Thursday, September 20, 2018

This week, Dyke n Trans March BiPgh visibility Conference, TRansPride Pgh Pride Week, Professional AND Community Conference


Trans Pride Pgh Pride Week is coming up this month!!

Sat. Sept 22nd - Dyke and Trans March ( Bloomfield) 1pm set up, March 2:30 click link
Sat Sept 22nd - Mx Pgh Pride ( Glitter Box) 6pm-11pm
Sun. Sept 23rd - Bi Visibility Conference ( Persad Center 9am -5pm) Free ( Co-sponsor)
Mon. Sept 24th - Movie Mixer (6pm- 9pm Persad Center) 
Tues. Sept 25th - Game Night (6pm - 9pm Persad Center) 
Weds. Sept 26th - Art n Craft Night (6pm - 9pm Persad Center ) 
Thurs. Sept 27th - Repairing Rainbows with Gold - Post Traumatic Growth Support for Queer Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (6pm - 8pm Persad Center) 
Thurs. Sept 27th - Mixer 8pm-10pm
​Fri. Sept 28th  - Professional Conference (Persad- 8am -5pm)
Friday Sept 28th - Transpride Showcase ( UP There - 931 Liberty Ave- 9pm - 2am)
Sat. Sept. 29th -  TransPride Pgh Community Conference (9am -5pm - Persad Center) 
​SundaySept 30th - Vogue Pittsburgh Volume 2  ( co-sponsor) 

Sat Sept 22nd 
Planning will be starting for this years 2018 Dyke and Trans March. We are excited to be collaborating with Fair Moans and Pgh Sex Workers Outreach Project to make this years march happen! 
Post March Potluck in Friendship park, please bring somethign to share, we will have some folks at friendship park so you can drop off your food pre march.

Dyke And Trans March Poster Making Sessions:
Persad: ( All Ages)
Last one! Sept 21st

1st Annual Mx. Pittsburgh Pride Pageant!!!!!
Celebrating Non-Binary performers!!!!

This Years Theme: CLUB KID

10$ at the door!

Glitterbox Theatre $10/person
Special Performance's, 50/50 raffle, and more!

2018 TransPride Pgh Professional Conference Educating the Educators!
Check out our Website here:
Conference Schedule at a Glance
7am-8am Registration and breakfast  ( Cafeteria)

JOINT SESSION (Training Room)
8:00-8:50 Keynote Address - Devin Browne, MS

Behavioral Track ( Training Room)
9:00-9:50a         From Risk to Resilience: Queer Youth in Schools ~ Rachel Goss M.A.
10:00 - 10:50a    Art Therapy with Trans Feminine Identifying Individuals ~ Sonya Dugal, MA, ATR
11:00 - 11:50a    Experiences of Ambiguous Loss for Parents of Transgender Male Youth: a 
                           Phenomenological Exploration ~Kayla Siefert, MA. LMFT
12:00 - 12:00p LUNCH
1:00 - 1:50p        Trans panel of color ~ John Easter, BA
2:00 - 2:50 p       Open Feedback Session
3:00 - 3:50p         Restorative Conversations 101 ~Shallegra Moye
4:00 - 4:50p      Transgender Certification ~ Andrew Weinberg; Kim Henry, LCSW
4:50 - 5p            Evaluation and adjournment

Medical Track (Board Room)
9:00-9:50a         Top Surgery: What Do I Need to Know ~ Lorelai Grundwaldt, MD
10:00 - 10:50a    Fertility Preservation in Transgender Youth ~ 
                            Priya Dhar, MD; Hanna Valli-Pulaski, MD  
11:00 - 11:50a     Transgender Youth and Eating Disorders ~ Anderson Still   
12:00 - 12:00p LUNCH
1:00 - 1:50p         The Medical Ethics of Transition Care Morgan Faeder, MD, PhD 
2:00 - 2:50 p         Mental Health and Resilience in the Transgender Community ~ 
                              Tamar Carmel, MD 
3:00 - 3:50p         Transcare and Comorbidities ~ Steve Wolfe, DO, MPH   
4:00 - 4:50p         Multidisciplinary Panel on Transgender Healthcare ~ Lee Ann Conard, DO;  
                             Allison Carter, DNP; Erica Koe-Krompecher, LISW; Rula Kanj, MD 
4:50 - 5:00p            Evaluation and adjournment

ADVOCACY ( Clinical Room) 
9:00-9:50a           Trans 101 ~Charlie Borowics, MSW, MPH
10:00 - 10:50a     Medical Advocacy for Transgender and Intersex communities ~ Katherine Dalke, 
                             MD, MBE
11:00 - 11:50a     Trans Buddy Programs ~ Kale Edmiston, PhD; Alicyn Crucis, BA; Taylor 
                             Paglisotti, BA      
12:00 - 12:00p LUNCH
1:00 - 1:50p         Healthcare for the Homeless Transgender and Gender Expansive people ~ Joanne 
                                 Goodall, CRNP
2:00 - 2:50 p        Creating a gender Affirming environment for Transgender Patients: Being Agents 
                                for change and advocacy. ~ Joy Gero, PhD
3:00 - 3:50p          Identifying and responding to the needs of a diverse population, ~ Gerald 
                                 Montano, DO, MS
4:00 - 4:50p          Health systems level factors that influence transgender youths comfort disclosing 
                                their gender Identity to health care providers ~ Gina Sequeira, MD
4:50 - 5:00p          Evaluation and adjournment

To Register and pay for the Professional Conference:

Community Conference
FREE ( donations welcome)
9am Meet N greet, light eats
10am Name Change Project
10am Honoring the Transition, Celebrating the Change. (Board room) Jennifer Rozel Whitaker
11am Self Defense with Jay Yoder
12pm Self Defense with Jay Yoder
12pm TransPride Pittsburgh: 2018 and beyond
1pm Lunch ( resource tables)
2pm Big Burgh Trans Community feedback session (Board room)
2pm Trauma Informed Care w Jay Yoder
3pm Trauma Informed Care with Jay Yoder
4pm Restorative conversations w Shallegra Moye and Tess Wilson
5pm TransPride Pride Community Conference Wrap Up
5 pm Resume writing workshop

Post conference Dinner ( a la carte) Resturant TBA

This conference is free and open to the public and focused on the trans community their friends family and loved ones
All ages welcome.

We will have a small quiet space available that will have coloring books and crayons should folks need it, light refreshments, Lunch will be provide by Maddezsweetz ( Pasta Bar with A Vegan option , beef and chicken option as well as a fruit tray)

Cosponsored by Proud Haven, East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC) and Persad Center, Trans YOUniting

Breast Form, Chest Binder and Wig Exchange
In the last two months we have given out 12 chest binders, 4 wigs and 3 sets of breast forms. THIS! IS! WONDERFUL! however, it has significantly depleted our reserves of these items...

Do you have a gently used wig, breast forms or chest binder?


2018 POOL Summer Pool PART-AYYY season has come to a close- HOWEVER starting in Oct. we will have group outtings to the Oliver Bath house once a month ( more depending on interest) 

Fall Pool Parties
Oliver Bath House
38 S. 10th Street, South Side
Oct / Nov/ Dec
Second Saturdays 1pm-6pm
Cost: $5.00 or city pool pass

if you want to come but don't have the funds, please contact us directly and we will help.

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil 
is Tuesday Nov 20th from 6pm-8pm at Persad Center

Monday Night Madness!

TransPride Pgh has events EVERY Monday! from 6pm-9pm!
Located at Persad Center (5301 Butler street)

First Mondays are Board Games!! Bring one to play with others or play some we have in house!
Second Monday are Arts and Crafts! WE have some supplies on hand or you can bring a project you are working on.
Third Monday are Femme Meet Up! come out and hang with other Femme identified folks!
Third Mondays Masc of Center Meet up!  come out and hang with other Masc of center folks.
Fourth Monday are Gender Queer Meet Ups! Come out and hang with other Gender Queer Folks!
FIFTH MONDAYS...yes sometimes they happen...Fifth Mondays are MIXERS! Music, light food, and with various speakers and topics. Check individual events for more information.

Our 2018 TransPride Pgh Steering Committee is: (interviews soon!)
Jaid Coley Alston
Donna Christopher
Alexander Smithson
Rochelle Johnson
Jesse Oak Rise
Roux Deseo
Sarah Joy Mackenzie
Michael Caligeri
Vera Jane Harriman
Dena Stanley
Sarah Rosso
Liam Holden
Dayna Wade
Lyndsey Sickler

We are always looking for new folks to join our steering committee/volunteer/help/engage...drop us a line at for more info on how to get more involved!