On Saturday June 14 at 11:30 a.m., the Portland Trans March will kick off Portland Pride 2014! This downtown procession from NW Flanders Avenue toward Tom McCall Waterfront Park honors the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and celebrates the historic and present diversity and resiliency of our communities. This event needs you! Currently are looking for event volunteers, speakers, performers, and donations.
Want to donate? All donations are 501c3 tax deductible through Pride Northwest and will be earmarked for the Portland Trans March. We’ll use your donation to purchase a banner ($120) and pay city permitting fees ($300). We would also like to offer speakers an honorary stipend. Any funds in excess will be held by Pride Northwest and extended to the costs for next year’s Trans March.
Want to speak, perform, or volunteer? We are looking for speakers and performers who identify on the transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender-non-conforming spectrum and are willing to donate time on the Speaker’s Stage or want to perform during the procession. People of color, people under the age of 25 and over the age of 55, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. We also need volunteers to help with the logistics of making the procession a success!
Email us with questions about speaking, performing, or volunteering: email@example.com.
Trans March access for people with disabilities: The Trans March procession through downtown will follow the Portland Pride Parade route, ending at the Pride Waterfront Festival. The procession will include one or more flatbed trucks for people who need a lift with or without a mobility device. American Sign Language interpretation is offered for all Pride Northwest Stage events including the Trans March. Procession attendees are requested to refrain from using scents to support the participation of people with a chemical sensitivity. Let us know if there is something else that you need in order to participate in this event: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Route map: http://pridenw.org/downloads/paraderoute.pdf