Here's an understatement: next week is really busy. It's Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Transgender Day of Remembrance is held annually to honor trans and gender-variant people who lose their lives for being gender non-conforming.
To simplify, we're providing this list of events. Don't worry, all of this is also in the calendar, and our own events will be posted soon with longer descriptions. This list is just for your convenience.
Wednesday: Genderqueer Chicago safe space meeting. 7pm sharp at The Gerber/Hart Library (1127 W. Granville). This week's topic... "Bravery."
Thursday: The Night of Fallen Stars. This annual TDOR event hosted by Center on Halsted showcases the talents of gender-variant youth in a variety show performance. Local transgender organizations will be tabling at 6:30pm. Come and meet other folks who are doing great work and hang out with GqC (we'll have a table).
Friday: The Genderqueer Chicago Inter-generational Queer Mixer! In honor of TDOR, we're asking youth, elders, and all in between to come together for an evening of coffee and conversation. Event starts at 5:30pm at Kitchen Sink Cafe (1107 W. Berwyn).
Saturday: Transgender Day of Remembrance public vigil. Starting at 5pm at the Thompson Center (100 W. Randolph), we'll be honoring those lost this year at a candlelit vigil. This event is sponsored by the Chicago Transgender Coalition.
All events are open to people of all identities and are in spaces that are wheelchair accessible. Stay tuned for further information...