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7th Annual Trans March in San Francisco
by Bill Hackwell ( hckwll [at] yahoo.com )
Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:44 PM
A spirited march on a cold San Francisco summer night illustrated that the struggle for full equality for the Transgender Community is growing in strength and numbers


BY MICHELLE SCHUDEL
On Friday, June 25, 2010 about a thousand people met at Dolores Park at 6pm in support of the Transgender, Transsexual community and their struggles. The rally focused on a united community fighting for their safety and equality, especially with Nancy Pelosi’s ENDA proposal that deliberately leaves out the Transgender, Transsexual community. Following the rally, at 7pm, people gathered at the mouth of Dolores Park marching through the Castro, down Market Street to the Civic Center for a closing rally. The march was a vivacious militant march led by the Transgender, Transsexual communities, chanting, “Trans people united will never by defeated,” “Trans rights now” and “Nancy Pelosi can’t you see; we want ENDA with a T.” At its height the participants had swelled to several thousand. Among the groups that participated were the dynamic TransLatina’s, T-lish, Native American Trans Talking Circle, the ANSWER Coalition and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. It was a very successful march and rally!

This year's march marked San Francisco's seventh year since the event began in 2004 when it was first established to honor Gwen Araujo, a young transgendered woman who was brutally murdered in Newark, California in November of 2002.

Due to the solidarity of the community supporting Trans community, they will be leading the pride parade on Sunday, June 27. Join the parade on Sunday to say: LGBT, we demand equality.
§a slight mist of rain
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§Translatina Club
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§Transgenero
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§Native American Trans Talking Circle
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§Trans Rights Now!
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§Inclusive ENDA Equality
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§Dolores Street
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§Overturn Prop 8
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§Several Thousand on the march
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§Market Street
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§Stop SB 1070
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM

§False Promises
by Bill Hackwell Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 6:45 PM


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by lucas Waller
Saturday Jun 26th, 2010 8:45 PM
Prolific Award Winning BiCoastal
Playwright Larry Myers
as announced that his RWM PLAYWRIGHTS LAB WEST
will produce a quartere of trans-friendly trans-aware drams inthe Bay Area
They are

""he said;she said"

"The Five Sexes"

and "getting down at dewey's" (set in Philly Pa)

"Banquet at Compton's Cafeteria" set in the mission

the latter two RECOGNIZE THE PROFOUND INFLUENCE & ENERGY of TRANS Folk to GAY LIBERATION

Dr Myers sees trans people as emblematic of the fluid consciousness of Americans now

He is an activist just having returned from te DEEP SOUTH GULF OIL SPILL area writing
"Edgar Cayce's Autograph"

no stranger to SF his "Sal Mineo fan Club Comes to Order"
was 1st US Fringe Fets Pick in the Bay city

he had 2 summer long reps at Marsh & Exit

"Keith Haring s My Idol" was a sf bay Area Crit Circle BEST PLAY nominee
by mary mary
Sunday Jun 27th, 2010 6:56 AM
I love the pictures but am bitterly amused to see how answer and the party for socialism and liberation are all up in it. fucking opportunists, only started giving a hot damn about lgbtq folks when it became clear that the anti-prop 8 movement was big and a god place to recruit people who don't know how problematic answer, et al, is.
by miles
Sunday Jun 27th, 2010 7:49 AM
Actually Mary, if you knew about the history of ANSWER you'd know that it's a front group for the Worker's World Party and that the main spokesmodel for those Stalinist creeps for the last 20-25 years has been Leslie Feinberg (Stone Butch Blues, Transgender Warriors), so naturally they are for trans rights. The PLS is a split from the WWP.

Yes they are opportunists, yes they are creeps, yes they are assholes, but their attachment to trans politics is older than you think. Just to be historically clear, not to apologize for their creepiness and opportunism.