Trans Pride Seattle: a safer space for trans & non-binary people in Washington to connect & thrive
Trans Pride Seattle is an annual event organized by Gender Justice League in association with local organizations who support the Seattle-area trans and gender non-conforming community. Supporting organizations for Trans Pride Seattle from past years include (but are not limited to) the GBSA, The Pride Foundation, Gay City Health Project, and GLEAM (LGBTQ Microsoft Employees).
Trans Pride Seattle is open to everyone who believes that trans and gender diverse people deserve to live lives free from violence, discrimination, stigmatization, poverty, hatred, rejection, medical abuse and neglect, and mental pathologization. We encourage the participation of groups, organizations, and individuals in the trans and gender diverse community and those offering services directly to our community.
The goal of Trans Pride Seattle is to increase the strength of the trans and gender diverse community and its allies, both within and beyond Seattle, through increased visibility, connection and love, decreased isolation, and the celebration of our amazing lives.
Together as a community we do more than survive, we thrive; creating collective endeavors that support our needs as parents, children, friends, lovers, students and workers; building space within the various communities to which we belong to participate fully, as our entire selves; and fighting for freedom, rights and respect in society. Trans Pride Seattle is a vital step in this journey.
Trans Pride Seattle seeks to show our numbers, share our ideas, and call for an end to the violence, discrimination, stigmatization, poverty, hatred, rejection, medical abuse and neglect, and mental health pathologization that trans and gender diverse people face. We aim to increase the visibility and acceptance of Seattle’s vibrant trans and gender diverse communities by recruiting allies and engaging the wider community on trans issues while celebrating our rich diversity, strength, and beauty.
Traditionally, Trans Pride Seattle takes place on the Friday before Seattle’s Pride Festivities (the last weekend in June). This year, Trans Pride Seattle 2020 will take place over the full weekend and on-line! More details are coming soon. Stay Tuned!
The Trans Pride Seattle events, from 2013 to 2019, were all a smashing success, with participation by thousands of community members and allies. We received the support and involvement of a wide range of community organization as well as coverage by local, national and international media. Let’s continue the tradition and make 2020’s Trans Pride Seattle an unforgettable gathering, celebration and rallying cry heard around the world. Please help us out by donating and/or volunteering.