The 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information
Contact the Transgender Lives Organizing Committee at:Ct TransAdvocacy Coalition
Farmington, CT 06034
By phone at 860 255 8812, or by email at email@example.com
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|
|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|
|10:45 am – 11:45 am Session 2|
|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|
|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|
|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 P||Aleah Nesteby and Ryan Pryor||Hormones 101|
|3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Keynote|
|Massey Auditorium||Keynote||Dallas Denny|
Transgender Lives Conference
8:00 am - 5:00 pm