November is Transgender Awareness Month (TAM), and there’s a whole series of events planned in Baltimore and beyond, with opportunities for everyone to show their support and solidarity with the transgender community, learn, and become better allies. As well, the Baltimore Transgender Alliance (BTA) is hosting a series of bar fundraisers. Here’s a roster of upcoming events…

Tuesday, November 13th – Join PFLAG Columbia / Howard County for their general meeting from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center (7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia), where the topic will be “Transgender 2018: The Year In Review.” Learn about the year’s major stories and how they impact the future. Learn what changed this year for trans people. This is a free event. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2JGIvBr.

Wednesday, November 14th – From 5 to 9 pm , join the BTA at the Peabody Heights Brewery (401 East 30th Street, Baltimore). A portion of proceeds goes to BTA. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2zw3Etn.

Thursday, November 15th – Join the Creative Alliance as they host a Second Stoop show, where anyone can come and share their story. The full title is: “The Stoop Presents Stories about Gender and Sexual Fluidity,” from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore. “The show will feature personal tales about the exciting, scary and fascinating journey of discovering our true selves, and our true desires.” Join in to tell your story or just to listen. Tickets in advance are $9 for Creative Alliance members and $12 for non-members. Tickets at the door at $12 and $15 respectively. Get tickets at Bit.ly/2ANgqFEast For more info, visit at Bit.ly/2D4ZlbI.

Friday, November 16th – From 5 to 9 pm, join the BTA at Charm City Meadworks (400 East Biddle Street, Baltimore). A portion of the proceeds supports BTA. Astrologer Xander Dumas will offer mini readings. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2D6wV0V. This will begin a bar crawl to the next event …

… happening from 7 to 10 pm, join the BTA at the R Bar at R House (301 West 29th Street, Baltimore). There will be a signature cocktail offered. More info at Bit.ly/2SQPX14.

Join the MoCo Pride Center from 7 to 9 pm , for Montgomery County’s eighth annual observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience at VisArts (155 Gibbs Street, suite 300, Rockville). The event is free and open to all. Come to remember the lives lost this year to transphobic violence and to build resilience as a community. For more info, visit at Bit.ly/2PeA8mC.

Witness the brilliance of the transgender community from 8 pm to 1 am with the BTA at The Sidebar (218 East Lexington Street, Baltimore) for “Queer Bash: Trans Night of Retribution.” DJ Pancakes will present a night of all trans musical performances, featuring Sammy Heck, Luna Oak, Bust Down, Lil Perc, and Mosaic. Cover is a sliding scale from $8 to $20 – pay what you can. The Sidebar can be entered by a set of six stairs with a sturdy handrail. Their bathrooms are not accessible by wheelchair; contact sidebarbaltimorebooking@gmail.com if you have accessibility concerns, which organizers will try to address. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2PhQR8I.

Saturday, November 17th – Equip yourself with knowledge by joining the BTA for a Trans Day of Workshops from noon to 4 pm at Thrive Baltimore (6 East Lafayette Avenue). Star Track will host an “Ask a Trans” panel; GLSEN Maryland will host a youth-led discussion; and SWOP Baltimore will host a workshop titled “Facing the Violence: How Sex Workers Equip Themselves.” Free. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2SPJwva.

Sunday, November 18th – Nurture your resilience by joining the the BTA as they host the fourth annual “Trans March of Resilience and Banquet.” Gather at 6 pm at the Ynot Lot (4 West North Avenue, Baltimore), where voices and spirits will be lifted in preparation for the march that will step off at 7 pm March together up Charles Street to 27th Street and gather outside the 2640 Space for a banquet, held from 7:30 to 10 pm, featuring poetry and performances by Abdu Ali, Elon Battle, Nicky Stacy, and Roxanne Raven Storm. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2Os9ilK.

Fill in the gaps in your transgender community knowledge! Join Mid-Atlantic Pup 2018 Biff Skunk and former Mid-Atlantic Pup Ruckus, who will join forces to host a “Trans-Talk” event from 8 pm to 2 am at the Baltimore Playhouse (2010 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore). Doors open at 7:30 pm and class begins promptly at 8. “With the many things happening in the community to welcome and include trans people comes a realization of a certain level of ignorance, coming not necessarily from transphobia but from a lack of knowledge,” organizers say. If you have questions and want to ask them in a safe atmosphere, this is a chance to fill in the gaps. There will be an “open play space” after the class, with a large mosh and agility course. The event cover is $20 at the door. Don’t be under 19. Organizers request: “Please bring a toy that can be donated to toys for tots.” For more info, visit Bit.ly/2JG1H21.

Monday, November 19th – Join the Frederick Center and the Queer Student Union at Hood College from 7 to 8 pm at Hood College (401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick), as they host a “Transgender Remembrance Vigil,” where they will remember our trans siblings who have died by violence in the past year. They will begin at the Pergola behind Alumnae Hall and walk together to the front steps of the hall. The rain location will be the Marx Center at Hood College. A reception will follow in the Alumnae Hall lobby. Free. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2QnxSG6.

Tuesday, November 20th – The Transgender Response Team will host a candlelight vigil and memorial event in honor of the 20th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Details forthcoming. For more info visit Tdorbaltimore.weebly.com, or contact Jean-Michel Brevelle at j_brevelle@yahoo.com or call 443-876-8139.

Trans Awareness Month Events Show support and solidarity with transgender folks By Bill Redmond-Palmer

November is Transgender Awareness Month (TAM), and there’s a whole series of events planned in Baltimore and beyond, with opportunities for everyone to show their support and solidarity with the transgender community, learn, and become better allies. As well, the Baltimore Transgender Alliance (BTA) is hosting a series of bar fundraisers. Here’s a roster of upcoming events…

Tuesday, November 13th – Join PFLAG Columbia / Howard County for their general meeting from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center (7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia), where the topic will be “Transgender 2018: The Year In Review.” Learn about the year’s major stories and how they impact the future. Learn what changed this year for trans people. This is a free event. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2JGIvBr.

Wednesday, November 14th – From 5 to 9 pm , join the BTA at the Peabody Heights Brewery (401 East 30th Street, Baltimore). A portion of proceeds goes to BTA. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2zw3Etn.

Thursday, November 15th – Join the Creative Alliance as they host a Second Stoop show, where anyone can come and share their story. The full title is: “The Stoop Presents Stories about Gender and Sexual Fluidity,” from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore. “The show will feature personal tales about the exciting, scary and fascinating journey of discovering our true selves, and our true desires.” Join in to tell your story or just to listen. Tickets in advance are $9 for Creative Alliance members and $12 for non-members. Tickets at the door at $12 and $15 respectively. Get tickets at Bit.ly/2ANgqFEast For more info, visit at Bit.ly/2D4ZlbI.

Friday, November 16th – From 5 to 9 pm, join the BTA at Charm City Meadworks (400 East Biddle Street, Baltimore). A portion of the proceeds supports BTA. Astrologer Xander Dumas will offer mini readings. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2D6wV0V. This will begin a bar crawl to the next event …

… happening from 7 to 10 pm, join the BTA at the R Bar at R House (301 West 29th Street, Baltimore). There will be a signature cocktail offered. More info at Bit.ly/2SQPX14.

Join the MoCo Pride Center from 7 to 9 pm , for Montgomery County’s eighth annual observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience at VisArts (155 Gibbs Street, suite 300, Rockville). The event is free and open to all. Come to remember the lives lost this year to transphobic violence and to build resilience as a community. For more info, visit at Bit.ly/2PeA8mC.

Witness the brilliance of the transgender community from 8 pm to 1 am with the BTA at The Sidebar (218 East Lexington Street, Baltimore) for “Queer Bash: Trans Night of Retribution.” DJ Pancakes will present a night of all trans musical performances, featuring Sammy Heck, Luna Oak, Bust Down, Lil Perc, and Mosaic. Cover is a sliding scale from $8 to $20 – pay what you can. The Sidebar can be entered by a set of six stairs with a sturdy handrail. Their bathrooms are not accessible by wheelchair; contact sidebarbaltimorebooking@gmail.com if you have accessibility concerns, which organizers will try to address. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2PhQR8I.

Saturday, November 17th – Equip yourself with knowledge by joining the BTA for a Trans Day of Workshops from noon to 4 pm at Thrive Baltimore (6 East Lafayette Avenue). Star Track will host an “Ask a Trans” panel; GLSEN Maryland will host a youth-led discussion; and SWOP Baltimore will host a workshop titled “Facing the Violence: How Sex Workers Equip Themselves.” Free. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2SPJwva.

Sunday, November 18th – Nurture your resilience by joining the the BTA as they host the fourth annual “Trans March of Resilience and Banquet.” Gather at 6 pm at the Ynot Lot (4 West North Avenue, Baltimore), where voices and spirits will be lifted in preparation for the march that will step off at 7 pm March together up Charles Street to 27th Street and gather outside the 2640 Space for a banquet, held from 7:30 to 10 pm, featuring poetry and performances by Abdu Ali, Elon Battle, Nicky Stacy, and Roxanne Raven Storm. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2Os9ilK.

Fill in the gaps in your transgender community knowledge! Join Mid-Atlantic Pup 2018 Biff Skunk and former Mid-Atlantic Pup Ruckus, who will join forces to host a “Trans-Talk” event from 8 pm to 2 am at the Baltimore Playhouse (2010 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore). Doors open at 7:30 pm and class begins promptly at 8. “With the many things happening in the community to welcome and include trans people comes a realization of a certain level of ignorance, coming not necessarily from transphobia but from a lack of knowledge,” organizers say. If you have questions and want to ask them in a safe atmosphere, this is a chance to fill in the gaps. There will be an “open play space” after the class, with a large mosh and agility course. The event cover is $20 at the door. Don’t be under 19. Organizers request: “Please bring a toy that can be donated to toys for tots.” For more info, visit Bit.ly/2JG1H21.

Monday, November 19th – Join the Frederick Center and the Queer Student Union at Hood College from 7 to 8 pm at Hood College (401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick), as they host a “Transgender Remembrance Vigil,” where they will remember our trans siblings who have died by violence in the past year. They will begin at the Pergola behind Alumnae Hall and walk together to the front steps of the hall. The rain location will be the Marx Center at Hood College. A reception will follow in the Alumnae Hall lobby. Free. For more info, visit Bit.ly/2QnxSG6.

Tuesday, November 20th – The Transgender Response Team will host a candlelight vigil and memorial event in honor of the 20th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Details forthcoming. For more info visit Tdorbaltimore.weebly.com, or contact Jean-Michel Brevelle at j_brevelle@yahoo.com or call 443-876-8139.

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