B’N Trans – Community changes name to Trans Ascension

BLOOMINGTON — B’N Trans – Community, a group representing transgender people in the Bloomington/Normal area, has changed it’s name to Trans Ascension: A Gender Evolved Community. The group announced its new name and logo in a Facebook post on Monday. 

From the post:
Our new logo and name is finally here. I am glad to welcome all of you to Trans Ascension! Mr. DeLong, of Osborn & DeLong, approached me recently about the branding of B’N Trans – Community. He offered his services as penance for how he had previously treated a trans colleague many years prior.

Gender Spectrum Rally tomorrow in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — B’N Trans – Community and Authentically You are organizing a rally in response to the recent proposed policy that would remove any consideration of transgender issues in the federal government. The rally will meet at the 600 block of North Main Street in downtown Bloomington and marching south to the McLean County History Museum and then back to the start point by way of Madison Street. The rally begins at 5:30 on Thursday, Oct. 25. Speakers include Brittany Clinard, founder of B’N Trans – Community, and Tobias Horner, founder of Authentically You. B’N Trans – Community was created in late 2017 as an organization to support individuals who identify as transgender and non-dominant gender and to raise community awareness of issues affecting this population. Authentically You was started in the Chicagoland area in 2016 and is focused on empowering individuals to live their lives authentically.