London Trans Pride is set to take place later this year.
For the first time ever, the UK’s capital city will hold a day of celebration for trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals – as well as their family, friends and allies – in Hackney on Saturday 17 September, 2019.
The all-day festival is described as being “for anyone who needs to escape the transphobic hegemony of cis-patriarchy” especially during a climate where trans identities are often misunderstood and attacked in mainstream media.
London Trans Pride will include live music, performances, a series of stalls from LGBTQ organisations, panels and talks from inspirational trans people, artwork that explores trans identities and much more. A location will be announced soon.
As of Thursday (25 April), over 2,500 people had registered their interest in the event.
“The media are controlling the way trans people are seen and allowed to be seen and our voices are being distorted through a cis het media lens. We want to create a space that centres trans people and allows us to take ownership over our narrative,” the event’s creators said.
“We deserve our own pride event, a day to come together and stand in a crowd and feel normal. We hope to make this day special, inclusive, memorable and historical.”
Trans Pride Brighton has been running events since 2013, but this is the first time London will have its own event. Organisers have promised to make it as accessible as possible via fundraising.
You can find more information about London Trans Pride and register your interest at the Facebook event here.