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TransGender Michigan offers Grand Rapids speakers bureau training

By |2018-01-16T14:10:02-05:00August 4th, 2005|News|

GRAND RAPIDS – On Aug. 27, TransGender Michigan will host another in a series of speaker’s bureau trainings funded through an Arcus Foundation grant.
The training is for anyone who would like to learn how to speak publicly and privately about transgender issues, and why these issues are important. Participants will meet from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The day-long session will include a mock panel discussion and instruction on how to develop a personal story and how to answer difficult questions about gender and sexuality.
TransGender Michigan has held similar trainings in Detroit and Alpena.
According to Flint resident Tristia Pettey, “The training really taught me how to develop my personal story and the importance of speaking up.”
TransGender Michigan is committed to diversity; therefore, people of color, people with disabilities, male-to-females, female-to-males, genderqueer individuals, crossdressers, and significant others, friends, family members and allies of transgender individuals are especially encouraged to attend.
For more information or to register contact Speaker’s Bureau Coordinator CJ Tune Copeland at 810-397-0909 or

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