Global South Transgender Day of Visibility–San Francisco
Every March 31, Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is celebrated around the world. It is an annual occasion in which the achievements and contributions of the transgender community to society and the world at large are honored. For this year's TDOV, we're celebrating by spotlighting perspectives, experiences, and thought leadership of Global South transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary immigrants and asylum refugees with a panel discussion plus a network power hour at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco!
This event is presented by The Center for Immigrant Protection-ParivarBayArea, The LGBT Asylum Project and The Alwan Foundation in partnership with El/La Para Trans Latinas and The Office of Transgender Initiatives.
With the onslaught of legislative attacks across the country against the transgender community, how do we reconcile the urgent need to protect and safeguard transgender immigrants and refugees during a period of heightened anti-trans hate? How can the United States protect transgender immigrants and refugees of the Global South when it fails to protect transgender Americans? How can we learn from the experiences of Global South transgender immigrants to better understand the importance of protecting the transgender community at-large?
Michelle Meow has been a radio personality in San Francisco and four other markets nationally for more than seven years, where she continues to be a voice for the LGBTQ community. Meow is a true journalist with an edgy vibe (think hip and funny Lesbian version of Anderson Cooper, minus the gray hair). Throughout her radio career, Meow has interviewed notable personalities such as Margaret Cho, Sarah Palin, Gavin Newsom, Janice Dickinson, and Jennifer Beals. Her entertaining yet knowledgeable approach to all things LGBTQ make her a memorable personality and a force to be reckoned with in every market she lands in.
Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-host