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The Montrose Center: TGiving Drive-Thru Celebration
November 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The annual Transgender Thanksgiving Potluck is a tradition started in the mid-90s by Brenda Thomas, a fierce activist in Houston’s transgender community. Brenda unfortunately passed away in 2006, but her legacy remains today. For the past few years, the Montrose Center has worked alongside the transgender community to continue this tradition every year on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. This year, we will continue a little differently.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, socializing with our friends and chosen family is still not safe. As a community, we have decided to continue that tradition of “togetherness” by hosting our first TGiving Drive-Thru Celebration, on November 24th, from 4 – 7 PM at the Montrose Center. This event is open to all members of the transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities, regardless of financial need. For this event we will be following all the CDC recommendations to ensure the safety of everyone taking part in this event. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our community members!
This year, instead of our trans community supplying the meal items, we will be offering pre-packaged Thanksgiving meals, fun care bags, handwritten holiday cards, COVID-19 resources, and shelf stable food boxes upon request. We understand the value of chosen family and support during the holidays and recognize that 2020 has only deepened the need, especially for those whose given families are not as supportive.
Submission Tip: Events that occur often most likely won’t be added to our calendar, but one-time fundraisers, art shows, concerts, celebrations and social events for the community most likely will!