Trans Pride Brighton 2019

Putting the T First!

Trans Day of Visibility 2019

31st of March is Trans Day of Visibility. This is a chance for us to stand up, show who we are, and be celebrated.

50 years on from the Stonewall riots started by trans women of colour and homeless youth in response to police brutality and corruption we know that in many ways we are under attack again, this time by the mainstream media, on social media and on our streets. And you know what? We continue. We keep fighting, we keep living and we keep going. In November we will mourn the dead, but today? Today we celebrate the living. Keep up the fight, whether it be by standing up to government institutions, standing up to transphobia, standing up to people you know or just staying safe until you can come out . No matter how big or small your fight, we’re with you. We celebrate you and we celebrate every part of you.

“We were all involved in different struggles, including myself and many other transgender people. But in these struggles, in the Civil Rights movement, in the war movement, in the women’s movement, we were still outcasts. The only reason they tolerated the transgender community in some of these movements was because we were gung-ho, we were front liners. We didn’t take no sh– from nobody. We had nothing to lose. You all had rights. We had nothing to lose. I’ll be the first one to step on any organization, any politician’s toes if I have to, to get the rights for my community.” Sylvia Rivera

Sport England Funding

Trans Pride Brighton and Hove is pleased to announce that we’ve received funding from Sports England. This funding will be used to support our activities specifically aimed at getting people of the trans, non-binary, intersex and gender non-conforming community more active.

We want our community to feel included in their endeavours to get fit, not just for the physical health benefits but also the mental health benefits. This grant will help us to fund a range of activities around the Trans Pride Brighton and Hove week (from the 15th to 21st July 2019), culminating in the first ever Trans Pride 5km Fun Run on Sunday 21st July 2019.

The support of Sports England means the world to us as it shows that the Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex community has allies who are willing to stand with us, especially in such a divisive climate.

Alongside the 5km fun run Trans Pride Brighton and Hove we are working with our local partners Brighton Frontrunners (a LGBT running group) and Trans Can Sport (a local organisation which hosts sports sessions for the Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex community) to host a Couch to 5km training programme in the lead up to the trans Pride Brighton and Hove Fun Run. By taking part in the 5km Fun Run people will be able to raise funds for Trans Pride Brighton and Hove to ensure that we’re able to continue hosting future events.

Trans Pride Brighton are also facilitating a Wheelchair Basketball session (hosted by Sussex Bears Wheelchair Basketball club) and a session at a local swimming pool specifically for members of the community.

If you’ve not already signed up for the fun run, get more details here

Performers

A call out to musicians, poets and spoken word artists! Would you like to perform on main stage at Trans Pride Brighton 2019; DIY After Gig; and Saturday Night DJs? If so, this is for you!

A call out to musicians, poets and spoken word artists!

Would you like to perform on main stage at Trans Pride Brighton 2019; DIY After Gig; and Saturday Night DJs?
If so, this is for you!

This is a day dedicated to the empowerment of all trans, intersex, gender variant and gender-questioning people.

a) Requirements for the Main Stage at the park:

• The performance will be on the 20th July 2019 from 1pm till 6pm.
• For poetry and spoken word: your work should be a celebration of trans and gender identity.
• We are giving opportunity for you to show trans and gender identity in a positive light
• Cisgender (i.e. non-trans) artists are welcome to participate yet in partnership with trans, NB (non-binary) and intersex members.
• Local Trans/Non-Binary/Intersex people will be given preference and Trans/Non-Binary/Intersex BAME people (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) will be given a higher preference.
• The main stage has to be family friendly and therefore adaptations will be required. (i.e. no swearing, discussion of adult themes and nudity.)
• You will be required to send all lyrics and poems in a word or pdf format, so we give it to our BSL (British Sign Language) Interpreters.

b) Requirements for DIY After Gig Stage:

• The performance will be on the 20th July 2019 from 7pm till 11.30pm.
• Local Trans/Non-Binary/Intersex people will be given preference and Trans/Non-Binary/Intersex BAME people (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) will be given a higher preference.
• As this is a DIY GIG, this will be for the loud and proud postpunk/metal bands.
• Trans content in your lyrics will be given preference.
• Cisgender (i.e. non-trans) artists are welcome to participate yet in partnership with trans, NB (non-binary) and intersex members.

c) Requirements for Saturday Night DJs:

• This will take place on the 20th July 2019.
• We are looking for Metal Music, Punk Music and Gothic Music DJs.
• Local Trans/Non-Binary/Intersex people will be given preference and Trans/Non-Binary/Intersex BAME people (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) will be given a higher preference.

Interested?

Contact us with a short introduction and links of your work.

a) Trans Pride Brighton 2019 – Main Stage – stage@transpridebrighton.org
b) Trans Pride Brighton 2019 – DIY After Gig Stage – stage@transpridebrighton.org 
c) Trans Pride Brighton 2019 – DJs – stage@transpridebrighton.org

Use “Performer 2019” with a) “Main Stage”; b) “DIY After Gig Stage” or c) “DJs” in the Subject Line.

Unfortunately, due to limited spaces we will not be able to feature all performers that apply.

Applications close on the 31st May 2019, and successful performers will be notified soon thereafter.

Volunteer Stage Manager

Do you have experience running a stage or would you like to learn? If so, Trans Pride Brighton needs you!

We are looking for a volunteer to be stage manager for Trans Pride Brighton 2019.

Primary Roles for the co Stage Manager:

• Be able to work with a team.
• Help choosing act’s that will be on stage.
• Keep stage running on time.
• Scheduling load in and load out times.
• Planning and informing all crew of change over procedures.
• Managing backstage security/ food/ rest area.
• Addressing immediate medical concerns.
• Work hand in hand with the compères
• Escorting artists to and from the performance area.
• Ensuring stage is clean and before artist arrival.
• Calling cues / following the script.
• Be able to be seen in a public space.

Local Trans/Non-Binary/Intersex people will be given preference and Trans/Non-Binary/Intersex BAME people (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) will be given a higher preference.

You may need to attend meetings that are held mostly in the week and in the evening.

Interested?

Contact us with a short introduction to stage@transpridebrighton.org with “Co Stage Manager 2019” in the Subject Line. The applications’ closing deadline is the 15th of April 2019. Interviews will be held the following week.

 

Trans Pride Brighton Fun Run

We’re hosting our first ever fun run* on Sunday morning on the 21st July 2019!

We say fun run but that’s just because it rhymes, we have lots of fun, but you don’t have to run, you can walk it if you prefer and the route is nice and flat and asphalt, so it’s accessible for people in wheelchairs. It’s a course of 2,5km which you can do once or twice (we will be setting an end time, so you won’t be able to loop around all day).

We will need at least 50 people to sign up by the end of March to make it happen though, so sign up and let’s have get out there!

Feel like fundraising?
If you raise £100 or more you’ll also get a special custom designed Trans Pride Brighton Fun Run Technical T shirt (it’s technical because it’s one of those fancy ones that makes your sweat disappear somehow). To give you enough time to find raise we’ll be posting these out after the event because we’ll be getting them specially printed for our fundraisers, although it won’t be in time for this year’s race, you could wear it to next year’s one (if we raise enough money to do it again hint hint).

* Run, walk, wheel, push or be pushed, it’s up to you!

You can sign up & get more details here

Save the Date

Trans Pride 2019 date announcement

We are delighted to announce that Trans Pride Brighton & Hove 2019 will be on Saturday 20th July
in Brunswick Square, Hove.

With other events throughout the week, we’re going to be even better than last year!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Donations Needed

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Trans Pride Brighton need your help! This year is our 6th anniversary and we need help to make next year another amazing event.

How do we run Trans Pride Brighton year on year and make it such a great event?
How do we ensure it continues in the spirit of what all Prides ought to be?

  • corporate-free
  • non-hostile
  • safe
  • inclusive

Please help us by donating any amount – even a couple of quid will do! Without your ongoing support this event would not be happening. Remember, this is your event, your community, YOUR PRIDE.

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More Information

Please Contact us with any questions or comments about Trans Pride Brighton.