Pittsburgh Celebrates First ‘Protect Trans Kids Day’ With Proclamation

Protect Trans Kids Day Pittsburgh

“To be properly recognized by the city is essentially a beautiful moment for me knowing that it’s a stepping stone for kids to not ever have to feel how I felt or how other kids around me kind of felt like growing up,” they said. “No one was teaching or sharing trans joy around me […]

Press Release: City Council Proclaims September 12 to be ‘Protect Trans Kids Day’ in Pittsburgh

Responding to community organizing after the harassment of a local teen, Pittsburgh City Council unanimously declares Monday Sept 12 the FIRST “Protect Trans Kids” in the city of Pittsburgh. The proclamation was drafted and directed by a group of local transgender teens.  The project was launched by a group of teens with City Councilor Bobby […]

September 12, 2022 is Officially Protect Trans Kids Day in the City of Pittsburgh

On Monday, September 12, 2022, the City of Pittsburgh will recognize the first ‘Protect Trans Kids Day’ via a City Council Proclamation drafted and directed by a group of local transgender teenagers.  City Councilor Bobby Wilson initiated the proclamation and was joined unanimously by all other current council members. Wilson’s district saw the launch of […]

Haters Gonna Hate or the Latest Northsider Who Thinks It is Okay To Harass Trans Kids & Remove Yard Signs

The #ProtectTransKids campaign is still bursting with requests – we just placed another order for signs and the first batch of stickers went out in today’s mail. You are doing a solid job protecting trans kids, the one at the epicenter of this project, and all of the trans kids (of all ages) who see […]

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Executive Order to Protect LGBTQIA+ Pennsylvanians from Conversion Therapy

Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order that provides some protections from conversion therapy. “Conversion therapy is a traumatic practice based on junk science that actively harms the people it supposedly seeks to treat,” said Gov. Wolf. “This discriminatory practice is widely rejected by medical and scientific professionals and has been proven to lead to […]

Video of Yard Signs from #ProtectTransKids Project

Request a sign bit.ly/ProtectsTransKidsSigns Donations can be made via GoFundMe bit.ly/YardSignsFund **Preferred Venmo @PittsburghLGBTQ Paypal bit.ly/PayPalPLC Checks made payable to ‘Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities’ and mailed to 1439 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

#ProtectTransKids Expands From Yard Signs to Stickers

Gestures like putting up lawn signs and window signs in businesses (especially when it’s not pride month) actually do make a difference and provide real relief in this moment when trans people are the political scapegoat for everything. Seeing that support means a lot, helps us breathe. We hear you folx. You asked repeatedly for […]

500 Yard Signs to #ProtectTransKids

Yard Signs Pittsburgh

When I’m driving, well I know I’m gonna see,I’m gonna see the yard signs put up just for youWhen I’m walking, yeah I know I’m gonna seeI’m gonna see neighbors speaking out just for youWhen I’m biking well I know I’m gonna beI’m gonna be the one who delivers some signs just for youAnd when […]

Update on #ProtectTransKids Yard Sign Effort – 500 Signs!

Protect Trans Kids Pittsburgh

As you may know, Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities has been working with a local family and their neighbors to distribute yard signs throughout the community. The signs read ‘Protect Trans Kids’ and are intended to send that direct message. The idea was planted in mid-June, the first 50 signs delivered to us on June 24, and […]

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 […]