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Transgender Elders Share Stories About Life Long Before Caitlyn Jenner

 Kate Bornstein, Miss Major and Jay Toole are longtime social activists.
Kate Bornstein, Miss Major and Jay Toole are longtime social activists.
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Courtesy of Visual AIDS

CHELSEA — Longtime transgender and gender-nonconforming activists will discuss their combined centuries of experience at a free panel Saturday afternoon. 

At “Aging Fiercely While Trans,” speakers will discuss their personal histories in the transgender movement, followed by an "intergenerational reception" with music from electronic artist Mizz June.

The panel includes Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, an activist and community organizer focused on transwomen of color in prison, author and activist Kate Bornstein, and Jay Toole, who works on homelessness for the queer community.

“All these individuals have lived very fierce activist lives,” Alex Fialho of event sponsor Visual AIDS said. "They’ve all been at the forefront of working around these issues for literally decades.”

The program, which runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., is located at Streetwise & Safe at 147 West 24th St., 4th floor.