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Saturday, June 2 • 1:44pm - 2:10pm
Inside the Movement to Advance Trans Equality

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In recent years, social media and pop culture have done much to advance trans visibility in the U.S. (thank you Pose, Orange is the New Black, and countless precursors). In contrast, the country now has its least LGBTQ+ friendly administration in modern history (see bans from the military to our bathrooms), and incidents of hate against trans people—especially Black and Latinx trans women and femmes—are on the rise.   In this conversation, hear from leaders across these spheres who will offer insight on why visibility doesn’t necessitate equality, where we go from here in propelling this movement forward.

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Meredith Talusan

Executive Editor, them.

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Tyler Ford

Editor, Writer, Speaker
Tyler Ford is an agender writer and speaker whose creative and critical writing on queer and trans identity inspires, comforts, and challenges a diverse spectrum of audiences. Tyler is an editor at Them, and is the grand marshal of NYC Pride for 2018.Crowned one of Dazed’s “100... Read More →
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Jennicet Gutiérrez

Founding Member, FAMILIA: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Jennicet Gutiérrez, best known for shedding light on the plight of transgender women in immigration detention centers through her organization FAMILIA: TQLM (Trans Queer Liberation Movement), is a transgender activist from México who resides in Los Angeles. She burst onto the national... Read More →
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Ashlee Marie Preston

Media Personality, Producer, Writer, Speaker, and Civil Rights Activist
Ashlee Marie Preston is a Media Personality, Producer, Writer, Speaker, and Civil Rights Activist. She is the host/producer of a podcast/vodcast entitled “Shook with Ashlee Marie Preston” which examines news, politics, entertainment and pop culture through a social justice lens... Read More →
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Danica Roem

Virginia House Delegate
Danica Roem is the Delegate representing the 13th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. Roem is a 33-year-old step-mom, lifelong resident of Manassas, and the former lead reporter of The Gainesville Times. She ran for office to bring a reporter's eye to Richmond and to speak... Read More →

Saturday June 2, 2018 1:44pm - 2:10pm EDT
Tishman Auditorium