• November 21-22, 2014
    UMSL

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What's It All About?

The Transgender Spectrum Conference is an interdisciplinary event dedicated to educating participants about a wide range of transgender issues. It includes workshops for adults, youth, families, and allies and features strands in health and aging, youth and families, policy and politics, and teaching and learning. 

Overview

Keynote Speaker

Joel Baum, Senior Director, Professional Development and Family Services, Gender Spectrum, Emeryville, California

Plenary Speakers

  • Loree Cook-Daniels, Program & Policy Director, FORGE, Inc.
  • Masen Davis, Director, National Transgender Law Center
  • Dr. Robert Garofalo, MD, MPh, Director, Center for Gender, Sexuality, and HIV-Prevention, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago
  • Decker Moss, TED Talk Presenter
  • Brandon Braud, Human Rights Campaign
  • Dr. Amy Cislo, Lecturer, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

Education

  • Jamie Bergeron, Salem State University
  • Kathryn G. O’Brien, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Ren Wilding, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Ina Seethaler, Saint Louis University
  • Lane Hanson, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Laura Pearce, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Morgan Kennan, Missouri GSA Network
  • Larry Altman, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Michael Pelts, University of Missouri–Columbia
  • David Albright, University of Missouri–Columbia
  • Sarah Froese, University of Missouri–Columbia

Language

  • Stephanie Mott, Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project
  • Marie Klopfenstein, SIU–Edwardsville
  • Joseph Anthony, National Center for Transgender Equality & UMSL
  • Christine Dolan, Washington University in St. Louis

Policy & Aging

  • Michelle Bloyd, Webster University
  • Mya Vaughn, Maryville University
  • Vanessa Fabbre, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Nick Butler, MU Center for Health Policy
  • Matthew Bakko, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Elizabeth Fuchs, St. Louis Effort for AIDS
  • Chad Keller, Keller Psychological Services, Lewis and Clark Community College

Youth & Families

  • Catherine Griffith, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Michelle Farrell, University of Missouri–Kansas City
  • Patricia Egan Berne
  • Laurie Copeland and Kim Hutton, TransParent
  • Safe Connections
  • Rev. Becky Turner, Faith Aloud
  • Rev. Dr. Scott Stearman, Kirkwood Baptist Church
  • Rev. Mary Gene Boteler, 2nd Presbyterian Church, CWE
  • Rabbi Susan Talve, Central Reform Congregation

Health & Aging

  • Michelle Bloyd, Webster University
  • Mya Vaughn, Maryville University
  • Vanessa Fabbre, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Kelly Storck, LCSW
  • Aminata Cairo, SIU–Edwardsville
  • Sayer Johnson, Metro Trans Umbrella Group

Constructing Gender

  • Kathryn O’Brien, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Karyl Lounsbery, Tellurian UCAN, Inc.
  • Brandon Beck, Texas State University
  • Don Conway-Long, Webster University

Personal Narratives

  • Kathleen Nigro, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • Harvey Katz, Athens Boys Choir
  • Aminata Cairo, SIU–Edwardsville
  • Sayer Johnson, Metro Trans Umbrella Group
  • Shannon Durphy, University of Missouri–St. Louis