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Third TransKansas Conference continues educational opportunities for--and about--the transgender community.

MANHATTAN -- The third TransKansas Conference will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Manhattan Sept. 11-12. Stephanie Mott, executive director of TransKansas, says attendees can look forward to a total of 32 workshops and presentations. The conference offers four tracks per day, one in the morning and three in the afternoon, and will include presentations and workshops that focus on a variety of topics related to the transgender community. One track per day will focus on transgender intersectionality, which is the interconnection of categories such as transgender, race, and economic class. Another track will focus on transgender youth.

While details are still being confirmed, Mott says workshop and presentation topics will include medical care, coming out in the workplace, the legal aspects of persons who are transgender, and transitioning with a lack of monetary resources.

Speakers include Dr. Laura Arrowsmith of Tulsa, OK. Her topic will involve a discussion of the medical aspects of the transgender community. Dr. Arrowsmith is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Transgender Equality in Washington, D.C., and recently retired as Director of Transgender Programs at Oklahomans for Equality.

Several workshops will offer continuing education credits. Mott estimates that approximately 150 people will attend the conference over the two days, which is on par with previous years.

Conference registration is $10. The registration fee for students and members of the First Congregational United Church of Christ is $5.

For those interested in volunteer opportunities, time slots of approximately four hours are available for mornings and afternoons on both days of the conference. Volunteers who complete a four-hour session will be given free access to the remainder of the conference.

More Information:

TransKansas Conference: Sept. 11-12 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 700 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502

Regular registration: $10 Students and members of the First Congregational UCC: $5

For more information, including volunteering, sponsorships, and vendor opportunities, visit

By Ciara Reid, staff reporter

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Date:Sep 1, 2015
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