Trans Pride is Coming to Seattle This Friday

This Friday, June 28th, there’s gonna be a big trans party in Seattle called Trans Pride.  From the website,

Trans*Pride is a pride event organized by Gender Justice League in affiliation with Seattle Out & Proud and fiscally sponsored by Gay City Health Project. It will be held in conjunction with other annual LGBTQ pride events in June, and will take place Friday June 28th, 2013.

Trans* Pride will include a Trans*Pride march, a schedule of nationally renowned speakers from the trans community including a Keynote by Julia Serano, author of “Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity”, Performances by acts such as Comedian Ian Harvey & Rae Spoon, and an information & resource fair with oragnizations that serve and support Trans and Gender Non-Conforming people.

The Trans*Pride march will include community members that identify as Trans* in some way such as folks who identify as Transgender, Transsexual, Gender Queer, Gender Non-Conforming, Trans Men, Trans Women, Drag Queens and Kings, Cross Dressers, and our Friends, Families, Co-Workers, and other Allies. The purpose of the march and rally is to raise awareness and support for the Trans* community and to elevate the challenges faced by Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming people in Seattle and more broadly in Washington State, the United States, and Internationally.

The Seattle Times had a great article on this event, great in that they printed it and also because the language used in the article is correct and respectful.  For example, using phrases like ‘birth-assigned sex’, ‘genderqueer’, ‘gender variant’ and acknowledgements like ‘transgender people — who can be either gay or straight’.  I’m thrilled to see all of that in print, where a lot of people are going to have a chance to be educated in new ways.  I also love that the article is informative and not sensationalist.

Here are the quick facts, see the TransPrideSeattle website for more information:

Friday, June 28th, 2013 – 5 pm to really late if you participate in all of it.  Parade starts at Seattle Central Community College at 5:30, ending at a rally in Cal Anderson park afterward.

Parade route in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle


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