For Immediate Release: 1/22/2020
Media Contact: Claudia Harrison
Phone: 561-533-9699
Mail: 201 North Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Compass Community Center Hosts Panel Discussion for Transgender People

The discussion will focus on the legal rights/needs of Transgender People living in Palm Beach County
Lake Worth Beach, FL On January 25th from 2-4 PM, Compass Community Center will host a seminar on legal issues faced by the transgender community. This is the first of several seminars on transgender issues that will be offered at the center throughout the year. 

A panel of experts will discuss various legal topics that directly affect transgender individuals. 
Pete Stewart, Health Education Specialist for Palm Beach County School District, will discuss the rights of trans students in the county schools. Tequisha Myles, from Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, will talk about legal documentation (name changes, gender markers on IDs, etc), and workplace and housing discrimination. Local therapist Lynn Allen will also be there to present on the legal requirements for gender correction surgeries and hormones, such as letters needed from therapists. This will be an open discussion in which audience members will be able to ask questions of the panel experts.

"Our trans community faces unique challenges when it comes to their rights and their medical needs," explains Julie Seaver, Compass' Executive director. "In today's environment, it can be hard to keep up with the changing legal landscape. This seminar will provide reliable information and a chance to get their questions answered."
This free panel discussion is intended for our transgender community, but it is open to all ages and family members who seek to understand medical transition. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is free, but requested, at the following link:

This seminar series is part of an overall expansion of transgender services at Compass, along with a social group for trans and non-binary young adults, and a support group for trans kids ages 3 to 11, and their families. 

Compass' mission is to engage, empower and enrich the lives of the LGBTQ community and those impacted by HIV and AIDS. The center is the only direct services provider for the LGBTQ community in Palm Beach County. For more information about Compass' services and programs, please visit or call 561-533-9699.