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October 2014

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger (MKE LGBT Film Fest)

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UWM Union Theatre,
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI United States
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Artist/theorist Kate Bornstein explodes binaries while deconstructing gender – and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw. Sam Feder’s playful, meditative documen-tary joins Bornstein on her latest tour, capturing rollicking public performances and personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor. We unfurled this so great, really lovely film last February and we bring it back at…

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Monthly meeting – MKE LGBT Films!

October 25
UWM Union Theatre,
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI United States

[No October meeting.] Instead of our regular monthly meeting in October, full of discussion and with a focus on a specific topic, we encourage you to take part in the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, October 16 – 26, 2014.   The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival is offering a wide range of trans-focused films, including the following: Something Must Break October 17, 2014 Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger October 24, 2014   Categorical Refutation: An evening of Trans* Shorts…

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CATEGORIAL REFUTATION: An Evening of Trans* Shorts (MKE LGBT Film Fest)

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UWM Union Theatre,
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI United States
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Definitions claimed and ignored in this energetic conflation of characters engaging with disclosure, athletics, postmodernism, robots (possibly), mothers, and a bling bedecked walker as vehicles for getting where and who you need to be. To screen: Bradley Manning Had Secrets (Adam Butcher, UK, 5min., 2011); Dating Sucks: A Genderqueer Misadventure (Sam Berliner, US, 12:40, 2013); Gender Games (Meg Smaker and Veronica Lopez, US, 9min., 2013); Black is Blue (Cheryl Dunye, US, 21min., 2014); MyMy (Anna Helme, Australia, 15min., 2014); two…

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52 Tuesdays (MKE LGBT Film Fest)

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UWM Union Theatre,
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI United States
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52 Tuesdays is, truly, 52 consecutive Tuesdays in the relationship between a gender-transitioning mother and her daughter, the year that the mother starts to transition and reluctantly asks her teenager to live with her father. Tuesdays will be the day that they reserve for each other, to hang out. The year brings changes for both of them: James, the transitioning parent, working to declare his identity while maintaining a sense to the relationship with the daughter he loves, and the…

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Trauma Informed Practices

October 29 - 30
Unnamed Venue,
Washington, DC United States
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Kate Bornstein: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UW-Milwaukee,
Milwaukee, WI United States
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Sponsored by the UWM LGBT Resource Center “A self-described trans-dyke, reluctant-polyamorist, sadomasochist, and recovering Scientologist, Kate Bornstein has been instrumental in raising transgender visibility. She is a role model for a generation of people that is learning how to define its gender and sexuality, and survive in a world that frequently greets them with hate and hostility. When we can watch Laverne Cox regularly on the popular Netflix series Orange is the New Black, or root for writer Janet Mock…

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November 2014

Male Survivor Conference 2014

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Supporting Transgender Survivors in Accessing Culturally Responsive Sexual Assault Services Workshop Description: This workshop will provide a base transgender framework, prevalence rates of sexual violence, barriers to accessing services, and unique issues facing transgender survivors. Providers will learn practical steps that will assist them in modifying existing policies and procedures, identifying and lowering barriers to service, improving effective services to transgender survivors. Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Expand transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework 2. Deepen understanding of…

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Strategies for Improving Trans-Police Relations

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Registration Open! https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/604406031 Please note your time zone:  (noon-1:30 Pacific, 1-2:30pm Mountain, 2-3:30pm Central, 3-4:30pm Eastern)   Description: In this webinar we’ll look at the ingredients needed for improving and transforming the relationship between trans communities and police departments, and help you map your path to getting there. Using examples from cities that have made progress in this area, you’ll have the chance to better understand your local situation, and what steps you might need to take to advance your…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center,
1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor, Milwaukee, WI United States
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Save the date:  More details and partners listed soon. Join FORGE and community partners in marking the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The greater Milwaukee community will be honoring those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender hate and/or violence on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center (1110. N Market Street, Second Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202). This is a COMMUNITY event — for the community, of the community, by the community. Part of joining…

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Monthly meeting: Dylan Scholinski

November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center,
1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor, Milwaukee, WI United States
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A Day (and evening) with Dylan Scholinski Distinguished artist, author, and public speaker. Recently his award winning book (The Last Time I Wore a Dress: A Memoir – Penguin/Putnam) was listed in the Top 10 Must Reads in Out Magazines first transgender issue. His work not only portrays the anguish of his forced years of hospitalization for being an “inappropriate female,” but also his ultimate triumph. Dylan is the founder/witness for the Sent(a)Mental Project: A Memorial to Suicide. He spends…

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