WeHo City to Host Let Them Play: A Conversation about Transgender Visibility in Sports

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Let Them Play: A Conversation about Transgender Visibility in Sports

The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board will host a virtual roundtable discussion for Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 5 p.m. Let Them Play: A Conversation about Transgender Visibility in Sports will take place virtually on the Zoom virtual platform and will focus on trans women and men in sports, and the plight these athletes face as they compete with cisgender women and men. The event is free and open to the public.

The virtual roundtable discussion panel will feature American professional boxer Patricio Manuel, retired professional MMA fighter Fallon Fox, and local volleyball player Angela Cristobal. International Transgender Day of Visibility is recognized every year on March 31 in locations around the globe. It is a day to celebrate transgender people throughout the world and honor the courage with which it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness about the discrimination that trans people still face.

In addition, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board and Women’s Advisory Board will host two virtual screenings of The TransVagina Diaries, which will take place the weekend prior to TDOV, on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. and on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 2 p.m. The TransVagina Diaries is an original contemporary work that premiered in 2020 and features a diverse cast of professional trans/gender non-conforming/intersex performing artists giving voice to and showcasing their personal stories of physical, mental, and spiritual transition. After each screening there will be a Q&A with cast members. Admission is free. For tickets and more information, please visit transvaginadiaries2021.eventbrite.com. Other Women’s History Month events can be found at www.weho.org/calendar.

As part of its support of the transgender community, the City of West Hollywood has a Transgender Resource Guide available on the City’s website, which provides information about a variety of resources including legal, health, and social services, available in the Greater Los Angeles area to enhance and improve the well-being of transgender people. There is also specific information for transgender service members and veterans with legal questions.

To register, please visit www.weho.org/tav.

For more information about the City of West Hollywood and Transgender Day of Visibility, visit www.weho.org/tav. For details, contact Hernán Molina at hmolina@weho.org or (323) 848-6364.

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Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews
23 days ago

Let’s create a TRANSGENDER sports league. That’s the only real answer. There ARE differences between biological men and biological women, it’s just the way it works, it’s literally science.

So, in order for biological women and biological men and trans women and trans men to be ‘equal,’ they all need their own leagues.