T.G.I.F. is an annual gathering held to address the current state of affairs regarding the international TGI community. The theme for T.G.I.F. 2013 is, Transcending Pride, Evolving Movements. In the wake of Paige Clay, the blatant genocide of black transfeminine youth, and the intentional exclusion of the TGI agenda in the fight for “Marriage Equality”, T.G.I.F. 2013 poses this question: Now that we are proud of who we are, how can we make it so that forthcoming TGI generations don’t have to face what we do?
We hope you can join us in communion and answer this question among others at T.G.I.F. 2013. T.G.I.F. 2013 welcomes activists, artists, and allies to converge in the name of progress. T.G.I.F. 2013 will consists of a rally, picnic, performances, and much more. Please join us in Chicago, Illinois this summer for the second annual T.G.I.F., a free and open to the public event. In the interim, KOKUMOMEDIA is making one final request. Whoever, and wherever you are on earth can you please post on the event wall your answer to this question? How can the TGI community Transcend Pride, and Evolve Movements?
We need help securing park permits, alternative spaces in case of weather, and costs of the event itself in terms of equipment, food, and performers.
Any donation over 20 dollars will be memorialized and represented on a wall recognizing donors at the TGIF 2013 rally. Any donor who contributes over 100 dollars will be recognized and thanked during the TGIF rally and will receive a letter of thanks and recognition from the organizers of TGIF 2013!
KOKUMO PHILANTHROPY is a black trans* foundation and social justice agency. Since our ethics lie with assisting the TGI community we proudly present T.G.I.F. (Trans*, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex Freedom). T.G.I.F. is our international annual gathering for TGI activists, artists, and allies. We hope to see you this year in Chicago, Illinois for the second annual T.G.I.F!
If you are in the Chicago area, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for opportunities to help with organizing or assisting with the TGIF 2013 rally!