Monthly TQ Meeting: TranQuility Potluck and Affirming Trans Trailblazers, 06/26 @ 6:30 – 8 pm

All LGBT+ friends, family and allies welcome. Join us for a potluck and celebration of trans trailblazers. For the potluck, please bring something that you can share! If you are unable to bring something or can’t afford to make a donation, please still come–we want everyone to be there, and we will have extra food for you. Several people are bringing helpful and affirming items that they are donating to anyone who would like them. Come and peruse! If you also happen to have some items that you would like to donate that evening, your contribution would be appreciated.

(Please email: alachuatranquility@gmail.com for address)

TransWord/TransJams, 06/08 @ 6:30 – 8 pm

We welcome all to join us for TransWord and TransJams. During the first half, we will be doing “blackout” poetry, in which we will transform pieces of literature by strategically blacking out the sentences and leaving only the words for a poem visible. You are welcome to bring your own page with you to use, whether it’s from a favorite book or something negative you wish to transform into something empowering. As always, you do not need to participate or even speak if you don’t want to–you can just watch. The second half will be TransJams and is sure to be fun! Once more, feel free to just be an audience member and watch and listen.

(Please email: alachuatranquility@gmail.com for address)

Advocacy Through Art – May 22, 2023 @ 6:30pm at the Matheson History Museum

“Advocacy Through Art” brings together artists, advocates, and academics in a panel conversation about art and its potential to inspire queer community. The Matheson History Museum will host Carrie Cotten (TranQuility Officer), Dr. Jillian Hernandez (Professor, UF Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies), and Kim Sims (Gainesville artist, The Gender Spectrum Project) who will each share their experience as an advocate, academic, and artist to explore the role art centered advocacy can play in imagining brighter futures for trans and gender non-conforming people by forging queer community and inspiring self-love.

Register for the event!

TranQuility Monthly meeting & social – 4/24 7:30 to 9pm

The first half will be a discussion and the second half will be social time. Several of our regular members will be facilitating the discussion which is near and dear to them. Please join us for several fun icebreakers and cool trivia. To celebrate that April 6th was International Asexuality Day the discussion will be: Aromantic spectrum– People can experience very strong romantic attraction, no romantic attraction at all, or only rarely or in certain situations and Asexual spectrum– People can experience strong sexual attraction, no sexual attraction at all, or only rarely or in certain situations. After the discussion it is social time!

International Asexuality Day is a coordinated worldwide campaign promoting the ace umbrella, including demisexual, grey-asexual and other ace identities.

The four themes of IAD are: Advocacy, Celebration, Education, and Solidarity

(Please email: alachuatranquility@gmail.com for location address)

TransWord/TransJams – “The Beat Generation” 4/13, 7:30-9pm

Get ready for some fun times as we recreate “The Beat Generation” – We will be creating some beat poetry or stories and letting the audience snap, clap, shake an egg, hit a cowbell, or beat a drum at the end of each poignant line. Come to create individually, or work in a small team or just sit and enjoy, no pressure to participate or even speak- we need an audience too. If there’s time we will end with a drum circle.

(Please email: alachuatranquility@gmail.com for address)

March 27th, 2023 @ 7:30pm to 9pm – TQ Monthly Meeting

Many different individuals from all walks of life in local professions such as nurses, teachers, civil servants, lawyers, business owners, musicians, researchers, artists, therapists, students, Master of Ceremonies, and more will be representing themselves, their businesses, and their professions as LGBT+ individuals and awesome allies. 

(Please email alachuatranquility@gmail.com for address and details.)