Making the Annapolis Valley a better place for LGBTQ youth and our allies

Laverne Cox, host of “The T-Word”

Actress and trans advocate Laverne Cox made an eye-opening documentary about seven transgender youth ranging from 12 – 24.  They are “showing the world what it means to defy expectations and live their lives – and truth – as authentically as possible.”

The participants in the documentary talk about getting support and having success.  They also describe experiences of violence and rejection, and how they responded.

We’ll show the documentary, then have time for discussion. How well do you think the documentary represents transgender issues?  What are the best and worst media representations of trans lives?  If you were making a documentary, what would you put in it?

You can watch the documentary in advance if you want.  Also, here are are some interviews with the people in the documentary, talking about their lives 1 year later.

Note that the drag performance we were hoping to host is on hold for now — we will revisit that idea in the new year.

Drop In runs 6:30-8:30 pm in Room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St., New Minas.

We’ll have snacks and drinks, and Guiding Principles to help make the space welcoming for all Queer and Trans youth 25 years and younger.  Also to help make the space more welcoming, please avoid wearing scented products. The LMCC is not a scent free building, but we can try to make our Drop In space as comfortable as possible for all.

If you need a ride from anywhere in Kings County, Annapolis County, or Hants County, submit a Transportation Request, no later than 3:30 on Monday afternoon, and we’ll arrange a ride for you.

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