Trans Pride Seattle 2018!

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Raised by 351 people in 3 months

Each year Gender Justice League produces Trans Pride Seattle. The Northwest's largest trans-specific event, serving nearly 10,000 people each year.  Trans Pride Seattle has been featured on the front page of the Seattle Times and heavily covered in all other local media. It is our community's opportunity to join together to learn, celebrate, connect, and resist. 

This year we will be featuring both national and local performers, including Shea Diamond, Laith Ashley, Jade Dynasty, Randy Ford and many, many more!  We have chosen to shift our focus to include more musical, dance, burlesque, and spoken word performances this year, highlighting and paying more attention to local artists and talents with only two national headliners. 

Gender Justice League is dedicated to creating an event that is accessible, community (and not corporate) funded, and focused squarely on highlighting the leaders, talents, and performances of those most impacted by racism, ableism, transphobia, and xenophobia.  This year will include our popular accessibility tent for a low-sensory / chill-out space, a QTPOC specific chill-out hospitality tent, and continued commitment to ASL and Spanish language translation. 

Like many organizations, Trans Pride Seattle and Gender Justice League have been financially impacted by the change in federal administrations. Significant streams of revenue for our services and work have been cut off such as community direct HIV prevention funding, and housing discrimination education funding. These sources made up nearly 25% of Trans Pride Seattle's funding. Other 'mainstream' funding continues to be extremely hard for us to access - we receive no city or county funds, have no TPS specific grants, and do not accept major corporation sponsorships. 

We have chosen to accept funds only from employee resource groups, labor unions, local non-profits, small businesses, and individual donors so that we can maintain a community-controlled event focused on political and cultural resistance - free from the influence of outside entities.  

Rewards for this campaign will be available the day of Trans Pride Seattle, June 22nd, please see the Gender Justice League vendor table!

Reward Levels: (All rewards can be picked up at the GJL SWAG table at Trans Pride Seattle, if you need it mailed, please email us - swag@genderjusticeleague.org ).

Star $1,000
A star will obtain VIP access during Trans Pride, a special dinner (on us!) with our executive director, and a tour of our new office space.
Valkyrie $500
Becoming a Valkyrie means getting VIP access on the festival grounds, a framed and signed Trans Pride Seattle poster, a rally kit, and an opportunity to tour our new office space!
Champion $250
For coming in at Champion, you will receive a t-shirt, a tote bag and a framed and signed Trans Pride Seattle poster!
Super Hero $100
The rally kit includes: your choice of tote or shirt, a trans pride patch, TPS key chain, poster, and a trans flag.

Hero $50
Receive a Trans Pride shirt and mini rally kit (with a trans flag, and a patch, poster, 5 stickers, or key chain) to rep your Pride!

Activist $20
Become an Activist and receive our super popular Trans Pride tote bag or mini rally kit (with a trans flag, and a patch, poster, 5 stickers, or key chain)!

Side Kick $10
Become a side kick and receive a mini rally kit with two of the following: a trans pride, a patch, poster, 5 stickers, or key chain). 


Check Out Shea Diamond: This Years Headliner! 

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With your help we have just about met our crowd fundraising goal of $40,000 for Trans Pride Seattle 2018!!!

We have added stretch goal that will do the following:
1. Increasing local performer stipends by 50%.
2. Snack Water, and other supplies for the POC and Northwest Two Spirit Society Hospitality Tents / TeePee.
3. Pass through funding to sponsor Latinx Pride, UTOPIA Seattle, and Northwest Two Spirit Society's annual trip to Montana on behalf of Trans Pride Seattle.
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Hey Everyone! We are writing with a somewhat challenging update. While we have reached our initial fundraising goal - we are far from meeting our overall budget. Why? Simple: Sponsorship funding which makes up about 50% of Trans Pride Budgets have dropped dramatically this year. Many organizations that sponsor us receive Federal and State funding that has been cut by the current administration or redirected; we received much of this news late last week around June 1st. The "trickle down" effect on Trans Pride is about a $15,000 fundraising deficit. We are working tirelessly this week to meet this goal - but we are very far behind on meeting our goals. We are updating our campaign to reflect this new reality. We know folks have dug deep to give - but we could use your help to meet our total goal. We have attached some photos of our budget and expenses from last year so you can see where these funds go. A majority go right into the pockets of Trans People who are artists, performers, speakers, and staff. We have some fixed costs (lights, stage, tents/tables, sound, toilets, trash/recycling, food, etc..) - but every dollar that we can is directed towards trans, POC, or queer vendors. Please consider sharing our campaign in these last week.
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Hey Everyone! Exciting News - T-shirts are Ordered. We have sizes from S - 2XL. These full color t-shirts are super cool!! If you haven't let us know your t-shirt size, please shoot us an email with your size!
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Hey Everyone! Thank you to the 85 donors who have so generously helped us reach the 60% mark! We have just under 24 days to raise another $9,000 to make the budget. We've booked the flights. Signed performers. Hired the DJ and rented live streaming equipment. The bills are coming due. Please consider sharing our campaign and while you're at it, check out this new single from Shea Diamond - Keisha Complexion; her new album drops in July!
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