Trans Pride Seattle strives to create a vibrant space for celebration, education, connection, and resistance that centers trans & gender diverse people.
We work hard to hold true to the spirit of the Stonewall Riots by honoring and uplifting trans women and femmes of color, trans sex workers, trans people with disabilities, and other marginalized intersections of our communities.
We believe in putting our money where our mouth is, and in financial transparency as a means of accountability.
A child in a rainbow cape and holding a unicorn plushie rides on an adult’s shoulders at the Trans Pride Seattle 2022 tabling fair. Photo by Alex Garland.
We balance sponsorships with small donor dollars to remain independent and community-driven. We limit sponsorship to non-profits, unions, and small businesses who have a strong history of non-discrimination. We also accept funds from employee resource groups at large companies that are derived from employee donations.
We aim to put over 50% of our money spent back into the hands of trans & gender diverse community members. When contracting with vendors and performers, we prioritize QTPOC people and groups. Some costs are fixed, such as rental equipment, facilities, travel, advertising, and other supplies.