TransYOUniting: Housing is Healthcare

TransYOUniting: Housing is Healthcare

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Aug. 20 3:15 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Aug. 20 4:15 PM (Eastern)

TransYOUniting, Proud Haven and True T acollaborate to run some of Pittsburgh’s first short-term emergency shelters centered on Trans ad non-binary youth and young adults aged 18 to 30 years old. Come hear from local leaders about these partnerships and how local organizations in Pittsburgh are working to meet the critical needs of those who need them in their communities.


Aria Copeland (She/her)

Aria Copeland is a black trans advocate from the Northside of Pittsburgh. Having worked with many grass root organizations in the city, she is known for always standing up for her community and speaking out for equality. She takes with her lives trans experiences and her work with organizations such as; Garden of Peace, Sisters PGH and now Trans YOUniting to amplify the voices of black trans women in the city of Pittsburgh.


Nicholas Anglin (They/them)

Nick is a Junior at Temple University and double majors in Africology and African American studies and Media Studies and Production. In 2019, they co-founded Black, Young, & Educated to amplify Black voices.

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Rashod Brown (He/him)


Rashod Xavier Brown

Rashod Brown is a 31 year old black trans man who lives in his truth every day of his life. He has been through a lot in life from foster care to being assaulted but he doesn’t let that stop him from having a big heart and wanting to make everyone smile. Mr. Brown is affiliated with numerous organizations like the Initiative for Transgender Leadership, Garden of Peace Project, New Voices Pittsburgh- Lorde-Baldwin Leadership Institute, Actions Housing, Project Silk, and TransYouniting. He Has received awards for his leadership skills and for wanting to make the world better for transgender people and people in foster care.



Alex is a transmasculine male born and raised in Pittsburgh. A drag performer and volunteer he is also the Resident Advisor at Haven House.

Dena Stanley (She/her)


Dena Stanley (she/her) is a black trans woman, community organizer, advocate, and social justice warrior who works in the Pittsburgh area fighting for the liberation of trans people while also advocating for equity and inclusion of race and class. She is the Founder and Director of Trans YOUniting and Co-Founder of Pgh Pride. Dena is also a chef and provides guidance and supports local nonprofits by serving on several boards throughout the city.

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