Later tonight at our brand new Hamburger Mary’s location in the heart of the gayborhood the Transgender National Alliance will be hosting a fundraiser event there.
So what’s the Transgender National Alliance? It’s a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that seeks to employ and empower the transgender community by providing funding, outreach, education and support for the issues affecting our community and allies. Focusing on providing name and gender marker changes, we distributed more than $50,000 in 2016 providing surgical procedures and legal funding to more than 50 people.
TNA exists to support and give a voice to our trans community in addition to empowering them with name and gender marker changes.
I was one of the most recent recipients of one of those gender marker changes last month, and it helped complete a nearly 20 year journey for me in terms of getting my documentation changed.
I would love to see a full house at this Hamburger Mary’s TNA fundraiser tonight so that other trans people may also experience the joy of knowing that their documentation matches the person they know they are and present to the world.
The Hamburger Mary’s Charity Drag Bingo night will also feature in addition to their wonderful dinner menu, games and performances by their showgirls with the proceeds to benefit the Trans National Alliance .
There will be $10 bingo cards and $5 raffle tickets available for purchase, and six prizes valued at more than $1000 will also be given away during the evening
Also neat to know that international fashion model, founder of Gender Proud and trans advocate Geena Rocero will also be in the house tonight. along with some GLAAD award nominated blogger y’all know. Thanks to TNA, after a 19 year journey, I now have my documentation in order thanks to a TNA New Year’s Eve fundraiser that raised enough money to also cover my gender marker change.
And as someone who does a lot of air travel with a trip coming up next week, I’m ecstatic that this upcoming trip will be the first one I take in which I get to show a driver’s license with corrected gender markers
I want others in our community to know what that feels like, and I hope you’ll join us from 6-10 PM Hamburger Mary’s is located at 2409 Grant #A.
Seating is limited, so call Hamburger Mary’s at 713- 677-0674 for reservations.