When I was an seventeen-year-old queer in Edmonton, I didn’t understand why queers needed to have a parade. I didn’t understand why anyone would want to publicly celebrate something that was so reviled. As I march today, I am holding in my heart not only that seventeen year old, but the countless trans and queer people whose battles have resulted in the many privileges I have, and those who still regularly face hatred and violence. Your beauty and resistance inspires me to keep fighting and to keep making art that challenges misogyny and racism.
Romper: L’UOMO STRANO | Makeup: Alanna Chelmick | Hair: Fabio Persico