Trans*Spectrum Conference arrives Friday, Nov. 20

dignityTrans, queer and gender non-conforming people are invited to a FREE conference.

“Dignity, Resiliency and Solidarity” are the themes for the Friday, Nov. 20 event, hosted by Marquette University’s  Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies and held at the Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom (1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.) from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.  This event is free, open to the public, and an excellent opportunity to bring together queer, trans, gender non-confirming people and their allies.

Event organizers hope to unite the collective voices, power and resilience of the QTGNC to affect positive change in our shared world.  Held on the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors individual lives lost to anti-transgender violence, the Trans*Spectrum Conference seeks to create pathways, overcome obstacles and foster a caring community.

Syd Robinson

Syd Robinson

Syd Robinson of the Milwaukee Pride Board of Directors will deliver the keynote presentation.  The event also includes a performance by trans performance artists Darkmatter.  Additional event information can be found on Facebook.

“This conference is meant to bring awareness to the specific needs and special circumstances that exist within the trans community,” said Syd Robinson.  “One of the greatest goals is to educate all those open to gaining new insights and knowledge on the spectrum of transgender lives. It will create space for our community to learn and connect, through workshops, conversations and networking.”

Milwaukee Pride is proud to call the Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies one of our community partners.  Together, we will celebrate the colorful spectrum of gender and sexuality.  We thank the Center for being an outspoken advocate for the overall LGBT+ community.