It’s been a busy summer at TGI Network.
Caitlyn Jenner made her first appearance, since being known as Bruce Jenner, on the cover of the July issue of Vanity Fair.
Even though we are besieged with public definitions of gender in the media, on billboards, and within our families and cultures, gender is deeply personal.
On April 25,TGI Network of Rhode Island was pleased to present the area’s first–ever Transgender Day of Empowerment to nearly 50 participants at the Bell Street Chapel in Providence.
by Monique Paul for TGI Network. The momentum of the gay rights movement is easily felt in the United States. As of press time, Marriage Equality is legal in 37 states and the Supreme Court is slated to take up the issue this year; if their refusal to stay the lower court rulings is any […]
by Dominique Pistone for TGI Network. In its 35th year, First Event is one of the oldest and largest conferences for transgender people in the country. The theme for this year’s conference was “Ride the Wave.” It felt more like a tsunami; with over 800 people registered, the conference had to move to a space […]
by Janelle Heideman On January 10, medical professionals from all over Rhode Island gathered for the first time in Brown University’s Alpert Medical School building to learn about important concepts related to caring for transgender patients. At the same time, trans* people and allies came from all over the area for the part of the […]
by Jaye Watts. A lot has happened in the past year involving medical care for the trans* community. Last spring, then Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts called together a group of medical providers who were interested in learning more about the health care needs of transgender people, and garnered support for building a better network of […]
by Jaye Watts for TGI Network. November 20 marked the 16th annual observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, an event that grew from a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999 marking the one-year anniversary of the still unsolved murder of Rita Hester in Boston. The event continues to be observed nationally on or around […]
by TGI Network. Last month the Rhode Island Department of Health passed new regulations for transgender individuals who seek to change the gender markers on their Rhode Island birth certificates. TGI Network of Rhode Island wishes to thank our many leaders and advocates who fought alongside us to make this change possible including Gay & […]