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.
|Wearing The Kooples.|
|Me and my friends at First Event, January 2005|