Moving Trans History Forward 2018

Moving Trans History Forward: Building Communities - Sharing Connections conference took place at the University of Victoria March 17-20, 2016 (MTHF16). Trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) community-based scholars and activists, academics, archivists, librarians, family members, and allies explored the history of trans and GNC people and communities in all eras and regions of the world.

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Events included: inspiring keynote speakers Jamison Green and Martine Rothblatt, enlightening oral presentations, informative posters, art exhibits, feature-length trans-themed film Two4One, panel discussion with founders of trans* activism and research.

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Jamison Green, President of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) spoke on “Triumphs and Challenges for Transgender People around the World.” Green is an internationally known leader in transgender health, policy, law, and education. Author of the prize-winning book Becoming a Visible Man, he led FTM International 1991 to 1999, he has served on Boards of numerous trans organizations and has appeared in over a dozen educational documentary films. His policy work has impacted governments and businesses throughout the world. He is one of the most widely-recognized trans men in the world today.

Martine Rothblatt, Co-CEO of United Therapeutics, deliverd a live virtual keynote address based on her books From "Transgender to Transhuman and Virtually Human" in which she lays out her vision for a future in which gender dimorphism becomes obsolete, human bodies become optional, and human consciousness has the potential to become immortal through advancements in artificial intelligence. Rothblatt has a stellar record of creating new advances that have enhanced the lives of people around the globe. She created Geostar satellite navigation, Sirius satellite radio, and United Therapeutics which saves the lives of lung-disease sufferers and is working to create a limitless supply of organs for transplants.

Sponsored by the Transgender Archives and the University of Victoria, the largest archives of original evidence documenting the history of 100 years of transgender research and 50 years of trans activism. To learn more visit our Website, our Wikipedia page, and download our free Lambda Literary Award finalist The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future. Visit our Flickr page to view and download pictures from the conference.