Monthly Archives: June 2013

Trans Pride starts TOMORROW! Full programming bellow

Trans* Pride 2013
Friday, June 28th: Trans Rally and March

When Is It?
We are gathering at Norman Jewison Park(east of Yonge and Gloucester) at 6pm, on Friday June 28th. 2013

Rally Speakers will be on stage from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

This year the rally speakers will be: Alec Butler,Dani Arraya, Den Temin , Julissa Penate , Olivia Chow andMarcela Romero.

Pride Toronto is pleased and honoured to be marching with Trans* March 2013, on Yonge St for the first time, thanks to the efforts of Trans* communities.

Pride Toronto’s official involvement ends at Wood Street, but Trans* Community members and supporters will continue south on Yonge and east on Carlton, ending at Allan Gardens.

Who Can March?
All trans identified people, their friends and allies. We encourage you to tell your friends about the event and come help us celebrate the LGBTTIQQ2SA community.

Honoured Trans* Pride Positions 
Trans Pride and Pride Toronto  are glad to honour Kyle Scanlon as the Honoured Trans* Person and “The Fallen” as the Honoured Trans* Group. We are also excited to have Marcela Romero( Argentina) as the International Grand Marshal this year.

June 29th. And June 30th. 

Trans Space
Friday June 29 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Saturday, June 30 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 1 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Located at the corner of Gloucester and Church, Trans Space at Pride Week 2013 is a safe, inclusive, informative and non-judgemental environment located at the heart of the festival site. It provides information, and support to members of the Trans community, those who are questioning, or simply curious.

Trans Human Library @ Trans Space
Saturday and Sunday 2pm-8pm

This year we are having an amazing trans human library full off incredible and diverse “books”. The way in which it works is that individuals who would like to share their stories become “books”. They hang around the library (trans space) and wait to be “checked-out” by readers. In reality what happens is that the individual who is volunteering will get to have a 30-45 minute conversation with folks who are interested in learning from lived experience. Volunteers share their story and answer questions. We are looking for diverse trans folks and trans allies who are friends or family of trans individuals to be part of our library.

Trans Pride will also be participating in the Dyke March ( Saturday, June 29th. 2pm) and the Pride Parade ( Sunday, June 30th. 1pm). If  you want to march  with  us, please contact us.

¡Gende(r)evolution!

June 30th. 6pm-12am

Oasis Acqua Lounge ( 231 mutual street). 6pm-Midnight.

Free event

***Performances***

Grey Muldon
Julissa Montesinos & Jlo
Kiley May
DJ Liam
Morgan Page 
Sunny Drake

***Full access to Oasis Acqua Lounge Facilities*** ( Pool, Saunas, Hot Tub
Cis people must be accompanied by a Trans* person ( Cis refers to those whose gender identity matches their natal sex.


Lockers/Towels will be 5.00
There will be “Clothing required” areas in the space
This event ends at midnight sharp. Please, plan accordingly
North Stage
Performances by Trans and gender variant artists will be happening on the North Stage (located next to Trans space) on Saturday and Sunday. Trans artists will also be performing throughout the Pride festival.
FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2013

 
8:00PM BQY (Black Queer Youth) ShowcaseSATURDAY 29 JUNE 2013

3:00 PM  Bricoteer Experiments Theatre

3:25 PM  DJ nik red

4:10 PM   DJ Syrus Marcus Ware

4:55 PM  Tyler Uptight

5:05 PM  Ivory Towers

5:20 PM  Sammy Samosa

5:35 PM  Sushmita Rai

5:50 PM  Julissa

6:10 PM [ T.B.D.] Femme

6:45 PM Mama D

7:15 PM Young Jibwe

9:00 PM  Sound Sluts

SUNDAY 30 JUNE 2013

3:00 PM  Kalmplex

3:00 PM  S. Bear Bergman  HOST

4:00 PM  Alec Butler

4:15 PM  Nicki Ward

4:30 PM  Kiley May

4:45 PM  S. Bear Bergman

5:00 PM  DJ L-Rock

6:00 PM  Evan Vipond

6:10 PM  Terrance Cross

6:20 PM  Kiley May

6:45 PM  Tye from Strip Maddisson

7:00 PM  The Crush Is Mutual

7:30 PM  Random Order

8:00 PM  Lucas Silveira

8:30 PM  Sunny Drake

9:00 PM  DJ Alyssa

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Trans Human Library during Pride weekend. Interested? Email us!

This year Trans Pride (Pride Toronto) is having an amazing trans human library full off incredible and diverse “books” at Trans Space, during Pride weekend. The way in which it works is that individuals who would like to share their stories become “books”. They hang around the library (trans space) and wait to be “checked-out” by readers. In reality what happens is that the individual who is volunteering will get to have a 30-45 minute conversation with folks who are interested in learning from lived experience. Volunteers share their story and answer questions. We are looking for diverse trans folks and trans allies who are friends or family of trans individuals to be part of our library. If you are interested and/or would like more information please write to us at transpride@pridetoronto.com subject line: Trans Human Library

Trans Pride updates!

Hello Folks,

Pride celebrations are almost upon us and it’s that time of the year when we send out information as well as callouts for volunteers! We would appreciate it if you could circulate this information amongst your networks.

We need volunteers and lots of them! Here are the avaliable shifts: 

Trans Pride  Marshal or Assistant  Friday, June 28th, 6pm-9pm   Friends and allies welcome to volunteer.

Trans Space Assistant Friday, June 28th, 6pm-9pm Friends and allies welcome to volunteer

Trans Space Assistant Saturday June 29th, 10am-2pm   Trans identified volunteers only

Trans Space Assistant Saturday June 29th, 2pm-6pm   Trans identified volunteers only

Trans Space Assistant Saturday June 29th, 6pm-10pm   Trans identified volunteers only

Trans Space Assistant  Sunday June 30th, 10am-2pm Trans identified volunteers only

Trans Space Assistant  Sunday June 30th, 2pm- 6pm Trans identified volunteers only

Trans Space Assistant  Sunday June 30th, 6pm-10pm    Trans identified volunteers only

Trans space provides information and support to members of the Trans* communities, those who are questioning, or simply curious. It is a safe, inclusive, informative and non-judgmental environment that will be open for the entire Pride Weekend.

If you are interested in volunteering in Trans Space, please send an email to weekend@pridetoronto.com. Please include your first and last name, your phone number and email address, and confirm which of the shifts below you would like to volunteer for.  You will then receive a confirmation email with all the details.

If you are interested in volunteering as a “Trans Pride  Marshal or Assistant”, please register at www.makepridehappen.com.

Trans Space

Service Providers and Community Groups: If you would like to have your information displayed on Trans Space please send us an e-mail attranspride@pridetoronto.com

This year we are having an amazing trans human library full off incredible and diverse “books”. The way in which it works is that individuals who would like to share their stories become “books”. They hang around the library (trans space) and wait to be “checked-out” by readers. In reality what happens is that the individual who is volunteering will get to have a 30-45 minute conversation with folks who are interested in learning from lived experience. Volunteers share their story and answer questions. We are looking for diverse trans folks and trans allies who are friends or family of trans individuals to be part of our library. If you are interested and/or would like more information please write to us at transpride@pridetoronto.com subject line: Trans Human Library.

***Call Out for Trans Performers**

We are having a Cabaret Performance Night and we are looking for proposals from trans artists and performers. Please send us a proposal of your act totranspride@pridetoronto.com subject line: Cabaret proposal.

An honorarium will be provided for selected performances.

Rally and March:

 

The rally will start at 6:00 pm on Friday 28 June 2013 at the Norman Jewison Park. This year we are giving priority to marginalized voices within trans communities and focusing on bringing forth the voices of trans folk of colour.

Come and show your support for the trans community as they celebrate the LGBTTIQQ2SA community. 

The Trans Pride Rally is one of the largest events of the trans communities in the GTA. The Trans Pride Rally provides a place for trans identified people to rally, to stand up and come together in solidarity. It’s a grass-roots community focused event, providing safe space for trans people.

The trans march will immediately follow the rally.

 

The Trans March is a grass-roots community focused event, providing safe space for trans people. Since it began in 2009, the Trans March has sought to provide a place for trans identified people to rally, stand up and come together in solidarity. It is now one of the largest events of the trans* communities in the GTA.

This year the Trans March is being organized by trans* community members in collaboration with Pride Toronto’s Trans Pride volunteers.

Thanks to the efforts of the community, this year’s Trans March will take place on Yonge Street. We were able to secure a permit that will stop at Yonge and Wood. The community Trans March Committee has decided to continue to march past Wood to College and turn towards Allen Gardens. Pride Toronto will march until wood and then meet the rest of the group at Allen Gardens. Join the Trans March!!!

Registration is not mandatory but it is surely welcomed. If you would like to register for the march please go to http://www.pridetoronto.com/trans-pride-march-registration.

All trans identified people, their friends and allies are welcome in all Trans* Pride events.