Church of the Trinity series aims for transgender acceptance

HERALD STAFF REPORTNovember 2, 2013 

SARASOTA -- The Church of the Trinity will sponsor three community events to raise awareness and acceptance of transgender women and men.

The series includes screening of the documentary film "Trans" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, a panel discussion with members of the transgender community at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, and a Sunday service commemorating the Transgender Day of Remembrance at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nov. 17.

Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs annually to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender violence, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

"As a community of faith we are called to seek justice and equality for all people, including our transgender brothers and sisters." said Rev. Charles Tigard, senior pastor.

All three events in the series are free and open to the public. All events take place at Church of the Trinity sanctuary, 7225 Lockwood Ridge Road Sarasota.

Church of the Trinity has served Sarasota and Manatee counties for 32 years with a Christian message of hope, love, and inclusion. The diverse, growing congregation welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight allies to worship and community.

To learn more about the church's ministries and programs, visit trinitymcc.com.

Information: ctigard@TrinityMCC.com, TrinityMCC.com or call 941-355-0847.

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