More to come!
Leveraging TikTok: A Panel With Gaybors Academy | Wednesday April 16th 4pm EST
Gaybors Agency Leveraging TikTok workshop, in partnership with @taimiapp, is a meaningful, virtual conversation around being LGBTQ+ on TikTok, the lessons gaybors learned while building their brand and community and the success that can come from being on the platform. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to ask questions to our panel of TikTok experts.
Aadya Rising Red Curtain Cabaret | April 24th 8:30 pm EST
Drag queens... Drag kings... Musical artists... oh my!!!!
Join us for a live drag show and party on April 24th!
Show up, party with us, and directly impact the LGBTQ+2 community!
Hosted by Aadya Rising Co-Founder and Queers Eye's own, @trans.ginger
All funds raised will be split between our performers and our Aadya Rising's Annual Trans Femme Gender Affirming Procedure Fund.
Saint Michael's College Common Ground Presents: A Drag Show
Thursday April 22nd 2021 6PM EST/ 3PM PST
Join us for an evening of support for the parents of trans youth.
We are excited to welcome to the first program in our ongoing Pink Sofa Series. Please join us for an evening of learning and community building.
Our panel of Medical and Mental Health professionals, along with some amazing parents and Trans Community Influencers, will be available to answer your questions and engage in meaningful dialogue to offer help to parents who are parenting their transgender and non binary youth.
We will be covering topics including:
❤️how to support your child with their transition,
🧡how to help your child navigate school and social life,
understanding their identity,
💛gender related questions, and
💚resources you need as the parent of a trans child.
A resource packet will be provided to everyone who registers.
“La Familia de Stanford was honored to have Rose share her story with our community. It’s evident that Rose puts a lot of love and passion into her work and many of the participants expressed appreciation for the advice she had to offer. Throughout discussions that ranged from bullying to navigating relationships, Rose was very respectful and mindful of others' perspectives while standing firm in her own beliefs and values. We are extremely appreciative of Rose’s work with us and especially grateful for her flexibility. La Familia de Stanford could not have asked for a better speaker to close off our Winter Quarter events.”
Yale University’s Transgender Visibility Series 2021 would not have been nearly as successful without the brilliant mind of speakers and performers such as Rose Montoya. Not only did Montoya celebrate the joy within the Transgender community in her engagement with Yale’s LGBTQ youth, but she also delivered an impactful set of resources on how to better support and uplift Transfeminine creators, artists, and people alike. As a proud Non-binary Latina, Montoya’s words and wisdoms were received by Yale’s Office LGBTQ Resources, La Casa Cultural Center, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Department, Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Department, among so many other factions of campus. We can’t wait to have Rose Montoya back again!”
Drag queens... Drag kings... Musical artists... and more!!!
Join us for a live New Years Eve Eve Zoom party - A Very Aadya New Year!
Show up, party with us, and directly impact the community!
Hosted by Aadya Rising Co-Founder and #QueersEye 's own, @trans.ginger.
All funds raised will go towards our Aadya Rising's Annual Trans Femme Gender Affirming Procedure Fund.
Join myself and @cbustranspride tonight to honor the trans lives lost due to violence for Trans Day of Remembrance. They will provide a virtual walk through of a memorial and art installation by @Briden_schueren that you can experience in the safety of your own home.
9PM ET they will present a virtual program (check @cbustranspride for the link) with speakers, artists and performers (including myself) that you can watch from the safety and comfort of your home. You can pause, rewind, or fast forward, and take it at your own pace.
This conversation is to further the discussion around Trans Day of Remembrance, which started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a black transgender woman who was killed in 1998. This year is the 20th annual TDOR. It’s up to us to remember our siblings, since their killers, law enforcement, and media often seek to erase their existence.
I am so proud my job supported this class. We were able to offer a complimentary makeup class to the trans and gender non-conforming community of Seattle. The trans community is the most marginalized—especially those who are people of color. Makeup is about more than just beauty, especially for my community. At the beginning of my transition, I was completely overwhelmed by the makeup world. So I started with MAC and became obsessed. Presenting femininely in public is important for my safety. Makeup helps me blend into society easier. Often—especially early in my transition—when not wearing makeup, I’ll be misgendered or harassed because I don’t fit into society’s expectation of what it means to be a woman. Makeup helps myself and other trans feminine people blend into society. Makeup actually can mean safety for us. Trans people are four times more likely than the general population to live in extreme poverty (Nation Center for Transgender Equality). This makes access to makeup and lessons extreme difficult, as many need to prioritize food, water, and shelter first. The combination of social stigma, institutional discrimination, and economic hardships creates major barriers for trans folks to receive the care they need. I hope classes like this will become more regular. Nordstrom MAC counters always offer complimentary makeovers/lessons. My class helped bring folks in who needed help. Thank you for the support and resources to make this dream of mine come true. I hope all MAC locations are able to make something like this happen.