October 2, 2014 at 9:00 am EDT | by Staff reports
Equality Virginia to host trans conference
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(Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key).

RICHMOND, Va. — More than 200 people are expected to attend a transgender rights conference in the Virginia capital on Oct. 4.

The Virginia Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit will feature workshops on coming out as trans, access to health care, sex-reassignment surgery and other issues.

Equality Virginia is organizing the gathering that will take place at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. The National Center for Transgender Equality, the Center for American Progress, Whitman-Walker Health and Trans People of Color Coalition are among the organizations that are scheduled to take part.

“The transgender summit is a first of its kind event in Virginia, and is a way for transgender Virginians – and their parents, friends, teachers, healthcare providers, and other allies from across the spectrum – to come together to support and empower Virginia’s transgender community,” said James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia.

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