The Gender Justice League is all set to present the second largest Trans Pride event in the country tonight and kicks off in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood with a march through the neighborhood leading to the rally/festival in Cal Anderson Park.
Marchers will gather from 5pm to 6pm at Seattle Central College Plaza (corner of Broadway & Pine Street) with the march commencing at 6pm and ending by 6:45pm at Cal Anderson Park.
From the Gender Justice League press release:
Plus, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Dylan Orr, first openly-Trans individual appointed in a presidential administration and recently chosen as new Director of Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards, present a Trans Pride Day proclamation and announce a new gender-neutral restroom policy, which the Gender Justice League helped to shape and will profoundly impact the LGBTQ community.
Gender Justice League welcomes three renowned Trans speakers, queer musical guests, and more. Trans Pride Seattle 2015 keynote speaker Bamby Salcedo founded and served as President of Trans-Latin@ Coalition. After being diagnosed as HIV positive more than 15 years ago, Bamby devotes her life to preventing HIV transmission among African American and Latin@ transgender youth, speaking out against incarceration, and elevating the lives of Trans women of color. Bamby served a sentence in prison, now fights for safe and just treatment of Trans individuals in the prison system, especially Trans women of color.
Also scheduled to speak: Activists Monica Jones and Anand Kaira with live performances from TransFabulous producer The Lady B and Mr. Trans Seattle 2015, RC Meow. DJ set from Reverend Dollars // Jarreau Greene.
The march/rally/festival is free and open to the public. The Shade after party is 21+ w/ID.