The 23rd annual Southern Comfort Conference celebrates transgender lives, features Dr. Marci Bowers

The 23rd annual Southern Comfort Conference (SCC), a four-day symposium focused on supporting and celebrating the lives of transgender people, will be held September 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia. SCC brings together transgender and allied vendors, authors, entertainers and leaders to the Crowne Plaza Hotel for seminars, on-site activities, and planned day trips centered on transgender people and issues.

"SCC has been providing enlightenment, education and entertainment to the LGBT community for over 20 years," wrote 2013 SCC Chair Alexis Dee in her welcome letter. "We take great pride in producing the best conference of its type. Every year we enlist the best doctors, therapists, make-up artists, electrolysis and laser providers, and many other highly regarded professionals in gender related fields.  The many seminars that they present have helped our attendees learn that they are not alone, and there is help out there."

"The Southern Comfort Conference has been bringing together transgender people and allies for more than twenty years and GLAAD is proud to support this important gathering as it continues to celebrate transgender lives," said GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz.

GLAAD is an official sponsor of the Southern Comfort Conference, and GLAAD Board Member Dr. Marci Bowers will present two seminars discussing perspectives on transgender-related healthcare. SCC's website provides a schedule of conference events, as well as a schedule of seminars. On-site registration for the conference will begin tomorrow, September 4, at 8 am in the hotel lobby. To learn more about SCC attendee's experiences, visit the Testimonials page. You can help support SCC by volunteering at the conference, or by making a donation and becoming a sponsor. For the latest updates, follow SCC on Twitter.