Events to educate the LGBTQ Latinx community and build bridges; ÒTrans 101Ó trainings to end the disconnect between transgender community and the LGBTQ community at large; bilingual material around HIV/STIs, Transgender people and other educational materials that seek to reduce high-risk behavior and end stigma in community.
The Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project proposes to create a QTPOC History Youth Brigade. The Youth Brigade will comprise several individuals, between the ages of 16 and 22, who identify as LGBTQ+ people of color. The History Project will recruit and hire Brigade members as Òcommunity internsÓ from January to May 2018. We aim to recruit a mix of local QTPOC college students as well as youth from area high schools and the community. Interns will be compensated with funds that we are requesting in this proposal. We do not believe that young LGBTQ people of color should work for free. After much consideration, we determined that both monetary compensation and the title of Òintern,Ó which youth can use on their resumes, are most appropriate for this endeavor.
Volunteer-led membership-based group that serves a diverse community of trans and GNC people in upstate South Carolina, the majority of whom live below the poverty line and in rural areas, through peer support, education and advocacy.
Foster and support a “trans 101” program to educate the community through informative and interactive presentations.