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TransLife Center opens on Chicago's North Side

After months of anticipation and fundraising, LGBT leaders, elected officials and advocates celebrated the opening of Chicago House's TransLife Center (TLC) July 15.

Stormie Williams, the first resident of the house, cut the ribbon the newly-renovated house during the morning reception.

The house, located on the city's North Side, is believed to the first of its kind. It will house nine transgender people and offer myriad services—like medical care, legal help and employment support.

Windy City Media Group
July 17, 2013

Florence House, homeless women's shelter, sets best practices for trans women

As equality for transgender Americans has come into focus with mainstream media exposure, more and more stories of blatant institutional discrimination against trans people have surfaced. However, the actions of the directors and staff running Florence House, a homeless shelter for women in Maine, exemplify behavior that is both affirming of transgender individuals' identities and conscious of their needs.

Video: Get Konnected - Boston's colorful networking crowd

Get Konnected! is Boston’s first and only urban bi-monthly professional and business networking event the brings together urban and international professionals, business executives and entrepreneurs of diverse cultures, across industries and sectors to enrich and enhance their professional development, forged new business and social relationships, and expand their personal, business and professional networks.

July 15, 2013


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