Get Involved May 13, 2012

Trans Reality Takes Center Stage in Greenwich Village, NYC

Swish was privileged to host Trans Reality: Why Transgender Equality is Important, a panel discussion on issues affecting the transgender community, at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Moderated by Swish board member Jamie Lloyd, panelists Oscar Robles, Miranda Southwell and Kate McDonough of the Empire State Pride Agenda discussed transgender visibility in the media, the importance of passing the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) and how the LGB community, as well as straight allies, can better support their T brothers and sisters. A major takeaway fact of the night: 16 states have passed trans rights laws. NY is behind in its leadership. 

Special thanks to:

Event Co-Sponsors: Empire State Pride Agenda, OffSprung!, Presbyterian Welcome and Grey Dog Catering

Mathew Hotta

St. John’s Lutheran Church and pastor Mark Erson

The Anti-Violence Project

Pete Adrian and Grey Dog Catering