Capital Trans Pride which takes place in Washington, D.C. is an annual event known for bringing together members of the transgender community, allies, colleagues, and friends for a day of workshops and panel discussions on a variety of issues important to the Trans community. The day provides multiple forums to educate and inform participants relating to Trans rights and advances, as well as the work that still needs to be done.
In addition, Tiq Milan is confirmed as the keynote speaker for the event, and he will address his transgender experience, intersectional leadership, and racial justice. Milan is currently a national spokesperson for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), as well as a public speaker, activist, and journalist who has been published in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, BET.com, and VIBE.
“We are incredibly excited to produce our 11th annual Capital Trans Pride in the national capital region, with the goal of increasing Trans visibility while striving for equality in the public and legal arenas,” say Bianca Rey, Chair of Capital Trans Pride. “As we continue to expand Trans rights and struggle openly with opposition, this gathering becomes more empowering and has an increasingly greater impact each year. The entire LGBTQ+ community working together is critical to securing full and lasting equality.”
Confirmed workshops for Capital Trans Pride include: Gender Queer 101, Name and Gender Change Clinic, Improving Wellness in the Trans-Community, Resume Writing, PrEP and Trans Bodies, and much more.
Sunday afternoon’s spiritual Service, titled TWEET (Transgender Worship, Engaged, Empowered Together), will include inspirational music and stories of strength, survival, and success.
The outdoor film screening of A Fantastic Woman brings the Capital Trans Pride audience the 2018 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film. Starring transgender Chilean actress Daniela Vega, the film tells the story of Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, who is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.
Since its inception in 2008, the Capital Pride Alliance has been involved in the production of Capital Trans Pride. Capital Trans Pride is generously co-sponsored by Whitman-Walker Health and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Capital Trans Pride will take place on Saturday, May 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, with lunch and entertainment taking place outdoors at the adjacent Stead Park, 1625 P St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.
For more information about Capital Trans Pride, please visit the Capital Trans Pride website.