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SF Trans March: For Immediate Release
On Friday June 24, 2005 trans people and their allies will be holding simultaneous community building events in San Francisco and New York City.
In San Francisco the Trans March will kick off Pride weekend, and will start at 3p.m. in Dolores Park with a celebration that will feature speakers, performers and musicians. Approximately 7 p.m. on June 24 the trans community and its allies will march from Dolores Park to City Hall. This event is followed by the celebration on Sunday
June 26, 2005 in the Civic Center Area in San Francisco and will also feature the first ever Transgender Pavilion and Trans stage.
For more information,
Trans March please contact Sam Davis at samdavis66 [at] sbcglobal.net or by phone at (415) 217-9489.
Trans pavilion is held in conjunction with SF Pride. http://www.sfpride.org or email allisushi [at] hotmail.com
Trans Stage please contact Shawna Virago at houseofvirago [at] hotmail.com or
Visit http://www.transgenderpride.org for more information.
In New York City, there will be a Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice, initiated by Tran Justice, a project of The André Lorde Project, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, and Trans People of Color Center for Community Organizing, focusing on the NYC area.
5:30 - gather at Jackson Sq., (the intersection of 8th Av., Greenwich Av, and Horatio St.)
6:30 - march to Union Square
7:30 - rally at Union Square
To endorse or for more info, email ikhenry [at] alp.org or call 718.596.0342, ext. 18 or visit http://www.alp.org
The Trans community and its allies demand:
1.) Social and Economic Equality
2.) An end to violence and discrimination directed towards trans people.
3.) Respect, acceptance and civil rights.
“This will be the day when we bring into full realization the
American dream--a dream yet unfulfilled--the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality.”