Been sitting on this news for a little while.
Since it has been posted to the NETU Pride March website and we're a few weeks away from the event happening, I think it's time to share the news with my loyal TransGriot readers. I'm pleased to announce that Moni's headed back to New England for the 2010 New England Trans United Pride march and rally.
I was just one of the speakers at the inaugural event in 2008 in which Miss Major was the Grand Marshal.
This time I'm honored to be following in Miss Major's footsteps as the 2010 parade's Grand Marshal.
Last year's march in Northampton drew over 600 participants and the organizers hope to exceed that total this year.
The goal of the march and rally is to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by the trans community in order to build support in the Massachusetts legislature for pending trans civil rights legislation.
One bill on the local community's radar is Massachusetts bill H1728/S1687, “An act Relative To Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes,”.
Thanks New England Trans United for the honor and looking forward to seeing you peeps in Northampton, MA and the surrounding area on Saturday, September 11.
Will be a blast to see and hang out with old friends, meet some new ones and say howdy to all my TransGriot readers in the area.
And please tell me y'all snagged the RV y'all had for the 2008 event.