London’s first trans pride is coming

Mark your calendars for 14 September

London’s first trans pride will launch on 14 September.

London Trans Pride ‘centers and celebrates trans people, trans narratives, trans experience’ according to a Facebook event posted on Tuesday (23 April).

The all-day festival will include music, performances, stalls, talks, and artwork at a yet to be confirmed location.

More than 1,400 people showed interested in the event as of early Wednesday morning.

‘We deserve our own pride event, a day to come together and stand in a crowd and feel normal’ the Facebook event says. ‘We hope to make this day special, inclusive, memorable and historical.’

The event page lists London Trans Pride and Transmissions, a monthly trans club night in Dalston, as organizers.

London Trans Pride is also fundraising to make the event as accessible as possible.

London does not currently have a permanent event.

Trans Pride Brighton, however, has been hosting events since 2013.

Organizers of London Pride last year apologized after trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) protested against transgender women.

A group of lesbian activists blocked the start of the march. ‘A man who says he’s a lesbian is a rapist’ they also shouted.

London Trans Pride
According to organizers, LTP is for all trans, non-binary, intersex, gender non-conforming, and all gender identities.

‘It is for anyone who needs to escape the transphobic hegemony of cis-patriarchy’ the page says.

‘The media are controlling the way trans people are seen and allowed to be seen and our voices are being distorted through a cis het media lens’.

‘We want to create a space that centres trans people and allows us to take ownership over our narrative.’

One of the organizers, Andre Neely, wrote on Facebook: ‘We deserve to also get out of our basement clubs sometimes and step into Broad Daylight.’

by Rik Glauert
Source – Gay Star News