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Spectrums June Meeting

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Hi everyone our monthly meeting is coming up soon and I'm excited to say that this month we' re going to have a speakerphone call with Jeanette Jennings mother of Jass Jennings from the TLC show "I Am Jass". 

The 11-part series features Jazz and her family "dealing with typical teen drama through the lens of a transgender youth," and the show tied for best Outstanding Reality Program at the 27th annual GLAAD Media Awards. 

Jazz Jennings, a South Florida teen, was assigned male at birth. Aged 4, Jennings was diagnosed with gender dysphoria in childhood, making her one of the youngest publicly documented people to be identified as gender dysphoric. Her parents, Greg and Jeanette, decided to support her femalegender identity by her fifth birthday. I Am Jazz focuses on the "Jennings" family and their day-to-day lives. Jazz, who is about to go into high school, grapples with the usual teen angst in addition to her own challenges as a transgender girl. Her family, which includes her three siblings, parents and grandparents, also talk about their experiences. 

Jazz has been in the spotlight since 2007, when at age 6, she did an interview with Barbara Walters discussing her gender identity. She did follow-up interviews, launched a foundation, and co-wrote a book, also called I Am Jazz. She has also posted videos about her life on YouTube.

Earlier Event: May 31
Salsa Dance Night - Baile Conmigo
Later Event: June 4
Concert for Refugee Children