Trans actions

By |2009-11-12T09:00:00-05:00November 12th, 2009|News|

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, here’s a look at one-time and recurring events happening in Michigan for, by and about the transgender community.

Friday, Nov. 20
Candlelight Vigil, 7 p.m. Held in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, observed on Nov. 20. MCC-Detroit, 2441 Pinecrest Ave., Ferndale. 248-399-7741. http://www.mccdetroit.org
Celebrating Transgender People, 7 p.m. Celebrating trans contributions to the world and remember those lost. East Congregational United Church of Christ, 1005 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids. http://www.eastcong.org

Saturday, Nov. 21
Soldier’s Girl, 6:30 p.m. A viewing of the film about a solder who was beaten to death for falling in love with a transgendered nightclub performer. Bringing a dish is suggested, but not mandatory. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-398-7105. http://www.goaffirmations.org

Sunday, Nov. 22
Renaming Ceremony, 9 a.m. A service in honor of Remembrance Day to allow transgender men and women to claim their “name” and their relationship with God. MCC-Detroit, 2441 Pinecrest Ave., Ferndale. 248-399-7741. http://www.mccdetroit.org

Every Tuesday
Transgender SOS, 7 p.m. A safe space for spouses, partners, family and friends of transgender people. Ages 18 and up. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-398-7105. http://www.goaffirmations.org

Transgender Rap, 7 p.m. An open discussion group for people identifying as transgender and their allies. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-398-7105. http://www.goaffirmations.org

Our Space, 4 p.m. A sexual orientation and gender identity support group for Michigan State University students. WO13 Phillips Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing. [email protected]

Every Thursday
Gender Non-Conformists, 7 p.m. A social and support group for genderqueer, genderfabulous, transgender, gender-exploring folks, and all those who transgress gender binaries. This safe, open, and affirming space is also open to supportive family, friends and significant others. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-398-7105. http://www.goaffirmations.org

Transgender Women of Color, 7 p.m. Embracing womanhood, developing sisterhood. Full Truth Fellowship, 4458 Joy Road, Detroit. 313-931-2975. http://fulltruth.webs.com

Every Friday
TransAction, 7 p.m. A meeting to discuss topics related to the transgender community. LGBT Resource Center, 441 Union Building, Michigan State University. 517-353-9520

Every Saturday
Crossroads, 6:30 p.m. A transgender support group that provides a safe environment to interact with the community. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-398-7105. http://www.goaffirmations.org

Second Wednesday of each month
Perceptions Transgender Group, 6 p.m. An informal gathering for Tri-City transgenders. The Mixx/Metro Grilee, 115 N. Hamilton, Saginaw. [email protected] http://www.perceptionssv.org

Third Wednesday of each month
WRAP Transgender Advocacy Project, 6 p.m. A meeting for transgenders and allies with the Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project. WRAP, 325 Braun Court, Ann Arbor. http://www.wrap-up.org

Second Wednesday and fourth Sunday of each month
Trans*cend, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. Sundays. A social support group for transgender people and their friends, families and allies. CARES, 629 Pioneer, Kalamazoo.

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