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Community Education

The Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso offers education and training for community members who want to become more socially conscious and build resilient communities.

Education Brings Growth and Empowerment.

Education Brings Change.

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Healing Arts from the Borderland

By Borderland Rainbow Center

The Borderland Rainbow Center in El Paso, Texas, hosts non-traditional, Queer, and Intersectional healing artists who share their healing journey, their experience, and their recovery tools, to help listeners find their own healing from trauma.

www.borderlandrainbow.org/
Facebook @borderlandrainbowcenter
Instagram @borderlandrainbowcenter
Twitter @BRainbowCenter
YouTube www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4GRplymPUJBnfEn9zbPJg
Contact hstbgrant@borderlandrainbow.org

This work is funded by TAASA on behalf of the Department of Justice.

LGBTQ+
Heroes
Project

Honoring LGBTQ+ Leaders and Influencers of the Borderland and Beyond

Community Video Series

This page features access to video content produced both within and outside of the Institute, designed to engage and expose viewers to diverse populations, educational content, and resources. 

The Military TRANSport Battalion video series is a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center located in El Paso, Texas, focusing on the Transgender community and the Military community.
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Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.
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Military TRANSport Battalion

Military TRANSport Battalion EP 1: Conversation with Steve Hansen
In this video series, we discuss issues concerning Transgender military service members, past and present. In this episode, we speak with Steve Hansen, a Transgender Army veteran who served from 1986 to 1996. 
Military TRANSport Battalion EP 2: Moving with your Transgender Child
On this episode, we interview Lori, a mother who speaks to issues of moving with a Transgender Child. We focus on issues of enrolling in school, and navigating medical care in a new place.
Military TRANSport Battalion EP 3: Conversation with Dr. Kyle Erwin
Today we talk with Dr. Kyle Erwin, who works with the Veterans Administration System of El Paso, Texas
Military TRANSport Battalion EP 4: Interview with Karen K. Holmes
Part 1 of 2, Interview with Karen K Holmes, Transgender Advocate and Veteran of the Maryland Defense Force, currently serving in the Veterans Reserve Corps.
Military TRANSport Battalion EP 5: Conversation with Karen K. Holmes.
Part 2 of 2, Interview with Karen K. Holmes, Transgender Advocate and Veteran of the Maryland Defense Force, currently serving in the Veterans Reserve Corps.

Drag Queen Story Hour

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Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

You can view all Drag Queen Story Hour El Paso videos by visiting the Facebook page. Learn more about Drag Queen Story Hour in El Paso by visiting the DQSH page on the Borderland Rainbow Center site HERE.
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