Join us for the opening on Thursday, September 24th from 5 to 7 p.m. (Program begins at 5:30.)
Transgender Maine is made possible with support and contributions from the UMA Diversity Committee, Maine Transnet, Equality Maine, The Maine Transgender Lobby, Safe Space Radio, SAGE Maine, The Maine People’s Alliance, GLSEN, The Trans Youth Equality Foundation, The Maine State Archives, The Whitefield Historical Society, The Maine State Museum, The Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, The Maine Women’s Lobby, USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity, WMPG, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada; and many individuals throughout Maine.
AUGUSTA– The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine is proud to present Transgender Maine, an exhibit focusing on Maine people who identify as transgender, those who support and advocate for them, and the efforts in Maine to get equal rights and recognition for the needs and health of transgender people.
The exhibit will run from September 24th through December 18th at the Michael Klahr Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment on weekends and evenings.
Transgender Maine will feature stories of transgender individuals, as well as some of the history of the issues relating to gender in Maine. HHRC Program Director David Greenham has led the process of research and partnered with more than 50 groups and individuals. Through photos, film, audio recordings, documents, and artifacts, the HHRC has created an educational and informative exhibit.
There will be an opening event on Thursday, September 24th from 5 to 7 p.m. with a brief presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. featuring a short film and speakers. In conjunction with Transgender Maine, the HHRC will also host its third annual Pride Film Festival beginning on October 8th for four consecutive Thursday evenings. The festival is free to attend and all films will be shown at 7 PM at the Klahr Center. For a full list of films, visit hhrcmaine.org.
The HHRC will host an event commemorating the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday, November 20th at the Klahr Center. The event will begin at noon with a free lunch ‘n learn, followed by a ceremony and reading of the names of those Transgender individuals who have been killed in the US during 2015. To date the list totals over 20 individuals.