The TransPride March was launched in 2017, leading the St Pete Pride Parade to celebrate the diverse transgender and gender-expansive community. The 2018 march exceeded 750 participants, the organization shared in a press release.
“We march to honor how far we’ve come and how much further we need to go,” TransPride March founder, St Pete Pride Vice President and Watermark columnist Nathan Bruemmer shared. “The transgender community and the people who love us know our fight for acceptance and equality is far from over. We are reminded every day that living out loud as a trans, enby, or non-binary human can put our well-being at risk. This is why we must celebrate the resilience of our transgender community. We will not be erased.”
Registration for the 2019 march, currently scheduled for June 22 from 6:30-7 p.m., is free and open to all. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt at no cost, provided at check-in ahead of the march. To register or for more information, visit StPetePride.com.
Photo courtesy St Pete Pride.