gender justice league presents

SEATTLE

Trans pride

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

@ Volunteer Park

5:30 – 9 PM

Trans Pride Seattle is back in-person! After a difficult few years without in-person community spaces, we are so excited to see your (masked) faces again. This year will be a scaled-down, but mighty Trans Pride celebration!

The goal of Trans Pride Seattle is to increase the strength of the trans and gender diverse community and our allies—both within and beyond Seattle—through increased visibility, connection, love, and the celebration of our lives.

For media inquiries, please contact Kai@GenderJusticeLeague.org

 

FAQs:

Why is Trans Pride in September this year?

After getting a late start organizing this year—while also navigating a leadership transition, hiring, and ongoing COVID-related challenges—we believe it would be better to have a successful event in September than a rushed event in June. Pushing the date back (from our usual date of 6/24) also allows us to explore other venue options which will allow for greater accessibility and security. Additionally, as COVID cases are currently rising, we hope that a September event will be safer and allow for more participation from community members who are higher risk. We thank the community for your understanding, and are looking forward to seeing you for a fabulous Trans Pride this year!

Why is there no march as part of Trans Pride this year?

After a two-year hiatus, we are thrilled to be bringing Trans Pride Seattle back this year! TPS is largely a volunteer effort, with some paid staff support from Gender Justice League staff. We have experienced a nearly 100% turnover since we last produced TPS, in part due to the impacts our organizers and organization have sustained from the ongoing COVID pandemic.

This year, we’re aiming for a smaller event as we rebuild TPS for success. In favor of focusing our efforts on a safe and fun gathering in the park, our organizing body has made the collective decision not to hold a march as part of TPS this year.

We understand this may be disappointing for some. We wish to emphasize that all of our organizing decisions are made with safety, security, and accessibility for our community at the center, and to ensure that our efforts are focused on the places we feel are core to our collective celebration.

Can we march anyway?

We do not encourage it. Instead, we invite attendees to enjoy a nice evening among community in the park. Gender Justice League has not requested a city permit for marching, and we are not coordinating with SPD this year—as is legally required for a march to take place.

Who can I contact for media inquiries?

Please contact Kai at kai@genderjusticeleague.org

I have a question that's not answered here!

Please contact Kai at kai@genderjusticeleague.org

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