Thursday, May 24, 2018

Zumba and pool dates! Conference Registration is open!

HEY YINZ! Back again!!

Dont forget!
Tomorrow ( Thursday May 24th) ZUMBA with Coley!
Second and Fourth Thursdays  from 6pm-7pm - Hiatus in June and back in July!
$5.00 suggested donation no one turned away for lack of funds.

 6pm to 7pm Come and work that booty with Coley to some fun beats and learn some awesome dance moves to boot :)


REGISTRATION IS OPEN
2018 TransPride Pgh Professional Conference Educating the Educators!
2018 Conference Link to Register and Pay


2018 POOL PART-AYYY OHHH AYYYYY!
Who is excited we are we are!

Here are the dates! Put 'em in your calendar and JOIN US for a splash!
Polish Hill Pool ( West Penn Rec Center)
1pm-5pm
Saturdays:               Sundays:
June 16th                 June 24th
June 30th                 July 22
July 15th                  Aug 19th
July 28th
Aug 4th
Aug 11th

FB events will be up soon! 

DONT FORGET!
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?

 ( We have a direct ask for a large and extra large one) PLEASE CONTACT US!

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.

2018 DYKE & TRANS MARCH

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! Interested in getting involved in planning, Contact US!

Interviews will be in the next blog post...first folks up, Coley, Jesse and Rochelle! Be sure to check back

Our 2018 TransPride Pgh Steering Committee is:
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
Lyndsey Sickler

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





Tuesday, May 8, 2018

TransPride Pgh ! Updates, conferences, pool parties and more!

HEY YINZ!

Sorry for the lapse, tentacles got tied up with ALLTHETHINGS but the blog is back up and running!

ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Over the next several weeks we will be highlighting our committee with some interviews...
Keep your eyes peeled.

2018 TransPride Pgh Committee is:
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
Lyndsey Sickler

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

2018 CONFERENCE

Just to let you know we have been hard at work with UPMC Children's Hospital, Persad Center to help make this years professional and community conferences better then ever.

2018 TransPride Pgh PRIDE WEEK Sept 24- 30th with the professional conference taking place on Sept 28th from 8am to 5pm and community conference taking place on Sat.
 Sept 29th from 10am to 5pm.

This years professional conference theme is
"Educating the Educators" 
and we are excited to announce that we will be adding professional educator/advocate track to this conference on top of our regular Mental Health and Behavioral Health Tracks.

This year, Devin Browne from Pittsburgh Public Schools and was integral in getting trans inclusive policies instituted throughout PPS system will be joining us as our keynote speaker. 

We are excited for this growth and hope you will be able to join us. We will have the schedule and all information available by June 1st. so be sure to check out Blog/FB and webpage.

You can check out some general updates at our website www.transpridepittsburgh.org 


2018 POOL PARTIES DATE ANNOUNCEMENT SOON!

Dates will be announced soon, remember!!! let us know if you don't have a city pool pass and want to attend a particular day- reach out as we will be purchasing a few extra to help increase access to those who may not have extra funds for a city pool pass purchase.

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?

 ( We have a direct ask for a large and extra large one) PLEASE CONTACT US!

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!
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.

ZUMBA with Coley!
Second and Fourth Thursdays  from 6pm-7pm - Hiatus in June and back in July!
$5.00 suggested donation no one turned away for lack of funds.

 6pm to 7pm Come and work that booty with Coley to some fun beats and learn some awesome dance moves to boot :)

2018 DYKE & TRANS MARCH

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! Interested in getting involved in planning, Contact US!

Keep an eye out for our next blog post! Lots of updates and some steering committee interviews to follow!






Friday, January 12, 2018

Feb 5- TransPride Pgh Board Game Night

 
 February 5 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Persad Center
5301 Butler St, Ste 100, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
 
 
Board Game Night

Come out, bring a game to play or check out some fo the ones we have available.
Bring snacks to share if you'd like.

Jan 29-TransPride Gender Queer Meet Up- Movie Meet Up



 January 29 at 6 PM - 9 PM

Persad Center
5301 Butler St, Ste 100, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
 
 GQ- A Gender Queer Meetup is a monthly gathering of like-minded folks. ( Moved to 5th Monday due to MLK holiday)

Please feel free to bring snacks to share.

Free to attend, Open to all Ages.

Jan 22- TransPride Pgh Femme Meet Up

 
January 22 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Persad Center
5301 Butler St, Ste 100, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
 
 
 Come join femme identified folks, friends family and loved ones for a night of social support.

We will also be having makup tutorials for those who love to wear makeup, but didn't learn how to do it when they were younger from 7pm-8pm. As a bonus, the lesson is coming from a pro! Morrigana Regina!

Jan 21- Pittsburgh Bisexual Community Meeting - Jan 2017 @DIVE



January 21 at 4 PM - 7 PM
 
Dive Bar & Grille Lawrenceville
5147 Butler St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
 
 THIRD SUNDAY! 4-7pm
DIVE BAR AND GRILLE of LAWRENCEVILLE http://www.divebarandgrille.com/index_LAW.htm

Sit down restaurant who have been enthusiastic about hosting us, food available, family friendly

This month's topic: the intersection of our identities - how do the other aspects of who we are interact with our bisexual identities?

This event is social and for discussing the unique struggles faced by the bisexual/non-monosexual identitifying people in a supportive setting. Wellness idicators in the bisexual-umbrella community are unsettlingly bad, and supportive communities are rare if available at all. BiPGH is hoping to fill that gap for Pittsburgh. By inviting you we are hoping that you can help spread the word. Regardless of your own identity, someone you know might need us. We would love to have you join us!

This event is intended for community building for the Pittsburgh community of Bi-umbrella/non-monosexual identifying individuals as well as supportive partners and friends, and those questioning. This is intended for discussion of oppressions and adversities we are facing as bisexuals and non-monosexuals. All ages, all genders, all relationship statuses and structures. YOU ARE WELCOME HERE. Come on out and enjoy some time with YOUR community!

Want to be more connected to BiPgh? Join our affiliated group for more discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/226209051158443/

Cover art from: http://cosmicmindcomics.tumblr.com/post/99741900394/happy-coming-out-day-everyone-im-pretty-sure

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dec. 18th- Dec. TransPride Gender Queer Meet Up- Potluck

 
 December 18 at 6 PM - 9 PM
 
Persad Center
5301 Butler St, Ste 100, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15201
 
 GQ- A Gender Queer Meetup is a monthly gathering of like-minded folks.

Please bring a dish and join us for a potluck style meet up! Please let us know what you will be bringing below. Everyone welcome!

Mr Stefan Dawn and Mr Greg Vrose of Reed Smith Lawfirm will be coming to talk about the name change project! so bring your questions!
Free to attend, Open to all Ages.