Donate a Candle to Support Trans Neighbors

Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities (PLC) is creating a project to honor trans neighbors whose lives have been lost to the terror campaign sweeping the nation. As of today, there are 26 individuals on that list.

We will be creating a memorial at our booth at Netroots Nation to honor their lives and acknowledge their deaths. This will include a new large candle for each neighbor. We will light battery powered tea lights, but the larger candles will be there to remind us.

After the event, the candles will be auctioned off to benefit the Protect Trans Kids project, channeling grief and loss into action to protect our young people. Yes, this has been cleared with the O’Donnell-Collar family including Ke’Juan.

We are accepting donations of new candles for this purpose. Calling all makers and candle collectors to share something from your personal stash to honor these 26 lives (as of today, may increase by the event)  and then bring their light to work supporting trans youth in our region. If you have a candle you love or one that reflects the care and intent of this project, please consider donating.

What: large new candles in all styles and sizes

When: by Tuesday, August 16

Where: can drop at 1439 W. North Avenue in Manchester on Northside or request a pickup

How Many: at least 26 needed Our current list of victims of violent deaths can be found here.

Trans deaths


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