Transgender Visibility Day 

El Centro Hispano & the United Church of Chapel Hill held a panel discussion to raise awareness about the challenges and achievements of transgender community.

The panel was composed of Sol Jimenez, creator of narratives and social networks for Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement; Caleb Wolf, community organizer and queer minister at Chapel Hill United Church; Tania Jiménez, Founder of Asheboro Latinxs Services; Katherine Croft, Program Manager at the UNC Transgender Health Program; And Joaquín Carcaño, Director of Southern Health Policy for the Latino Commission on AIDS, Latinos in the South program. All of them will address crucial topics, such as equal rights, social inclusion and the importance of visibility to combat discrimination.

“The forum was a safe and free space to listen to different opinions, ideas and life stories, as well as to encourage constructive dialogue that clarifies doubts regarding taboo topics,” said Elsa Huerta, Coordinator of the LGBTQ+ Program at El Centro Hispano.

This event was free and open to the public. Around 40 community members participated and contributed to building a more inclusive and respectful environment for transgender people.

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