ST. LOUIS — Pride St. Louis has announced that the Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG) and the St. Louis metro trans community are the grand marshals for the 2019 Pride Parade.
MTUG works to unite the trans community and promote education and visibility in the Saint Louis metro area. Their mission is to bring together the community of trans, gender queer, androgynous, intersex and their allies in the St. Louis metro area through community, visibility, advocacy, and education.
“We believe 50 years into this movement it is time to center trans expansive humans,” MTUG stated when contacted. “We are grateful and we are ready to take up that space in community.”
MTUG serves the metro transgender and non-binary community through ongoing support groups, food assistance programs, name change workshops, Alix’s Closet free clothing program, Trans 101 training, Town Hall meetings, therapy and medical resources, QTPOC:STL, The Transgender Memorial Garden, Trans A.M. monthly podcast, the annual 24-hour Telethon, and The Transgender Spectrum Conference with Washington University. Pride St. Louis is an ongoing sponsor of Metro Trans Umbrella Group.
This will be the 40th anniversary for Pride in St. Louis and the 50th since Stonewall, Pride St. Louis said in a press release.
The procession will travel down Market Street with more than 170 entrants, including marching groups from LGTBQ owned and supporting businesses, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, and allies showcasing their talents and showing their community support.