Join us at the Philly Trans March 2012!

Hi hotpot!

On October 6th, there will be a rally at Love Park for the Philly Trans* March. This is its second year of existence, and hotpot! was present last year to support their cause. We write to you today to ask you in joining us for this important march for equality. We have quite a few wonderful signs, and the rally is free, so all you need to do is show up and find us! We’ll also be handing out hotpot! flyers so it would be lovely of everyone to help us out with that, too.

Here are the important details:

Saturday, October 6
Love Park at 16th and JFK Blvd.
Find Van or Bay. Email for contact details.
Wear green in solidarity with hotpot!

Parking tips: Love Park has a garage underneath it with a special weekend rate of $8.50 for the whole day.
Public Transit: Take a trolley or train to Suburban Station and walk a few blocks NW. It shouldn’t be more than a few minutes away.

–hotpot! Steering Committee

From the facebook event page:

Join us October 6, 2012, for Philadelphia’s 2nd Philly Trans* March. The Philly Trans* March is not only a rally and demonstration, but rather a revolutionary movement. Open to people of all gender identities, expressions, and experiences, The Philly Trans* March welcomes everyone to join in this MARCH TOWARDS EQUALITY and protest against the hate, social injustice, and inequality faced by the trans*, gender variant, gender queer and gender non-conforming community.

Issues such as hate violence and the lack of official concern, healthcare policies, trans* media misrepresentation, financial and housing insecurity, police brutality, workplace policies and employment discrimination, and the lack of resources for t/gv/gq/gnc youth are just a few of the concerns being voiced upon in this year’s March.

PTM is also a CELEBRATION of the triumphs we have experienced in our city and the unique resources Philadelphia offers to our community. With an aim to increase Trans*, GV, GQ and GNC visibility and to gain equality, the Philly Trans* March is an affirmation of our beauty, strength, and diversity.Organized by members of Philly’s trans*, gender variant, gender queer and gender non-conforming community and allies, this endeavor is committed to creating a safer, more inclusive environment for everyone.

***This event is accessible for individuals with walking disabilities. A van will be included in the march for those who wish to participate.

***Volunteers/Safety Ambassadors are needed for this event, if interested please

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