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Former Lincoln City teacher and journalist Dr. Bethany Howe will return to Driftwood Public Library this Saturday, Oct. 12, to deliver a lecture to mark LGBT History Month.

Titled “Turning Back the TIDE: How to be a Better Ally to Transgender People,” Howe’s talk is based on her doctoral research among transgender communities throughout the United States.

“Among members of the transgender community and their allies, it’s understood that living with a transgender identity in the 21st Century, even though things have gotten better, remains difficult,” Howe said. “Those who deny transgender identity, particularly those we see in media, can be particularly damaging to the mental health of transgender people. What may surprise transgender allies, however, is the damage they may be doing to their friends in the community without even knowing it.”

Howe’s talk, which is free and open to all, will start at 3 pm at the library, located on the second floor of the Lincoln Square civic complex at 801 SW Hwy. 101.

For more information, contact Circulation Supervisor Ken Hobson at 541-996-1242 or khobson@lincolncity.org.

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