Every other Monday, 6-8pm, Be is a group that provides safe space and peer support, along with discussion groups meeting for transgender and gender non-conforming community members.

About the Facilitator

At 61 years old, the last thing retired telephone company employee Brenda Churchill thought she would be doing is co-marshaling the Pride Parade in 2017. Her first ever Pride Parade was two years before when she took her jeep up Church Street with a trailer full of guys from GLAM bouncing to RuPaul’s music. Brenda also never thought she would find herself at the Vermont State House, working with the legislature to protect and enhance LGBTQ rights. “I am enjoying the challenges of learning and understanding the legislative process. Working with Representatives and Senators to be sure we, as a community, not only have representation but educating our elected officials on what it means to be a transgender in Vermont.” While she represents the organized LGBTQIA community (and many allied organizations) she wants to have one message to every Vermonter. “If there is one thing I can accomplish before I move on, it is to be sure everyone in Vermont understands we all need to work together to preserve our way of life. From our seniors to our children, to our transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, intersex, and asexual neighbors, we all have to live here, so why not do it in peace and with love for everyone?”