2014 Press Release


The San Francisco Trans March is proud to announce the 11th Annual Trans March

For immediate release

Media contacts:

Tracy Garza: 415-574-0070
Jamie Rafaela Wolfe: 818-326-3595

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Trans March is proud to announce the 11th Annual Trans March celebration and March to take place Friday, June 27 in Dolores Park. With an expected over 7000 attendees, the San Francisco Trans March is the largest trans pride event in the country. Our theme for this year is “Marching for Equality: Our Time is Now”. Internationally renowned transgender super model Geena Rocero will deliver this year’s keynote address

The 11th annual San Francisco Trans March will begin with a youth and elder brunch at 12 pm in Dolores Park. Trans and queer youth and elders will bond over food, games and activities designed to create connections between the two sometimes disparate groups. The brunch will be followed by a general celebration in the park at 3:30 pm with live music, speakers and performances. A march to the historic location of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot at Turk and Taylor will immediately follow at 6 pm. At 7:30 pm, the City of San Francisco will unveil a new street sign at Turk and Taylor named for late transgender icon Vicki Marlane.

The mission of the San Francisco Trans March is to inspire all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where we are safe, loved, and empowered. We strive to create a space for our diverse communities to unite and achieve the social justice and equality that each of us deserves.

Prior to her death in 2011, Vicki Marlane was a pioneering transgender performer and fixture in the Tenderloin drag performance scene. Marlane’s first performance was in a Minnesota gay bar at the age of 16 in 1950, but it was her long tenure in the Bay Area starting in 1966 that earned her the moniker “the lady with the liquid spine”, so named for her unforgettable performance style. Marlane was a many decade role model to transgender women and drag performers in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, first because she was one of the first to openly wear female clothing and later because she was an icon of classic drag style. Marlane died in 2011 of AIDS-related causes and members of her community immediately started petitions to name a street after her. Marlane will be the first transgender person and the fourth LGBT person to have a street named after her in San Francisco.

Event Details:

Where: Dolores Park (Dolores Street and 19th Street), San Francisco

When: Friday, June 27, 2014

12pm – 3pm: Youth and Elder brunch
3pm – 6pm: Celebration at Dolores Park
6pm: March from Dolores Park to Turk and Taylor
7:30pm: Vicki Marlane street sign unveiling at Turk and Taylor

Performers:

  • DJs Gstar & Balthazar
  • MCs Rexy Amaral, Gail Spencer, Prado Gomez and Adela Cuba
  • Bay Area American Indians Two Spirits
  • Neferu Ankhajira
  • Kandi Paterson
  • Peter James Webster
  • Andrea Horne
  • Star Amerasu
  • Sheena Rose
  • Janetta Johnson
  • Sadaisha Shimmers
  • Shawna Virago
  • Vi Le
  • Micah Domingo
  • Breanna Sinclair
  • Geena Rocero

For more information: http://www.transmarch.org/ or http://www.facebook.com/transmarch or info@transmarch.org

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