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Celebrate “Trans Joy” with OUT at CHM

Mar 29 2023


This International Transgender Day of Visibility, please join the OUT at CHM committee at the Chicago History Museum to learn about the community work of LGBTQIA+ organizations who have fought for transgender equality for years, laying a foundation for LGBTQIA+ youth in Illinois to grow up with greater levels of support than ever before. 

Over the past several years, the United States has witnessed an unprecedented increase in proposed laws that would limit the rights of members of the transgender and nonbinary communities, with the Human Rights Campaign calling 2021 the “most anti-transgender state legislative season in history.” Many bills have specifically targeted transgender youth, aimed at preventing them from engaging in sports and accessing gender-affirming health care. Illinois, however, has often been at the forefront of LGBTQIA+ rights, stemming all the way back to 1924 with the founding of the Society for Human Rights, the nation’s first known gay organization.   

Event Panelists:   

  • Gearah Goldstein, GenderCool 
  • Bonsai Bermúdez (they/them/theirs), cofounder and executive artistic director of Youth Empowerment Performance Project 
  • K. Tajhi Claybren, Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC 
  • Avi Bowie (he/him/his), clinical social work/therapist, MA, LCSW 



Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614 



Friday, March 31, 2023, 6–9:00 p.m. 

Cost: $20; $15 members 

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Veronica Casados  

Public Communications Manager  


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