London’s first Trans Pride will take place this September 14 and “centres and celebrates trans people, trans narratives, trans experience” according to the Facebook event.
London Trans Pride will take the form of an all-day festival with music, performance, stalls, talks, and artwork. The location for the festival is yet to be confirmed. Organisers noted the need for “day time and family-friendly spaces to come together as a community to celebrate.”
They also stated that they are “fundraising to ensure that London Trans Pride is as accessible as possible.”
“We deserve our own pride event, a day to come together and stand in a crowd and feel normal” the Facebook event adds. “We hope to make this day special, inclusive, memorable and historical.”
Almost 3,000 people have expressed interest in attending London Trans Pride so far.
Dublin Trans Pride Returns
This year, Dublin Trans Pride will take place this summer in July. Last year, Trans Pride was a huge success with a turnout of over 1,000 marchers who took to the streets of Dublin in a protest to demand equality and better healthcare for the trans, non-binary and intersex community.
The theme for this year’s Trans Pride Dublin is Break the Binary and organisers say that this is to project the message that “neither sex or gender is binary, they both exist on a spectrum and we want to make that known.
“It’s time that we liberate ourselves from oppressive gender roles and norms. The societal expectations that the gender binary enforces act like a prison for all of us, not just gender non conforming people, trapping us in outdated and often sexist gender roles which we are punished for breaking away from.
“We refuse to be limited or imprisoned any longer. It is time to smash the binary and all that it represents. This goes for sex as well as gender, with an unscientific approach to biology being responsible for the unnecessary and invasive practice of intersex genital mutilation, which must be stopped. Rigid gender roles have no place in the progressive society that we need to create if we want trans liberation.”
For more information on Dublin Trans Pride, check their Facebook event.
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