Traditionally, Trans Pride has been held in June, but in 2017 the event took take place over Greater Palm Spring Pride weekend in early November. This change allowed for greater visibility in the community and the 150,000 people that that weekend brought to the desert.
Trans Trans Pride is held for those within the gender spectrum communities as a vehicle for education, awareness and empowerment. Trans Pride 2017 showcased retired United States Navy Seal, Kristin Beck, who served to protect our country for over 20 years. She took part in 13 deployments, including seven combat missions. Beck, was a member of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group, a special counter-terrorism unit popularly known as SEAL Team Six. She received twenty-seven military awards and decorations including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Beck is known for her memoir Warrior Princess and the film Lady of Valor, which was shown after open conversations with Kristin Beck.