Join us October 12, 2013, for Philadelphia’s 3rd annual Philly Trans* March. Philly Trans* March is not only a rally and demonstration, but rather a revolutionary movement. Open to people of all gender identities, expressions, and experiences, Philly Trans* March welcomes everyone to join in this MARCH TOWARDS EQUALITY and protest against the hate, social injustice, and inequality faced by trans*, gender variant, gender queer and gender non-conforming communities. Issues such as hate violence and the lack of official concern, healthcare policies, trans* media represenation, financial and housing insecurity, police brutality, workplace policies and employment discrimination, and the lack of resources for t/gv/gq/gnc youth are just a few of the concerns being voiced upon in this year’s March. PTM is also a CELEBRATION of the triumphs we have experienced in our city and the unique resources Philadelphia offers to our community. With an aim to increase Trans*, GV, GQ and GNC visibility and to gain equality, Philly Trans* March is an affirmation of our beauty, strength, and diversity. Organized by members of Philly’s trans*, gender variant, gender queer and gender non-conforming communities and our allies, this endeavor is committed to creating a safer, more inclusive environment for everyone.
Before we take it to the streets of Center City and march, this year we will be honoring those apart of Philly’s Trans* community who have shown dedication to Trans* advocacy and increasing Trans* visibility. This October Philly Trans* March will host it’s first PTM Advocacy Awards, giving much deserved recognition to those who have stood on the front lines in support of Philly’s Trans* community and the fight towards equality. Below are the awards that will be given on that day. Congratulations to all of the recipients for this outstanding achievement!
PTM ADVOCACY AWARD CATEGORIES:
Leaders of Hope and Empowerment Award
Shining Pioneers Award
Rising Leaders Award
Artist Visibility Award
Ally Appreciation Award
Social Change Achievement Award
After we march, and return to LOVE Park some of our most creative local Trans* talent will rock the stage and help bring the event to a celebratory wrap-up!
Come One, Come All as EVERYONE is welcome to attend this monumental event! Bring your friends, your signs, drums and beautiful selves and rally in solidarity at PHILLY TRANS* MARCH 2013! LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD!
**this is an all ages event
***a van will be on site to transport those with disAbilities who wish to march but are unable to
By Janice Rael on October 10, 2013