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There is a slew of events in November for Transgender Awareness Month. Transgender is an umbrella term for individuals whose gender identity or expression differs from their birth sex. The term may include people who identify as transsexual or gender queer.

Here is a highlight of some of the events planned by Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah, the Utah Pride Center and others:

Tonight (Nov. 12) • Shannon Minter, legal director at the San Francisco-based National Center for Lesbian Right will share "Personal and Political Reflections on the Transgender Movement," 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Weber State University's Shepherd Union building, Room 232. Free.

Saturday • Minter will talk about the legal issues that transgender people face, 1-2 p.m., Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State St., Room 315. Free.

Saturday • Gender conference, "Engendering Community," with keynote speaker Elisha Lim, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City. Free.

Nov. 20 • International Transgender Day of Remembrance to remember transgender victims of violence. There will be candlelight vigils in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Logan and Provo. For details click here.

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