January 2013

January Social Support Meeting
Film: The Aggressives
Time:   7:30 - 9:00pm
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Location:  Milwaukee LGBT Community Center (1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor,
Milwaukee, WI)

Description: The Aggressives, a 2005 film by Daniel Peddle, is a rarely explored documentary about six self-defined "aggressives" -- primarily African-American individuals assigned female at birth who express themselves in uniquely masculine ways.  The film powerfully explores their lives and examines gender in ways that are not often part of traditional trans-narratives.   

Black History Month -- February -- is just around the corner.  In previous years, we have screened films like "Paris is Burning" and "How Do I Look?"  This film -- The Aggressives -- highlights the "flip side" of some gendered identities and expressions within African-American communities.

A discussion will follow the film.  <read more>

Open Discussion
6:00  - 7:15pm
Before every monthly meeting, we devote time to explore the issues you bring in.  During this gently facilitated time, we encourage you to share your experiences and stories, ask questions, seek referrals, gather resources, and connect with others.  All are welcome.  <Learn more>

Mark Your Calendars!
February 23, 2013
Guest Speaker: Craig Bodoh (
Making the Most of My Time

March 23, 2013
Topic: TBA

April 27, 2013
Trans+ policy advances

May 25, 2013
Guest speaker: Laura Sette
Trans legal issues

June 22, 2013
Guest Speaker: Cary Costello
A historical view: the detriments of a gender binary

July 27, 2013
Trans parenting panel

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