Too Fabulous to be Boxed in: Trans March Organizers Resist Assimilation!
The 4th Annual Twin Cities Trans March will be Saturday June 26th at 3pm leaving from Stevens Square Park in Minneapolis. Last Sunday trans march organizers chatted with a TC Indymedia journalist over stencils and spray paint while preparing for the upcoming march. We discussed the history of the trans march and its relationship to Pride, the theme of this year's march (which is "The Many Aspects of Trans Health") allies, intersectionality, and solidarity. Organizers preferred to be anonymous.
"We create our own space – in the streets!"
“We march to find each other and build relationships of struggle in the streets while creating a space where all people have self-determination over their bodies and genders," they state. In the spirit of the Stonewall riots and other instances of intersectional radical action, the march organizers explain that they "recognize that queer and trans liberation can only be achieved through the dismantling of all oppressions which requires intersectional struggle and deep relationships of solidarity. We are part of creating a queer and trans liberation movement that truly reflects its origins and uncompromisingly works toward racial justice, disability rights, indigenous sovereignty, immigrant rights, class equity, gender freedom and sexual liberation. We strive to be truly intersectional and recognize that we have far to go."