Joe Erbentraut over at Huffington Post Chicago alerted me of an upcoming fundraiser benefiting Chicago Women’s Health Center Trans Greater Access Project (TGAP)*.
To celebrate the early blooming springtime and the ongoing blooming of trans folks, Subject to Change will host Bloom & Boom at The Burlington in Logan Square on April 4. The event will begin at 9 p.m. with DJ sets from Josie Bush, Miss Summer Clearance and Panakin Skywalker. There will be a $5 suggested donation at the door, but no one will be turned away. Zines will also be available for an additional pay-what-you-can donation.
Subject to Change is seeking submissions for the companion zine from folks who have used the TGAP program, as well as folks who have trans health and affirming related work to share. We accept all varieties of printable work including prose, essays, photography, drawings, comics and poetry. Please submit your work to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 1.
*A note on TGAP: The program currently offers masculinizing hormone therapy and transgender and genderqueer affirming gynecological services, but does not offer feminizing hormone therapy or prostate exams for transgender women or transfeminine people. While the services CWHC currently offers are great and necessary (and the website states there is a program in the works for feminizing hormone services) an organization that bills itself as a women’s health center, needs to do a better job at meeting the health needs of all women.