About Trans* Pride Seattle
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.
We are very excited about the speakers that will be participating in this event, who will be addressing issues of gender identity and expression and how they intersect with sexual orientation, race, poverty and class issues, ability, and the many other intersections of identity we all have. The speakers will be announced soon. If you are interested in speaking or suggesting a speaker, please check our performers page.
The information & resource fair will consist of a variety of community groups and organizations doing outreach and tabling.
It will connect members of the community, their allies, and anyone interested in Trans* issues to useful resources and groups in Seattle and King County.