Society & Culture

LGBT Resource Center observes Transgender Awareness Month

Athens, Ga. – The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center at the University of Georgia will observe Transgender Awareness Month with a guest speaker and display on Nov. 19 and 20.

Transgender activist Geleni Fontaine will deliver a keynote address on Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 142 of the Tate Student Center. Fontaine is an acupuncturist and registered nurse with more than 15 years of experience as an anti-violence educator with the Center for Anti-Violence Education. Fontaine will speak on anti-violence and healing in the LGBT community with a transgender focus.

Students will be given an opportunity to speak personally with Fontaine during a “Lunch with Leaders” program on Nov. 19 at noon in Room 482 of the Tate Student Center.

A Transgender Day of Remembrance display will be placed on the Tate Plaza on Nov 20. The display is designed to raise awareness and to memorialize individuals killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

All programs are free and open to the university community.

Transgender Awareness Month is observed globally in November in memory of those who have lost their lives to hatred and prejudice based on their gender identity and/or expression. Transgender Day of Remembrance is held each year on Nov. 20.

The LGBT Resource Center is a unit within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs. For more information, call 706-542-4077 or see