Indya Moore has long been known for being an outspoken activist. And more than just speaking, they are a do-er, using their power, privilege, access, and resources, to help others both in front of and behind the cameras. Earlier this year they set up a redistribution fund where they helped raise well over $20,000 for those impacted by the ongoing global pandemic. They were also on the front line in some of the protests this summer. Now, they are giving their charitable efforts a holiday spin and turning their attention to trans youth specifically.
"Hi everyone, my name is Indya Moore and TransSanta is coming to town," they said on a recent Instagram post. " I didn't have a chimney growing up in The Bronx or in foster care but I do have my community now. My friends and I want to make sure that trans kids feel like they're a gift to this world because they are! Acceptance and love are gifts we all deserve all year. Be a Santa to trans youth in need today."
Working in collaboration with Chase Strangio, Kyle Lasky, and Pidgeon Pagonis, Moore has set up a program where trans youth can submit letters and lists for things they want for Christmas, and others can elect to become "Santas," and fulfill those requests.
“The goal of the campaign is to show young trans people that they are loved, supported, and have a family around the country and the world of people who will care for them during the holidays,” the organizers wrote in a press release. “Transness is so beautiful and we are celebrating our magic!”
They have been posting some wishlists and letters to the TransSanta Instagram account. Other notables like Janet Mock and Chris Mosier are supporting the effort online as well.
Wishlists can still be submitted, as can requests to pose as Santa.