HVTF Conference

Friday's Conference Line-up


Check-In & Opening Remarks | lite breakfast provided.



Keynote address, presented by Elijah C. Nealy, PhD, M.Div., LCSW (he/him)
Title: Nevertheless We Persisted: Surviving in the Midst of an Epidemic

Dr. Nealy's recently published book "Trans Kids and Teens: Pride, Joy, and Families in Transition" will be available for sale/autograph during Friday's conference.


Breakout Session 1 | choose one from below.

  1. The Incomplete Guide to Trans and Non-Binary Identities, presented by LOFT Board Member Tony Arrien (he/him)
  2. Serving the TGNCNB Community From the Start: How to Get it Right for Your Organization, presented by Rachel Simon (she/they) of Pace University
  3. Accountable Leadership, presented by Loren Klein (he/him) & Diana Wilkins (she/they) of Rockland County Pride Center

Lunch | featuring a special lunch presentation | lunch provided.



Breakout Session 2 | choose one from below.

  1. Creating Safe Schools for TGNCNB Students, presented by GLSEN Hudson Valley
  2. Advocating for Undocumented & Detained Members of the TGNCNB Community, presented by Stephanie Lynn Ramos, Esq. (she/her) of Ramos Law, PC
  3. Writing Letters for Gender-Related Care, presented by Elijah Nealy, PhD, M.Div., LCSW (he/him)

Closing Panel, moderated by Elijah C. Nealy, PhD, M.Div., LCSW
Topic: Enhancing Access to Services for Non-Binary & Gender Non-Conforming Community
Panelists will be announced soon!

Followed by Closing Remarks/Evaluations

November 22, 2019 at 10:00am - 4pm

Contributing Organizations