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Trans March

Date:
Friday, June 22, 2007
Time:
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Trans March!

Friday June 22nd, the Friday before Pride
Dolores Park, Dolores and 19th Street
Calling all transfolks, friends, allies and admirers!

We are calling for this march to demonstrate that we are a significant and growing portion of the lgbtiq community; to increase our visibility and presence in the tgiqlb community and the overall community at large; to encourage more trans and gender-variant people to come out; to build connections among ftm, mtf, bayot, crossdressers, sadhin, hijra, transvestites, bantut, drag queens, drag kings, mahu, transsexuals, bakla, travesti, genderqueers, kathoey, two spirit, intersex and those with other labels for themselves and no labels for themselves, those who see gender as having more than two options, and those who live between the existing options; to support one another as a community, through all of our struggles; to speak out against violence, hate, transphobia, and the oppression of any and all of us under the existing social structure; and to be fabulous and powerful in the company of others that are fabulous and powerful.

Dress up, show up, bring signs, speak out, and be what happens!

For more info or to volunteer please contact info [at] transmarch.org.

The Trans March is a grassroots, social change event organized entirely by community volunteers. You are welcome to get involved to make this year's event even better!

San Francisco's first, historic Trans March in 2004 attracted a crowd estimated at 2,000. Last year's Trans March brought together 5,000-6,000 people for an amazing community-driven grassroots demonstration on the weekend of LGBT Pride. This year, we expect over 10,000 transgender people and allies, making it the largest transgender event in history!

The Trans March is intended to:

* Demonstrate that the violence and discrimination directed against the transgender community will not be tolerated.
* Celebrate the struggles of the trans community for respect, acceptance, and civil rights.
* Build a supportive, unified trans community bringing together diverse genders, ages, and ethnic backgrounds along with our allies.



The entire event will be sign-language interpreted! Please enhance, translate and pass this on to any groups, lists, or individuals who might be interested.


The Trans March is produced by over 50 grassroots community volunteers, with primary sponsorship from: Good Vibrations, National Center for Lesbian Rights, United Genders of the Universe! Horizons Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and co-sponsorship by: Walden House, FTM International, SEIU Local 790, Fresh Meat Productions, Eros, Femina Potens, Queer Cultural Center, San Francisco LGBT Community Center, SF LGBT Pride Committee, and the Dyke March!

Added to the calendar on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 3:29PM
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