2017 Workshop Proposal

Our Tenth Annual Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Conference will be held on April 29, 2017 at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, Ct.  In preparation for this conference we are announcing our CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS for the conference. The conference is for 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.

The goal of the Trans Health and Law conference is for participants to gain a better understanding of the issues facing transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. 

This year some of the workshops topics we are looking for are on the following:
  • Health and transitional health care
  • Legal protections and documentation
  • Employment and education
  • Life and family issues
  • Partner(s) and family
  • Health care coverage & government guidelines
  • Aging transgender population
  • Policy/civil rights
  • New guidelines for travel
  • Improvement in your gender presentation 
  • Middle of the road concerns
  • Allies 

You can submit your workshop electronically this year by clicking the link below titled: Submit Your Proposal.  This will be an online form that explains all relevant details for submission and importantly will allow you to fill out your proposal online.  We encourage you to submit your proposal as soon as possible. 

Workshop Problems!
We just found out yesterday that the link on our website did not work!
The link went to a test page instead of the actual workshop proposal website. The test page looks just like the real proposal webpage so we never noticed the error (Constant Contact was notified of this problems and they said that they will make changes to their test pages to indicate that it is a test page.) We never suspected a problem because we were getting proposals, just not a lot them were coming in, it was until yesterday when someone who said that they had submitted a workshop and it wasn't on the list that we knew we had a problem.
The link in our emails was correct, just those who submitted their workshop proposal online are affected.
These are the workshops we received:
  •     Suicide Prevention Strategies for Trans* People
  •     "Trans"-formative Couples Therapy - Common threads in inner and outer work in one couple's case and how it changed the way a therapist views therapy
  •     Makeup Basics for Trans Females
  •     Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth
  •     PFLAG Hartford Parents and Grandparents Support Our Transgender Kids
  •     50 Shades of Coming Out Kinky
  •     How to Advocate For Your Healthcare Needs
  •     Advanced Endocrine Care of Transgender People
  •     CT Law Protects against discrimination on the basis of Gender Identity or Expression and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities' Discrimination Complaint
  •     Message for Schools: Getting Your [stuff] Together
  •     HIV Prevention Strategies for Trans* and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Individuals
If your workshop is not on the list could you please resubmit it? The link on our webpage is now fixed.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
 We are no longer accepting workshop proposals unless you were invited to submit a proposal.
As this conference has dramatically grown over the years, we recognize that many of you have very important topics and experience which fold into our theme of The Intersection of Health and Law. Workshop space is limited and all proposals will be reviewed for applicability and relevance to the Conference theme and audience.

If you have any questions, please email us


Transgender Lives Organizing Committee
CT TransAdvocacy