Old Bridge, NJ – July 24, 2018 – The Old Bridge Public Library will host its first transgender awareness panel discussion on Thursday, August 9th at 6:30pm.

A panel of transgender individuals and those who support them will discuss issues facing the transgender community, share their personal experiences and views, and answer questions. The event is presented in part by the Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Jersey Shore Chapter Speakers Bureau. Best-selling transgender author Seth Rainess (Real Talk for Teens: A Jump-Start Guide to Gender Transitioning and Beyond) will be the keynote speaker. He holds an MS in psychology and rehab counseling, and is a sought-after speaker whose presentations to parents, students, educators and corporate audiences are known for their truthfulness and humor. He is a PFLAG Jersey Shore facilitator and board member and serves on the advisory board of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Gender Development and Sexuality Clinic. In addition, he is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and GLSEN (pronounced glisten), a national education organization dedicated to making schools safer for LGBTQ students. Local activists Melissa Fehley and Bobbie McArdle and other special guests will appear with him. No registration is necessary.

The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.


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