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GJL Statement About Right Wing Protesters at Trans Pride

Two weeks ago, we were alerted that a right-wing MAGA group is planning a march at the exact same date and time as Trans Pride Seattle, and we have taken action to assure that our event will be safe for everyone to attend. We’d like to give everyone an update.

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2018 PERFORMER – SHEA DIAMOND

Gender Justice League and Trans Pride Seattle are proud to add Shea Diamond to our line up as a headline performer!

“Up-and-coming R&B pop singer Shea Diamond (pronounced “she-uh”) has not had an easy life. Upon determining that she was trans, Diamond ran away from home at 14, only to end up in a 10-year prison sentence for armed robbery. When she was released in 2009, the star moved to New York City and began her career in activism for the transgender community.” says Billboard magazine.

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2017 PRIDE SPEAKER ANDREA JENKINS

Gender Justice League is proud to add the incomparable Andrea Jenkins to our 2017 lineup!

At any given moment Andrea is an outspoken social justice advocate, a poet, current board member for Trans United Fund, and an oral historian who spearheads the Transgender Oral History Project, an archival project which has collected over 400 hours of trans histories thus far.

Today, she’s doing all of that plus utilizing her 25 years of public service leadership to run a historical campaign for Minneapolis City Council on a comprehensive equity platform. Saying we are excited is an understatement!

Gender Justice League is dedicated to building solidarity and inspiring community collaboration–locally, nationally, and globally. We hope you can join GJL, Andrea, Jennicet, Ari and Daniela for what will surely be the most radical and inspirational Trans Pride Seattle has ever seen!

2017 SPEAKERS ARI MORALES AND DANIELA VASQUEZ

 

This year at Trans Pride Seattle we’re excited to bring Ari Morales and Daniela Vazquez, the founders of the Mexico City based trans activist organization, Almas Cautivas. Almas Cautivas creates programs that improve prison conditions and reduce recidivism for incarcerated LGBTQIA populations in Mexico. Ari and Daniela are incredible leaders of their community, and we couldn’t be more honored that they are joining us.

2017 PRIDE SPEAKER JENNICET GUTIÉRREZ

Jennicet Gutiérrez gained national attention when she interrupted President Obama during a White House Pride reception to ask him to help trans immigrants in immigration detention. Jennicet channeled that high profile event into recognition of her organization Familia: TQLM and the momentous struggle that documented and undocumented LGBTQ immigrants face.