Transgender History Event

Transgender History: Stories of Our People

Who are we as a people? What is our shared heritage? Who are our pioneers?

Please join transgender historian Una Nowling, the hostess of “Trans Talk” on 90.1 KKFI and founder of the Transas City Project, as she takes us on an audiovisual journey through transgender history!

Presented in honor of the affiliation between the Transas City Project and The Transgender Institute.

Transgender History Event


DATE:  Sunday, April 24, 2016

TIME: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

LOCATION: The Transgender Institute: 8080 Ward Parkway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO

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Refreshments will be provided. There is no cost to attend, although donations will be accepted for transgender persons in need in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Hope to see you there!

Screening of The Danish Girl
Don’t miss the screening of THE DANISH GIRL December 15th!

Screening of The Danish Girl

UPDATE: TICKETS ALMOST SOLD OUT!

We are really excited about this! Make sure you don’t miss this exclusive event!

Local film screening of December 15th

THE DANISH GIRL (Opening in Kansas City December 25!)

Rated “R”

Find the courage to be yourself.

STORY SYNOPSIS:

Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables”) directs the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener (Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [“The Theory of Everything,” “Les Misérables”] and Alicia Vikander [“Ex Machina,” “Anna Karenina”]), whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a groundbreaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.

 

HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENING PASS

Click HERE to download a screening pass, while supplies last. This is on a first come, first serve basis. Once you download a pass, you will need to print it out and bring it to the theater the night of the screening.

Please share this with anyone who’d love to attend. See you there!

OPENS IN KANSAS CITY DECEMBER 25

 

DON’T miss our after-party! Get all of the info here.

Join us!

LA Times – Bruce Jenner and the shifting dynamics of TV’s transgender moment

The stakes are high for Bruce Jenner, who in a highly anticipated interview airing Friday night is expected to reveal to Diane Sawyer what many have long speculated — that the 1976 Olympic champion is now identifying as a transgender woman.

But the ramifications go beyond Jenner, an American celebrity who’s spent decades in the public eye. For an estimated 700,000 transgender Americans, the interview is a milestone in how TV and the media continue to consider transgender people and issues.

Other breakthrough moments on television dramas and reality series have led to a perception in recent years that attitudes toward the transgendered may be shifting.

“We’re no longer just a punch line for comics, or just limited to that sphere,” says Dana Beyer, a transgender rights advocate and executive director of Gender Rights Maryland. “Stories about us are now of interest to the mainstream media, and not because we’re special but because we’re not just marginalized and ridiculed. We’re actually newsworthy.”

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