What is TIES?
Thank you everyone who joined us for the 7th Annual Virginia Transgender Information & Empowerment Summit (TIES 2020) from Wednesday, October 14 through Saturday, October 17, 2020. This event was made possible thanks to our generous sponsors, including our presenting sponsor Capital One and collaborative sponsors Cville Pride and Whitman Walker Health. For the first time ever, TIES took place over multiple days and occurred completely virtually. It was also our most successful TIES yet, with more participants than ever before thanks to the digital format! This year’s TIES was particularly focused on building connection in harrowing times, highlighting the racial justice work happening in the trans community, and making TIES more accessible.
This unique conference is designed to address the needs and interests of transgender and non-binary 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. Make sure to check out our online program to see all TIES 2020 had to offer.