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Capital Pride Alliance announces plans for Capital Trans Pride

Annual celebration seeks to provide important information to D.C.'s transgender community

The Transgender Pride Flag  (Credit: Monica Helms, uploaded by Dlloyd via Wikimedia Commons).
The Transgender Pride Flag (Credit: Monica Helms, uploaded by Dlloyd via Wikimedia Commons).

The Capital Pride Alliance has announced plans for Capital Trans Pride, which is slated to take place on Saturday, May 21, at the Reeves Municipal Center.

The annual event dedicated specifically to honoring D.C.’s transgender community, Capital Trans Pride will center around several workshops and panel discussions addressing issues of great importance to¬†transgender people.¬†

Some of the workshops that have been confirmed for May 21 will address topics such as how to be a successful ally to the community, the basics of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), HIV prevention methods, resume testing for employment discrimination, sexual liberation and legal empowerment.

In addition to the various workshops, Capital Trans Pride will feature a resource fair with more than 25 organizations, and visual artists and performers from the trans community will present throughout the day.

“Capital Trans Pride brings¬†together the community for a day of both celebration and the sharing¬†of important information that may change the lives of those who attend,” Ryan Bos, the executive director of the Capital Pride Alliance, said in a statement. “The transgender community has made¬†significant headway regarding visibility, empowerment, and rights, and there is reason to¬†celebrate. At the same time, we must all continue to work to secure these rights going forward.”

Capital Trans Pride will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at the Reeves Municipal Center, 2000 14th St. NW. For more information, visit capitalpride.org or contact Peter Morgan at 202-719-5304, ext. 703

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