1992: International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy
The pamphlet from the first ICTLEP:
This Conference is for attorneys and other legal professionals; for employment, personnel, and other human resources professionals; and for members of the transgender community, all of whom have an interest in the current status of and in strategies for progressive changes in either the law and/or employment policy as they pertain to the transgender community.
Wednesday, August 26, 1992
Sunday, August 30, 1992
6780 Southwest Freeway
Houston, Texas U.S.A.
Gulf Coast Transgender Community
an outreach organization
In affiliation with:
Bar Association for Human Rights
of Greater Houston, Inc.
Association of Women In Law
both student legal societies at
University of Houston
Winslow Street Endowment Fund
of International Foundation for Gender Education
TRANSGENDER LAW AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY ARE…
… The law and employment policy at all levels — federal, stale, and local — in the United States and in various other countries, that are applied to transgendered persons.
They include, but are not limited to:
employment law and policy.
Transgendered persons include transsexuals, transgenderists, and other crossdressers of both sexes, transitioning in either direction (male to female or female to male), of any sexual orientation, and of all races, creeds, religions, ages, and degrees of physical impediment.
KNOWLEDGE OF LAW AND EMPLOYMENT POLICY FOR TRANSGENDERED PERSONS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE …DISADVANTAGE IN THE LAW AND LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT ARE THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS OF TRANSGENDERED PERSONS.
This is a very unforgiving society for those persons (and their loved ones) who were born of one sex, yet have a definite opposite gender identity. This disagreement may range from moderate (occasional crossdressing) to complete (sex reassignment surgery). The condition is observed over such a vastness and diversity in geography, race, education, religion, income, and profession that to be transgendered is clearly not a matter of more choice. Furthermore, rational people do not take upon themselves the burdens placed by unforgiving societies merely to express an occasional crossdressing fling.
THE CONFERENCE FORMAT
Weekday Committee Meeting Format:
During the daytime of Thursday and Friday, conference participants will meet in committee areas of their choices, exchange ideas and knowledge, and prepare a committee report (for Saturday presentation) on the current status of and strategies for progressive changes in either the law or employment policy as they pertain to the transgendered community. Luncheons with featured speakers will be held both days. Tentatively scheduled speakers are an administrative judge and an appeals court justice (at 0.5 hour C L.E. each).
Wednesday and Thursday nights will be hosted by the affiliated organizations and will include buffet dinners and cash bar at locations away from the hotel. Also planned are introductions of the winners of the U of H Law Center writing competition on the subject of transgender and sexual-minority law.
Weekend Committee Reports Format
Friday night will include a get acquainted buffet at the hotel, a legal presentation by the conference organizer, and a presentation by another appeals court justice (at 1.0 hour C L.E.), all followed by entertainment,
On Saturday, each committee will present a report of its findings on current status, end strategies for progressive changes in its area of law as it pertains to the transgendered community. The employment policy committee will present its report at the Saturday luncheon. (7.0 hours C.L.E. for the day.) Court reporters will provide transcripts for a post-conference Proceedings.
Saturday night will feature a formal banquet, with a reading of the 1st pace paper from the writing competition, another appeals court justice (1.0 hour C.L. E.), and entertainment afterwards.
A farewell brunch will be held on Sunday morning.
LOCATION OF THE CONFERENCE
The conference will be hold at the Hilton Southwest, 6780 Southwest Freeway, in Houston, which has earned a reputation for boundless hospitality and service. A special room rate of $48 plus tax per night (single or double) has been arranged for conference participants. To get this rate, CALL THE HILTON DIRECTLY AT 1-800-545-0064 AND ASK FOR ‘LAW CONFERENCE’. Calling the nationwide Hilton 1-800 number will not entitle you to this rate.