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Hope to see some of yall there to support the trans* community in Richmond!!
http://www.gofundme.com/hfew8s

From their gofundme page: Richmond TG Prom RICHMOND, VA
The TG Prom is an annual event for anyone who identifies in any way as trans* and for anyone who supports trans* identities. It seeks to continue providing a safe, non-judgemental, and fun space for trans* people and their allies to meet and make friends. It seeks to promote a culture that acknowledges and accepts without hierarchy or judgement all forms of trans* identity. It acknowledges and supports the right of trans* people to determine their own needs and seeks to provide financial assistance as much as possible in meeting those needs without condition. It seeks to provide a space that showcases trans* talent and performers who have far too often been overshadowed or represented by drag performances within the LGBT community. It seeks to promote a visible trans* community so that trans* identities may stop being a source of stigma and shame, so that dangerous stereotypes are shown to be untrue, and to attract more allies and supporters to trans* causes.

we are trying to raise money to secure and throw the TG Prom at the GCCR.

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A recent new policy by the Virginia High School League sounds good, but the reality is that it is still transphobic. Big changes to the way sports go down in this country are necessary to include everyone from around the gender sphere!

http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/3/post/2014/02/op-ed-virginia-high-school-league-transgender-policy.html

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the brutal murder of Richmond, VA transgender woman

Agencies urge community solidarity
November 19, 2013,  Richmond VA
For Immediate Release:
 
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project and Minority Health Consortium condemn the murder of Amari Hill, a transgender woman in Richmond, Virginia that occurred on November 9. 
 
Juan Pierce, Executive Director of the Minority Health Consortium stated, “Our community has lost another ‘gem of brilliance’ to senseless violence and backward behavior. We encourage the community to support efforts to end this violence.” Ted Heck, President of the Board of Virginia Anti-Violence Project, stated, “This is a terrible tragedy to lose a loved member of the community in such a violent manner.  We stand in solidarity with the family and the community in the face of this crime.”
 
In response to this attack, Minority Health Consortium (MHC) and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP) offer support to transgender and other community members and organizations to assist in processing this violence and responding in a constructive manner.  Support to victims and survivors of anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) violence, including those experiencing fear and distress resulting from this and other hate-motivated violence is the mission of VAVP, along with work to prevent all violence against and within LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities.  From Monica Behney, Board member for VAVP, “As members of the LGBTQ community and people of compassion, we must reach out to each other in our grief and outrage at this loss. Moving forward together to educate and advocate to prevent violence may be the best way to remember and honor this beautiful life.”
 

 
The Minority Health Consortium works with the LGBTQ community and all citizens to address the stigma and social determinants of health that impact the communities we serve through providing education, outreach and drop-in center activities that include a safe space to explore and discuss issues that impact minorities and youth. The MHC website can be found at http://www.mhcprevents.org
 
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia.  VAVP is an organization active since 2006, and currently offers services for survivors of intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, and stalking, including a free and confidential helpline for LGBTQ people in Virginia.  The Helpline number is 866-356-6998.  VAVP also has resources to support training and consultation with agencies, community groups, congregations, and other interested organizations.  The VAVP website can be found at http://www.virginiaavp.org/ 
  
For inquiry, please contact:
 
Ted Heck, VAVP Board President
(804) 726-1056
vavpboardpres@gmail.com
 
Juan Pierce, MHC Executive Director
(804) 641-1555
 juan@mhcprevents.org
 
 
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The Wingnut Anarchist Collective will be screening the film Homotopia on Sunday October 23rd at 7pm.

This movie is directed by some of the same people making the presentation on October 19th at the University of Richmond on Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. We hope to continue ideas and conversations from that event during discussion after the movie screening. We also think the recent repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell makes this movie particularly relevant for discussion by queers and queer allies.

Set sometime in the future-present Homotopia chronicles a group of radical queer’s dedicated to exposing the trouble with gay marriage, dismantling the State, undoing Empire, while looking totally fierce. Woven into the story of Yoshi’s adventures in love, resistance, and sex, is a critique of the crushing violence of homonormativity and its deadly perpetuation of US patriotism, conservative kinship structures and affective accumulation. Homotopia holds cinematic assumptions hostage through its motley assemblage of never-passing crew. Race, gender, ability and desire are reworked through an anti-colonial take of queer struggle creating a visual rhythm of melancholic utopianism that knows there may be no future but still hopes today is not their last. Love revolution, not State delusion, Homotopia.