How can gay men and lesbians support the bisexual, transgender and queer members of our community? These issues, while valid and stressful, are micro. Penn Avenue leads northeast to a historic warehouse district, The Stripthat's now a clutch of nightclubs, hip restaurants, art galleries, and offbeat shops; many businesses here have an artsy and fairly gay following. The gay scene is fairly dispersed; there's no exact gay hub in Pittsburgh. Unlike bigger and more cosmopolitan cities like San Francisco and New York, which cultivated gay bastions concentrated in specific neighborhoods, queer-friendly spaces in Pittsburgh were dispersed throughout the city, likely due to an intense scrutiny that threatened them in more commercial districts.
You can also buy a combination ticket good for admission and a tour of Kentuck Knobone of Wright's later residential creations, which is just a mile windy, though scenic drive from Fallingwater.
At CMU, visit the four Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, which contain well-conceived architectural and decorative arts exhibits, a cache of artifacts from ancient Egypt, and the nation's third-largest dinosaur collection. On the North Side, for instance, you'll find a handful of excellent small lodgings within walking distance of the Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory, and National Aviary. These issues, while valid and stressful, are micro.
The city has numerous theaters with artsy and gay-themed films and a high appreciation of alternative culture.