The Trans Liberation Collective, with the support of Brave Space Alliance and Rebirth Garments held its second Annual Trans Day at the Beach on June 30. The eventwhich started two hours after it was originally planned due to an immigration rally in Chicago's Loopwas held at Hollywood Beach and included a fashion show as well as plenty of mingling.
As onlookers watched, a group of models posed, danced and frolicked in Sky Cubacub's clothing, which are designed to embrace the full spectrum of gender, size and ability. Also present was a film crew who were shooting a documentary on Cubacub and their Rebirth Garments. Cubacub was a Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree this year.
Later, Brave Space Alliance Executive Director LaSaia Wade spoke about her organization's Dedicated Trans Needs Assessment project, which is exclusive to the trans and gender non-conforming community. Wade pointed out that the project is important because it addresses the needs of what is to many, a hidden community. For more info, visit www.bravespacealliance.org/ .