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San Francisco kicks off Pride with Trans March and historic announcement

Trans March, Mayor Breed, and Office of Transgender Initiatives unite for historic press conference on first-in-the-nation trans housing programs.

SAN FRANCISCO – On Friday, June 28, The Trans March Committee, Mayor London Breed, and Office of Transgender Initiatives are uniting at Mission Dolores park to declare Trans March Day. Where Pride has become a vibrant celebration, Trans March is an important political statement at a time when our federal administration is targeting transgender and gender nonconforming communities (TGNC). This year’s Trans March theme “Our Home, Our Sanctuary” calls attention to the violence immigrants are facing, the housing crisis affecting trans communities, and to announce the historic first-in-the-nation housing program.

“San Francisco has long been a cultural and spiritual home for trans communities. However, income inequality, skyrocketing rents, and systemic discrimination have formed unrelenting barriers between trans communities and housing stability in the city,” said Clair Farley, Director of Office of Transgender Initiatives. “In result, one out of every two trans San Franciscans have faced homelessness in their life, and that is a crisis.”  

The Trans March Committee reminds us that, “action is incumbent when our trans sisters of color face murder, trans people don’t have a safe place to sleep, and the federal government is inhumanely stripping away trans rights and targeting innocent immigrant families and neighbors. Today we back our words with action!” 

Join us this Trans March press conference for the unveiling of San Francisco’s first-in-the-nation programs from Mayor Breed, Trans March, Office of Transgender Initiatives and Our Trans Home SF.

“San Francisco has long been a trans cultural and spiritual capital, today we march to ensure that immigrants are welcome and that trans people have a safe place to call home in this city,” says Mayor Breed.

 

Trans March: Our Home, Our Sanctuary this Friday, June 28 at Mission Dolores Park.

Event Details are on Facebook.

Trans March Press Conference
When: Friday June 28, 2019
Time: 2:10-2:45
Where: Mission Dolores Park
***Press Check-In: Information Booth at Mission Dolores Park
Website: https://www.transmarch.org/