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Gay City, Gender Justice League, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema are proud to present Trans Arts Month, featuring performing arts, visual art, film, and more in a month-long series of events celebrating the beauty and diversity of work by trans artists.

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National Transgender HIV Testing Day Open Mic

April 18
Free

A day for the trans people to come together. Get tested, share your voice, and take in the performances our community has to offer.

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Meet The Authors: Trans Author Panel

May 4, 7pm
Free

Hear as local trans authors read from their latest works and share their perspectives on writing, from character development and tropes to publishing and promotion. Authors will include Austin Chant reading from his new book Peter Darling, Tobi Hill-Meyer, and Christopher Hawthorne Moss sharing from selected works.

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Final Farewell to Out of The Shadows

May 6, 7pm
https://www.clairemichellemusic.com

Claire Michelle's last official show for her "Out of the Shadows" era. Her songs are emotionally honest and encompass a variety of genres. From slow, melodic stories to hard hitting, energetic rock and roll, Claire will leave you feeling inspired and wanting more. Come out and get a taste of what's to come in her next era, Flood.

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12th Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival

May 4-14

Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival is a groundbreaking film festival that provides the Pacific Northwest with a venue for films by, for, and about transgender people and the issues facing the transgender community.

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Gay City Arts presents Rising Up: A Social Justice Play

May 11-14 & 18-21 / 7pm
Gen Adm: $15 / Sponsor: $20* / Students & Seniors: $12
Calamus Auditorium at Gay City

Rising Up! is a play co-written and co-directed by Ebo Barton and Sarah Rosenblatt. The story revolves around the resistance, love, and transition of people we see and know in our community: Queer and Trans People of Color, Queer and Trans People with Disabilities, Queer and Trans Femmes and Queer and Trans working class people. Through the character's journeys, we see how their struggles, identities, and magic come together, endure conflict, and learn about themselves.

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Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic

May 23rd, 7pm
Free
Elliott Bay Books

Join several local authors and Gender Justice League board chair, Tobi Hill-Meyer, as they share from the recently released anthology - Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic. Books will be available for purchase at the reading.

Thirty stories that present the complex erotic lives of trans people today as only we, ourselves, can present them. Here are fantasies of bodily possibility and global revolution; here are the all-too-real intersections of history, biology, anxiety, and love; here is patient negotiation; here is rage and release; here is vulnerability and passion; here is a hot, good time.

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Meet The Artist: Trans Life & Liberation Art Series

May 25, 6-8pm

This art series creates art about and with living trans people on the front lines of our liberation movement.Trans visual artists across the U.S. work with other artists and organizers to create portraits that tell their stories and honor their work. A selection from this series will be on our art wall all month and will be staying in our offices afterward. Come and meet artist Micah Bazant May 25th and learn about this series and where it is going.

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