By Dawn Wolfe
Crossroads Chapter was founded in Flint by Grace Bacon, according to current President Kenni Joanne Janiszewski, and through the years has served roughly 1,700 members. The organization currently has an active membership list of fifty people, mostly from southeastern Michigan, northern Ohio and parts of Ontario.
According to Janiszewski, Crossroads Chapter “provides a safe atmosphere for the members to get together who share a common interest. That’s the reason we were formed – to have a safe meeting place. In the old days, we never went out in public, though now we do.”
While all transpeople are welcome to join, Janiszewski said that most members are either MTF crossdressers or transwomen, and noted that wives and significant others are welcome to attend meetings and to join as associate members.
27th annual anniversary dinner
On Saturday, March 12, Crossroads Chapter will hold their 27th annual anniversary dinner at DeCarlo’s Banquet Hall, 6015 E. 10 Mile in Warren beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 and the reservation deadline is Friday, March 11. For more information or to order tickets call Dawn at 586-775-6063 or email [email protected].
Crossroads Chapter’s monthly meetings feature social time and demonstrations on aspects of gender presentation. Meetings take place on the second Saturday of each month at the Royal Oak senior center. For more information visit http://www.crossroadsmi.com or call 313-719-3267.