As integral as trans people have been in advancing LGBT rights, we are still an often overlooked minority and trans rights have have lagged decades behind. After Leeds LGBT Pride 2017, many in the community felt that trans people needed better visibility than what had previously been achieved at LGBT+ events.
Trans Pride Leeds began in 2018 as a joint effort between TransLeeds and Nonbinary Leeds, and was the first ever Trans Pride in the North of England.
Trans Day of Visiblility on 31st March was chosen as a fitting occasion to build it around. A series of core events were arranged over the Easter bank holiday weekend with independent events hosted by the community during the week before and after.