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Trans Politics, Social Change, and Justice Conference, New York City, May 6th–7th, 2005

Trans Politics, Social Change, and Justice Conference

New York City, May 6th–7th, 2005

Hundreds of activists working for equal rights for transgender people will
gather at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) in New York City from
May 6-7, 2005 for a major national conference, "Trans Politics, Social Change
and Justice." This event will be held at the Graduate Center of the City
University of New York located at 365 Fifth Avenue (between 34th and 35th
Streets) in New York, NY from 9am-9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, 2005.
To register online or by mail, go here.

During two days, conference participants will take part in plenary sessions,
breakout groups, and roundtables about trans activism and public policy research
on local, state-wide, national, and international levels on topics such as
non-discrimination legislation, workplace equality, health care access, research
as activism, trans health research disparities, family law, organizing for
racial and economic justice, and youth organizing. Sessions include Pending
Federal Legislation, Research as Activism, Feminist, Queer and Trans Theories
and Politics, Tales from Family Law Court, Prisons: Locked Down in the Gender
Binary, Organizing and Politics in Latin America, Transgender Rights and
Intersex Rights as Human Rights, Trans Politics as a New Social Movement, Trans
on Campus, Beyond Trans 101, Trans Community Solidarity with Trans Sex Workers,
The Bush Administration's Moves to Infringe on Privacy Rights, Transcending
Genders: Organizing by and for Trans Youth of Color, and Policing and the
Transgender Community: A Global Perspective. In the conference plenary sessions,
leading transgender rights advocates will speak about coalitions with other
movements, racial and economic justice and the future of the transgender
movement. The conference program is posted

Independently-produced films about transgender experiences and history will be
screened on Friday evening, May 6, beginning at 7:30pm. One of the films will be
a final cut sneak preview of "Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's
Cafeteria," directed by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker. This film documents
a little-known but influential struggle against police harassment at an
all-night restaurant in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood in
1966, three years before the famous Stonewall Riot. The conference will end
Saturday night with an evening of performances, MC'd by Imani Henry and
including Kate Bornstein and others. Admission to both events is included in the
registration fee.

Conference registration: Please note that conference registration might be
capped, so pre-registration is recommended.

Conference fees:

$100--individual conference supporter

$50 -- regular fee

$20 -- student

$10 -- limited income

To register online or by mail, go to www.clags.org.

Conference supporters

This conference has been made possible with the generous support of the Gill
Foundation, The Open Society Institute, and the Winslow Street Fund.

Conference co-sponsors:

ACLU LGBT Rights and AIDS Projects

American Friends Service Committee

Amnesty International OUTfront Program

Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA)

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Audre Lorde Project

Barnard Center for Research on Women

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU

Center for the Study of Women and Society, Graduate Center, CUNY

Congregation Beth Simchat Torah

The Empire State Pride Agenda


Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY)

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

The Gender Identity Project and the Public Policy Program of the LGBT
Community Center

Gender Public Advocacy Coaltion (GenderPAC)

GenderTalk Radio

Housing Works

The Human Rights Campaign

Identity House

Immigration Equality

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Lambda Legal

Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York (LEGAL)

The National Center for Lesbian Rights

The National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)

New York Transgender Rights Organization (NYTRO)

New York University Press


The Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Transgender Law and Policy Institute

The Transgender Law Center

The TransScience Research Institute

Transy House

The Women's Studies Program, Brooklyn College, CUNY

The Women's Studies Program at Merrimack College

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

About CLAGS: The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies was the first and is still
the foremost university-based research center in the United States dedicated to
the study of historical, cultural and political issues of vital concern to
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people. By sponsoring public programs
and conferences, offering fellowships to individual scholars, and functioning as
an indispensable conduit of information, CLAGS serves as a national center for
the promotion of scholarship that fosters social change.

CLAGS, Room 7.115

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016


Email: clags@gc.cuny.edu