Virtual event series for Trans Empowerment Month aims to support transgender youth.
Each October, a Detroit-based transgender support organization “Stand With Trans” hosts a workshop for the community’s youth as part of Trans Empowerment Month and LGBT History Month.
This year things are different and instead of a one-day, in-person event for young people, the organization is hosting a month-long series of virtual events and workshops not just for teens, but their parents, teachers, and anyone who wants to be an ally to the community.
Keith, executive director of Stand With Trans says that while it’s free for young people, the cost is still a value for adults at $50 for a month’s worth of programming.
“We have over 40 sessions and over 50 presenters and with one registration you can access every session,” she said.
In addition to trans youth safety and empowerment, the dozens of events, seminars and workshops will cover topics like trans wellness, allyship, entertainment, education and understanding gender expression.
Stand With Trans’ Trans Empowerment Month events also includes a series of talks from the medical community, including conversations about hormones, facial feminization surgery, phalloplasty and navigating insurance.
For parents and caregivers of those in the transgender community, experts will discuss the importance of being supportive, understanding gender expression, and other workshops for adults.
Visit https://standwithtrans.org/beyou/?fbclid=IwAR1ZGTT97FpCVqGJxHAFf1LS3JOQDBAEfey-G3H1WoFrvEKIlyOhP1b6VbU for more information.