Friday, November 25, 2011

My trip to Occupy Wall St for "Trans-form the Occupation" on Sunday, November 13, 2011

I was invited down to Occupy Wall St. to participate in The "Trans-Form The Occupation" a transgender awareness event on day 58 of Occupy Wall Street in Liberty Plaza on November 13, 2011 in New York City. This was trans 101 type panel, put on by some of the members of QueeringOWS. Some of the speakers included Jenn and Craig from QueeringOWS; Noah from TLDF; Pauline Park from NYAGRA; Michelle Abdus’Shakur; Representatives from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project; myself; and a performance from Mx Justin Vivian Bond. There were also a few trans members that spoke at the speak out portion.

I spoke about the experiences of poverty of transgender people, the experiences of employment and educational discrimination and need for gender identity non-discrimination laws.

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