Press release from Tranzmission:
Coinciding with the 10th International Transgender Day of Visibility, Tranzmission will be showcasing art by local transgender, non-binary and gender nonconforming artists at the Taylor Art Gallery, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 31st. Admission will be sliding scale at the door, with $5-$25 suggested donations and no one turned away. Artist submissions will be displayed at the Community Center from March 18th until the evening of the event.
Pieces will be auctioned to attendees starting at 3pm, two hours after the start of the show. Proceeds benefit the artists featured, as well as Tranzmission, at the artists’ discretion. A 50/50 raffle will also be held, with tickets available at $1 for one and $10 for fifteen, and the winner announced upon the conclusion of the auction. Raffle proceeds will benefit Tranzmission.
The International Transgender Day of Visibility was founded by transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009, introducing a positive, celebratory holiday to contrast with the solemn and mournful Transgender Day of Remembrance, in which the year’s victims of transphobic violence are remembered and honored. In much the same way, Tranzmission has chosen to celebrate this year’s Day of Visibility by honoring the amazing artists and storytellers who call our local community their home.
For over 17 years, Tranzmission has been dedicated to making the lives of transgender, gender variant, non-binary and gender nonconforming individuals healthier, happier and safer through education, advocacy and support.
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For more information about The Transgender Day of Visibility and Tranzmission, please contact Brynn Estelle by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.