May 11, 2017 at 7:30 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Trans Pride is May 19-21
Capital Trans Pride, gay news, Washington Blade

Capital Trans Pride (Washington Blade photo by Tyler Grigsby)

Capital Trans Pride kicks off its three-day celebration with a meet and greet with previous Engendered Spirit Awardees, local community activists and supporters at Whitman-Walker Health (1525 14th St., N.W.) on Friday, May 19 from 6-8 p.m.

On Saturday, May 20 Capital Trans Pride Day will be at Studio Theatre (1501 14th St., N.W.), with special guest Gavin Grimm, on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.-7p.m.

The day’s festivities will include educational workshops and panel discussions covering topics such as resume building and employment discrimination, health insurance coverage, HIV prevention, legal name and gender change and more. The Resource Fair will host more than 25 vendors, agencies and organizations with resources for the community. Reel Trans Film Festival will present a screening of “MAJOR!,” a documentary about transgender activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The film chronicles Griffin-Gracy’s fight for the rights of transgender women of color. Grimm, a TIME 100 honoree, will also make an appearance. There will be coffee, drinks and snacks for attendees. Admission is free.

New Hope Baptist United Church of Christ (309 E St., N.W.) hosts a special transgender-focused service on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Rev. Kenneth King will lead the service.

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