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Just don’t use pronouns in public. That’s what C.G. usually tells his mother before they go out. Just call me by my nickname. G. is not obsessed with grammar, but being born a female now living as a male, makes common pronouns like “he” and “she” a complicated issue. The transgender distinction is one that even the most shunned of the gay and lesbian community will often agree has the hardest plight of the oft-embattled LGBT community.
The Fender Music Foundation offers grants to established and sustainable music programs to provide music for folks who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music. This grant awards grants to in-school music classes and after-school programs that aren’t run by the school. Grants are awarded ranging in value from $500-$5,000. The grant is available from July 15,2011 through November 15, 2011.