About Trans Pride Seattle

Since 2013…

Trans Pride Seattle is an annual festival celebrating Trans life and community across the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

A fiscally sponsored project of Gender Justice League (GJL), Trans Pride Seattle is produced in collaboration with GJL staff and hundreds of local organizers, volunteers, and groups who support our vibrant local TwoSpirit, Trans & Gender Diverse (2STGD) communities. 

We strengthen our 2STGD community and our allies—both within and beyond Seattle—through increased visibility, connection, love, and the celebration of Trans lives. We gather to show our numbers, share our ideas, and call for an end to the structural and interpersonal violence that our communities face. We join together to celebrate our rich diversity, strength, and beauty. 

The first Trans Pride Seattle march culminated in Cal Anderson Park (2013). Photographer unknown. 

“Trans people have always existed, but rarely have our stories been shared in an honoring way—or have we been seen in ways that show the nuance in our communities. Trans Pride is a place to connect to resources, make friends, and be in a safe place.”

– Mahkyra G.

What to Expect at Trans Pride Seattle

Our stage show begins at 6 pm and finishes at 9:30 PM: Bring a blanket, chair, or whatever else you need to get comfy to enjoy an all-Trans lineup of stunning talent! Expect live music, drag entertainment, community speakers on community issues, and more! 

P.S. We livestream the entire stage show to our YouTube channel for anyone to enjoy in real time and beyond!

Our tabling fair features 100+ Trans-led organizations, community groups, artists, small businesses, and services used by 2STGD communities. Leisurely make your way through the dozens of booths to learn about local programs, events, and services; check out art by local Trans artists; and learn about new ways to get connected to community efforts!

Find community: 30,000+ Trans people and allies gathered to celebrate, to resist, to laugh, and to be together at TPS 2023. 

Trans Pride is Trans Power

By Kai Aprill-Tomlin | June 8, 2022