June 24, 1:00 – 5:00 PM // Alexander Street Parkette // Free
An all-day celebration of non-cisgender identities in words, fashion, dance, and song! This is your trans, genderqueer, and non-binary playground at Pride!
Curated by Katie Sly, expect performances and readings from across Canada, runway by non-binary underwear line NEWFRDM, and an afternoon of music.
TRANSFEST is an exploration of the dimensions of gender in terms of body, identity, and expression:
Body: our body, our experience of our own body, how society genders bodies, and how others interact with us based on our body.
Identity: our deeply held, internal sense of self as male, female, a blend of both, or neither; who we internally know ourselves to be.
Expression: how we present our gender in the world and how society, culture, community, and family perceive, interact with, and try to shape our gender.” – GenderSpectrum.org
The Buddies in Bad Times Pride Toronto stage is presented in partnership with Pride Toronto.