Five Pennsylvania Health Boards Jointly Condem the Use of Conversion Therapy on Minors

“We will not let hatred masquerade as medical treatment here in Pennsylvania.” Five Pennsylvania state health boards have released a joint statement opposing conversion therapy on minors. This has been resoundingly supported by the Pennsylvania Equality Caucus of the General Assembly. This coordinated effort acknowledges the dangers associated with conversion therapy but also sends an […]

Pittsburgh Protect Trans Kid Projects Has Yard Signs and More

The Protect Trans Kids Project has new energy so please request your sign or sticker, invite your friends. To kick things off, we revised our video set to the vocal styling of Social Justice Disco. Thanks to Liz Berlin, Phat Man Dee, and Dr. Holly Hood. Request a sign bit.ly/ProtectTransKidsSigns Donate to help share more […]

If Pittsburgh Trans Folx Need a Sign, the Protect Trans Kids Project is Here

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The Protect Trans Kids Project (#PTK) is needed now more than ever. Thus, Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities is reinvigorating this public show of support for the trans community. You can request a sign, sticker, or pen at this link. There is no charge for these items, but we do rely entirely on donations. #PTK took a […]

Pittsburgh Public School GSA Students Stand With Nonbinary Teen Nex Benedict, Call on District Leadership To Do The Same

Please read this statement crafted by students. Of particular importance are the Calls To Action for Pittsburgh Public School administrators. These kids understand better what Nex Benedict endured than most adults ~ Sue As Genders & Sexualities Alliances (GSA) and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSSU) in Pittsburgh Public Schools), we are fortunate to be […]

Add Jacob Williamson to the Conversation about Brutal Violence Targeting Trans and Nonbinary Youth

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Content Note: transgender, anti-trans violence, graphic descriptions of violence As we continue to grieve the violent death of Nex Benedict in Oklahoma, there’s another case that should hold our attention. Jacob Williamson, an 18 year old white trans man, was brutally murdered in Monroe, North Carolina while on a first date with someone he met […]

Now, We Show Up for Nex Benedict and All Trans, Nonbinary, and Queer Youth

Two weeks later, tThe life and death of Nex Benedict has captured the imagination nationwide. It is imperative to remain vigilant during the investigation. Also important is connecting trans and queer youth in Oklahoma and other hostile states with supports. Donations At this point in time, please consider a donation to support trans and queer […]

Grieving Nex Benedict: the Brutal Killing of 16 year old Nonbinary Student in an Oklahoma High School

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The Crime Nex Benedict (they/them) was a 16-year-old nonbinary youth living in Oklahoma. They endured a reportedly vicious beating in a high school bathroom of Owasso High School, Nex died the next day in the hospital. They were a sophomore. This was February 7 and 8th. Last week, Nex was in high school. This week, […]

Protections for Trans Students in Pine-Richland School District Under Fire in New Federal Lawsuit by Trump-Affiliated Right Wing Group

Transgender children in a Western Pennsylvania school district face new challenges after a DC based law firm filed in a complaint Friday with the U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania. These attorneys are with America First Legal. This group, founded by Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller, is the same group that paid for spewing anti-trans […]

Three Lancaster Transgender Teens Died by Suicide Over Past Year

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Content Note: suicide, gender identity, Lancaster Lancaster LGBTQ communities have experienced deep loss this past year. Three young trans teens died by by suicide over the past year, including two in the past month. Say Their Names River Paige Olmsted, age 17, October 16, 2023 Theadora “Thea” Cassidy, age 18, September 22, 2023 Brayden Snyder, […]

Latest Trans Day of Remembrance on TikTok Videos #TDOR

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Follow us on our TikTok channel @pghlesbianblog ♬ original sound – PghLesbian Correspondents Blog @pghlesbianblog Marilyn Augustine Hendren, a self-described gay, Native American, HIV+ transgender woman died at the age of 50 in Tulsa. Her body has not been claimed. She was enrolled with the Navajo Nation. read more at pghlesbian.com #trans #transgender #transwoman #transwomen […]