FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LGBT Center of Hampton Roads Hosts Event for
National Transgender Awareness Week, Friday, November 20.
NORFOLK, Va. – November 11, 2015– In observance of National Transgender Awareness Week, November 14 to November 20, ACCESS AIDS Care and The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads, are joining a host of organizations from across the country for a week of education and community events including: Transgender Day of Action, Transgender Day of Remembrance and Transgender Day of Resilience.
According to GLAAD.org, National Transgender Awareness Week “raises the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and addresses the issues these communities face.” The week is a time for community allies and transgender people to raise awareness and take action on public issues. The week also promotes acceptance and equality for the transgender community.
ACCESS AIDS Care and The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads will be hosting an event on Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20. The event will honor those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence, acknowledge the successes the transgender community has made this year, and discuss the services and advocacy needed to move transgender rights and equality forward in Hampton Roads. The event will be held at The LGBT Center at seven o’clock in the evening, it is open to all.
“Our Center believes that it is important to honor and recognize the individuals in our community that identify as Transgender,” said Mary Aab, Director of the LGBT Center,
“They are the often the less visible within the LGBT community and they frequently receive some of the harshest discrimination. We’re here to support them and walk with them on their journey. This week and our event are important because they open the door to the community, and allow us to show our support for everyone.”
For more information visit: www.accessaids.org. Participate online using the hashtag #TDOR.
About ACCESS AIDS Care
ACCESS AIDS Care is an AIDS service organization that provides free and confidential HIV testing throughout the year. For over 25 years, ACCESS AIDS Care has helped those affected by HIV/AIDS through supportive and educational services. For more information, visit www.accessaids.org, or call us at 757.640.0929.