‘I Will Survive’ – The Official #ProtectTransKids Video

Protect Trans Kids

Each time I see a yard sign, I feel a little thrill. When I saw multiples, it increases. That’s not just satisfaction, it is validation that all of these spaces are proclaiming that they stand with transgender kids. And when I drive down a block or two and see many signs, it is a wonderful […]

Pittsburgh SciTech Math Class Incorporates #ProtectTransKids Into Lessons

Received this today from a Pittsburgh SciTech 10th grade math class I am really struggling right now so this was very well timed indeed. Making the list with ice cream, and mole sauce is high praise indeed. Thank you, teacher, for educating me today in a bit of “thankful math” I pulled up one of the […]

Why do we need a campaign to Protect Trans Kids?

Protect Trans Kids

In mid-October, I received several reports of a disturbing new advertisement on local radio stations. The ads claimed that President Biden and other Democrats were supporting policies that forced children to transition. The reality is that the ad itself used lies and unscientific claims to terrorize transgender children and their families. It repeated conservative arguments […]

UPDATE: Registration of LGBTQ Youth for Holiday Day Gift Card Drive Exceeds Expectations by 40%

Only three groups have registered so far – Pittsburgh Public Schools, Proud Haven, and Project Silk. When Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities decided to wrap up 2022 with a gift card drive for LGBTQ youth, ages 12-21, connected with community groups – we did a preliminary assessment of how many youth might participate. You’ll remember that we […]

Black Trans Masc Teen, 15, Found Dead in Kansas

Ace Scott Transgender Kansas

His name was Ace Scott. In April, his body was discovered in an abandoned lot near residences north of W. 9th Street and Central Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. That was April 15 and I am just learning about Ace Scott today, thanks in part to the diligent documentation of the Trans Day of Remembrance […]

LGBTQ Youth Holiday Project Targeted by TERFs

Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists or TERFs attempted to derail a Pittsburgh holiday project for LGBTQ teens. Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities is organizing a gift card drive for local teens affiliated with queer and trans organizations. It is an extension of their #ProtectTransKids projects that are distributing over 1000 yard signs, 5000 stickers, and 2500 pens with a […]

Donate Gift Cards for Local LGBTQ Teens This Holiday Season

Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities (PLC) is teaming up with local LGBTQ organizations to end the year on a positive and affirming note – distributing gift cards to queer and trans teens, ages 12-21, who are participants in those programs. As part of our #ProtectTransKids projects from 2022, PLC is working with the community to end the […]

Fazing my therapist

My childhood sucked. I knew it then, I know it now. I’ve been working with my current therapist for over four years. She specializes in trauma processing and we’ve spoken at length about some of the atrocities in my life. But with all of her experience, it is hard to faze her. Until this week. […]

How to Request Toys for Tots in Western Pennsylvania in 2022

Toys for Tots Pennsylvania

This is our annual (10+ year) round-up of Toys for Tots programs in Western Pennsylvania for 2022. I’ve done my best to sort through the available information and provide you what you may need to know. PLEASE click through to the applicable link to doublecheck the details. I will update as information becomes available. Some […]

(Another) Update on Pgh Radio Stations Airing Anti-Trans Advertisement

So there’s some confusion about what’s happening with the radio ads containing the anti-trans content. As of the end of last week, Kiss 96.1, Q92.9, and WAMO 107.3 had pulled the ad. That left five stations. On Saturday we received some imprecise information about the other ads – it appears what happened is that I […]