Sign up to participate in the 2015 Pride Parade

Sunday, April 12th 

  • 9:00  Meet at 3rd Street & Oak.  Check in, sign forms, and get t-shirts with Jen / Aiden / Emmett.
  • 9:30  Everyone should be in place and ready to march
  • 10:00  The parade steps off!
  • 11:30 Parade ends at Steele Indian School Park, 3rd Street and Indian School Rd.

A few guidelines to keep in mind from the Pride Parade committee and TSAZ:

  • All parade marchers are strongly encouraged to wear a TSAZ shirt.
  • Marchers will sign a form for code of conduct and liability waiver. The media release is optional.
  • Beware of heat exhaustion and/or stroke. Be aware of hazards while marching. Bring water!
  • No alcohol is allowed during the parade.
  • All dress must comply with Obscenity Statutes in Arizona.  Participants must be fully clothed.
  • No sexually inappropriate behavior or foul language.  Small children and families will be present.
  • Show respect for all gender expression, sexes, ages, races, cultures, creeds, abilities and sexual orientations.
  • To ensure the safety and fun of all parade participants, the Trans* Spectrum of Arizona Parade Marshals reserve the right to ask any participant to leave the contingent if they cannot abide by Pride rules and guidelines.
  • No late-comers will be permitted to join us after the parade begins, per rules of Phoenix Pride.
  • Youth group members are invited to carry our banner and lead our contingent.
  • TSAZ Parade Marshals are Jen and Aiden Sismondo and Emmett Troxel.

DATE: 4/12/2015 (Sun 9:00AM – 11:30AM)

LOCATION: 3rd Street & Oak, Phoenix

Please sign up here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b48aaa62ea2f49-2015

Laverne Cox to speak at ASU during pride week: Free tickets for TSAZ members

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Trans* advocate and actress, Laverne Cox will be speaking at ASU this Wednesday, April 8th from 6-8pm. The event will be held in Wells Fargo Arena at 600 E Veterans Way, Tempe, Arizona 85281.

TSAZ members who are not ASU students have access to FREE tickets to this exciting event. To reserve a ticket, you must email info@transspectrum.org no later than Tuesday, April 7th at 10am. Please email with your full name and how many tickets you wish to reserve.

To pick up your tickets, go to the box office the night of the event and give them your name and mention you are with Trans* Spectrum (or TSAZ).

Feel free to wear your TSAZ t-shirt or trans* pride colors so others can find us, since venue staff will be seating us together where possible.

Keep an eye out on the Facebook event page for updates.  https://www.facebook.com/events/738399702942872/

Pride 2015 T-shirt design is here!

This design was created by a TSAZ youth member. It’s available for purchase online here.

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We have two T-Shirt options available for Pride:

  • 2014 “Proud to be…” design in a synthetic blend, available in Adult sizes M-XXL. ($8-$9). Order here
  • 2015 Pride design created by TSAZ youth member in high quality 100% Cotton, available in Child S-L and Adult S-4X ($9-$12). Order here
  • Pre-ordered t-shirts available online are at a discount.
  • If you are a TSAZ member with a financial need attending Pride, please contact info@transspectrum.org to request a discount.

2015 Pride

Festival

The annual Phoenix LGBTQ Pride Festival is Saturday, April 11th through Sunday, April 12th!  Trans* Spectrum of AZ will once again have an informational booth at the Pride Festival both days.  This was a huge success for our organization last year!  It is a great opportunity for TSAZ to represent the Trans* community in a visible way at Pride.  The other purpose is to provide much needed outreach to Trans* people who don’t yet know about the resources that TSAZ offers, and to survey Trans* people and allies about what types of resources they need.  Furthermore, we will provide information to the LGBQ population about the Trans* community and Trans* identity.

Parade

The Pride Parade is on Sunday, April 12th!  TSAZ marched in the parade for the first time last year and had over 50 marchers in our contingent!  Once again, we will ask all of our marchers to wear a TSAZ t-shirt (available for pre-order here), sign a participation form, and show up at our rallying point one hour prior to the start of the parade.  We will march behind a TSAZ banner and will be led by our amazing and inspiring TSAZ Youth Group.  We will once again have a truck with music, signs and dancers.

T-Shirts

We have two T-Shirt options available:

  • 2014 “Proud to be…” design in a synthetic blend, available in Adult sizes M-XXL. ($8-$9). Order here
  • 2015 Pride design created by TSAZ youth member in high quality 100% Cotton, available in Child S-L and Adult S-4X ($9-$12). Order here Please note that design is still TBD, so the design listed in the marketplace at this time is not reflective of what the t-shirt will look like.
  • Pre-ordered t-shirts available online are at a discount.
  • If you are a TSAZ member with a financial need attending Pride, please contact info@transspectrum.org to request a discount.

Join in the Fun!

Please contact Mel at mrodis1@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering at the booth or Parade, helping to organize, or to make a donation. The TSAZ leadership team is looking for volunteers for the TSAZ Pride planning committee. So sign up now if interested!

FESTIVAL DATE / TIME:

Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

FESTIVAL LOCATION:

Steele Indian School Park
3rd St and Indian School, in Phoenix

PARADE DATE / TIME:

Sunday, April 12
Meet at 9:00 a.m. (to get TSAZ t-shirt and sign form)
Parade begins at 10:00 a.m.

PARADE LOCATION:

3rd Street and Thomas to 3rd St. and Indian School

Join us for our March Gender Blender Event

Jennifer/John (JJ) O’Brien, Vice President and Secretary of PFLAG Sedona/Verde Valley, will be the featured speaker at the monthly support meeting of the North Scottsdale branch of Phoenix PFLAG. JJ’s presentation will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Via de Christo United Methodist Church, 7430 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 134, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.

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JJ is a gender non-conforming and gender fluid person who blurs the gender boundaries that our society rigidly imposes upon people. “I consider myself bi-gender because I feel I am both John and Jennifer and live my life going back and forth between genders. I am a blend of both genders and a two-spirited person. Living an authentic life and completely expressing both my male and female selves is essential to my happiness and self-realization.”