to participate in the international Harvey Milk Day. Working with two different nonprofits, The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. With the PDP, the majority of volunteers will be split up into smaller groups and be painting, trash and litter removal, weeding, etc. Simultaneously, a group will help with spring cleaning at the GLCC’s Downtown office.
Last year was the first time Gay For Good brought the Harvey Milk Day of Service to Pittsburgh; joining a host of cities around the world in celebrating the life and work of LGBT pioneer Harvey Milk. Last year, Gay For Good had nearly 100 volunteers participate in projects in three different Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Working with Lawrenceville United, WQED and Tree Pittsburgh.
“Gay For Good’s main mission is to get the LGBT community out of our bubble and work to create a better community for everyone in general. Politics aside, we want to make a difference.” says Jared Pascoe, co-founder of Gay For Good: Pittsburgh.
About Gay For Good: The Pittsburgh chapter of Gay For Good was founded in 2011. G4G is a national community service group that volunteers with a different nonprofit each month. Since its inception, G4G Pittsburgh has worked with over 25 area nonprofits, donating nearly 4,500 volunteer hours. There are ten G4G chapters across the country.
About Harvey Milk Day: The Harvey Milk Foundation marks every May 22 as a day to honor what Harvey stood for and asks people “to celebrate Harvey Milk’s life story, message and legacy in celebrating globally on his birthday to give hope and inspire disenfranchised communities.” Harvey Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California until he was assassinated in 1978.