TAMPA – Tampa Bay Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce held a transgender panel discussion at their November Dinner Meeting at the Barrymore Hotel in Tampa Nov. 18.
The panel, hosted by TBGLCC President Ashley Brundage and held in honor of Transgender Awareness Month, featured retired gender therapist Dr. Kathleen Farrell, METRO’s Lucas Wehle, the University of Tampa’s Caitlin Jones and Citi’s Carolina Gutierrez as special guest speakers.
The panel discussed their personal stories and community struggles before opening the floor to questions from the attendees.
The panel discussion is just one in a series of events in and around Central Florida and the Tampa Bay area on transgender issues as we approach Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 20.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence.
Photos by Jeremy Williams.