November 14 – 20 individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces. Click here to be directed to the Facebook page for more information.

Community activist Kayla Gore has been instrumental in spearheading a week of activities in recognition on Trans Awareness Week in Memphis, TN. Gore currently works as a Transgender Service Specialist for OutMemphis.

Kayla Gore, Trans Awareness Week Organizer

Out Memphis is a LGBTQ Community based center OUTMemphis who’s mission is to empowers, connects, educates, and advocates for the LGBT community of the Mid-South.

The culmination of the week will be the learning about and reflecting on the life of Marsha P Johnson. Marsha was a transgender woman of color who made an undeniable impact on LGBTQ and American history.

A pivotal actress in the events at Stonewall, she was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front, S.T.A.R., and a key voice in ACT UP. Hailed as the “Saint of Christopher Street”, Marsha was one of the “gay family” mothers who took care of LGTBQ street kids and homeless trans adults. She spent her life raising her voice on the issues that affected her and her family the most: trans and gay rights, trans rights within the LGBTQ movement, HIV/AIDS, and homelessness.

In partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum, join us for a screening of the documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson and a panel discussion and audience Q & A after the film.

This event is free for all participants! To register to attend, click here.

To learn more about this event check out the full details on facebook or click here to see the National Civil Rights Museum event page.

Want more information about all of the Trans Awareness Week 2017 events? Click here.