Update on the #ProtectTransKids Yard Sign Distribution in Pittsburgh and Beyond

A few weeks ago, Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities responded to concerns of a LGBTQ family being targeted by a neighbor. The specific focus at that time was targeting their 15-year-old Black trans daughter by hoisting a 9-foot transphobic sign in their backyard facing her bedroom window. Previous encounters included implicit threats to their then 17-year-old Black […]

Ke’Juan is a Proud Black Trans Girl With a Message for Pittsburgh

Ke’Juan and her Dad, Sean, ‘unboxed’ the next batch of Protect Trans Kids yard signs today. Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities and volunteers from the Northside distributed 50 signs on the Northside this week. We have received requests for nearly 150 signs. 50 more were delivered today, 50 more next week. We can keep going as long […]

Support Dick’s Sporting Goods While Helping Local Community Cats

You saw the social media news that Dick’s is one of many corporations resisting the overturn of Roe v Wade by offering their employees enhanced benefits to access needed reproductive healthcare? As with many things in this United States, social change ebbs into the consciousness of corporate America before the minds of elected officials. I […]

Community Q&A: Chris, 16, Talks About His Identity, His Family, and Enduring Harassment in His Pittsburgh Neighborhood

Chris Eagleton

I I know it is hard, it is hard to live in a society that does not fit you, but there are people like you. It’s hard every day knowing that your identity is up for debate. It is not fair. But the only way to change this is to prove them wrong. They want […]

Community Q&A: Ke’Juan, 15, Talks About Her Identity, Her Family, and Enduring Harassment in Her Pittsburgh Neighborhood

Black Trans Girl

We have to be more mindful when walking home by ourselves, we have to have extra protection and make sure to be with someone in case something happens, we had to block my bedroom window because the neighbor was staring into my room,  we had to put a plan in place so if there was a problem […]

Here’s What Happened When I Threw Out The First Pitch During Pride Night at PNC Park

Pride Night at PNC Park

The thing about anxiety is that it can be managed, especially if you have a plan and a support system. Managed, not cured or fixed. Throwing out the first pitch during a MLB game in front of many thousands of people during the official Pride Night is the sort of thing that generates some anxiety. […]

The White House Pride Reception

Tonight was the night. President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted the annual Pride Reception at the White House. I was not invited. I can admit and for the sake of keeping an accurate record of the impact of this blog, I had hoped that the work leading to a second GLAAD Media Award would […]

Lebo Pride Response to Anti-Trans Lawsuit Filed Against Mt. Lebanon School District

Mt Lebanon School District Law Suit

When news broke of this lawsuit filed by three parents in the Mt. Lebanon School District, I reached out to Lebo Pride and requested a statement. I urge you to connect with them on social media to resist this attack on trans students ~ Sue All over this country, buzzwords and phrases such as “parental […]

We Win ‘Outstanding Blog’ in the 33rd #GLAADawards

I’ll write an actual blog post about this turn of events, my second win and being only the second person in history to win twice, later. Today, I’m going to the movies and cleaning the living room. Thank you.