Stonewall Commemoration Week events set for June 23-30

Press release from Tranzmission:

Tranzmission is proud to announce this year’s Stonewall Commemoration Week events, running from June 23rd to June 30th 2018. The Stonewall riots marked the kickoff of the modern day queer rights movement and were primarily initiated by transfeminine people of color, who have often been ignored or left behind by the mainstream gay rights movement. This marks the 17th year of Asheville’s observance of the Stonewall Commemoration and Trans Pride.

Founded on April 1st, 2001, Tranzmission is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to making the lives of transgender, gender variant, nonbinary and genderqueer individuals healthier, happier and safer through education, advocacy and support. Affiliated projects include the Transformers Support Group and the Tranzmission Prison Books Project. Tranzmission is funded entirely by donations and fundraisers.

Schedule of Events:

Stonewall Commemoration Week Pool Party Kick Off
Saturday, June 23rd @ 2pm, Asheville JCC
Stonewall Commemoration Week ’18 kicks of with a pool party at the Asheville JCC. This is a transgender, nonbinary and queer-friendly event to support your friends at Tranzmission. This is also a very family- and kid-friendly event. Concessions available as donation incentives, including hot dogs, not dogs and ice cream! Entry is $5, pre-purchased.

Local Queer Live Music Showcase!
Sunday, June 24th @ 7pm, The Odditorium
Stonewall Commemoration Week 2018 continues with a live music showcase at the Odditorium, featuring your favorite local queer, trans and nonbinary artists including MT Sullivan, Bless Your Heart, Brynn Estelle and Cloudgayzer, plus the amazing wWaylon of Atlanta! Entry is $5-10, sliding scale at door.

Free Legal Name Change Clinic
Monday, June 25th @ 8am-4pm, WNC Community Center
Tranzmission is proud to offer a free legal name change clinic as part of Stonewall Commemoration Week ‘18! Paperwork and group trips to the Bureau of Identification on Davidson Street for fingerprinting will be provided. The Bureau of ID is open from 8-4:30, so we will begin meeting at 8, and the last trip will be at 4pm.

Stonewall History Seminar
Tuesday June 26th, 6pm, WNC Community Center
Learn about the Miss Major, Marsha P Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and the origins of the modern LGBT civil rights movement. Myka from QTPOCC (Queer Trans People of Color, Charlotte) will teach us about the leaders who kicked off the modern day LGBTQ movement, trans people of color! Please join us for this free information session.

Adult Cocktail Night
Wednesday June 27th, 6pm, The Crow and Quill

Like to get to bed early? Tired of the bar scene? Like to socialize with people closer to your age bracket? This is a great way to spend time with the LGBTQ community if you’ve answered yes to any of these questions! Join us at an early evening event for those who don’t like to stay out late!
Entry is $5-15, sliding scale at door.

Stonewall Trainings Series
Thursday, June 28th, 4pm, WNC Community Center

Stonewall Commemoration Week 2018 endures with an informative series of Tranzmission’s most beloved trainings. Join us to learn more and connect with others during this afternoon and evening of engaging and insightful programming. Because these trainings are being offered as part of the Stonewall Commemoration Week ‘18 we are offering them on a donation basis.

Free Film Screening: TANGERINE,
Friday, June 29th @ 7pm, WNC Community Center

Stonewall Commemoration Week 2018 persists (still!) with a free community movie night! This year we’ll be showing the peerless Tangerine from the comfort of the Tranzmission offices at the WNC Community Center. Though the screening is free, donations will be accepted at the event.

Stonewall Trans and Nonbinary PROM and DANCE PARTY
Saturday, June 30th @ 7pm, Land of the Sky UCC

Stonewall Commemoration Week 2018 comes to a close with a nonbinary- and trans-centered formal / dance party, complete with fun and not at all clichéd “under the sea” theme. If you’ve always wanted a PROM of your own, followed by an incredible dance party, Tranzmission has you covered.
Donations accepted at the door, $7-30 suggested.

Contact Brynn Estelle at for further information and or comments.

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