Whether you identify as transgender, are close to someone who’s gender nonconforming or simply want to gain more perspective on this diverse group of people and its local members, head to Spokane’s Transgender Day of Visibility event as part of the international day celebrating transgender lives, held annually on March 31. Many local resource groups are on site to share and discuss their services, including Odyssey Youth Movement, Kaiser Permanente’s Gender Clinic and the Spokane Human Rights Commission. A panel of local transgender-identifying people will share their stories and insight into their lives, including Spokane Fire Department Capt. Maeve Griffith, the subject of a recent feature story by local journalist and author Shawn Vestal. Visit the link below to see bios for all presenters and the program of events.
Sat, March 31 from 2-4 pm • Free; donations welcome • Spokane Woman’s Club • 1428 W. Ninth Ave. • bit.ly/2DWVlaa
— Chey Scott