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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.”

People’s Pride celebrates, advocates for Black trans lives

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

Pittsburgh pride celebrations moved to 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.
Demonstrators march across the Roberto Clemente Bridge during Sunday’s People’s Pride.

People’s Pride lifts up trans activists of color

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.
SisTers PGH, a shelter focused on transition programs for trans and nonbinary people, hosted People’s Pride as a way to shift attention to marginalized groups within the LGBTQ+ community. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

People’s Pride passes on corporate sponsorships, focuses on inclusion

By Jon Kunitsky | Staff Writer June 13, 2018

“Pride of the people will overcome evil!” This was only one of many rally cries heard from the marchers in Pittsburgh’s second annual People’s Pride March late Sunday morning. The “people”...

Chipotle workers hand out coupons to parade attendees. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

Pittsburgh celebrates two controversial Prides

By Henry Glitz | News Editor June 14, 2017

When Pittsburghers gathered for the city’s annual LGBTQ+ Pride parade Sunday, they probably expected the marchers to toss candy and wave rainbow flags — but they got their fair share of political chants...

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