I hope that everyone is well and enjoying the beautiful weather!
The *Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference* sponsored by the Mazzoni Center is this Thursday June 2nd to Saturday June 4th.
There are a ton of events, activities and workshops happening throughout the conference as well as health service opportunities (HIV testing/STD screening, pap smears and clinical breast/chest exams). Please check out http://www.trans-health.org to see what might interest you. Pre-registration is still going on so it’s not too late!
Van and I are presenting a workshop called *Our Lives: Queer API Experiences
* on *Saturday June 4th from 12:45 pm to 2:05 pm.* We invite you to join us
for an open discussion around Asian/Asian American cultural backgrounds and
stories in regards to being transgendered, gender-queer or gender
hotpot! is also working with Caitlin Barry of Nationalities Service Center
and the Defender Association of Philadelphia for a workshop called *Border
Crossings: Immigration and Transgender Communities* on *Saturday June 4th
from 5:30 pm to 6:50 pm*. Laurent will be presenting along with
Caitlin about how trans and gender nonconforming immigrants are
disproportionately targeted for criminalization, immigration detention and
deportation. This workshop will not only cover why immigration is a queer
and Trans issue but also why it’s a queer API issue! This is a workshop not
to be missed!
As I said before there is so much going on and it would be great if you’d
like to attend the workshops that our fellow hotpot! members are a part of!