2015 LGBT Health Forum
Accent on the “T”: Taking Stock of the Progress in Transgender Health & Rights
July 15, 2015 7:00 pm
The past couple of years have seen increasing public awareness about transgender people, including the inclusion of transgender characters in television and movie roles and with well-known figures from popular culture coming-out as transgender, most notably Caitlyn Jenner. Transgender rights have seen advances, too, with more states and local governments adding gender identity protections and corporations adding gender identity to their non-discrimination policies. But there is much left to do, particularly in the domain of health. Transgender people still experience dramatically higher rates of homelessness and substance use; more negative health outcomes including higher rates of HIV/AIDS, depression, and anxiety, and have significantly more negative experiences with health care providers than cisgender people. This year’s Forum will provide a dynamic stage in the nation’s capital to debate, educate, and communicate the state of the transgender equality movement, as well as to plot a course for eliminating disparities and achieving equal rights for all regardless of gender identity and expression.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, Washington, DC