Starting from the premise that too often the "T" is left out of the LGBTQ conversation, Pride Leadership Cycle 6 coordinated an evening designed to help change that. LET'S TALK TRANSGENDER: A Community Conversation on Creating Inclusive Environments was held on October 22 at the Longaberger Alumni House on the OSU campus.
The 175 attendees heard from former Columbus resident Cory Frederick of iEd Worldwide. Later Frederick joined a panel hosted by 10TV’s Chris Bradley that also included Tara McKenzie Allison, Cherno Biko and Mason Caminiti. While much was shared and learned during the event, a concluding theme was that everyone could benefit from learning more about the diverse members of the trans* community.
The educational event was the culminating service project of the participants of Pride Leadership Cycle 6. Pride Leadership is an intense eight-month training program of United Way of Central Ohio designed to prepare LGBTQ participants for effective service on non-profit boards or community leadership positions in an effort to increase diversity.
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Quorum Columbus wants to continue the conversation to help educate the LBGTQ and larger communities about trans* and gender non-conforming people and issues. Watch for increased coverage in future issues.
Photos | Ray Lavoie