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TransGender Michigan Plans Educational Expansions

By |2018-01-16T00:37:25-05:00April 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

LANSING – TransGender Michigan will receive a $5,000 grant from the Arcus Gay and Lesbian Fund to enhance its endeavors to educate about transgender identity. The group will use the grant to expand their existing educational services through the wider promotion and expansion of its speakers bureau, the drafting of additional educational brochures on numerous topics, specialized presentation development, and professional publishing of the organization’s educational brochures.
The goal of this project is to increase social justice, equality and understanding of transgender individuals and significant others, family, friends, and allies (SOFFA). Carrie Tune-Copeland, Secretary and SOFFA Coordinator said, “This expansion will heighten tolerance and understanding of transgender individuals and identities, increase opportunities for Michiganders to safely express their genders in ways that make sense for them, and enhance existing diversity education opportunities.”
With this funding secured, TransGender Michigan encourages transgender individuals and allies from across Michigan to join their expanding speakers bureau program. Those wishing to become more involved should send a letter of interest that outlines their experience to TransGender Michigan at PO Box 224, Swartz Creek, MI 48473 or info@transgendermichigan.org. Trainings for selected speakers bureau volunteers are estimated to take place between March and May 2005 in three distinct locations throughout Michigan.

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