TransPride Week kicks off March 31 at the Center

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Trans Day of Visibility is a day to see and celebrate the transgender community. This is a day for the trans community to come together to celebrate us, and for allies to support, validate and learn more about trans issues, needs and achievements.

This year, Las Vegas is kicking off TransPride Week on Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV), March 31, and continuing through April 4 at The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada.

The event will feature educational panels, workshops, information and resources for health care, housing, employment and allyship. Educational panels will inform participants about the trans and gender diverse community, intergenerational, intercultural, terminology and different transition experiences across different identities under the trans umbrella. Transgender people may identify as transwomen, transmen or may identify and/or present as non-binary. Panels will also explore the overlap and differences between trans and intersex experiences.

Throughout the week, local trans artists and performers will share their talents, while participants explore resources for gender presentation, well-being, trans health care providers and services, housing and legal aid with name/gender changes and discrimination cases. Families and partners of trans individuals can come participate in activities and discussions.

Members of the trans community are also encouraged to try out for the Ms., Mr., Mx. Trans Visibility Pageant, which will highlight service to the community, as well as talent. This is an all-ages event. In the evenings, local performers will host Trans Day of Visibility celebrations at supportive venues around town. More to come!

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Ray MacFarlane at rmac@thecenterlv.org. The event will be held at The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada, 401 S Maryland Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.

Co-sponsors of TransPride include The LGBTQ Center, Gender Justice Nevada, Affirming God’s People, Lambda Business Association, PFLAG of Southern Nevada, HRC, Nevada Gender Affirming Healthcare Project, FLUX and more.

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