Capital Pride 2012 has announced this year's keynote speaker, author Everett Maroon who has recently published Bumbling Into Body Hair: A Transsexual's Memoir.
From Maroon's website and blog, Trans/plant/portation: "Everett Maroon is a memoirist, pop culture commentator, and speculative fiction writer. He has a B.A. in English from Syracuse University and went through an English literature master's program there. He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writer's Association; Bumbling into Body Hair was a finalist in their 2010 literary contest for memoir. Everett writes about writing and living in the Northwest at trans/plant/portation. He has written for Bitch Magazine, GayYA.org, I Fry Mine in Butter, a blog about popular culture, RH RealityCheck, and Remedy Quarterly. He will be writing for Original Plumbing in 2012 on popular culture and trans civil rights. He has had short stories published by SPLIT Quarterly and Twisted Dreams Magazine. Bumbling into Body Hair is forthcoming in March 2012 from Booktrope Editions.
Everett lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his partner and baby son. He is originally from Hightstown, New Jersey, graduating from McCorristin Catholic High School."
TransPride 2012 is Saturday, May 19th from 10AM to 4PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church (400 I ST, SW).
The day will be filled with many workshops, presentations, and one-on-one opportunities to deal with safety and legal situations and other issues concerning the Trans community. Several non-profit and government agencies will be on hand to help people.
Admission is a $10 suggested donation. You can register here.