2021 Trans Beach Day
"I will remember this moment for the rest of my life."
On August 26th - 30th 2021, a group of transgender folk gathered together in a beach house for the first ever Gulf Coast Trans Beach Vacation. For many this was their first time swimming, or even wearing a bathing suit, since beginning transition.
"To go from feeling almost like an orphan to finding out one has the most wonderful siblings imaginable is a level of happiness and joy that puts language to shame."
Due to the surge of COVID, vaccinations and a negative test were required to participate. These requirements were received enthusiastically by the attendees; there were no complaints or hesitation in looking out for each other's safety.
"This will definitely go down as a truly unforgettable experience with some of the most amazing people I've met in my life."
The pandemic and Hurricane Ida did little to dampen the spirits of those at the retreat. Their commentary speaks for itself and the experience as a whole.
"The best time I've had in recent memory with some of the best people!"
When granted a place to simply exist in a welcoming and relaxed environment, trans people thrive. We want to make this event of healing and companionship annual, growing so that more trans folk in the area and around the country have the opportunity to experience it. You can help us out by donating below.
"It was something we will remember for the rest of our lives, and I'm so happy to have gotten to know everyone and so lucky to have such a beautiful amazing group of friends. We absolutely can't wait till the next time!"
TransAL is an outreach program of MobPride designed to support Transgender and Non-Binary people in Mobile, Al and the surrounding Gulf Coast.
TransAL meets on the 4th Sunday of each month at 4pm. Location is on the event and Facebook pages.