‘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 […]

Do You Have a #ProtectTransKids Yard Sign or Stickers?

Protect Trans Kids signs

This week, we placed another order for the #ProtectTransKids yard signs – that’s officially 1000 signs. Over 800 have been requested with more requests pouring in every day – here’s the link if you want to get on that list now. We’ve distributed 1300 out of 2500 stickers. People are putting them on water bottles, […]

Open Letter to Pittsburgh On-Air Radio Talent From Father of Black Trans Teen

Protect Trans Kids

Sean O’Donnell and his family have had a rough year coping with a transphobic neighbor’s harassment. They’ve responded by holding her accountable in multiple courts of law and by supporting the #ProtectTransKids projects. Hearing the transphobic ad airing in Pittsburgh’s media market is a step too far. After he learned that the staff at KISS […]

How to Help

Hey! We have a lot going on right now. Most people do one thing at a time, but we aren’t most people. We exist in a world that is complex, nuanced, and filled with priorities clamoring for our attention. Pittsburgh LGBTQ Charities (PLC) has multiple programs PLC is registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and […]

Just To Be The Ally Who Raised $1000 To Lay Down at Your Door

Da da da (da da da)Da da da (da da da)Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da Da My nickname for the group of queer and trans youth who developed the #ProtectTransKidsDay proclamation is “The Proclaimers” Already unhappy that trans kids reported (too) much misgendering and deadnaming in healthcare settings, they […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID How It Is Going

Well, I’m still sick. I could list symptoms, but really – you know the symptoms. I do have a funky rash which seems like a gross thing to share, but could be helpful for someone reading this who says “I have a rash, too.” It is day 7 since my symptoms and day four since […]