Dictionary.com defines prom as a formal dance, ideally one held by a class in high school or college at the end of a year. This year that definition will take on a totally different meaning thanks to the Transinclusive Group.
They are taking the lead by creating the first ever LGBT TransInclusive Prom; the event will take place on August 26, at the Roadway Inn located in Fort Lauderdale. Getting dressed, looking fierce, and dancing to Beyoncé in high heels is exactly what the doctor ordered, considering what the trans community has been through as of late. Thanks President Trump.
TransInclusive is a Trans Led Action Support Group. As an organization, their mission and values are to basically minimize disparities in healthcare, education, housing and employment opportunities, in addition to lifting discrimination while focusing on social equality for the LGBT community.
SFGN spoke with Carson Graham and Tatianna Braxton who serve as event directors and co-founders of the TransInclusive Group.
“Before we had the TransInclusive Group, there was the organization Trans Women In Need of Services,” the organization started in 2016, mentioned Braxton. “When I started doing work in the community for trans women, especially trans women of color, I discovered that our population was underserved. As I continued working, I noticed that issues in the trans community were bigger than just trans women. When I joined the Transgender Health and Advisory Group, I then met Carson who is trans male. We came together to brain storm, and that’s how the TransInclusive came about.”
“As a group we felt that it was important to have this prom so that people can go as their real authentic selves,” said Graham. “We wanted to make sure that all the letters especially the ‘T’ was represented. “ Be prepared to be wowed by Tayanna Love, Selena Jimenez, April Chanel, Melissa Hilton, Nikki Blaque, and Calypso Monroe Lords. Sponsors include Lips in Fort Lauderdale, Care Resource, Sun Serve, and The Pride Center. DJ Young Mal will be on hand to keep the crowd energized.
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