Save the date: November 9th and 10th, the 2018 Transgender Spectrum Conference! This year we are proud to be back on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In preparing for this year’s conference, it is time for us to announce our call for proposals.
This year’s theme, “Nothing About Us Without Us,” speaks to the current moment in transgender advocacy. This slogan was popularized by the Disability Movement, which has long struggled to reject medicalization and social exclusion. It has since been adapted by transgender activists to challenge instances of exclusion, such as laws and policies that target transgender concerns determined by cisgender people, or portrayals of transgender characters by cisgender performers, among others.
We seek proposals that empower, educate, and advance the conversation and inclusion of trans and gender expansive community members. Proposals from transgender individuals, and particularly transgender people of color, are highly desired. Proposals are due June 1st. Click the Start Proposal button to submit your proposal, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference!