Published: March 2, 2016

CU-Boulder’s TRANSforming Gender Conference is celebrating its tenth year. The Conference hosts national and local transgender, genderqueer, intersex, Two-Spirit activists and scholars to raise awareness of how we can celebrate the diversity of gender and sex. 

The Conference is free and open to the public, and will be held at the CU-Boulder Center for Community.  Organizers and co-sponsors are committed to addressing equality, support, visibility, and scholarship for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex people.

This year keynote speakers include Jennicet Gutiérrez, an advocate for undocumented transgender people; Cece McDonald, a national leader in the civil rights transgender movement; Tiq Milan, national spokesperson for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation; and Kim Milan, co-founder of The People Project, a movement to empower queer and trans people of color and allies. 

In addition to our keynote speakers, the conference will feature presentations that highlight the experiences of transgender people of color, including a panel on queer and trans* people of color, legal resources for immigration and asylum, and sessions for educators and professors on inclusive teaching practices.  Session presenters will also address topics such as transfeminism, being an ally to transgender people, and ways providers can be more trans- and intersex-inclusive.

At the conference, we will celebrate recent policy victories, such as the University of Colorado’s recent addition of gender confirmation surgery to the University’s health care insurance benefits.  And we will honor the lives of the many transgender people we have lost through intimate partner and other forms of violence and discrimination. 

The conference runs from March 10 through March 12. For more information or to register, visit the Gender and Sexuality Center website.