Transgender Awareness Week

The Forum For Equality will be joining with a number of other organizations for a celebration of Trans Awareness Week in New Orleans. We will be kicking off the week with a showing of the film Two Spirits.

TWO SPIRITS interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, lives the truth—the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.

Here is a complete listing of the week’s events across Louisiana:

Monday 11/14/11 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm: Forum For Equality sponsored Movie Night.
Showing and discussing the film Two Spirits
LGBT Community Center, 2114 Decatur Street, New Orleans

Tuesday 11/15/11 · 6:30pm – 8:00pm: PFLAG-New Orleans sponsored discussion on raising Transgender Youth
LGBT Community Center, 2114 Decatur Street, New Orleans

Tuesday 11/15/11 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm: Spectrum sponsored Queer Film Series: Southern Comfort
LSU, 155 Coates Hall, Baton Rouge

Wednesday 11/16/11 · 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Civil rights and Health care/ Insurance rights with Julie Thibodaux of LA ACLU and Jim Collins Foundation and Sara Pic of Health Law Advocates
LGBT Community Center, 2114 Decatur Street, New Orleans

Thursday, 11/17/11 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Transgender Day of Remembrance (Baton Rouge)
Baton Rouge Unitarian Universalist Church, 8470 Goodwood Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA

Thursday 11/17/11 · 6:30pm – 8:00pm: HRC Associate Director of Diversity Allyson Robinson to discuss advocacy and the transgender community
LGBT Community Center, 2114 Decatur Street, New Orleans

Friday 11/18/11· 6:30pm – 8:00pm: An endocrinologist and internal medical physician experienced in transgender healthcare will provide information about the Transition process from a medical POV
LGBT Community Center, 2114 Decatur Street, New Orleans

Saturday 11/19/11 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Louisiana Trans Advocates sponsored event Voices of Survival
LGBT Community Center, 2114 Decatur Street, New Orleans

Sunday 11/20/11 · 3:00pm – 6:00pm: New Orleans Transgender Day of Remembrance Event March and Memorial
LGBT Community Center, 2114 Decatur Street, New Orleans

Sunday, 11/20/11 · 3:00pm – 6:00pm: Shreveport Transgender Day of Remembrance
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, Louisiana 71106

Monday, 11/21/11 · 4:30pm – 6:00pm: Transgender Awareness Evening @ UNO
UNO campus, TBA Click here for more information.

 

 

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About Forum For Equality

The Forum For Equality is a statewide human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.
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