Trans* Spectrum

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 MEETING DATES:
January 5
January 19
February 2
February 16
March 2
March 16
April 6
April 20
May 4
May 18
June 1
June 15
July 6
July 20
August 3
August 17
September 7
September 21
October 5
October 19
November 2
November 16
December 7
December 21


FACILITATORS

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.