10/2/2008 Fresh Fruit


*Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition's first fundraising event, Masquerade Dinner: Unmasking our Many Genders featuring special guest Kate Bornstein.*

Kate Bornstein:http://www.katebornstein.com is a transgender author, playwright, performance artist and gender theorist.

Proceeds from the event will help support our work to improve health care access and the quality of health care received by trans and gender nonconforming people in Minnesota. Many of you are familiar with (or may have even benefited from) our website, Trans Friendly Provider Directory, annual Trans Community Health and Wellness Fair, and Trans Health Matters community forum. We also have a training program that educates health professionals and students on how to provide equitable, trans-competent care.

Although we receive funding from the GLBT foundations PFund and Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, we also rely on contributions from our friends, family, providers, allies, and fellow community members to support us. Your donations could make it possible for us to expand our services to communities in greater Minnesota, translate our website into Hmong, Spanish and Somali, produce training videos and materials, or establish office space so that we can be more accessible to the communities we serve.


Masquerade Dinner: Unmasking our Many Genders

Monday, October 20, 2008
6:30 p.m. Social time
7:00 p.m. Dinner (with delicious vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free meat dishes from Pi's kitchen)
8:00 p.m. Dessert Program featuring Kate Bornstein with Dangerous Dreams and Damned Desires

Location: Pi Bar Restaurant, 2532 25th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

During dessert, Kate will deliver Dangerous Dreams and Damned Desires using hir unique blend of speaking and performance art, a craft which ze has called edutainment, with a focus on health and wellness especially for our event. (More details can be found on our website.)

Additional special guest Rob Yaeger, local longtime HIV/AIDS activist and standup comedian extraordinaire, will also be featured in the program, and the evening will be emceed by Remy Corso from the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition.

Costumes and masks not required, but welcome, and we will have a variety of masquerade masks on hand!

Register on our website:http://www.mntranshealth.org
or by calling us at 612-823-1152 by Monday, October 13
(if space allows, registration may also be available at the door, but register now to guarantee your seat)

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