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    Transgender Awareness Month 2019 in San Francisco

    Each year in November, the trans and gender nonconforming community, allies, and local organizations participate in Transgender Awareness Month to help raise the visibility of trans people and to address the issues our communities face in San Francisco and beyond.

    Started as Trans Awareness Week, the event has grown to Transgender Awareness Month with events, actions, and community services taking place all month. The San Francisco Office of Transgender Initiatives and Our Trans Home SF led the Trans Awareness Month Kickoff, which included flying the Trans Flag over City Hall, which was later lit up in the flag’s colors.

    The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival was another early part of the observance, having successfully taken place from November 7–10 at the Roxie. (See our previous issue for more information about this year’s films.) Glow: Trans Lifeline also celebrated its 5th Anniversary on November 7.

    Coming up will be the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Special Commendation on November 19. This will be followed by the Transgender Day of Remembrance (#EnoughIsEnough) on November 20 and TransGiving hosted by Trans Thrive on November 28. TransGiving dinners will also be served in New York on November 21 and in Los Angeles on November 24.

    For more information about Transgender Awareness Month events in San Francisco, go to: https://sf.gov/information/trans-awareness-month

    Published on November 14, 2019