We Need $340 by Sunday to Send #ProtectTransKids Yard Signs to Pittsburgh Public Schools GSAs

Protect Trans Kids

Good morning. You did a great job this week and since we began this effort to target communitis that want to distribute #ProtectTransKids signs locally. We’ve sent 50 signs each to six communities – City of Butler, Brookline, Carnegie, Fox Chapel, McCandless, and City of Washington. This past week, we’ve been focused on Pittsburgh Public […]

We are $350 away from sending 100 #ProtectTransKids signs to local students

Protect Trans Kids

Today is the Day of Silence, GLSEN’s annual day of action to spread awareness about the effects of the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities #ProtectTransKids projects have been focused on raising the $1300 to send two boxes of signs to the GSA’s in Pittsburgh […]

Black Trans Woman Ashley Burton, 37, Killed in Atlanta

A 37-years-old Black trans woman, Ashley Burton, was killed in Atlanta during a domestic dispute on Tuesday, April 11. Ashley was born in Augusta, South Carolina and relocated to Atlanta to pursue her career as a hairstylist and makeup artist. She’s described as an important force in the industry. She appreciated fashion trends and created […]

City of Pittsburgh Honors Life and Death of Trans Trailblazer Wendi Miller (July 14, 1947 – April 6, 2023)

Saturday, April 8, 2023 Declared “Wendi Miller Day” Coming out in the late 1990s brought me into the orbit of some of the iconic community leaders whose courage and prescience during the 1980s and 1990s laid the groundwork for the rights and privileges LGBTQ+ folx enjoy today in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania. I didn’t know them […]

Will April Showers #ProtectTransKids ?

Protect Trans Kids

Today, I read about a man who is charged with threatening to kill LGBTQ people in response to the mass shooting in Nashville that left six people dead at the hands of a shooter who identified as trans. The shooter also died. The man who allegedly threatened the Human Rights Campaign, Adam Michael Nettina, is […]

Update in Murders of Trans Folx in the US

This is the list of trans folx whose violent deaths have been reported and recorded in the US this year, to date. And some updates … Eight reported deaths and surprisingly some updates in all but one case. Four arrests, two persons of interest identified, one independent autopsy identifying law enforcement officers as the the […]

Help us Get #ProtectTransKids Yard Signs into Butler County and Beyond

Protect Trans Kids

In less than a year, we’ve distributed (planted) 1100 yard signs readings #ProtectTransKids along with thousands of stickers and pens. It is time to drag out the planting/spring/bloom season metaphors and turns of phrases to get more signs into the ground. Reasons? First, the original court case involving the neighbor who vicious rhetoric inspired our […]

Black Trans Teen Tasiyah ‘Siyah’ Woodland, 18, Dies from Gun Violence in Maryland

Tasiyah Woodland

She was 18 years old, a young Black trans woman. Her name was Tasiyah ‘Siyah’ Woodland and she lived in Lexington Park, Maryland. On Friday, March 24, 2023, she became the most recent reported victim of the campaign of terror targeting the transgender community when St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded a 911 call […]

What We Know About the Resistance to University of Pittsburgh’s Anti-Trans Events

Reverse blog post structure. I am going to dive a little into why I think Pitt’s history makes their position on anti-trans speakers quite plausible. But first, let me simply start with listing the resistance efforts as I learn about them. Send me your events. Here’s the petition to sign. Here’s a little paper sign […]

Pittsburgh Trans Girl Discusses the Murder of Brianna Ghey in England as Part of ‘Violence toward trans teens that is unseen’

When we connect on social media, it helps us as trans people become stronger, because we will have each other’s backs. Social media helps us speak to others like us and communicate who we are as trans individuals.  Brianna Ghey. a 16-year-old British transgender girl from Birchwood in Warrington, Cheshire, England, died from fatal stab wounds in Culcheth Linear Park […]