The Trans* Lounge would like to invite all those who identify as TGI/ENBY+ and also as neurodiverse to a unique BI-MONTHLY (First & Third Tuesday of each month) discussion group specifically for those on the spectrum.
This is a great opportunity to connect with other members of your TGI/ENBY+ & neurodiverse community in a SAFE, online format. Pre-Covid; the group met in a small, quiet, controlled space with soft lighting, comfy chairs, fidget toys, group discussion and activities table.
NOTE: This group is for neurodiverse members of our community ONLY. This is not for those doing research or looking to “observe”.
UPCOMING 2022 MEETING DATES:
Gina Bigham (she/her) is Program Manager of the Trans* Lounge at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and a woman of trans experience. She has been a Center employee since 2011 and has made her mark on the organization as the long-time lead organizer of Trans Pride L.A., one of the oldest and best attended trans-specific pride events in the country.
Along with her work at the Center, Gina is also known throughout the community as one of the co-founders of WildSide’s Sin City Soirée. Founded in 2007 and continuing to this day, the Sin City Soirée is a week-long empowerment party in Las Vegas bringing together hundreds of trans individuals from all over the globe.
Born and raised in San Francisco and a Los Angeles resident since 2009, Gina adores spending time at the beach (#bikinilife) and quiet time at home with her cat, Trixxi. She is committed to empowering all that cross her path and making the trans journey as easy to navigate as possible for as many as possible.
Rebekah Tweed (she/her) is a Mental Health Clinician at the McDonald Wright Building and a co-facilitator for the Trans Spectrum group. Rebekah is originally from Tennessee, but she spent the last 5 years in unpleasantly cold Boston. She has her master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, and her bachelor’s degree from a tiny, religious, liberal arts college called Carson Newman. She loves food of all kinds (especially barbecue and bagels), reading, and her Boston Terrier, Abe.
Rebekah will happily talk to you at length about rural queerness, religious shame and guilt, and all things concerning Appalachia.
Astor Vogelmann (They/Them) is a Mental Health Intern at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and a co-facilitator of the Trans Spectrum and Nonbinary+ Groups. They are Neurodivergent (Autism + ADHD), Nonbinary, Queer, and endlessly enthusiastic about fun facts, “bad” jokes, and deep thoughts.
When not engaged in the work of completing their PsyD degree, you can find them playing games with friends, reading Queer
Sci-Fi or Fantasy books, befriending animals, or thinking about how to create more moments of comfort, ease, and equity for every person.