A proactive gathering of our family working in solidarity through the Movement for Trans Lives. Family, friends, and allies come together in sanctuary and build the relationships that nurture us through the work of the year.
We organize, in coalition with the many trans-led groups of our city, a march of resilience. In the African tradition of honoring the lives of those lost through celebration and stories of life, we march in unity. Originating in few cities and now spanning to dozens across the nation, we repurpose public space as tools for communication with our city. We march to assert our humanity and value in the larger Baltimore community.
A continuously growing closet of garments housed in our offices at the GLCCB, the clothes travel with us to events and are available in our office during our open hours.
Many trans individuals understandably have trouble find affirming clothing –unfamiliar sizing, lack of support and expensive price tags can keep people from the clothes they need to affirm their identity. The clothing closet is more than a collection of fabric. It is an opportunity to understand and affirmed within one’s identity.
We populate education workshops tailored to a variety of organizational needs. Largely, this looks like workplace diversity trainings on gender expansive identities and why organizations should do the work to make their workplace a transgender sanctuary.
Introductory lectures on transgender terminology with a focus on the equipping participants with tools for further discussion. These workshops are geared towards bringing participants from square one to someone transgender individuals can feel safe interacting with.
Taking the origins of gender variance and expansion beyond the introduction, The next level courses unpack the lived experiences of gender as we interface with unaccommodating systems. Further, this workshop explores the connections between binary gender and Eurocentric understandings of biological sex which seeks to erase and control our bodies.
We populate 101 and 201 educational seminars on interacting with our community. These seminars will always be taught by a transgender individual and will always compensate that labor.