Our History.


Dreams of Hope is Pittsburgh’s only arts-focused organization for queer and allied youth. Recognizing the need for creative outlets for youth in Pittsburgh, and for positive queer role models and messages in society, our Artistic Director, Susan Haugh, founded the organization in 2003. Through the power of the arts, Dreams of Hope provides the region’s queer and allied youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, develop as leaders, and learn to create positive change in their communities.

Each year our youth develop original songs, poems, movement, and theater to educate audiences about the experiences of queer youth. An anthology of our first ten years of materials is for sale. 

Read articles on what Dreams of Hope is doing in our community and across the country!

We would not exist without these brave and talented youth!

We've been honored to work with some of our region's best artists.

We have performed for a wide variety of audiences over the years.

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