Reflecting on the leadership of Philadelphia advocates within the movement for transgender equality, Nurit L. Shein of the Mazzoni Center writes about the upcoming Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (May 31 - June 2, 2012). What began in 2002 as a one-day gathering of transgender advocates, allies and service providers has grown to become the largest transgender-specific conference in the world, offering three full days of workshops and activities. Last year, the conference drew a diverse group of more than 2,000 from around the nation and the world to talk about health, safety, education, employment, housing and social support.
GLAAD has been working with the Mazzoni Center to secure media coverage for the 11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. Taking place May 31 - June 2, it is the largest transgender-specific conference in the world. For more information, please see the conference Web site and conference Facebook page.