TIES summit aims to give transgender people access to legal, healthcare resources

Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — More than 500 transgender individuals and allies gathered at the sixth annual Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit (TIES) hosted by Virginia Equality on Saturday.

The event ran from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.

The summit aims to give transgender individuals the opportunity to seek out legal and healthcare resources.

During the event, transgender individuals had the opportunity ‘to access pro-bono legal resources such as name or gender marker change guidance, and free medical and mental health consultations.’

There was about 40 educational workshops at the summit that focused on the transgender community, LGBTQ+ suicide prevention, advocacy and other topics.

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