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Spectrum Transgender
Group of Western NY
P.O. Box 596
Buffalo, NY 14207


Pride Buffalo (June 2005)

Saturday, June 4, 2005 - 7 p.m.
Fifth Annual Dyke March and Rally
Anyone and everyone please come out to celebrate and support the fantastic womyn in our community. These are your mothers, sisters, daughters, lovers, and friends. March with them up Elmwood Avenue to Bidwell Parkway. Celebration includes Toronto-based singer/songwriter Ember Swift.
Eckerd Drugs, 202 West Utica Street, Buffalo

Sunday, June 5, 2005 - 1 p.m.
The GLBT Pride Parade and Celebration
Line up at 11:00 a.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall. Parade steps off promptly at 1:00 p.m. Here's our opportunity to show the city how fun, colorful, caring, beautiful, creative, and plentiful we are! More than 70 organizations make their way from Symphony Circle up Elmwood Avenue to Bidwell Parkway, showing our True Colors.
Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Saturday, June 11, 2005 - 10 a.m.
Transexperience: A Workshop for Everyone
Learn more about gender expression, transgenderism and transsexuality from local transactivists and a counseling professional who specializes in gender identity.
Rene A. Jones, MS;
Pride Center of WNY, 18 Trinity Place, Buffalo

Monday, June 13, 2005 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Case for Women-Only Space
Explore 21st century dialogues on creating and affirming women-only space with a discussion on the value of safe spaces for women and the place we all have in creating and supporting them.
Patricia Shelly, CSW; JR Martin-Alexander; Aimee Goldberg
MOCHA, 531 Virginia Street, Buffalo

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
You Don't Know Jack/Jill About Gender: Intersexuality 101
Think you know how we became men and women? Think your high school biology class taught you enough about gender and sex? Well, you don't know Jack (or Jill) about gender. Learn about the complexities of gender and the lives of intersex individuals.
Camille Hopkins and members of Spectrum Transgender Group.
MOCHA, 531 Virginia Street, Buffalo

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 7 p.m.
Pink Party: It's About Breasts!
Lesbians are at a higher risk for breast cancer. Hormones result in greater risk factors for MTF transgender individuals. Learn proper self-exam technique with a fun hands-on demonstration. Ask questions and get answers. Free gifts.
Cathleen Carter, Ph.D., psychologist, breast cancer survivor
Pride Center of WNY, 18 Trinity Place, Buffalo

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 2 p.m.
Free Movie: Hedwig and the Angry Itch
Starring John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Pitt. Hedwig undergoes a sex change operation after falling in love, but nothing worked out as it was supposed to. Years later, she is leading her rock band on a tour, telling her story through music. Discussion/social time follows the film. Presented by the Pride Center.
Pride Center of WNY, 18 Trinity Place, Buffalo

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Transgender Youth Roundtable Discussion
Dealing with being young and trans can be extremely difficult. This peer-based workshop focuses on the issues faced by trans youth, including coming out to family, to friends and at school; difficulties accessing resources; and locating supportive social networks. Featuring youth from GLYS, MOCHA Project, and Spectrum
MOCHA, 531 Virginia Street, Buffalo

Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Word is OUT
An exciting and provocative evening of original prose, stimulating poetry and music for queer, transgender, genderqueer, and queer-friendly individuals. Bring an open mind, and we'll fill it with the good stuff.
MOCHA, 531 Virginia Street, Buffalo

Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 2 p.m.
Trans Breast/Chest Care and Access to Health Resources
An overview of breast and chest health issues for transgender people, including self-examination and risk factors. Also provides extensive information on access to transgender health care.
Diane Bruessow, Physician Assistant and founder of the Long Island Lesbian Cancer Initiative.
Pride Center of WNY, 18 Trinity Place, Buffalo


Other Events

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Genderqueer 101
As new identities proliferate, how do we maintain a sense of cohesion & community while respecting individuals? As these communities grow and our language evolves to reflect them, how do we continue to communicate? In this workshop we seek to address the complexity of genderqueer identities and the language that surrounds them within the context of LGBT and feminist organizing. Presented by JR Martin-Alexander, Aimee Goldberg, and Michael Yeh.
330 Student Union, University at Buffalo North Campus

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mind, Body & Sprit of the GLBT Community

The goal of this conference is to educate and train professionals, non-professionals, and community members on the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) communities. The conference will work to give individuals the tools to provide educational, medical, and spiritual resources for the GLBT community as well as reduce existing barriers that stand in the way of this community receiving services. Organized by Planned Parenthood of Niagara County and the GLBT Task Force of Niagara County.
Days Inn, 443 Main Street, Niagara Falls
$20 general, $10 for students
To register, call (716)694-6454

Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 1 p.m.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 as a response to the growing issue of anti-transgender violence leading to death. Last year, the trans community observed this event with 212 events in 8 countries. Join Spectrum, the Pride Center of WNY, Gay and Lesbian Youth Services, and other local organizations in a procession down Elmwood Avenue in memoriam.
Bidwell Parkway and Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo.


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