Trans Youniting launched Pittsburgh's Trans Self Defense Fund in January of 2021.
The goal of this fund was to arm BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) TGNC (Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming) with self-defense tools.
2020 was the deadliest and most violent year our community faced. We lost far too many lives. Our goal was to raise 5,000 dollars. We accomplished this goal in ONE WEEK! The funds allowed T.Y. to purchase and assemble 50 Self-Defense kits and distribute them to our community.
Our work received recognition. We were interviewed by WPXI and covered in a national article on VICE. In this article, our Fund put Pittsburgh 90.5 WESA (local NPR). Check Out the Interview at: https://www.wesa.fm/show/the-confluence/2021-03-29/is-it-moral-to-cross-state-lines-for-a-covid-vaccine-its-complicated