ABOUT TRANS PRIDE
Trans Pride is a volunteer team working within Pride Toronto whose goal is to promote Trans education and awareness, within Pride Toronto events and beyond. Trans Pride represents any person within the trans* spectrum, which refers to anyone whose gender identities do not match the bodies they were born with.
Pride Toronto’s trans* community spaces help promote trans positive grass-roots programs, as well as educational outreach activities to increase awareness on trans* related topics.
The Trans* Pride Rally and Space are currently organized by a team of dedicated trans* volunteers from the trans* communities in Toronto and is greatly supported by cisgender allies. If you would like to be part of the team (either as an organizer or an ally please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
TRANS PRIDE RALLY 2013: Friday, 28 June 2013 -- 6PM -- norman jewison Park
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.
All trans identified people, their friends and allies are welcome in all Trans* Pride events.
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.
Pride Toronto is soliciting nominations for the 2013 Honoured Positions of Honoured Trans* Community Group and Honoured Trans* Person.Nominations must be received by May 17h, 2013. To nominate someone, please download and fill out the nomination form and return:
- By email to email@example.com with the subject heading “Honoured Position Nomination”, or
- In person or by mail to Pride Toronto, 14 Dundonald Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1K2
Pride Toronto’s annual festival is a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirited and Allies (LGBTTIQQ2SA) communities.
The ten day festival culminates in the annual Pride Parade, led by the International Grand Marshall, Grand Marshall, Honoured Youth, Honoured Trans* Person and Honoured Groups. The Honoured Dyke and Honoured Dyke Group lead the Dyke March, with the Honoured Dyke also marching in the Pride Parade. This year, the awards will be given during the Pride Week launch reception.
Nominees should have contributed significantly to the Trans* communinties of Toronto. Nominations must provide details and specific instances of nominees' contributions. The honoured positions’ selection process is an opportunity for community involvement and engagement. Following the nomination process, the Board of Pride Toronto will consider the applications and select the honourees.
The awards will be given based on the nominees’:
- History of work and biography of the nominee with respect to the LGBTTIQQ2SA communities
- Significant contribution and accomplishments to the public, private or non-profit sectors
- How the nominee embodies this year’s Pride Toronto theme, which is “SuperQueer”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do they do?
The Grand Marshal, Honoured Dyke, Honoured Trans* person and Honoured Groups act as community ambassadors throughout Toronto’s Pride Week and through the year until the following year’s selection process is complete.
Acting as an ambassador will mean different things to different people. Once the selections have been made Pride Toronto will meet with each of the selected individuals and groups to discuss their involvement over the next year. Grand Marshals, Honoured Dykes, Honoured Trans* Person and Honoured Groups may be asked to attend events, give speeches, play a role in Pride Events and perform their role as ambassador in a number of ways throughout the year.
Are they paid?
The Grand Marshal, Honoured Youth and Honoured Groups titles are positions of honour and do not include payment or remuneration of any form. Resources are allocated to each individual or group, however, specifically to assist in covering the cost of their participation in the Parade or Marches.
Trans Space at Pride Week 2013 will be located at the intersection of Church and Gloucester Street, near the North Stage. The space will provide information, workshops and support to members of the Trans* communities, those who are questioning, or simply curious. It will be a safe, inclusive, informative and non-judgmental environment that will be open for the entire Pride Weekend.
Performances by Trans and gender independent/variant artists will be happening on the North Stage – just beside Trans space – on Saturday, June 29th, and Sunday, June 30th. In addition, Trans artists will also be performing on many other Pride stages and at events.
Programming schedule forthcoming.
CONTACT TRANS PRIDE