Intersections Meeting this Friday Sept. 12

When: Friday Sept. 12
Where: Dunkin Donuts, 1001 W Genesee St, Syracuse NY 13204
 

Intersections is an open to all LGBTQ and allies social and support group. Bring your friends and family. See you there! Due to lack of funds, we had to move the meeting from 500 Salina and there will be no food or clothes available this time. Though the meeting is at Dunkin Donuts, we will have a private conference room so don’t worry about privacy. Let us know if you need transportation and we will see what we can do.

THIS WEEKS TOPIC: Queer Visibility- Public Displays of Affection and Being Yourself

Transgender, genderqueer, gay, queer, crossdresser, lesbian, asexual, bisexual, pansexual, whatever: As long as you are open-minded you belong at the Intersections Cafe! Come vent, share, or just listen.

Sponsor a seat on the bus to LGBTQ healthcare!

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With your generosity, The funds we raised together in April helped us make 4 more monthly trips to help get people to 34 medical appointments and help pay for medical expenses such as copays and prescriptions for those who need it most! This means we did all of this at below our estimated cost at $20/person Please help us by SHARING this fundraiser and consider giving what you can again, so that we can empower more LGBT individuals in their healthcare! A $20 donation will ensure that an individual will have a seat on the September 18th bus and receive much needed healthcare. Thank you!

Click here to contribute! And please share this campaign with others! 

 

Intersections Cafe!

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FridayJuly 11th7-9 pm.
500 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY (right across from the Centro Hub, the big building on the right in this photo) Free street parking.
Same building, new wheelchair accessible room! Go through the front door, down the hall to the elevators, to the second floor, turn left, first door on the right (follow the signs).

THIS WEEKS TOPIC: Mental health and coping with anxiety. We will have our usual time to talk as a group, plus Keira Andrew will be leading muscle relaxation and breathing techniques.

Transgender, genderqueer, gay, queer, crossdresser, lesbian, asexual, bisexual, pansexual, whatever: As long as you are open-minded you belong at the Intersections Cafe! Come vent, share, or just listen… and have FREE FOOD & COFFEE or TEA! Location is right across from the Centro Transit Hub. Please feel free to bring anything you can share as well, particularly clothes, nail polish, accessories, snacks, etc.

*Please note that we have fixed the issue and our event is now wheel chair accessible! Please feel free to let us know if there are any other issues with accessibility, now or in the future. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Hope to see you there!

Name Change Workshops

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On Monday, we were very lucky to have a trans/LGBTQ friendly name change workshop at the Volunteer Lawyers Project. If you missed it, don’t worry, we are planning another one soon! If you want to contact the LGBTQ friendly lawyer on your own, here is her info. She offers a free service for people who make less than $22,000 a year:

Sally Fisher Curran, Esq.
Executive Director
Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, Inc.
1000 State Tower Bldg.
109 S. Warren St.
Syracuse, NY 13202-1860
Phone 315-579-2576
Fax 315-471-0705
scurran@onbar.org

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June Events

Big Queer Shopping Trip

6/8, 1 pm. Goodwill, 4722 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse, NY

Trans* positive, LGBTQ group trip to the thrift store.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/684696504901344/

Intersections Café

6/13 & 6/27, 7-9 pm. 500 Salina St., Syracuse, NY. Across from Centro bus hub.

LGBTQ support group. Free food and coffee provided. LGBTQ Food Pantry distribution point.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/229978717211790/

Mazzoni Bus

6/26. Free daytrip to the Mazzoni Center, an LGBTQ focused sliding-scale health clinic in Philadelphia. Seats still available. Contact us if interested.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/659953710756451/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

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Contact us if for more info or to inquire about transportation assistance. 315-464-0063 or cnyforsolidarity@gmail.com.

Sponsor a Chair for Our LGBTQ and Trans* Support Group!

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The Intersections Cafe is a peer support group that was established by CNY for Solidarity in the spring of 2014 in Syracuse, NY. It is a space for LGBTQ people to come together for community support, both emotional and material. Currently, we rent chairs each meeting, on top of the fees to rent the space by the hour. We would like your help to purchase our own chairs. $20 will sponsor one chair. We will be painting and decorating them as a group and if you would like, we can add your name and a dedication on the chair you sponsor. Once we raise enough money, the rest of the funds we raise will go towards rental space. CLICK HERE TO DONATE.

There are several things that make the Intersections Cafe unique.

  1. LGBTQ people of all ages. We have organizations in Syracuse for LGBTQ youth and seniors, but many of us do not fit those categories. This is a space for all ages, and because of this, we have a lot to offer one another.
  2. The values of intersectionality. Or in other words, we try to emphasize the way that homophobia, transphobia, racism, classism, and other forms of oppression are all interrelated. We realize people are more than just their sexual orientation and gender identity and try to avoid discrimination within our own community.
  3. Transgender leadership. Most groups are gay/lesbian run, and some attempt to be inclusive of trans* and gender nonconforming people. At Intersections, the main demographic we serve is transgender people, but all are welcome to learn, share, and discuss how gender and sexuality affect their lives. We have a diverse group of attendees.
  4. Free food. Coffee plus meals or snacks are provided each time. Volunteers prepare and transport the food. In addition, we make sure there are groceries from our pantry for attendees to take home with them. We realize that the LGBTQ and trans* communitie are much more likely to live in povery.  Mainstream food pantries are often uncomfortable or even unsafe for us. Having food available in safe spaces like Intersections is very important!
  5. Beyond being a support group where people can talk, Intersections provides a point of contact for other supportive resources and services. These include assitance with employment, healthcare, food, and other needs in the LGBTQ and trans* communities.

Please help us maintain this exciting new program! Again, $20 will sponsor a chair, but we are grateful for any donation, no matter how small. Please spread the word and feel free to come to our next meeting!

About Intersections Cafe: “Transgender, genderqueer, gay, queer, crossdresser, lesbian, asexual, bisexual, pansexual, whatever: As long as you are open-minded you belong at the Intersections Cafe! Come vent, share, or just listen… and have a FREE MEAL & COFFEE or TEA! Location is right across from the Centro Transit Hub.” CLICK HERE TO DONATE.

Free Syringes and Needles for Trans* and LGBTQ People

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May 27th, 2014, 1:30 PM

@ 627 W Genesee St., Syracuse, NY

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Are you a transgender or LGBTQ person who injects hormones or uses needles and syringes? Would you like to get access to free needles and syringes in bulk, along with an opportunity to dump your sharps container and get a new one? Come with CNY for Solidarity to the Safety First Needle Exchange at Access Care Resources (formerly AIDS Community Resources).
We are trans people and are experienced with healthcare in Syracuse. We will all go together and we will make sure you are safe and respected and that you get the supplies you need. There will be advocacy available. There will be more opportunities in the future if this date doesn’t work for you. Please let us know if you need help with transportation! Contact us at 315-464-0063 or cnyforsolidarity@gmail.com.
The Safety First Syringe Exchange is in the back of the ACR building on the far right, by Enterprise Car Rental. Please meet us in that parking lot at 1:30. If you have trouble finding us, again, our number is 315-464-0063. Feel free to call.

Tomorrow: Big Queer Shopping Trip!

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May 10, 2014, 1PM

@ Goodwill, 4722 Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13219

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Uncomfortable shopping alone in the women’s/men’s section for the clothes you really want to wear? Want another opinion on how those jeans REALLY make your ass look? Just want to spend some social time with other trans* and queer people?  Then come shopping with us!

Rides are also available upon request. For questions, contact 315-464-0063. 

 

Intersections Cafe, Tonight!

Image 7-9 pm tonight, May 9, 2014

500 Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13210

(right across from the Centro bus hub)

 Transgender, genderqueer, gay, queer, crossdresser, lesbian, asexual, bisexual, pansexual, whatever: As long as you are open-minded you belong at the Intersections Cafe! Come vent, share, or just listen… and have a FREE MEAL & COFFEE or TEA! 


Discussion Topic: Employment
Please feel free to bring applications, resumes, or anything else for help and feedback. We will be discussing our successes and setbacks regarding employment, and about discrimination based on our gender and sexuality. We will also make time for other discussions, food, and fun. Come and bring along friends!

Optional reading:

1. Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (p. 50-72). http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/reports/reports/ntds_full.pdf

2. Non-Discrimination Laws: State by State Information – Map.https://www.aclu.org/maps/non-discrimination-laws-state-state-information-map