NCTE Director of Policy to keynote Philly Trans Health Conference

This Friday, National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) Director of Policy Harper Jean Tobin will give the keynote address at the 2014 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC), the nation’s largest transgender conference drawing over 3,000 diverse members of the community. Author Janet Mock will also be featured as a keynote speaker.


Tobin’s speech lays out a bold vision for the future of the transgender movement including outlining new ways of thinking about how to advance legislative victories at the federal, state, and local levels, improve institutions like prisons and nursing homes, healthcare, and expand access to identity documents. Tobin also proposes a path forward on how the transgender movement can lift up the most vulnerable members of the transgender community.

Tune in to Harper Jean Tobin’s keynote address on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM in room 108A.

For the past 13 years, the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference has established itself as a conference designed to re-envision health for transgender people. Open to transgender people, their families, allies, and providers, the conference focuses on promoting transgender health and wellness in mind, body, spirit, and community.

To this end, PTHC hosts workshops on issues related to health, safety, education, employment, housing, and social support.  In an effort to make the conference as inclusive and accessible as possible, PTHC charges no registration fee. The conference will be held on June 12-14, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

NCTE staff will also be featured on the following panels:



Making a Federal (or State) Case Out of It: Using Civil Rights Complaints Processes

Thurs 12 June at 11:20AM – 12:20PM

Presented by:

  • Harper Jean Tobin
  • Jillian Weiss
  • Leslie Farber
  • Katie Eyer


Breaking ID Barriers: Improving and Expanding Name and Gender Change Processes

Thurs 12 June at 10:10AM – 11:10AM

Presented by:

  • Arli Christian
  • Harper Jean Tobin
  • Barrett Marshall
  • Amy Nelson




Standing Up for Your Rights – Using Local/State/Federal Discrimination Laws To Stop Discrimination in its Tracks

Saturday, 14 June  at 12:45PM – 2:05PM

Presented by:

  • Harper Jean Tobin
  • Jillian Weiss
  • Kathy Morrison


BREAKING ID BARRIERS: Empowering Activists to Improve Name and Gender Change Policies and Build Community Support to Navigate the System

Saturday 14 June at 10:20AM – 11:40AM

Presented by:

  • Arli Christian
  • Lisa Mottet
  • Andy Bowen
  • Sandy James
  • Owen Daniel McCarter



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