TIES 2021 Recap
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 8th Annual Virginia Transgender Information & Empowerment Summit (TIES 2021) from Wednesday, October 20 through Saturday, October 23, 2021!
This event was made possible thanks to our generous sponsors, including our conference sponsor Gilead and our signature sponsors, Virginia Pride, Kaiser Permanente, and Mosaic Interpreting Services. This event also could not have happened without the time and effort of the TIES Planning & Equity Committee, a group of LGBTQ folks of color and Spanish speakers from all backgrounds, who came together to shape the direction of the conference.
TIES once again took place over multiple days and occurred completely virtually. Even after a record-breaking 2020, this year was our most successful TIES yet, with more participants than ever before thanks to the digital format! This year’s TIES theme was mental health and wellness, and the conference continued a strong focus on language accessibility, racial justice, and connectedness.
This unique conference is designed to address the needs and interests of transgender and nonbinary Virginians of all ages as well as their friends, family members, partners, and allies. More than anything else this meant building connections and strengthening our communities.
We are grateful for the amazing presenters, volunteers, interpreters, providers, community voices, and legal clinic partners who dedicated their time and resources to support the conference. Make sure to check out our online program to see all TIES 2021 had to offer.
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