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Drago Renteria & Trans Chorus of Los Angeles - Asterisk Trans* Conference

Friday, February 24, 2017
  7–9 p.m.

Location: Highlander Union Building 302
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Category: Conference


A keynote by deaf activist Drago Renteria will open the 3rd Asterisk Trans* Conference. The event is free and open to all. ASL interpretation provided.

Drago Renteria is a Deaf, Chicano, heteroqueer transman who is passionate about making a difference. He has been out, proud and visible for over three decades and has worked tirelessly to create awareness and social change in the various communities that he is a member of. He is founder of the Deaf Queer Resource Center and has presented on LGBTQ issues nationwide. Among the boards he has served on include FTM International, the Transgender Law Center, and the Youth Gender Project. Drago is listed in the inaugural Trans 100 and most recently named one of 13 Trans Latinx Activists Who Are Changing the World. Drago is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and did part of his undergraduate work at Gallaudet University. He lives in San Francisco's Mission District with his partner of 16 years and their magical furkid, Magnus.

Following Drago Renteria, a performance by the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles will open the 3rd Asterisk Trans* Conference. The event is free and open to all. ASL interpretation provided.

The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles is the largest group of trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and intersex  people anywhere in the world who gather together regularly to create music. The mission of the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) is to fiercely empower trans, gender non-conforming and intersex people to discover, love and use their voices to increase visibility and raise awareness and understanding of trans issues, i.e.; change the ecology. Everywhere.

*Presented by Asterisk of UCR, the LGBT Resource Center, the California Endowment, Associated Students Program Board*, Vice Chancellor Student Affairs, and support for ASL interpretation from Asian Pacific Student Programs. This event is supported by the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.

*ASPB co-sponsorship does not constitute an endorsement of the views and opinions expressed.

Additional Information:

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: LGBT Resource Center

Contact Information:
Megan Rush