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Intro to Transgender Issues: Substance Abuse

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Education | Comments Off on Intro to Transgender Issues: Substance Abuse

On February 20, 2013, Cristan Williams (TFA) and Sandy Jones (HACS) gave a presentation on Substance Use issues within the trans population at the Texas Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference. Working with transgender clients can raise fundamental questions of policy. A trans client’s presence can challenge long held assumptions and belief systems about the very nature of gender. Not only can these issues become challenging for the staff and management, a transgender person’s presence can present issues that may challenge the...

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Karaoke Contest!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in Event | Comments Off on Karaoke Contest!

Karaoke Contest!

An event to benefit The Transgender Center! All tips go to the Transgender Center! Only the top 2 “tip earners” move on to the finals! Come out and tip me to the finale! Wed 10/24/12 10p @ Guava Lamp (570 Waugh Drive). $500 Grand Prize awarded @ The Finale Show: Thurs, Oct 25th, 9p @ JR’s. RSVP on FaceBook!

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Revised Mental Health Standards of Care for those working with Transgender Clients

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in Community, Education, Featured, News, Outreach | Comments Off on Revised Mental Health Standards of Care for those working with Transgender Clients

Revised Mental Health Standards of Care for those working with Transgender Clients

WPATH, (formerly the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association) has  just issued the latest version of the Standards of Care (SOC) since the last edition came out in 2001. These new guidelines provide the highest standards of health care for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender and gender nonconforming people to achieve lasting personal comfort with their transgender selves. This workshop will focus on the clinical guidelines suggested in the Standard of Care for successful MTF and FTM transitions, as...

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TENT Meet & Greet at the TG Center

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in Community, Community News | Comments Off on TENT Meet & Greet at the TG Center

TENT Meet & Greet at the TG Center

TFA and the TG Center are proud to open our doors to the Transgender Education Network of Texas. Chair Woman Katy Stewart and her board will be in Houston on January 28th for a board retreat and are inviting everyone to come meet them and find out more about their organization. The Transgender Education Network of Texas is an organization dedicated to furthering the education of gender diversity in the State of Texas. We work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through our efforts we strive to...

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Annual HTGA Thanksgiving Potluck

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Outreach | Comments Off on Annual HTGA Thanksgiving Potluck

Annual HTGA Thanksgiving Potluck

Since 1994, HTGA has offered a safe and supportive space for Houston’s transgender community to meet. Tonight, HTGA will once again host the community’s traditional HTGA Thanksgiving Potluck. There’s no cost to attend. RSVP on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/180401818713260/   WHAT:   Annual HTGA Thanksgiving Potluck WHERE: Transgender Center, 604 Pacific, Hou, TX 77006 WHEN:  Monday, November 21, 2011 from 7 – 10...

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Standards of Care 7 and How They Effect You

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Education, Featured, Outreach | Comments Off on Standards of Care 7 and How They Effect You

Standards of Care 7 and How They Effect You

WPATH (formerly Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association) has just issued the latest version of the Standards of Care (SOC) since 2001. A leading researcher in FTM health, Colt Meier, and an emerging researcher in transgenderism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Levi Herman, were in attendance of the WPATH conference in Atlanta, GA, last week when the SOC were officially released. Colt and Levi have agreed to share what they learned at the conference and present the new SOC. There will be plenty of time allotted for Q & A....

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Friends ,Teachers, Parents, Queers & Allies!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011 in Education, Featured | Comments Off on Friends ,Teachers, Parents, Queers & Allies!

Friends ,Teachers, Parents, Queers & Allies!

  The TG Center  will also be hosting an event to discuss “What Kids Can Do” on Saturday, November 12 from 1  to 3 pm. Please come celebrate the release of  Queer Youth Advice for Educators: How to Respect and Protect Your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students by Abe Louise Young, just released from Next Generation Press! Last fall, in response to the epidemic of LGBT youth suicides, I was commissioned by the amazing nonprofit What Kids Can Do, Inc. to interview youth around the country about their school experiences, and...

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TG Heroes Save Elderly Man

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Community, Featured | Comments Off on TG Heroes Save Elderly Man

TG Heroes Save Elderly Man

Houston – On Monday, September 14, 2011 two Transgender Center volunteers came to the aid of an elder member of the Montrose community who was being attacked by a younger man. The incident occurred on the corner of Pacific and Hopkins, just across the street from Club Blur, the location where Aaron Scheerhoorn was brutally murdered in front of a crowd of people who did nothing to stop the attack. The 93 year old victim, Jack Mustachia, was attacked when he offered to help what appeared to be a homeless man by offering him some food....

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Free Voice Therapy Workshop

Posted by on Sep 12, 2011 in Education, Featured | 2 comments

Free Voice Therapy Workshop

  Workshop Description:  You are invited to an informal voice workshop where you can practice and get feedback on your voice. The workshop is run by Dr. Vica Papp, who in the past 3 years has been documenting gender variant voices in the Houston community. The workshop will include: Q&A: you can ask all your questions, raise all your concerns about your (or someone else’s) voice Mythbusting: where Vica will try and shed light on what kind of realistic and linguistically meaningful changes you should aim for Practice: you...

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Trans Town Hall Meeting Saturday, October 9

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Community, Education, Outreach | Comments Off on Trans Town Hall Meeting Saturday, October 9

TG Town Hall Meeting THIS Saturday, October 9 · 1:00pm – 3:00pm Transgender Center 604 Pacific Houston, TX 77006 (Map) RSVP here on FaceBook This town hall meeting will focus on the impact the Heather Delgado v. Nikki Araguz case will have on the overall GLBT community within Texas and beyond. A loss can mean that the State of Texas will no longer recognize the transitioned status of transgender people. This will have a huge impact on transgender employment issues, bathroom issues, issues of policy and issues of law. A...

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