Scenes from the Trans March

Where there is no doubt about the politics of Pride

I’ve always loved Pride Weekend, ever since my first one in 1983, riding in the back of a creaky Bay Guardian pickup truck in a parade that cost almost nothing to enter … And now I know it’s corporate and sponsored and too often more party than protest (though we need both) … but I still love the citywide festivity over what started as a violent rebellion against repression. Even if most people have forgotten that.

But my favorite event is the Trans March, which is always about radical politics, has no corporate sponsorship, doesn’t follow the rules, and features some of the coolest people — and by far the best shirts and signs and banners.

A few of the photos I took reflect the energy that was out there against Trump — and the “cis-tem.”

About as clear a message as you can get
About as clear a message as you can get
Not happy with the world ...
Not happy with the world …
The American Linguistics Association voted "they" as word of the year in 2016. That's progress
The American Linguistics Association voted “they” as word of the year in 2016. That’s progress
Like the old days ...
Like the old days …

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Again, there is no doubt here  that racism and transphobia are part of the same struggle
Again, there is no doubt here that racism and transphobia are part of the same struggle