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Transgender Lives Organizing Committee 
Ct TransAdvocacy Coalition 
860 255 8812 


Transgender Lives Organizing Committee 
Ct TransAdvocacy Coalition 
860 255 8812 


Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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Academic Building of the UConn Health Center 
263 Farmington Avenue
Academic Building
Farmington, CT 06030

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2017 Transgender Lives Conference

The Intersection of Health and Law Conference

April 29th, 2017

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The Eleventh Annual Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Conference being held on Saturday, April 29 at the UConn Health Center from 8:00 AM till 5 PM. This all day conference is geared towards Service Providers, Medical and Legal Professionals, Trans and Gender non-conforming community, allies and all those interested in the Health and Law issues facing the Trans and gender non-conforming communities.

General Registration price is $25 per person (including lunch), $50 for anyone seeking CEC credits from the National Association of Social Workers of CT (NASW/CT).  Can't afford it? We will have scholarships available the day of the event. The first 25 walk-ins will receive a free lunch.

High Level Conference Timeline

  • 08:00 - 08:30 AM : Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 08:30 - 09:15 AM : Welcoming Remarks and Introductions
  • 09:15 - 12:00 AM : Morning Workshops
  • 12:00 - 01:00 PM : Lunch
  • 01:00 - 03:30 PM : Afternoon Workshops
  • 03:30 - 04:45 PM : Keynote
  • 04:45 - 05:00 PM : Closing remarks and wrap up

Walk-ins welcome Scholarships are available at the door 

(The first 25 walk-ins or scholarships will include lunch)

If you require a sign interpreter please contact us at by April 15th 

2017 Conference Keynote Speakers

Nicole Maines


The Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition is proud to announce Kate Bornstein as our keynote speaker for our Eleventh Annual Transgender Health and Law Conference on April 29, 2017.

Nicole Maines is seventeen years old. She lines in Portland Maine with her brother, Jonas, her mother, Kelly and father, Wayne. When she was four-years-old she started telling her family and soon after her community and state who she was. Every step of the way she has worked with her classmates and community to be open and honest so everyone could learn and grow throughout the process. Unfortunately, some people continued to fear the unknown. This fear impacted Nicole and her family's ability to lead a normal life. These fears changed her world and her family forever. Because of this painful journey, Nicole has become a strong woman with a clear and loud voice for safety and equality. She has been recognized nationally for fighting to make sure transgender students have the same rights as their classmates.

In January of 2014 the Maine Supreme Court ruled that Nicole's rights had been violated under the state's Human Rights Act, marking a historic and landmark victory for transgender rights in the U.S. It is the first time a state's highest court has ruled that it is unlawful to deny transgender students access to the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.

For her hard work and commitment Nicole was named one of Glamour Magazine's50 inspiring women of the year and was chosen to represent the state of Maine in the series "Hometown Heroes," titled "50 Phenomenal Women of the Year who Are Making a Difference." She also was named one of the 14 Most Fearless Teens of 2014 for standing up against injustice.


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See you all on April 29th!!