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Programming Announcement:
Transgender Awareness Week


Transgender Awareness Week (November 13 - 20, 2017)

Transgender Awareness Week will feature a series of events geared to support and highlight New Haven and Connecticut's diverse transgender community. The week of activities will begin with two incredible performances by Transgender icon Alok Vaid-Menon and continue with a series of programs that will include film screenings, social activities, awareness events, panels and workshops, and conclude with a public speak out and resource social at the New Haven Pride Center. 

Thank you so much to the individuals who came together to form the planning committe for Transgender Awareness Week, especially IV Staklo who has been an incredible leader in this year's (and previous year's) planning process. 
 
Featured Events
 
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Alok Vaid-Menon

Monday, November 13
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Lyric Hall Theatre
827 Whalley Avenue, New Haven
Performances at 7:00p and 9:00p


Join us for Femme in Public: An Evening with Alok Vaid-Menon where we challenge gender norms with hot topic poetry and honesty by spoken word artist and poet Alok Vaid-Menon. Read more here.  

Click here to buy tickets online! General Admission is $25, discounts for Center Members and Students with ID.
 
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Speak Out and Resource Party

Monday, November 20
Trans Event


New Haven Green
Downtown New Haven
5:30 - 7:00p

New Haven Pride Center
84 Orange Street, New Haven
7:00 - 8:30p


Join us for a public speak out and rally for Transgender Remembrance Day on the historic New Haven Green followed by a resource party at the Pride Center with healthcare and resource providers. More info here.
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Full Schedule of Events
 
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Monday, November 13

Gay Talk 2.0 Live Broadcast with Alok Vaid-Menon

5:00 - 6:30p
Lyric Hall Theater, New Haven


Join us, or listen online at GayTalk20.comfor a live broadcast episode of GayTalk 2.0 with special guest Alok Vaid-Menon and Center Executive Director Patrick J Dunn. 

Femme in Public: An Evening Alok Vaid-Menon
Performances: 7:00p & 9:00p 
Lyric Hall Theater, New Haven


Join us for an evening of challenging gender norms with hot topic peotry and honesty by spoken word artist Alok Vaid-Menon. General admission tickets are $25; discounts for students and Center Members.  Get tickets.


Tuesday, November 14

Trans Lifeline Info Session
5:30 - 7:00p 
New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange St


Join us for a special opportunity to chat with members of the Trans Lifeline team in New Haven - get information about correcting your legal documents and ways that you can be apart of change and advocacy in New Haven and beyond. 

Workshop: Gender a la Carte
7:30 - 9:00p 
New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange St

Everyone has a different relationship with gender. This workshop dives into breaking down loaded words and gender norms to help you define your own personal gender identity and expression as it fits you. $10 suggested donation. Presented by Felix Hart and Blaire Lauro.


Wednesday, November 15

Transgender Awareness Week Vigil 
3:00 - 4:00p 
New Haven Green 


Join us as we come together as a community to remember our Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Brothers and Sisters that have been lost during 2017 - the year with the highest number of murders to-date.

Sign Making and Clothing Drive 
6:00 - 8:30p 
608 Whitney Ave, New Haven​ 


Come together to make signs and help put together hand-outs for Monday's Public Speak Out and Resource Event. There will also be an opportunity to swap clothing or donate items you don't need anymore. 

Transgender Open Mic Night
Beginning at 9:00p 
168 York Street Cafe, New Haven​ 


An evening to highlight all of the incredible talent of New Haven's Transgender community - open to all transgender and non-binary performers! 


Thursday, November 16

Workshop: Let's Talk about Transgender Fertility 
4:00 - 5:30p 
New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange St

Join us for a special conversation with Dr. Thornton of CT Fertility about Transgender Fertility preservation and treatment options. CT Fertility is changing the landscape for Transgender fertility health - come and hear how! Have a question? Ask in advance here.
 

SUPPORT GROUPS

During Transgender Awareness Week both of the Center's Transgender Support Groups (Transgender Adult Support Group and Transgender Young Adult Support Group) will be meeting. For more information please e-mail us at nhglcc@gmail.com
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Friday, November 17

Movie Screenings: Transgender Films
Screenings at 12:30p & 3:30p
New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange St

Join us for an afternoon of Transgender films:

Boy Meets Girl (2014) a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

Tangerine (2015) a working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.


Saturday, November 18

Movie Screenings: Transgender Films
Screenings at 12:30p & 3:30p
New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange St

Life and Death of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) This documentary uses never-before-seen footage and rediscovered interviews in a search for the truth behind the mysterious 1992 death of black transgender activist and Stonewall veteran Marsha P. Johnson.

En el Cuerpo Equivocado [The Wrong Body] (Cuban, 2010) tells the moving story of Mavi Susel, the first trans gender person in Cuba to receive a sex reassignment operation, in 1988.

Raising the Roof for the Jim Collins Foundation
7:30 - 11:00p
Terminal 110, 240 Sargent Drive


Join us for a special fundraising dance party for the Jim Collins Foundation co-hosted by Dandy Lions and Jim Collins Foundation founder Tony Ferraiolo, with music by DJ Lady Tita. $10 suggested donation at the door. 


Sunday, November 18

Workshop: Transgender Online and the Dark Places of the Internet
1:00 - 2:00p 
New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange St

Join us for a conversation about online safe and best practices for finding a safe space online. Places to avoid, signs of misrepresentation, and how to make sure you keep yourself safe. Presented by Charlotte McEachern.

Screening & Talkback: A Self-Made Man (2013) with Tony Ferraiolo
5:00 - 7:30p 
United Church on the Green, New Haven

This extraordinary documentary shares the poignant personal story and important life work of Connecticut resident Tony Ferraiolo, a transgender youth advocate. Following the film there will be a talk-back with Tony Ferraiolo. 


Monday, November 19

Public Speak Out
5:30 - 7:00p 
New Haven Green

Join us and hear from leaders of the Transgender community as they speak out against hate and violence, talk about how we can bring change, and what we all can do to come together to make a difference. Bring your own sign of support. Interested in speaking? Click here

Resource Party
7:00 - 8:30p 
New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange St

Join us as we close out Transgender Awareness Week at the New Haven Pride Center for a resource exchange party with members of the Center's Transgender support groups, healthcare and fertility experts, and more. Event will also include a clothing swap and free HIV testing. More info here


 
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Thank You to Our Sponsors and Partners
Trans Awareness Week Sponsors


Other Things to Do
 
 

  
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CT Pride Hikers: Wild Turkey Hike
Kettle Town State Park (Southbury, CT)
November 18, 2017 at 11:00a

Join the Connecticut Pride Hikers for their November hike in the Kettle Town State Park! 

Thorsten and Rocky are cohosting this picturesque hike. The intensity is 80% easy and 20% moderate and will take about 2 hours and 15 minutes. After the hike, there will be a afterparty potluck hosted by three members of CT Pride Hikers in their home in New Haven.

More information here

 
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Monthly Prime Timers Dinner
Brazzi Restaurant, 
201 Food Terminal Plaza
November 15, 2017 at 6:30p

Join the Connecticut Prime Timers for Men's Night Out - a great night on the town with Connecticut's oldest gay mens group. Can't make this month's dinner? The Prime Timers meet at Brazzi for dinner every 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

Contact Maxwell and Tony for more information about dinner or with questions about joining the Prime Timer mailing list. 

 


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Undetectable: The Truth
November 16, 2017 at 6:30p
AIDS Project New Haven, 1302 Chapel Street


Ever wondered what it's like living with HIV in 2017? MPowerment is hosting a panel discussion, “Undetectable: The Truth” with real people living with HIV. Hear their experiences, ask them your questions, and learn the facts about being undetectable from doctors. 

More information here

 
 
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