Transgender Lives Conference


CTAC LogoThe Ninth Annual Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Conference that will be held on Saturday April 25, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Ct.

Conference registration is now open!

This conference is about relationships – relationships with ourselves and relationships with those who interact with us. It is about re-defining these relationship through knowledge and understanding and by helping to erase those misconceptions that have disempowered so many for so long.

The conference is also about community – and not just trans and gender non-conforming people but also our allies who support us, the professionals who work with us, our families who care for us, and most-especially you.The primary theme “Intersection of Health and Law” seeks to raise awareness of the interconnectivity and interdependence of two critical areas to the lives of the trans and gender non-conforming individual.

Each year the attendance and outreach for this conference has grown substantially, now making it the major Transgender Health and Law Conference in Southern New England.

The success of the conference is a directly attributed to attendees finding the conference to be informative, relevant, and positive. One of our goals for this conference is that you find your experience to be informative and positive.

It is our hope to provide new information to you and to provide old information in a new way that provides you with new or renewed perspective. As always, we invite you to share your thoughts and suggestions for future conferences.

Due to construction parking will be in Lot 3 and a shuttle bus will be provided from 7:30 AM until 5:30 PM and if you require handicap transportation please email for more information at

For more information

Contact the Transgender Lives Organizing Committee at:

Ct TransAdvocacy Coalition
P.O.Box 111
Farmington, CT 06034

By phone at 860 255 8812, or by email at

2015 Schedule:

Once we get the approved workshops from the CT chapter of the NASW we will post the list.

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration with Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcoming Remarks
9:30 am – 10:30 am Session 1
Location Presenter Title
Massey Auditorium
Patterson Auditorium
Friends Lecture Room Salmun Kazerounian Trans Discrimination and the Fight for Housing Justice
Lecture Room A Janis Booth The Healthcare Professional and the Transgender Patient
Classroom I Emma Blandford Man Up – Gender Stereotypes
Classroom N Tasha Lombardi 50 Shades of Coming Out Kinky
Classroom P
10:45 am – 11:45 am Session 2
Location Presenter Title
Massey Auditorium Rev. Moonhawk River Stone Working It Through…Staying Engaged Through Change
Patterson Auditorium Jennifer Levi Advocating for Your Healthcare Needs
Friends Lecture Room Janis Booth People 101: The Elusive Sense of Gender
Lecture Room A Milo Primeaux BEYOND TRANS 101: Implementing Best Practices for
Serving Transgender Clients & Addressing Specific Legal Barriers They Face
Classroom I Emma Blandford Explaining and Demonstrating Gender Binaries
Classroom N Carol MacKenzie “I am not an OTHER!”: The coming out journey of partners, spouses, and lovers of trans* people.
Classroom P Stana & Jan Brown Crossdressing in the Real World
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Session 3
Location Presenter Title
Massey Auditorium Rev. Moonhawk River Stone No Longer Lost in The Shuffle: Being Disabled and Trans*
Patterson Auditorium Dru Levasseur Sex Must be Defined by Gender Identity: Updating the Law to Reflect the
Latest Medical Science Is Key to Transgender Rights
Friends Lecture Room Milo Primeaux Healthy While Trans: Demanding Excellence from our Healthcare System and Providers
Lecture Room A Dane Menkin The Treatment & Management of Pediatric Transgender Kids in a Family and Community Practice Setting
Classroom I Tony Ferraiolo From Fear to Acceptance
Classroom N Dallas Denny Gender Reassignment Surgeries in the XXth Century;
Classroom P Aleah Nesteby and Ryan Pryor Trans Health: An Evidence-Based Update
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Session 4
Location Presenter Title
Massey Auditorium Rev. Moonhawk River Stone Being Trans and Aging: A Workshop for Trans Elders and Their Allies
Patterson Auditorium Jillian Weiss Trans Employment – How to Protect Yourself Legally
Friends Lecture Room Ryan Rasdall Coming Out: A Trans Experience
Lecture Room A
Classroom I Alix Simonetti CT Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity
or Expression and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities’ Discrimination Complaint
Classroom N
Classroom P Aleah Nesteby and Ryan Pryor Hormones 101
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Keynote
Massey Auditorium CTAC Awards
Massey Auditorium Keynote Dallas Denny

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Transgender Lives Conference

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Academic Building of the UConn Health Center



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Started transition in 2013. I'll never be mistaken as a biological woman. Its whats inside that matters to me.. more later:)

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