The Greater Portland Trans Unity is thrilled to welcome you to the 5th annual Portland Trans Pride March!
The Greater Portland Trans Unity is a diverse and non-hierarchical collective of organizers from across the trans spectrum. This has been a consensus-driven process, designed to centralize the voices of those most impacted by transphobia and racism.
We will gather at the North Park Blocks (NW 8th Ave at West Burnside, near the elephant sculpture) at 2pm for a rally including speakers, performers, and a resource fair. The march to Tom McCall Waterfront Park moves off at 3:30.
This year’s march will be led by GLITTER SQUADRON–a disabled and trans-led abolitionist collective committed to challenging racist and ableist institutionalized systems of oppression and norms to abolish these oppressions from existence.
This year theme is: Transform, Transcend, Transgress the (cis)tem!
*We TRANSform the (cis)tem every time we gain rights, expand trans mental and physical health care, help trans youth thrive in education, open trans employment opportunities, extend language to include trans identities and voices, resist police violence against trans people, create accessible trans housing, and change any other (cis)tem that oppresses trans identities.
*We TRANscend the (cis)tem every time we rise above hatred and bigotry, every time we center the lives of the most marginalized of us (people of color, youth, people who are incarcerated, immigrants, people who are disabled/alter-abled, elders) in our work. When we are led by the voices of the marginalized, we help to break the power of the white, patriarchal (cis)tem.
*We TRANSgress the (cis)tem every day by crossing the boundary of the gender binary (cis)tem by our authentic existence. We are the vanguard who will erase that boundary forever.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
* We use the word “trans” to represent the spectrum of gender diversity, including people who are transgender, agender, genderfluid, nonbinary, intersex, two spirit, and questioning.
*Yes, allies are welcome, either marching or welcoming us along the route, but please remember that this is an event by and for the trans community.
*We welcome all trans and queer people and those who support us. We ask that employee groups who wish to march with us refrain from bringing corporate banners or wearing corporate branded shirts. We do not accept corporate sponsorship.