Trans Spectrum Social Hour
The new group replaces the previous Trans Support Group, and is open to adults, as well as young adults age 16 and over (and parents), who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming.
BC Pride Administrative Assistant Tabatha Cain and her son Sam will serve as co-facilitators of the group. Tabatha explained how the mom-son duo will handle each meeting.
“There are probably just as many trans kids as there are trans adults in our area, and we want to support everyone,” Tabatha said. “So Sam and I are going to be co-facilitators of the group. Sam can relate to our younger audience and talk to them on their level, and I’ll direct the conversation with our adult members.”
“We make a pretty good tag-team,” Sam added.
Unlike the previous Trans Support Group that met once per month, the Trans Spectrum Social Hour will meet bi-monthly.
“We know that some people just can’t physically attend meetings,” Tabatha explained. “So on the second Saturday of each month, we’ll meet in person, and on the fourth Saturday, we’ll all meet virtually on Zoom. That way, we hope to include everyone who wants to participate.”
Although it’s being called a “social hour”, the group will still deal with any gender issues that members may have. Those interested in attending the first meeting are encouraged to contact Tabatha or Sam so they know how many attendees to plan for. They can be reached at tabathacain@battlecreekpride.