Be the Light Panel
This panel will be an informal discussion with both transgender and non-binary people in an effort to showcase the stories of those who have come out and begun the process of transition. The event will be held at Temple Beth El from 7 to 9 p.m. with coffee and dessert included. Panelists include
Dubbs Weinblatt – They/Them Pronouns
Weinblatt is the education and training manager at Keshet, a national organization that works for the full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Dubbs uses their story as a transgender Jew as a way to connect and educate folks on inclusion.
Hunter Keith – He/Him
Keith is a college student pursuing a degree in psychology, a graduate of Hillel Day School and The Frankel Jewish Academy and is a self-identified gay, trans man who began his transition from female to male in middle school. He’s given numerous presentations about being transgender and sharing his own journey to help others.
Rachel Zaback – She/Hers
Zaback is a high school science teacher who recently came out to herself, friends and family as a transgender woman. Since then, she has begun her gender transition and gotten involved in local transgender and LGBTQ groups, both in and out of the Jewish community. Confident in her new identity, she is excited to help transgender and LGBTQ youth feel comfortable being themselves.
For more information contact Roz Gould Keith at 248-739-9254 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to do Life Workshop Series
The first event in a still-in-the-works series, Stand With Trans is hosting its How to do Life event on Saturday, May 4, at the Affirmations LGBTQ community center in Ferndale.
The targeted audience is kids in middle and high school who identify as transgender and non-binary in an effort to aid in “building personal confidence and finding healthy habits.”
There is no fee to attend this free event and lunch will be provided. Register online at standwithtrans.org.