Callen-Lorde to Host Transcendence September 29th 2016

On Thursday, September 29, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center will host Transcendence, the organisation’s annual celebration of trans and gender non-conforming communities in support of Callen-Lorde’s pioneering Transgender Health Program.

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It will be held from 6 PM to 9 PM at Picture Ray Studio at 245 West 18th Street in Chelsea.

This year Callen-Lorde will honour bklyn boihood for their work in building community and self-empowerment for transmasculine people of colour alongside actress, writer and model Hari Nef. Honourees are chosen for their contributions to the wellness and visibility of TGNC people. Past honourees include author, playwright and theorist Kate Bornstein; the team behind the groundbreaking work “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves”; President of the NYC Stonewall Democratic Club, Melissa Sklarz; photographer, writer and publisher, Amos Mac; and artist, poet, and performer, Juliana Huxtable.

Callen-Lorde strives to create an environment that affirms humanity and individuality and promotes health and wellness. Of its 17,000 patients, more than 3,500 are of transgender or gender non-conforming experience, and come to the agency seeking basic primary care and many other specialised services, including mental health care. Callen-Lorde’s hormone therapy protocols serve as a worldwide model for educational organizations as well as medical and mental health providers, helping to remove institutional barriers so that people can get the care they need. And all services are provided regardless of ability to pay.

WHAT:  Transcendence: Callen-Lorde’s annual celebration of trans and gender non-conforming communities.

WHO: Callen-Lorde Community Health Center to honour bklyn boihood for their work in building community and self-empowerment for transmasculine people of colour alongside actress, model and writer, Hari Nef.

WHEN:Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: Picture Ray Studio, 245 West 18th Street, Chelsea

WHY: To celebrate leaders in the field of TGNC wellness and visibility and raise vital funds for Callen-Lorde’s Transgender Health Program.