The Fourth Annual Transecting Society Conference
Affirming Trans* Lives, Advancing Trans* Politics
April 8–10, 2015
University of New Hampshire, Durham
The Transecting Society Conference is dedicated to exploring controversial political issues that impact trans* lives locally and globally.
The term trans*, like all terms, is limited in its capacity to name our differences. However, with the phrase trans* lives, we intend to be inclusive of the lives of all cross-dressing, transsexual, genderqueer, gender-fluid, gender-variant, and gender-nonconforming people. Moreover, we endeavor to recognize the particularity of each trans* life as it is shaped by the intersections of sex at birth, gender assignment at birth, gender identity, gender expression, medical history, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, spirituality, geography, economic class, educational attainment, sexuality, dis/ability, weight, height, and age.
At this conference, we are committed to the core values of trans*feminism and social justice. We seek to cultivate a supportive and egalitarian space where we can build community, educate each other, mobilize activism, and create change. We welcome activists, artists, faculty members, lawyers, performers, policy makers, social workers, scholars, students, writers, and all others who are interested in affirming trans* lives and advancing trans* civil rights, human rights, and liberation.