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Marsha Botzer Discussing Organizing In Secret For Survival - February 19, 2020

Being Trans+ in a hostile world is not easy. Some of the earliest forms of community were support groups, organized so that Trans+ people would not feel quite so alone. They were designed to be much-needed welcoming spaces.

Marsha Botzer Discussing How Ingersoll Made Connections For The Community - February 19, 2020

Marsha Botzer started the Ingersoll Gender Center in 1977. In her oral history, she describes what the meetings were like back then.

Marsha Botzer (March, 1994) © Mariette Pathy Allen
Marsha Botzer, © Mariette Pathy Allen

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