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People’s Pride celebrates, advocates for Black trans lives

SisTersPGH hosted a Sunday march from Freedom Corner to Allegheny Commons Park as part of “People’s Pride PGH 2020: Black Trans Lives Matter Too.”

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor

October 12, 2020

Around 50 people donning rainbow attire and flags that said “Give us our roses while we’re still here” marched across Pittsburgh on Sunday as part of People’s Pride. They could be heard chanting “Black trans lives are under attack. What do we do? Stand up, fight back,” to the beat of a drum.

Pittsburgh pride celebrations moved to fall

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pittsburgh’s two main Pride celebrations have been pushed back until the fall.

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor

May 19, 2020

According to a May 8 press release from the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, the organization that’s hosted Pittsburgh Pride since 2008, the Foundation plans to hold the event on an undetermined fall date. Another local Pride event hosted by SisTers PGH, “People’s Pride PGH 2020 - Breaking the Cistem,” has also been postponed.

People’s Pride lifts up trans activists of color

Demonstrators march across the Roberto Clemente Bridge during Sunday’s People’s Pride.

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor

June 11, 2019

Three brown paper-mache figures led the People’s Pride parade as it moved through Downtown Sunday.

Crowds withstand cold for Stronger Than Hate Concert featuring Kesha

All proceeds from the Stronger than Hate concert featuring Kesha benefited the Jewish Federation’s Our Victims of Terror Fund.

By Prachi Patel, Senior Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

The outdoor Stronger Than Hate concert on Saturday night was put together by the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh, a nonprofit LGBTQ+ organization.

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