Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Big Deal

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will be one of the keynote speakers at the Transgender Conference, First Event 2016. Ms. Healey will be among the many speakers, workshop leaders, and events at the conference.

The conference, in its 36th year, is being held January 20th to the 24th, 2016, at the Westin Hotel, Waltham MA, just outside of Boston.

Ms. Healey is an advocate for transgender rights, having supported the 2011 “An Act Relative to Gender Identity." Recently she testified in support of current legislation under consideration to protect transgender people in places of public accommodation.

This is a big deal for the trans community. Government officials attend LGBT events. For example, at One Big Event in November, Connecticut's Senator Blumenthal and Hartford's Mayor Segarra were in attendance and spoke at the event, but that was an LGBT event. Until now, government officials did not show up for trans-only events, so that is why it is a big deal that the Massachusetts Attorney General will be at First Event.

Hopefully, we have turned a corner and trans-only events will continue to attract government officials.

Source: My Habit
Wearing The Kooples.

First Event, January 2005
Me and my friends at First Event, January 2005


  1. That is a HUGE deal! Ohio's Attorney General thinks that Trans is just another '4 letter' obscene word.

  2. I think, as a community, we could sink a Trump or Cruz or Carson by showing up in force at a rally with "TRANNIES FOR {whoever}" signs. Be prepared to say why he's good for the T-community and the right will abandon him in a New York second.

  3. Boy! That is an old picture, I was a size 18 back then.

    1. Thinking about the picture some more... do you know the last time I wore a skirt to a conference? Usually now I just wear jeans, a Henley and sneakers. I guess I've been hanging with lesbians too much, their fashion sense is rubbing off on me.

  4. mi piacciono molto le tue amiche molto spigliate e a loro agio nei bellissimi vestiti da donna!!! grazie baci baci baci i trucchi e gli abiti che consigli son molto appropriati alla stagione!!!