Happy Day, Folks!
I’m excited to share with you an upcoming event by the ASK Wellness Society 2SLGBTQ+ Support Program: Y’all Better Quiet Down! On March 31st we celebrate Trans Day of Visibility, a day to recognize the importance of inclusion and highlight the voices of transgender people. While the “LGB” is often celebrated, accepted, and embraced, transgender people face added layers of discrimination within and outside of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Therefore, on March 31st, we ensure visibility for transgender and genderqueer people everywhere by acknowledging their successes, celebrating their diversity, and giving them a platform to speak their truths.
On March 31st at 6:00pm (doors open at 5:00pm), join us for “Y’all Better Quiet Down!” We will watch an inspiring speech by Sylvia Rivera, a Puerto Rican American sex worker who spoke at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day Rally. This short film will be followed by the movie “She’s A Boy I Knew”. This event will be held at the Kamloops Film Society (The Paramount Theatre) with tickets being by donation. The concession will be open and we will be selling wooden Pride flags ($20 each) and buttons (by donation). All donations will go towards the 2SLGBTQ+ support program, further supporting our transgender neighbours by increasing the 2SLGBTQ+ services offered by ASK Wellness Society. This event is open to all ages, but please be aware of some mature content. Also please note there is some outdated terminology that folks may not identify with today, however, it is accurate and used in a respectful manner that reflects the characters feelings and identity during the time of filming.
Thanks for taking the time to read about this event! You are welcome and encouraged to share across social media platforms. A download of the poster is included with this email if you would like to print and post it.
Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.thekfs.ca/movie/5857/.
Thanks again and Happy Trans Day of Visibility!
Cheers, Payton Hiebert, HUMS Diploma (They/Them) Health Educator, ASK Wellness