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Recently the New York Times published a piece that states that the Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.
This is the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law, but through all this we have one simple message – WE WILL NOT BE ERASED.
Trans people have existed as long as people have existed, and no memo, or executive order will change that. We are strong. We are resilient. And we will not be silenced.
4:00 – 5:00 free legal name change clinic and one on one consultations with SC attorney’s to answer questions about gender marker changes
5:00 – 6:00 Current legal landscape framing, and local trans community leaders share our stories
6:00 – 7:00 All are invited to join us for a free meal and chance to connect with likeminded community members. Vegan, GF options will be available
Come join Upstate Gender Benders, Columbia Gender Benders, Tri-County Gender Benders, Campaign for Southern Equality, PFLAG Spartanburg, Upstate Pride, The Greenville Sisters, the Rainbow Support Group, Speaking Down Barriers, Pride Link, and a growing list of local partners at the Greenville UU from 4-7 on Sunday November 11th. We will hear from local community leaders from 5-6, and then we invite everyone to join us for a free meal and chance to fellowship with likeminded community members. Live music will be preformed by amazing local artist K. Harper.
To our trans family, please know that you are not alone.
Link to New York Times piece: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/politics/transgender-trump-administration-sex-definition.html