'Pose' star Indya Moore launches initiative to give holiday gifts to transgender kids

"I want to make sure trans kids feel like they're gifts to the world."

"Pose" star Indya Moore has opened their heart to launch TranSanta, an initiative to make sure transgender youth have something to celebrate this holiday.

Moore, whose pronouns are they/them, shared in an Instagram post that they "decided we needed to do something for the young ones" this year, which has been especially difficult for the trans community,

At least 41 transgender or gender non-conforming people have been killed in 2020, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

"I didn't have a chimney growing up in the Bronx -- or in foster care -- but I do have my community now," the 25-year-old star said in a video. "My friends and I want to make sure trans kids feel like they're gifts to the world -- because they are!"

Moore explained that children and other young people under 24 years old who are homeless, in foster care or in families who might not be accepting of their identity, can send an email to TranSanta to find out how they can fill out their wish lists.

On the other side, "elves" willing to provide gifts for those in need can check out their wish lists on TranSanta's Instagram.

"We just wanted to show love and connect trans youth to people who love them," Moore said, "because there are so many people who love us and it can be so hard to know that especially this year with everything going on."

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