Believe it or not, the setting for the Showtime TV series "Queer As Folk" lacks a central gay neighborhood. There are gay-owned and gay-friendly establishments scattered throughout the city, with some cropping up in Lawrenceville and the Strip District. The best thing about this neighborhood is that the rainbow flag is not hidden here!
There is a gay population living in the Mexican War Streets, a North Side neighborhood that was laid out in 1848 and features restored row-houses, gardens and tree-lined streets. And, yes, yes, there are gay clubs running along Liberty Avenue. Make sure to visit during the city's annual gay pride parade and festival, Pride Pittsburgh, which takes place each June. Also check out the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh, which can be found in Squirrel Hill, near the intersection of Murray and Forward avenues.