Written by Michelle Nastasis for Gay Central Valley
I had the unique opportunity yesterday (Feb. 23, 2013) to participate as the representative for Gay Central Valley and the Fresno LGBT Center at the 'Expression, Not Suppression" event at the Big Red Church.
For me, it was an eye opening experience to share, not only my story as a transwoman, but to give information to some highly motivated teenagers about the work we do at GCV and the LGBT Center.
By my guess, there were around 175-200 people at this event.
I passed out numerous pamphlets about Gay Central Valley, our groups, some rainbow flags (which were a HUGE hit) and even sold some our stove pipe rainbow hats!!! Who says teenagers are broke?? These kids sure weren't.
All in all, it was an experience I hope to repeat in 2014.