We've all experienced the nerves of going to our high school prom. From finding a date to making sure we had the perfect tux or dress, or even planning to "lose" it that night. But some of us never made it to prom, and others like our trans brothers and sisters were not able to attend as their authentic selves.
This weekend the first-ever TransInclusive LGBT Prom is happening in South Florida. Organized by Carson Graham of TransInclusive, a Trans Led Action Support Group, their mission, and values are to minimize disparities in healthcare, education, housing and employment opportunities; Lift discrimination and focus on social equality for the LGB(T)Q community.
The prom is a fundraiser for the TransInclusive resource center and provides a safe and welcoming event for all LGBTQ and allies to attend.
We will also be hearing from Arianna Lint, A Trans Latina and activist and leader of the TransLatina Coalition Chapter and founder of outreach program Arianna's Center.
She also began her work with Transgender Latina Leaders or TLC. TLC gathers all over the country donating their time to organize and advocate for the issues and needs of the Trans Latina Community living in the United States. The vision of TransLatin@ Coalition is to amplify education and resources to promote the empowerment of Trans leaders.
We will be live on Jolt Radio from 7-8 p.m. To listen live from any part of the universe tune into JoltRadio.org or download the phone app here.
You can also watch us in the studio by tuning into our Facebook Live. And if you miss the studio interview I will post it tonight right after the show down below. Details for the prom... IF YOU GO: When: Sat, Aug 26, 2017, 8:00 p.m. –3:00 a.m.
Where: Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport & Port Everglades Cruise Port Hotel
2440 West State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Theme: Red Carpet- Dress to Impress
For tickets click here
Thank you all for the support and get ready for a great show.
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Break song: UNREAL by Seiho
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