For Kori Hennessey, the center’s director of education and programs, Pride Month is a time for self-expression + educating the community.
“It’s a time where my community can be out and proud without the fear of judgement, and we only have this because of the work of Black and brown transgender women,” Kori said. “Pride Month is lifting up the voices of the most marginalized people in our community, but it shouldn’t stop there. Pride is more than just a month — it’s human lives.”
Beyond Pride Month, the center’s mission is to “to serve, empower, and advocate for the well-being of our diverse LGBTQ+ communities.” Through various resources, programs, and initiatives it aims to create a more inclusive world, in which queer people thrive.
Some events happening this week include:
- SAGE Thursday Morning Drop-In | Thurs., June 10 | 10–11:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free | Seniors are invited to grab a virtual cup of coffee or tea + meet other members.
- TpartE | Thurs., June 10 | 6:30–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A group for Transgender and Gender Non-confirming youth will discuss issues that effect their community, share resources + get support among peers.
- Triangle Queer Artist Collective | Fri., June 11 | 6–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This group aims to uplift local LGBTQIA artists through providing creative resources.
- Courageous Conversations | Fri., June 11 | 7–8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A virtual discussion, hosted by 2 older transgender adults, to discuss health challenges + long term care, as well as helpful resources for the community.