Do you have questions about what it means to be transgender?
Are you confused by the controversy over the use of gender-specific bathrooms?
If so, this program is for you:
Exploring Gender Identity Through Transgender Experience
Thursday evening, June 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Large meeting room at the Winchester Public Library.
A diverse panel of three speakers from the organization SpeakOUT will talk about their own lives and answer questions from the audience. Their goal is to work towards a world free of prejudice around gender identity issues by sharing their experiences and helping audiences feel at ease raising difficult questions.
Network board member Kaye Nash was moved to suggest the program after reading Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt. Then she had the opportunity to hear Nichole speak in Arlington earlier this spring as part of Arlington’s community read program. “You will come away not only knowing what transgender means,” Nash says, “but having experienced how engaging in honest dialogue can strengthen our humanity.”
The program is free and open to anyone. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-729-7100.
SpeakOUT is a community of speakers working to create a world free of homo-bi-trans-phobia and other forms of prejudice by telling the truths of our lives.
Their mission statement continues: “We engage audiences in honest dialogue, and in keeping with our motto ‘Ask Us Anything,’ invite any questions that may challenge harmful stereotypes and misconceptions.”