Jo Ann Ellison
On August 14, 2020, GLAAS member Roberta Dunn shared her experience as an LGBT-rights activist and transgender woman at a special members-only Zoom event. Roberta and her wife of 36 years moved to SaddleBrooke last year from Charlotte, N.C. She retired to Charlotte after a forty-year career in the computer/telecommunications industry. She and her wife raised four children of which they are very proud. After the children were grown and Roberta’s career was secured, she “came out” to her wife as a transgender woman. Her wife remained committed to their relationship. Roberta then became involved with a transgender activist group which she ultimately headed until the couple moved to Arizona. During this period Roberta dedicated herself to helping other transgender people with their struggle to become their genuine selves and to help non-trans people understand their struggle.
The session was well-received and well attended.
The mission of GLAAS (Gays, Lesbians and Allies at SaddleBrooke) is to “use the power of community and camaraderie to celebrate the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight people.” The GLAAS board is looking for ways to get together, maybe virtually or in small groups with appropriate social distancing. If you have an idea and are willing to spearhead the project, let us know about it by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming events (mark your calendars):
Friday, September 11, at 3 p.m. Zoom meeting TBA.
Friday, October 9, at 3 p.m. Zoom meeting with a presentation by historian Nell Brownell.