Lawmakers And Advocates Convene Emergency Transgender Rights Roundtable On Capitol Hill

With trans rights under assault across the country, NMAC – one of the nation's leading LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations – will lead an emergency roundtable on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and nationally-known policy experts to demand urgent action to protect trans-Americans.
By: NMAC (National Minority AIDS Council)
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WASHINGTON - July 18, 2023 - PRLog -- Historic roundtable about the unprecedented legislative attacks on the transgender community, including the 220 bills targeting trans-Americans introduced in states like Florida, Texas, and Alabama. The session will consist of a panel of medical professionals, policy experts, and trans rights advocates – including NMAC's Toni Newman, a Black trans woman, author, and coalition leader – and will be hosted by Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Chair Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus Chair Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congressional Equality Caucus Chair Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

Thursday, July 27th, 12 PM

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2045, Capitol Hill

In addition to the members of Congress, the event will feature:
  • Toni Newman, Director of The Coalition for Justice and Equality Across Movements at NMAC
  • Susan Corke, Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project
  • Vivian Topping, Director of Advocacy & Civic Engagement, Equality Federation
  • Shelby Chestnut, Executive Director, Transgender Law Center
  • Lexi Adsit, Executive Director, TransCanWork
  • Dr. Fan Liang, Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Medical Director, The Center for Transgender and Gender Expansive Health
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NMAC leads with race to urgently fight for health equity and racial justice to end the HIV epidemic in America. Since 1987, NMAC has advanced our mission through various programs and services, including a public policy education program, national and regional training conferences, a treatment and research program, numerous electronic and print materials, and a website: NMAC also serves as an association of AIDS service organizations, providing valuable information to community-based organizations, hospitals, clinics, and other groups assisting individuals and families affected by the HIV epidemic.

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Source:NMAC (National Minority AIDS Council)
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