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


Friday, February 3, 2006 - 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Inaugural "Ways In Between Gender" Film Series:
'Transamerica,' directed by Duncan Tucker
Introduced by Camille Hopkins, founder of Spectrum
On the first Friday of every month from February through May, Hallwalls will host a Ways In Between Gender film screening of films and videos by or about folks who identity as transgender or gender-queer. The winner of numerous awards, including Best Film at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival, TRANSAMERICA is a fictional narrative about Bree, a pre-op transsexual woman, who learns about a son she helped conceive as a man 17 years earlier. Starring Emmy award winner Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), who's garnered a Golden Globe Award for this role.
Hallwalls Contempory Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
$7 general, $5 members, $4 for students

Saturday, February 4, 2006 - DAWN
'PUSH,' written by Tim McPeek
With Jeannine Giffear, Dianne Gilleece, Christopher Fritton, and Kim Young-Mason; Directed by Taunee Grant
How do we tell you of a play on suicide -- icy sharp deep dark depths for January??
Presented by BLUE GARROTE COLLECTIVE as part of OVERKILL thru June 06.
Rust Belt Books
Corner of Allen Street and Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo


Friday, February 10, 2006 - 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
MOCHA Project's Red Party
Enjoy an evening of entertainment to benefit the Men Of Color Health Awareness Project.
$5 general admission
166 Franklin Street at Mohawk, Buffalo


Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 8 p.m.
V-Day Buffalo
As part of the 2006 V-Day Worldwide Campaign, Buffalo is proud to present a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for local organizations working to end violence against women and girls.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo
692 Elmwood Avenue, corner of West Ferry, Buffalo


Friday, March 3, 2006 - 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
"Ways In Between Gender" Film Series:
'Latina, Rome and Their Family,' directed by Ji Hoon Park
(25 min., 2004)
A warm and honest portrait of an African-American FTM and MTF couple and their family living in Philadelphia.

'Transparent,' directed by Jules Rosskam
(61 min., 2005) - Director present in person!
A moving portrait of the myriad experiences of FTM parents, exploring the major issues they face in their daily lives.

Hallwalls Contempory Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
$7 general, $5 members, $4 for students


Friday, April 7, 2006 - 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
"Ways In Between Gender" Film Series:
'Call Me Malcolm,' by Joseph Parlagreco

Born Miriam, we meet Malcolm as a young man in the final year of seminary on the cusp of a new vocation and a new beginning. Malcolm allows us to follow him on his journey across the US as he meets with individuals who openly share what it means to be a transgendered person in this country, at this time. Produced by Filmworks, Inc. (a secular NYC based production company) and The United Church of Christ (a mainline Protestant denomination) Call Me Malcolm is the first feature film intended for theatrical release to be produced by the church. Surprisingly non-didactic, this documentary touches on issues of education, spirituality, gender equality, LGBT equality, hate crimes, and the history of the transgender movement.
Hallwalls Contempory Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
$7 general, $5 members, $4 for students


Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 7 p.m.
Town Hall Meeting on Securing Statewide Transgender Protections
Coordinated by the New York State GENDA Coalition

The third in a series of regional meetings around the state on advocating for Transgender Inclusive laws, including GENDA, the “Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act” currently pending in the New York State Legislature.
Unity Church
1243 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo


Friday, May 5, 2006 - 8 p.m.
"Ways In Between Gender" Film Series:
'100% Human' by Jan Dalchow and Trond Winterkjaer

(Norway, 73 min., 2005)
Monica has been confiding in a camera during the months before and after her operation, producing a very rare video diary. Her total honesty, sense of humor, and direct way of revealing her experiences will break down myths and prejudice towards people in her situation.

100% Human consists of an unusual mix of genres: personal video diary, musical performances, re-enactments and traditional cinema-verité scenes. Monica's musical numbers add depth to her story in a very poetic and untraditional way, making this film a challenge to the traditional documentary in much the same way Monica challenges traditional gender definitions."
Hallwalls Contempory Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
$7 general, $5 members, $4 for students


Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 7 p.m.
Marriage Equality Town Hall Meeting

Updates on the impending NY marriage court case along with a review of the possible outcomes and an opportunity for questions. Light refreshments will be served.
Unitarian Universalist Church
695 West Ferry, Buffalo


Friday, June 2, 2006 - 8 p.m.
"Ways In Between Gender"Leslie Feinberg
Author and Activist LESLIE FEINBERG in Person

Leslie Feinberg—a long-time, internationally-known activist and award-winning author—came of age as a young butch lesbian in the factories and gay bars of Buffalo, NY in the 1960s. Leslie will read from her latest book, "Drag King Dreams," a novel set in contemporary Manhattan that follows the political reawakening of protagonist Max Rabinowitz, a bouncer in an East Village drag club.

Co-sponsored by Gender Institute-IREWG, University at Buffalo; Pride Buffalo; Spectrum Transgender Group; the Rainbow Elders; and by many generous individual donations.

Trinity Episcopal Church
371 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
$7 general, $5 members, $4 for students


Saturday, June 3 , 2006 - 7 p.m.
Pride Buffalo - Sixth Annual Dyke March and Rally

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 where we will boogie woogie woogie ’til we just can’t boogie no more. Celebration includes singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick, DJ and dancing and a cash bar.
Rally at 7:00 pm, Lineup at 7:30 pm Eckerd Drugs, 202 West Utica Street
March to Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway


Sunday, June 4, 2006 - 1 p.m.
Pride Buffalo - GLBT Pride Parade and Celebration

Over 40 groups, organizations, floats and many others will be marching! The parade will step off promptly at 1 p.m. from the Kleinhans Music Hall parking lot, proceed east on North Street, then continue north on Elmwood Avenue to Bidwell Park.

After the parade Bidwell Park comes to life with a complete line up of events, entertainment and so much more! Enjoy the parade,stroll through the Marketplace, take in the incredible international, national and local entertainment, then dance the night away at the cocktail pavilion area
Lineup at 11 am at Kleinhans Music Hall
March to Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway at 1 pm


Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 12 p.m.
Summer Picnic at Riverside Park

Join us for a nice old-fashioned summer cook-out in the park with friends!
Riverside Park (2607 Niagara Street), Buffalo


Friday, September 29, 2006 - 7 p.m.
Deviant Bodies 2.0 Exhibit Opening

Deviant Bodies 2.0 is perhaps the most groundbreaking and comprehensive exhibition in the history of contemporary art to explore the margins of gender and representation by presenting work through the multiple lenses of Transgender, Genderqueer and Gender Variant perspectives.

The Trans community runs the gamut of self expression. It is very different to be a white trans-person, a trans-person of color, a teenager, or a 40 year old. With these different points of view come numerous different notions of what it means to be a man, a woman, in-between, and beyond. Deviant Bodies 2.0 presents a range of perspectives and experiences intersecting with issues of race, class, age, ability, sex, sexuality, and nationality, to show Transgendered individuals as they truly are; angry, sexy, introspective, queer, and not like everyone else.
CEPA Gallery in Market Arcade Building
617 Main Street (Theatre District), Buffalo


Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 7 p.m.
Deviant Bodies 2.0 Keynote Address by Emi Koyama

Emi Koyama is a multi-issue, self-identified "social justice slut," synthesizing feminist, Asian, survivor, dyke, queer, sex worker, intersex, genderqueer, and crip politics. She has been the keynote speaker at the Translating Identity Conference and the Western Regional LGBTQIA College Conference. She is currently the director of Intersex Initiative, and is putting the “emi” back in feminism since 1975. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Check out Emi's website.
Just Buffalo Literary Center in Market Arcade Building
617 Main Street (Theatre District), Buffalo


Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 7 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. Join Spectrum and other local organizations in a tribute to those who have suffered from anti-trans bigotry and violence.
Unitarian Universalist Church
695 Elmwood Avenue (corner of West Ferry), Buffalo


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