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Shippensburg Pride Center celebrates Trans-Week of Visibility

By: Adam Beam 3/26/21

Shippensburg University’s Pride Center has long been an outlet for members of the LGBTQ+ community to be represented properly on campus as well as making, oftentimes, marginalized voices heard.

Starting Monday, March 29, the Pride Center will begin their Trans Week of Visibility, to celebrate all members of the Transgender community.

The week will begin Monday with a Trans Liberation Panel from 2 PM to 3 PM, the event will be held over Zoom and be discussed by students, faculty and community members on their experiences here at Ship, and the community at large.

Tuesday, from 12 PM to 2 PM will be an Open Safe Zone, which will give all those who attend an open and critical forum to gain an understanding of others sexual identities as well as their own.

Wednesday from 6PM to 7PM will be Keynote Speaker Estrella Sanchez, founder of Community Estrella which is an Atlanta based organization that advocates for Trans Latina rights and justices.

Thursday from 5PM to 6PM will be another guest speaker, Drag Queen Madam D, who is hosting a Drag Queen History Fundraiser. Suggested donations are between $5-$10, however, no attendees will be turned away for not donating.

The week will conclude with a Name & Gender Marker Change Workshop, hosted by Attorney Katherine McDonald from 2PM to 3PM.

All information and zoom links for the events can be found on the Pride Center’s official Instagram page @ship_pridecenter. Any questions about Trans Week of Visibility or future Pride Center events can be sent to

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