Advancing LGBT Civil Rights

National Transgender Panel

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Maestro Room, 4th Floor
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

This panel explores civil rights issues relevant to transgender individuals, such as health care access, political participation, immigration rights and employment law.

Kye Allums (Panelist)
George Washington University

Kye Allums is the first openly transgender athlete to play NCAA Division 1 basketball. Allums was a star shooting guard on the George Washington University  women’s basketball team.

Jeanine Ruhsam (Panelist)

Jeanine Ruhsam is the President of TransCentralPA. She serves on the board of the LGBT Center of Central PA, and is a former Board Member of the International Foundation for Gender Education.

Melissa Sklarz (Panelist)
Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City

Melissa Sklarz is the President of Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City and a leading activist for transgender civil rights. She was the first transgender delegate from New York State at the Democratic National Convention.

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