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National Transgender March Expected to Bring Huge Crowds to D.C.


Organizers found an ideal date for the first trans-exclusive national demonstration.

Organizers of the National Transgender Visibility March will hold their event a day early to accommodate a larger-than-expected crowd, organizers told the Washington Blade.

The event will now take place on March 31, a Sunday, following demand for a weekend march. Final details will be determined on Febuary 5, according to veteran transgender activist Marissa Miller.

"Members of the transgender and gender non-conforming communities will take a major stand against hate and discrimination when they rally in the nation's capital for the first-ever National Trans Visibility March on Washington," reads a statement from organizers.

Miller said organizers will provide bus transportation to bring participants in from anywhere within an eight-hour drive of Washington, D.C.

The march will wend from the White House to the U.S. Capitol, with an exact route yet to be set. The demonstration is part of an effort to increase national visibility for trans Americans at a time when rights are constantly under threat by an administration that banned military service for trans soldiers and reportedly wants to deny trans people exist.

There are also plans for a Trans Visibility Ball to be held concurrently with the march.

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