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John Ball (he/him)

John Ball (he/him)

Blake Bonkowski (he/him)

Blake Bonkowski (he/him)

Coordinator, Gender and Sexuality Center - Oakland University & Co-host of Half In, Half Out Podcast, Oakland University

Barb Byrum (She/Her)

Barb Byrum (She/Her)

Ingham County Clerk

Joni Genovesi (She/Her)

Joni Genovesi (She/Her)

Board Member, Stand with Trans

Bridie Johnson (Two-spirit/She/They)

Bridie Johnson (Two-spirit/She/They)

Senior Director of Behavioral Health, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless & Fair Sky Michigan

Jay Kaplan (he/him)

Jay Kaplan (he/him)

Staff Attorney for ACLU of Michigan's LGBTQ Project, ACLU of Michigan

Ameera Khan (she/he)

Ameera Khan (she/he)

Nicole Lintenmuth (She/Her)

Nicole Lintenmuth (She/Her)

Owner, Bettie's Pages

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz (He/Him)

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz (He/Him)

Scholar-in-Residence, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah

Cameron Parkins (He/Him)

Cameron Parkins (He/Him)

Communications Manager, Stand with Trans

Elijah Silver (They/Them)

Elijah Silver (They/Them)

Booksweet: Truly (She/Her) & Shaun (He/Him)

Booksweet: Truly (She/Her) & Shaun (He/Him)

Co-Owners, Booksweet

Amara Vear (She/They)

Amara Vear (She/They)

Owner, Queer Comics Peddler

Nick Zielke (He/Him)

Nick Zielke (He/Him)

Clinical Social Worker and Gender Therapist

Talks

The Indigenous Two-spirit Identity and how it fits into the LBGTQIA umbrella

Bridie Johnson

An Indigiqueer/Two-Spirit talking and healing circle

Bridie Johnson

Taking a deeper look into Intersex people and learning the differences and similarities between intersex and transgender.

Nick Zielke

IN PERSON/ HYBRID: Voting & Fighting Back- The Importance of the 2022 elections to Trans Rights

Barb Byrum (She/Her) Jay Kaplan (he/him) Amritha Venkataraman (she/her)

Responding to Religious Hate

John Ball (he/him) Mike Moskowitz Ameera Khan (she/he)

Life as an Adult Transgender Person

Blake Bonkowski (he/him) Joni Genovesi Elijah Silver Cameron Parkins

IN PERSON: Pop-up Queer Bookshop & Halloween Party

Booksweet: Truly (She/Her) & Shaun (He/Him) Amara Vear Nicole Lintenmuth (She/Her)