|Posted by Transgender Education Collaboration on June 20, 2012 at 8:20 AM|
By M Kelley
This weekend we had the privilege of tabling at West Michigan Pride. It was actually the first Pride month event that I have ever been able to make it to, so I was really excited. Turnout was great, though things got cut short by rain. It was really great getting to interact with a lot of new people, and hopefully many of them are stopping by the site. It was also a great chance for us to roll out our new effort to offer trainings for businesses and groups! There is a lot of really exciting stuff going on with the Collaboration!
I think it is important for the Transgender community to be represented during Pride month. So often it just becomes focused on the "GLB", so it is important for transgender individuals to be present to represent the T. And we should have pride in ourselves, because we have endured the challenge of being honest with ourselves and others. We should have pride because we are challenging the way people think. We should have pride because we are unique and special. We should have pride because we should be proud of our journeys. I am proud of the Transgender community this month, and every month!