Pride Month 2022: We Want To Hear Your Stories

Pride Month commemorates the history and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and non-straight, non-cisgender people. In the late 1960s, community organizers, such as Marsha P. Johnson, were instrumental in organizing protests against unjust treatment and advocating for equality. Today, Pride Month celebrates the impact that LGBTQ+ folks continue to contribute to our nation’s history.

Weelunk is committed to telling stories and giving voice to everyone in our community – especially those who aren’t always heard. We know that there are stories from our LGBTQ+ community in Wheeling that aren’t being told and we want to change that.

Help us amplify and lift up the voices of everyone by sharing your Pride Month events, stories, and projects on our community platform. Send us a DM on Facebook or Instagram or visit our “Submit an Idea” page to share your stories with us. 

Together, we can create a vibrant, inclusive community for all. 

To kick off Pride Month, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help amplify and explore LGBTQ+ stories in Wheeling and across the state of West Virginia

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2022 West Virginia Pride Schedule of Events – See what’s happening across the state to celebrate Pride Month.

WVU Medicine Gender Care Resources

Fairness West Virginia – A statewide civil rights advocacy organization dedicated ot the fair and equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender West Virginians.

West Virginia’s LGBTQ+ Wedding Resource Guide

Dr. Rainbow – A resource to connect every person to an LGBTQ culturally competent healthcare provider as well as connect individuals to community services and groups to ensure that it is great to be queer in the mountains.

Appalachian Queer Youth Summit – Hosted by the ACLU-WV, this free camp brings together young West Virginians who either identify as LGBTQ+ or come from LGBTQ+ families from across the state and gives them the tools they need to organize and advocate for the issues they care about. 

West Virginia LGBTQ+ Media

The Friendlier City Project A safe and friendly space for Wheeling’s LGBTQ+ community and allies.

Queer Mountaineers – A podcast about queer people from WVU, Morgantown, or anywhere in the state of WV.

What did we miss? Send additional LGBTQ+ resources to us at