For this LGBT History Month, a coalition of community agencies will focus on expanding awareness of the transgender community.
The Village Chicago, Howard Brown Health, Lakeview Presbyterian Church, and the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives will present a two-part signature program, "Putting the 'T' First: Honoring the Role of the Transgender Community in the LGBT Rights Movement."
The first event took place Oct. 9 at Howard Brown Health/Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St. The next one will happen Tuesday, Oct. 16, 3-5 p.m., at Lake View Presbyterian Church, 716 W. Addison St.
Part one will cover history and politics, language and identity, safety and oppression, and medical-support services. Part two will focus on the lived experience of members of the trans community, behavioral health support services, and support services for identity issues.
For more information, call 708-752-2725.