San Francisco, CA – This March 23st, 2019 commemorates the 10thanniversary of the historic founding of the International Transgender Day of Visibility. Dedicated to celebrate the accomplishments of the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) community as well as raising the awareness of discrimination worldwide. San Francisco Community Health Center joins with a wide array of partners across the city to bring two days of incredible importance.
Firstly, on March 27thfrom 6:00pm-9:00pm at the New Peoples Cinema on 1745 Post Street is a screening of “America in Transition.” This documentary series and community engagement campaign explores community, family and social issues for trans people of color across the united states. The film is about supporting the fight for trans liberation by hosting discussions in places where we most need to have these conversations. Director, Andre Prez, who founded the Trans Oral History Project will be joining to facilitate the conversation.
Secondly, on March 29th from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the SomArts Gallery at 934 Brannan St. is the Transgender Day Visibility celebration, this year’s theme is “Celebrating Authentic Bodies: Breaking Barriers.” It is a special event that will honor community members, provide a save space Trans and GNC folks to socialize, congregate, dance and more! Featuring Dj Chinco Cee of Honey & Hot Sauce and DJ CarrierOnDisco and other guests! There will also be delicious hors’doeuvres, wine beer and non-alcoholic pleasures.
“This year’s Transgender Day of Visibility is really something special.” Said Nikki “Tita Aida” Calma, Director of Community Programs and HIV Services. “In the 10 years since its founding the Trans and GNC community has seen so much growth in terms of making a presence in local and national media. But there are still many needs of the community that are not being met, like safety from violence, adequate healthcare access and housing security. I’m happy that we are brining all of these trans and GNC organizations to discuss and network these strategies together.”
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San Francisco Community Health is an LGBTQ and people of color community health center that transforms lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality. It believes everyone deserves to be healthy and needs access to the highest quality health care. At SFCHC health care is grounded in social justice. With two locations, SFCHC is an anchor institution in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood and a comprehensive health home for the LGBTQ community in the Castro. SFCHC operates a fully licensed, federally qualified health center; runs one of the largest transgender community drop-in centers in the country; and is the premier HIV treatment and care provider for people living with HIV in the Tenderloin. For more information please visit www.SFCommunityHealth.org