The Westminster-Carroll County chapter of PFLAG will feature Catherine Hyde, who will present the topic “Transgender 101” on Sept. 15 during the chapter’s general meeting.
Catherine Hyde, a mother of a transgender child and a Transgender Coordinator for Children and their Parents, will discuss the key facts about transgender individuals and how one can be a supportive ally. In addition, a panel discussion will take place whereby members share their personal stories and answer questions.
Hyde did not listen to her child when he, at the age of 4, told her that something had gone wrong in her belly and that he was supposed to be a she. She did not understand transgender or gender identity until NPR educated her 11 years later. Today, she speaks and trains on transgender understanding and sensitivity. Hyde also serves on the Public Advisory Board of Gender Rights Maryland. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meeting takes place at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 17 Bond St. in Westminster. For more information, visit pflagwcc.org.