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Penn State To Hold Inaugural Transgender Visibility Week

Today marks the beginning of Penn State’s first Transgender Visibility Week, which aims to “increase awareness and advance advocacy for transgender and gender non-conforming people and the issues they face in their lives,” according to Penn State News.

“This week’s events highlight Penn State’s commitment to diversity as we work to remove any barriers that impede the full participation and inclusion of Penn State’s transgender community,” said Borja Gutiérriz, 2016-18 chair of the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity (CLGBTQE),

The week will include various events each day to facilitate conversation about transgender issues and will conclude with Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 20 to “memorialize those who have been lost as a result of trans-phobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community,” according to Penn State News. All events throughout the week are free and open to the public.


10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Transgender Information Exchange/HUB Takeover on the ground floor stage at the HUB

5:30 p.m.: Keynote Address “Transgender Healthcare” by Curtis Swagler and Nora Maginnis, physican and nurse practitioner (respectively) at University Health Services at Foster Auditorium


6 p.m.: PBS-Frontline: Growing Up Trans documentary and discussion panel at Foster Auditorium


5:30 p.m.: “Transgender Law” talk by Dara E. Purvis, Penn State Law assistant professor at 124 Sparks Building


Noon to 4 p.m.: Transgender Clothing Exchange at HUB Flex Theater (Donations will be accepted at the LGBTQA Student Resource Center, University Mennonite Church, and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County.)

8 p.m.: Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil at Old Main


Transgender Day of Remembrance, vigil at Allen Street gates

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