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Sisters Mothra Stewart and Gay Bitch Milkshake were happy to attend the premier of the Rainbow Cafe’s new downtown Carbondale space as it put on the Southern Illinois Trans Resource Fair and TDOV Rally on Trans day of Visibility!
Tabling from a variety community health and LGBTQ organizations as well as RC resources and activities for trans advocacy, all alongside bobo tea and yummy snacks, showed off the real potential of the new and ample home of the RC.
After four moving speeches from local trans activists (Alex Waller, Jack Ami, Clare Killman, and Benito Goff), Sr Mothra Stewart and Sr Gay Bitch Milkshake led a crowd of about thirty folks through downtown Carbondale, with some of the more adventurous activists taking the march into the streets.
Gusts were frequent with the area under a severe thunderstorm watch, but trans and queer folks are used to turbulence and the winds of change. A stiff breeze tried to steal one of Sr Mothra’s antenna, and Sr Gay Bitch Milkshake startled a few pigeons with their cob-staff, but all in all Carbondale saw and (for the most part) supported its trans community on the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Also present at the event but unmanifested (and responsible for much of the behind the scenes organizing!) were Sr Fagatha Hardness and Sr Toggaf Tuls Reeuq.