Thank you! T*LI and more

A huge thank-you goes to national trans luminaries Mara Keisling, Kylar Broadus, and Causten E. Rodriguez-Wollerman for making February 7th’s Trans* Leadership Institute and February 8-9, 2014 LGBT Leadership Conference so incredibly successful and productive for the trans community!

Kylar and Causten, just coming off of the Creating Change Conference, positively impacted dialogue and deeper understanding about trans* issues and actions.   Both also were central in increasing awareness of critical trans* issues to a broader LGBTQ audience.

Foregoing her annual trip to the Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC), Mara generously devoted three days in Milwaukee.  Not only did 50+ trans advocates get to spend a day talking about what is needed in Wisconsin to advance the rights for trans* people and loved ones, but FORGE staff, Fellows, and other conference attendees took full advantage of Mara’s downtime to brainstorm and strategize.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Some of the seeds you planted are already sprouting – check out the article on WI-STAR!  <Join the list by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/207937132739396>

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