Reelout Arts Project Inc. and OPIRG Kingston host ‘Kingston Pride Parade: Supporting our Trans Communities’

Image is a poster for the event 'Kingston Pride Parade: Supporting our Trans Communities'. Poster details below. [Image is a poster for the event ‘Kingston Pride Parade: Supporting our Trans Communities‘. The background is a trans pride flag, a design created by Monica Helms in 1999,[4][5] and was first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona in 2000. It consists of five horizontal stripes: two light blue, two pink, and one white in the centre. The the centre of the poster in black text it reads ‘SOLIDARITY WITH THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITIES OF KINGSTON & THE REGION.]

WHAT: Join the Reelout Arts Project Inc. and OPIRG Kingston members THIS SATURDAY JUNE 13th at NOON in CITY PARK (off Bagot Street). This year there will be an opportunity to make signs that show your support and love for Kingston’s Transgender communities; or send a message of anger or outrage on how transgender communities are being neglected by both mainstream queer organizing as well as by the larger society. Bristol boards and markers at the tent station.   WHERE: City Park (Corner of Bagot Street and Barrie Street) Kingston WHERE: Saturday June 13th from noon to 3pm

According to Rainbow Health Ontario: – Half of trans people are living on less than $15,000 a year in Ontario. – 20% of trans people in Ontario have experienced physical or sexual assault due to their identity and that 34% have been subjected to verbal threats or harassment. -77% of trans respondents in an Ontario-based survey had seriously considered suicide and 45% had attempted suicide – Trans people in both Canada and the US report high levels of violence, harassment, and discrimination when seeking stable housing, employment, health or social services The Kingston Pride parade will leave City Park at 1pm so make sure you come early to make your sign(s). For those of you who are new to the Kingston Pride Parade, it’s important for you to march in the parade rather than support it from the sidelines. The more the merrier and the greater the visibility the stronger our voices will be heard. This is also a very family-friendly event so don’t feel you need childcare, bring the rug rats along.

Author: levanacentre

Nurturing a radical community, fighting gender oppression, & advocating for broad ideas of gender empowerment (for those of any or no gender) in Kingston.

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