Things have kind of explodedBy Fox Fisher
PHOTOGRAPH by Sharon Kilgannon, Alonglines.com
Things have kind of exploded. People are finding each other.
Those attending Trans Day of Remembrance has grown in numbers every year. When setting up Trans Pride, I noticed there was prejudice amongst the gay community in the first year we held the event.
The trans scene is emerging now, and Trans Pride will continue to be a positive focal point in the calendar. People are still coming out left, right and centre, regardless of age.
The first year, we had about three months to organise Trans Pride, with about five of us working with loads of support from trans allies. It felt good to celebrate, make connections and share information.
It made my heart swell to see everyone together, demonstrating the need for community and support. We hosted a talented tribe of musicians, comedians, film-makers, artists, who all contributed to an extremely heart-felt Trans Pride, Brighton. It’s events like this which will grow in size every year, through word-of-mouth and community spirit.
This is Fox's testimony in Chapter One (Communities, Trans Pride, LGBTQ, differences, support) of the ground-breaking Brighton Trans*formed book.
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This page was amended on 19/12/2014