Trans March guidelines 6


General Event Guidelines

  • Trans March is a celebration of trans and gender non-conforming people and all participants in Trans March are expected to embrace and respect this diversity.
  • Trans March does not tolerate any threatening, violent or offensive behavior by or against its participants or members of the public. Any person behaving in such a manner will be ejected from the event.
  • Any individual making derogatory remarks about a person’s sexuality, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, nationality, linguistic background, disability, size, appearance, religion or any other factor will be ejected from the event.
  • Trans March is a safe and sober event. Participants should not expect to take part in the event or March if they are drunk or under the influence of drugs. We request that all Volunteers are sober for their shifts.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and fellow participants. Alert the safety team or March organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress. Event staff will work to remedy the situation and will be happy to provide escorts, help in contacting local law enforcement, and otherwise assisting those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.
  • Possession of items that can be used as weapons or may pose a danger to March participants is not permitted.
  • With the exception of the Trans March vehicles, motor vehicles are not permitted in the street March or along the March Route.
  • Bicycles must be walked during the March, except as coordinated with event staff to serve an accessibility need.
  • The front of the March is reserved for the Trans March banner, Trolley, and event staff.
  • The March is specifically intended to forward equality and justice for the trans and gender non-conforming community. For this reason we require all banners, flags, posters, and clothing to center trans justice movements or organizations specifically serving the trans community.
  • The administration of surveys or solicitation for research is not permitted, except as approved in advance by the Board of Directors.
  • The purchase, sale, exchange, or distribution of goods and services is prohibited, except as permitted for Resource Fair participants as approved in advance.
  • Parking is unavailable, except to Event Staff. Vehicles will be towed without a permit.
  • We heavily encourage everyone to don’t bring glass to the park/event. We want everyone to be safe and not have any incident with leftover glass you might step on.
  • No sound amplification, bands or loud music is allowed during the march event.

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6 thoughts on “Trans March guidelines

  • Coy A Meza

    when you say not to be friendly to cops. I for one have had many Transgender friends in the police force including Miss T. Sparks who openly served at the head of the police commission. I find your wording a bit of a hate speech against one’s own. I agree with the rest of your guidelines, Just not the one enforcing the divisions in our community, I am sure its ok to say hi or thank someone for at that time keeping cars from running you over.

    • Jayla

      I agree with thee comment above regarding having respect for law enforcement. If we want their respect for our community, we should rise above the past and offer respect to them. Also, I am unable to locate a time for this march. I very much want to participate, but I need to schedule around some other obligations. Thanks!

      • tin

        “If we want their respect for our community, we should rise above the past and offer respect to them”

        If the police want to be respected, they need to show that they deserve it first. Respect for the community they claim to serve is worthless if it’s held dependent on praise.

        By all means, civility is a reasonable policy, but no, saying bad things about violent institutions like policing in the united states is not “hate speech.”

  • Chrissy

    Thank you for these guidelines, much appreciated! Maybe they should have their own page on this site. (Maybe they already do I just missed it.)

    I am conflicted about the do not be friendly to cops part, as of this writing I am on the fence about that. I see it both ways. Wiser minds than mine should discuss that part, and help the rest of us understand why. And if (I repeat IF) that is to be Trans March policy then why does this site show pictures of trans folks palling it up with cops? The pictures and text are sending two different messages. And this bit of wisdom from Howard Zinn comes to mind, “… to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”

    While I understand why statements like “All Lives Matter” are deeply disrespectful to POC & the Black Lives Matter movement, I feel that “Trans/GNC Lives Matter” (or at least “Trans/GNC Lives Matter Too”) on signs should be OK, without being disrespectful to POC & the Black Lives Matter movement. Perhaps the “___ Lives Mater” slogan/truism should ONLY be used by the most disadvantaged & persecuted segments of our society, and don’t Trans/GNC people fit that bill (along with the homeless)? I raise this question here in the hopes of seeing a more nuanced explanation posted and to encourage respectful discussion.

    I do very much appreciate the inclusion of the three listed “Read the following links so you support us properly–especially if you’re relatively new…” articles. Excellent inclusion.
    Thanks again.