|Posted by Transgender Education Collaboration on March 15, 2012 at 7:25 AM|
By M Kelley
Today is March 15th, meaning we are nearly halfway to the International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31st. We have also had 5 of the 17 events take place. So how is the Transgender Visibility Campaign going?
Well we had the honor of being interviewed on PaleoRadio, which was a special experience for Jena and myself. It was a great platform to share about Transgender Issues, and also raise awareness about the Transgender Visibility Campaign.
We had around 25 people attend the Transgender Ally Open House on March 3. The Transgender Faith Panel that took place at a local Seminary was well attended and a good conversation starter. We were also excited to have 30 people show up for the exciting event with Occupy Grand Rapids, which included a lot of great discussion. Then just last night GVSU hosted Transgender Activist Buck Angel.
Things are going great, and the campaign has been quite well received so far. We are really excited to be raising awareness of these issues in our community. But where are things headed in the next week or two?
This Friday, Holland PFLAG is hosting a panel to discuss HIV in the Transgender Community- a very important and exciting event. Next Tuesday, the Transgender Education Collaboration and GSAIF will be teaming up to provide an educational event for youth (both transgender and cisgender youth). Then on the 24th we will be partnering with Plymouth UCC to host a Transgender Faith Summit. There are some exciting events coming up, so head on over to our calendar tab and check them out!
Thank you to all who have come out, all who have shared, all who have volunteered to help, and to all who support us! Together we are changing our community through education!