CitySpeak: Trans & Non-binary Neighbors and Allies

The Corvallis Advocate is partnering with City Club and the Arts Center to put on a special CitySpeak event. The event will feature six neighbors and allies from varied backgrounds to present and answer audience questions about the topic of trans and non-binary gender identity and transitioning. 

Free to the public, the two hour-event will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Arts Center. Panelists include transgender support group members James Michael and Teddy Gerrish, non-binary community member Brandy Fortson, local artist and mother Annette Sabater, sibling and lawyer Lorena Reynolds, therapist and ally Micki Bachand, and reverend Amber Churchill.

Audience members are encouraged to bring comments and questions to a Q&A session following panelist presentations about the varying hurdles, hardships, and successes experienced by trans and non-binary individuals, their family members, and allies.

The Trans & Non-binary Neighbors and Allies CitySpeak happens Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. at The Corvallis Arts Center.

By Stevie Beisswanger