GASS NEWS

GASS PRESENTS T-TOWN: TRANSGENDER NEIGHBORS AT PUGET SOUND UNIVERSITY
November 21, 2011 through January 20, 2012


GASS PRESENTS TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE (TDOR) CEREMONY AT TAHOMA UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION
November 20, 2011


GASS PRESENTS T-TOWN: TRANSGENDER NEIGHBORS AT TAHOMA UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION
November 5-20, 2011


GASS PRESENTS T-TOWN: TRANSGENDER NEIGHBORS AT SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
July 16, 2011


GASS PRESENTS T-TOWN: TRANSGENDER NEIGHBORS AT KITSAP PRIDE
July 16, 2011

"T-Town: Transgender Neighbors," was a big hit, even in the rain, at Kitsap Pride.


GASS PRESENTS T-TOWN: TRANSGENDER NEIGHBORS AT OUT IN THE PARK
July 9, 2011

"T-Town: Transgender Neighbors," was the focal point of the Gender Alliance's annual booth presentation this year at Olympia's Capital City Pride celebration. Hundreds of people stopped by to see the exhibit, and were very moved by the presentation.


GASS PRESENTS T-TOWN: TRANSGENDER NEIGHBORS AT CAPITAL CITY PRIDE
June 11, 2011

"T-Town: Transgender Neighbors," was the focal point of the Gender Alliance's annual booth presentation this year at Olympia's Capital City Pride celebration. Hundreds of people stopped by to see the exhibit, and were very moved by the presentation.


T-TOWN: TRANSGENDER NEIGHBORS MOVES TO PIERCE COLLEGE
April 2011

Following a very successful two-month run at the University of Washington, Tacoma Library, "T-Town: Transgender Neighbors," moved to Tacoma Community College on April 15th. The exhibit is on display in the library foyer, and will run through May 15th.


GASS AT CAPITOL-CITY PRIDE FESTIVAL: OLYMPIA
June 2011

Capital City Pride Festival, Olympia, WA

GASS brought its T-Town: Transgender Neighbors exhibit to Capitol City Pride, and generated quite a bit of interest. Many folks stopped by to view the exhibit.

T-TOWN: TRANSGENDER NEIGHBORS MOVES TO TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
April 2011

T-Town: Transgender Neighbors

Following a very successful two-month run at the University of Washington, Tacoma Library, "T-Town: Transgender Neighbors," moved to Tacoma Community College on April 15th. The exhibit is on display in the library foyer, and will run through May 15th.

GASS PRESENTS Gender Libery: Thinking Beyond Male & Female at UWT
April 15, 2011

Victoria Q., Annie R. and Henry W. of GASS presented a workshop/discussion entitled "Gender Liberty: Thinking Beyond Male & Female" for a group of approximately 90 University of Washington, Tacoma students and faculty. The presentation was very well received. We thank Anna Salyer of the UWT Library for facilitating this event, as well as the "T-Town: Transgender Neighbors" exhibit.

T-TOWN: TRANSGENDER NEIGHBORS OPENS AT UWT LIBRARY
February 2011

T-Town: Transgender Neighbors

"T-Town: Transgender Neighbors," opened at the University of Washington, Tacoma, main library on February 15, 2011. It will remain on exhibit for two months. The UWT Library issued this press release:

    We have a new exhibit in the Library sponsored by the Pride Foundation and Gender Alliance of the South Sound entitled: T-Town: Transgender Neighbors. This exhibit was recommended by Professor Teresa Holt in support of five classes across two quarters.

    These include: TSOCW 504A&B Diversity and Societal Justice for two sections(Roseann Martinez and Teresa Holt) TSOCWF 404A& B: Diversity and Social Justice (Same instructors, BASW level) TSOCWF 354: Sexual Orientation (Tom Diehm.

    Please come by and read the compelling stories of people who faced many challenges as they heeded Polonius' advice "this above all: to thine own self be true". Please leave your comment(s) on the white board or email them to http://southsoundgender.com/t-town/

    The Library will also host a panel discussion by members of the Gender Alliance of the South Sound in Spring Quarter. Details to follow.

THE VICTORIA QUAINTANCE SPARKLE AWARD????
February 2011

Transgender Award Our very own GASS chairperson, Victoria Quaintance, has received the very first "Victoria Quaintance Sparkle Award", as presented at the recent "Midnight at the Oasis" by Imperial Sovereign Court of Tacoma Debutante Steele Desmarais. Yes, the award is named for Victoria in honor of her community leadership and inspiration. "This annual award has been named for the amazing woman who provided the initial spark needed to start Midnight at the Oasis."

Well, all we can say is Wow! Congratulations Vicky on recognition of your hard work and dedicatino to the LGBTQ community in the South Sound.

And thanks, Steele, for being such an incredible ally of the Transgender community.



T-TOWN: TRANSGENDER NEIGHBORS DEBUTS AT THE RAINBOW CENTER
January 2011

T-Town: Transgender Neighbors

The long-anticipated GASS Portrait Exhibition, "T-Town: Transgender Neighbors," debuted at the Rainbow Center on Friday, January 14, 2011

The exhibit features 13 portraits of GASS members, along with biographical outlines depicting the unique individuality of each participant but also the commonality of our struggle, and the resilience and eventual triumph of these people. Photography by Irielle and Text by Annie R.

"T-Town: Transgender Neighbors," was funded by Pierce County Pride Foundation. The exhibit will run for two weeks at the Rainbow Center.


TACOMA TDOR
November, 2010

TDOR Tacaoma

GASS sponsored its fourth annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, November 21, 2010. Approximately 30 persons attended this solemn occasion. The names of over 160 transgender persons who died due to violence or neglect were read aloud.