Transgender history and culture celebrated in a series of events at Stonewall National Museum & Archives in Fort Lauderdale began Feb. 13 with the opening of the exhibition, Transitions: Gender Identity & Gender Expression in Culture & History.The museum is also featured several important events on March 28, 29 and 30.
The exhibit is accompanied by important memorabilia from the museum’s archives. It also contains the first timeline of transgender presence in American history from the colonial days to modern day.
Bryan Knicely, president of Stonewall said, "It is important for Stonewall to educate the community on transgender history and issues. Many times transgender issues are not completely understood within the LGBT community, so our goal is to present information to the entire community to broaden the resources available while trying to gain more acceptance and understanding for transgender people."
Stonewall is co-sponsoring a workshop called, LGBT Workplace Issues, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 28 at the State Farm training facility, 10451 NW 117th Ave., Medley. Brian McNaught is presenting at the event. The New York Times named McNaught “the godfather of gay diversity training.” He works with corporate executives globally, is the author of six books, and is featured in seven educational DVDs. Tickets are $250.
Thursday, March 29, Stonewall welcomes pioneer and nationally recognized author Vanessa Sheridan for a book reading and signing of a groundbreaking new full length book, The Complete Guide to Transgender in the Workplace.
Sheridan has been speaking, writing, and researching transgender issues since 1991. This event will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Friday, March 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Spirit of Stonewall Award will be presented at a cocktail reception to Denise Norris, the co-founder of the activist organization, The Transexual Menace, and Accenture Corporation's lead person on global outreach to the transgender community.