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SF Trans March 2010 (part 2)
Hear audio from the second half of the 7th Annual Transgender March event, held in Dolores Park on Friday, June 25, from 3:30-7PM, leading up to the march. (40 minutes)
This segment is full of political speakers. It begins with the most hard-hitting and informative historical speech. Felicia Alvarado Elizondo, AKA Felicia Flames has been living in San Francisco and active in the transgender community since 1964. She was involved in the 1966 Gene Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in 1966 in the Tenderloin, an event that preceded the Stonewall riots. She is articulate about her history and what transgender people have had to go through to live and form community in this city for close to 50 years. She had surgery in 1974 and is a 100% transsexual woman.
San Francisco Supervisor Bevin Dufty and San Francisco-based State Senator Mark Leno speak about transgender legislation that each initiated and pushed hard to successful passage, to rousing ovations. TLISH (Transgender Ladies Initiating Sisterhood) discussed their group’s sex-positive youth-based organizing activities all around the Bay Area and , while also performing. Joshua Klipp, a popular transgender singer and dancer, performs with his dance company, Freeplay Dance Crew, along with special guest guitarist Coyote Grace. The segment ends with the 2010 Trans March Mission Statement.