Monday, July 9, 2018

Closing up shop


It is with deep regret that I must announce that effective immediately I am dissolving the Genderlines in-person support group. It has become evident over the past few months that there is very little interest in the group. Most of the meetings of the past few months have been only one or two people besides myself. I founded the group with the hopes to support the trans community and I think that we did that for a time.

If you find that you need a peer support group I suggest you check out Transcend (http://transcendcharlotte.org/index/), PFLAG Concord (https://www.pflag.org/chapter/pflag-concordkannapolis), or PFLAG Charlotte(https://pflagcharlotte.org/).

I will maintain the Facebook group as well as the Genderlines website resources page. I also strongly encourage folks to coordinate in person social events in the future.

Thank you to everyone who attended, helped with group, and lent support to others. It was a great 4 years.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Feb 20 Meeting

Hi all! Just a head's up that we will have a guest at the next meeting on Feb 20. Gretchen McGinty from New Leaf Voice will be dropping in to talk about the voice therapy services she offers and to answer any questions we may have.

So, if your voice is something you'd like to work on please come to group on the 20th!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

New Partners Group

Starting in March, Genderlines will be offering a support group for spouses, partners, significant others, and family members of trans people.  This support group will meet on the first Saturday of the month at the same time and address as the regular Genderlines support group meetings but in a different room.  The group will be facilitated by Jennifer Dula.  She is a licensed clinical social worker and the wife of a trans woman.  If you have any questions please reach out to info@genderlines.org

Friday, August 4, 2017

Community Discussion: LGBT Homeless Services

SAVE THE DATE! 

LGBT Homeless Resources Community Discussion hosted by Genderlines

Charlotte, NC – On Tuesday Aug 22, 2017, Genderlines will host a community discussion about LGBT homelessness, how to access services, and the barriers to those services in the Charlotte area. The discussion will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation in uptown Charlotte.  Discussion will be moderated by Jennifer Dula, a licensed clinical social worker.

Representatives from Time Out Youth, Urban Ministry Center, and Mecklenburg County Coordinated Assessment will be in attendance.  We have reached out to the Charlotte shelters and are hoping to get them to attend as well.

It is strongly suggested to RSVP via the Facebook event as seating is limited.  
https://www.facebook.com/events/121043515180861

For further information please check out the Genderlines Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/genderlines/ or contact Paige Dula at paige.dula@genderlines.org.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Community Discussion: Transgender Healthcare in Charlotte

SAVE THE DATE! 
On Saturday May 13 from 11am - 1pm, Genderlines will be partnering with the Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group to present healthcare, mental healthcare, and surgical options which are available for the trans community in the Charlotte area.

The meeting will be held at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation at 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202.

We are still waiting for confirmation on one or two more folks but our current panelists are:

Therapists
Holly Savoy, PhD
Allyson Siegel, MA, LPC, NCC, BCLP

Physicians
Rhett Brown, MD 
Laura Levin, MD (Pediatrician)

Surgeons
Bernard Taylor, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Please share to anyone who could get value from this discussion

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Voice Workshop

MtF Voice workshop

Hi all,
Just a FYI that we have a voice workshop coming up on March 18 noon - 3 at my place.  If you are interested, please contact me for more info at paige.dula@genderlines.org or RSVP via Facebook.

Thanks!
Paige

Monday, January 9, 2017

HB2 Next Steps Discussion

Since mother nature froze out our first attempt at this, let's try a new date.

HB2 and the Charlotte NDO has been an ongoing topic this year. What has been missed in the discussions is how much this directly impacts the transgender community. This meeting will be our chance to tell some of our stories to humanize the issue as well as discuss what the next steps are in repealing HB2 AND reinstating the ordinance.

The format of the meeting will be as follows:
1) Welcome

2) Introduce any local LGBT org, and political representatives present

3) Open the floor to local transgender people to tell how the NDO, it's repeal, and HB2 has impacted their lives

4) Open dialogue between LGBT orgs and political reps on what our next steps are

5) Plans to continue this discussion in the future

We are still working on a moderator for the meeting and will announce when one has been selected.
The meeting will be in the Harris Hall at the Levine Museum for the New South. Note that the Levine will validate parking at the 7th street station deck next door so bring in your parking tickets.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1297135440309351/