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July Meeting Details

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Understanding the B & T in LGBTQ

Join us for a presentation and discussion of the transgender and bisexual issues, including updates on terminology, vocabulary, pronouns, and current issues and challenges, led by local transgender activist Dayna Smith and bisexuality educator Miles Joyner.

Dayna Smith has lived in Columbia, SC since 1997 and is originally from Brevard, NC. Dayna attended Appalachian State University where she received a BS and then attended the University of South Carolina and received an IMA. Dayna currently works for a health insurance company, but in her spare time she performs as a spoken word artist/slam poet under the stage name Alley Cat. Dayna is actively involved at the Harriet Hancock Center in Columbia where she leads the Midlands Area Transgender Support group.

Miles Joyner is a South Carolina native and leader of Bi+ 101 at the Harriet Hancock Center, a monthly presentation that aims to educate the public on the bisexual+ community. They have four years of experience writing and presenting about bisexuality and currently serve on the board for BiNet USA, the nation's leading bisexual nonprofit. They are a GLAAD campus ambassador, an Obama Foundation Community Leadership Corps member, and the creator of Queerademia, a website intended to give a platform to the voices of queer people in college.

Reformation Lutheran Church
1118 Union Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Meal: 6:00 pm
$10, payable in cash at the door.

Program: 6:30 pm


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