As you are considering what events to attend and support this Pride season, please educate yourself about who is running those events. The in-person “Capitol Hill Pride” event is being run by people with a long history of inserting themselves and attempting to displace community events and center themselves. Their attack on Taking B(l)ack Pride is the latest example. The Seattle Dyke March fully supports Taking B(l)ack Pride, the Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network who is organizing it, and the concept of charging admission to non-Black people who want to attend their event.
Information on Taking B(l)ack Pride, and How To Donate@twocsolidaritynetwork (facebook.com/TWOCSolidarityNW) is putting on TAKING B[L]ACK PRIDE on June 26th at 1PM.
Cash App: $TWOCSolidarity-NW
Details from Taking B(l)ack Pride’s Facebook Page (as of 6/20/21)
In collaboration with: Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network ,Alphabet Alliance of Color, Queer the LandTo Our Community,
Our hearts break in the shadow of the recent deaths of our trans siblings Dominique Lucious, Diamond Kyree Sanders and Jaida Peterson. This Pride we honor our fallen, and raise them up! This Pride Month we take our community back!
“TAKING B[L]ACK PRIDE” is about lifting the voices, narratives, and contributions of black queer and trans voices. It’s about centering who we are and what we need to feel empowered, joyful, and heard.
****All are free to attend HOWEVER this is a BLACK AND BROWN QUEER TRANS CENTERED, PRIORITIZED, VALUED, EVENT.
White allies and accomplices are welcome to attend but will be charged a $10 to $50 reparations fee that will be used to keep this event free of cost for BLACK AND BROWN Trans and Queer COMMUNITY. ****
Please join us for our HOEVID-19 Ball with $400 category prizes and much much more!
Come join us for food, movies in the park, performances and open speak spaces, art healing spaces, music, and, dancing in a social distancing friendly park!
We will also have a Covid-19 vaccine clinic
(Masks Mandatory masks available.) To volunteer, click here:
Support TAKING B[L]ACK PRIDE!
ASL interpreters will be available for the main performances and Ball. We will live stream the event And pin ASL Interpreters. Jimi Hendrix Park has wheel chair accessible pathways to the park from parking lot and sidewalks. Access map will be available soon to show accessible entrances, parking, bathrooms