Transgender Awareness Week is November 13–19, leading to the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Please see below for local events planned to support, stand with and advocate for the 2SLGBTQI+ communities and honour lives lost to transphobic violence.

Monday, November 13, 4 p.m. | Trans Awareness Week Flag Raising
Dufferin Child & Family Services | 655 Riddell Rd, Orangeville
Celebrate the beginning of the Transgender Awareness Week with us by raising the transgender flag.
Poems and stories will be shared, as well as cookies and light refreshments.

Thursday, November 16, 6–8 p.m. | Art Hive for Trans & Non-Binary Community Members and their Friends
Orangeville Public Library | 275 Alder St, Orangeville
Folks are invited to make art, connect with others and ground themselves in a fun art-making night. A variety of art materials will be provided to create with, in addition to an optional special art project rooted in connecting community. Participants are
welcome to bring their own projects/art supplies. We welcome community members of all ages to attend.
Registration is required. Click here for the registration link.
Facilitated by Sara Jeffries, Psychotherapist (Qualifying) Art Therapist and Ryan Hornseth (GLOW, Rainbow Brave).

Friday, November 17, 12–1 p.m. | Lunch & Learn: Rainbow Brave for Professionals—Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Individuals Who Experience Sexual Violence
This workshop is virtual.
Information and resources will be shared to support 2SLGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence, including tips for inclusive language and 2SLGBTQ+ specific resources.
Registration is required. Click here to register for the receive the Zoom link.
Facilitated by Ryan Hornseth (GLOW, Rainbow Brave) and Barbara Mason (Family Transition Place).

Monday, November 20, 12–1 p.m. | Transgender Day of Remembrance
Dufferin Child & Family Services | 655 Riddell Rd, Orangeville
Commemorating lives lost and sharing the strength of our community. With Jax Baxter from Rainbow Mentors, a moment of noise to acknowledge grief and a rock painting activity for participants to take home.

Click here is a printable poster of the week’s events.

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