After a bumpy two years, Trans Pride Seattle is back in-person at Volunteer Park. The event kicks off at 5:30 pm and features performances by The Royal House of Noir, Seattle’s All Black Kiki Ballroom House…
By 2019, Trans Pride Seattle had grown into a surprisingly massive event with huge crowds rallying on Capitol Hill for a celebration of civil rights, love, and good times…
Trans Pride Seattle returns in person after a two-year hiatus, celebrating and centering transgender, nonbinary, Two Spirit, and gender-diverse communities.
Organizers of Trans Pride Seattle are sounding the alarm about the event, which is struggling to raise funds with just weeks to go.
The first time I arrived at Trans Pride as a young trans person, I was profoundly moved to see thousands of people just like me, proud of who they were, experiencing joy…
In late 2019, Kato Camacho moved to Tacoma, determined to make the most of a new beginning. He had recently undergone gender-affirming top surgery…
A program that provides services to transgender and gender diverse communities is expanding into Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.
Hopefully by 2022 we’re having parades and parties again — But Seattle Pride making early call to move 2021 celebration online.
ACLU of Washington Sues Swedish Health for Breach of Settlement for Failing to Improve Transgender Health Services
The ACLU of Washington on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Swedish Health Services for refusing to meet the terms of a settlement agreement designed to end the hospital system’s discriminatory practices and improve health care access for transgender patients.
Some call it CHOP, some call it CHAZ, and no one knows quite what it is. But one thing is clear in a blocks-large swath of Capitol Hill: a community is taking shape.
A group called the “Women’s Liberation Front” booked the Microsoft auditorium at the library for an event that critics say is anti-transgender. It has many people calling for the library to cancel the event.
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan will no longer deny chest reconstruction procedures for transgender women, according to the state.
This action challenges the constitutionality of an official federal policy of discrimination against transgender people regarding military service.
Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s ban on military service by transgender individuals.
The Seattle nonprofit is a plaintiff in one of two new lawsuits against the ban.
The administration said Wednesday that states should decide whether trans students should be allowed to use school bathrooms that match their gender identity, reversing guidelines issued by then President Obama.
The protest at Sea-Tac Saturday could become a common scene in Seattle.
With the Trump administration imminent, trans people are scrambling to get their papers in order.
A new proposed ballot initiative sets off a fresh clash over whether transgender people in Washington should be allowed to use the bathrooms of the gender with which they live.
Gender Justice League in partnership with Q-Law Legal Foundation, Teller and Associates, U.T.O.P.I.A., and King County Bar Association will be holding a name and gender marker change legal clinic on January 15 prior to the presidential inauguration.
Transgender people have made major strides in visibility and won important victories in recent years. Nevertheless, trans people continue to struggle with hate-based violence, economic marginalization, and social exclusion.
Ebo Barton, with that shift in identity, is now more than ever, at peace with the public and private acknowledgement of their inherent gender queer identification. (Barton prefers the gender queer singular pronoun, they/them/their.)
On December 12, after nearly a half year of struggle by Washington CAN and tenants’ rights advocates, the Seattle City Council passed Kshama Sawant’s landmark move-in fees legislation.
While it’s uncertain times for everyone right now due to the impending horror of The Illegitimate Regime of Donald Trump, it’s even more worrisome for community members most at risk.
Michaela Marie Wills and Aria Vandebergh waited in the Cloud Room for their names to be called. Several dozen other people sat in the dimly lit room — warm with the press of bodies or an overzealous heater, it was hard to tell — grabbing drinks at the bar and contributing to the heavy buzz of conversation.
The results of the 2016 election have created fear and uncertainty about the legal rights and safety of LGBTQ community members. Learn more about what you can do to protect your rights after the election and how our community’s legal organizations can help. Lawyers and community leaders present information about a wide range of legal issues impacting community members.
Voters just rejected transgender discrimination, so now Republicans are legislating it.
With a Donald Trump presidency looming, the Gender Justice League is raising money for an emergency fund to help transgender people change their legal documents to correspond with their identities.
Banding together on important issues is vital to opposing a destructive agenda. Here are the local groups you can connect with to make it happen.
Sydney Brownstone has won the Gender Justice League’s 2016 Media Justice Award.
The clinic is one of just five in the nation.
Members of the Gender Justice League— a group of transgender, gender non-conforming and allied activists— discuss what the upcoming TransPride event means to them.
Friday, June 24—It’s been drizzling for a while, but now the sky is straight-up pissing on the roiling mass of human bodies spread across Cal Anderson Park. Sparse patches of umbrellas poke up from the crowd like mushrooms, but most people just get soaked.
An incredible downpour didn’t stop Trans* Pride — but it definitely made more than a few people including Gender Justice League organizer Danni Askini consider calling it a night to head somewhere warm and dry. Instead, they danced.
Imaginative Anarchists Are Holding a Downtown Rock Concert With the Gender Justice League on May Day
Some anarchists are not promoting May Day with cringeworthy riot porn. Some anarchists are doing something awesome: Holding a rock concert in the middle of downtown Seattle to promote anarchism, have fun, and bring together the Gender Justice League, the Tenants Union of Washington State, the environmentalist Backbone Campaign, Standing Against Foreclosure and Eviction, and Rojava Solidarity Seattle* in one event.
Councilmember Kshama Sawant thanked the Gender Justice League and all activists who helped to defeat Senate Bill 6443 yesterday, a bill intended to roll back protections for transgender people.
Socialist Alternative interviews Danni Askini about the struggle for equal rights for trans people.
Hundreds of people joined the annual Trans* Pride march through the streets of Capitol Hill Friday night to lend their feet, voices, and faces to recognizing and celebrating the transgender community in Seattle.
Author Helen Boyd met activist and Gender Justice League founder Danielle Askini a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. She was then, and remains to this day, one of her favorite trans activists and educators.