HRC Honors Transgender Awareness Week

by Brandon Hooks

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation will be hosting several events in order to mark Transgender Awareness Week. The week, which this year runs from Friday Nov. 13 through Friday Nov. 20, is dedicated to illuminating both the progress and unfinished work in the fight for transgender and non-binary equality. The week culminates in Transgender Day of Remembrance, held every year on Nov. 20, a time to remember the transgender and gender non-conforming people who have been lost to fatal violence over the course of the previous year.

Sunday, November 15

WHAT: TransTech Summit panel: “A Look Ahead” - The Stakes for Trans and Non-Binary People

WHEN: 1 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 15

WHO:

  • HRC President Alphonso David
  • “Pose” star and TransTech founder Angelica Ross

Register Here

Wednesday, November 18

WHAT: Film screening and panel discussion of documentary Mama Gloria. Mama Gloria tells the story of Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen, who blazed a trail for trans people like few others before her.

WHEN: Panel discussion at 7 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 18

WHO:

  • Trans advocate Gloria Allen
  • Film director and member of HRC’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council Luchina Fisher
  • HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador Gia Parr
  • Director of Community Engagement for HRC’s Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper

Register Here

Wednesday, November 18

WHAT: Instagram Live discussion about the past, present and future of transgender rights and representation in politics.

WHEN: Instagram Live at 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 18

WHO:

  • Director of Community Engagement for HRC’s Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper
  • Delaware State Senator-elect Sarah McBride

Tune in on Instagram (@HumanRightsCampaign) at 5 p.m. EST

Thursday, November 19

WHAT: Film screening and panel discussion of documentary Born To Be. Born To Be follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City and takes an intimate look at how one doctor's work impacts the lives of his patients as well as his journey.

WHEN: Panel discussion at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 19

WHO:

  • Director, HRC Foundation Health & Aging Program, Tari Hanneman
  • Born to Be Director Tania Cypriano
  • Plastic Surgeon at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery Dr. Jess Ting (film subject)
  • Associate Editor at IndieWire Jude Dry (moderator)
  • Non-binary advocate Jordan (film subject)
  • Trans advocate Mahogany (film subject)

Register Here

Thursday, November 19

WHAT: Project THRIVE monthly webinar, “Youth Beyond the Binary: A Conversation on Non-Binary Identities”

WHEN: 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 19

WHO:

  • Non-binary youth advocate Sula Malina
  • Four non-binary and genderqueer young people

Register Here

Friday, November 20

WHAT: Panel discussion to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

WHEN: Friday, November 20 at 11 a.m. EST

WHO:

  • HRC Foundation Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper
  • Executive Director of STARR Mariah Lopez
  • Co-Founder & Executive Director, New York Transgender Advocacy Group Kiara St. James
  • Community advocate Kendall Stephens
  • Friend of Tony McDade’s family Ty Williams
  • Felycya Harris’s mother Clara “Momma Clara” Taylor

Watch the Event on Facebook Here

Topics:
Transgender