Saturday, December 29, 2012

Trans-Health & Law Conference Keynote Speaker

We are proud to announce our Keynote speaker for our seventh annual Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Conference on April 27. 2013 is Mara Keisling, the Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.
Mara Keisling is the founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. Mara is a transgender-identified woman and a parent.  As one of the nation’s leading voices for transgender equality, Mara has appeared on news outlets such as CNN and CSPAN, and is regularly quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post and hundreds of other national and local print and electronic media.

Since NCTE was founded in 2003, the organization was part of coalition efforts that have won significant advances in transgender equality such as the passage of the first ever transgender-inclusive federal legislation, modification of the State Department rules for changing gender markers on passports, and the historic first Congressional Hearing on transgender issues.

Mara is a graduate of Penn State University and did her graduate work at Harvard University in American Government. She has served on the board of Directors of Common Roads, an LGBTQ Youth Group, and on the steering committee of the Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition. Mara has almost twenty-five years of professional experience in social marketing and opinion research.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sweden Will Not Appeal

The Forensic Legal Council (an independent legal body within the Board) of Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare has decided NOT to appeal the verdict of the Administrative Court of Appeals, i.e. that the sterilization requirement in order to change legal gender marker is a violation of Swedish constitutional law as well as the European Convention of Human Rights, which mean the verdict stands.

See full article here, Good news from Sweden on Human Rights 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sweden Sterilization Law is Struck Down

The Administrative Court of Appeals in Stockholm, Sweden announced today, December 19th 2012  that the requirement in the Swedish Law on Legal Gender Recognition that a person wishing  to change gender marker must undergo sterilization indeed violates the Swedish Constitution (Regeringsformen 2 kap 6 §)  as well as the articles 8 and 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

See full article here, Swedish Court repeals Sterilization Requirement

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Workshop Proposals Deadline Extended

We have extended the date that we are accepting workshop proposals until the end of December.
Go to our Conference workshop proposal page for more information.


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