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Transgender equity

Here you will find information about the Transgender Equity Council, Trans Equity Summit, and Transgender Issues Work Group.
The next Transgender Equity Council meeting will be September 12th, 2019 5:00 p.m. at Minneapolis City Hall RM 333, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

If you feel you’ve been discriminated against based on your gender identity, please contact the City of Minneapolis Complaint Investigations Division or file a discrimination complaint

6th Annual Trans Equity Summit

6th Annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit: Shifting the Narrative

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Programming: 10 AM – 4 PM (registration begins at 9 AM)

Reception: 4:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Job and Resource Fair: 9 AM – 4 PM

Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the theme for this year’s Summit is “Shifting the Narrative.” As trans and gender non-conforming people, what are the stories that are told about us, our histories, and our futures? How do we want to change those stories? What is the silenced history we want to highlight, and what are the futures we’re envisioning?
The Summit is free and open to the public, and we encourage anyone interested in furthering transgender equity to attend. This is an event for trans/GNC community members to connect to resources and each other, and for potential allies to learn more about issues impacting trans/GNC community and how to integrate community visions through an equity lens.
We recommend you register in advance ( to ensure enough food and space and that all access needs are met. The event will be ASL interpreted; other interpretation will be announced as it is confirmed.
Keynotes, panelists, performers, and breakout sessions will be announced soon! If you are interested in playing a role in the Summit (planning, sponsoring, tabling, volunteering, performing), or have any questions, please contact [email protected].
For ASL interpretation and all other reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please note your needs in the registration form (available soon) or contact Track Trachtenberg at [email protected] or 612-394-0714. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626. Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.  

Listed below are the things we currently have in place around accessibility. If you have access needs that aren’t addressed here, please note them in the registration form above: 


Fragrances: We ask for everyone’s participation in making the Summit a low-scent event. Please do not wear perfumes or other scented products to the event.  

Transportation: The Walker Art Center is on the 4, 6, 12, and 25 bus lines. There are some hills leading to the building entrances. There is also parking available at the Walker’s parking garage. 

Wheelchair access: The space we are using is ADA-compliant, although some of the wheelchair routes into rooms are rather long. All rooms will have space for wheelchair seating. There are elevators available.  

Quiet room: We will have a quiet room available throughout the event. 

Seating: Chair types vary from room to room in the Walker. If there is a type of seating you need, please let us know so we can work to ensure that we will have this available.  

Interpretation: We have confirmed ASL interpretation and will announce other languages as we confirm them.

Food: We do our best to accommodate dietary needs and can promise to provide gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options.  If you need one of these dietary options, please note that on the registration form. If you have needs beyond that, please let us know on the registration form and we will follow up with you to see whether our caterer can accommodate those. However, we may not be able to accommodate very specific dietary needs and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

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Transgender Equity Council

On February 10, 2017 the City Council approved Resolution 2017R-061, establishing the Transgender Equity Council. The council will serve as an advisory board to the City and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on matters of importance to the transgender, gender-nonconforming, and non-binary community. The council’s work will include studying issues, courses of action, policies, and programs as well as making recommendations.

2019 meeting schedule

The regular meeting of the Transgender Equity Council will be on the second Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Location may vary.

2018 meeting minutes

2017 meeting minutes

Trans Equity Summit photos

The Minneapolis Transgender Issues Work Group has hosted the annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit since 2014 to support and continue to raise awareness of the social, legal, health, employment, and other issues critical for the transgender community. The 5th Annual Trans Equity Summit will take place on Thursday, October 4th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hennepin Theater Trust, 900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. For more information and to register for the event, please visit

Photographs of the 4th annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC:
17 Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
Photograph by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC

17 Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
Photograph by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC

17 Trans Equity Summit by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
Photograph by Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC

Trans* Equity Summit Program, 2017 (PDF)

Transgender Issues Work Group

The City of Minneapolis’ Transgender Issues Work Group was established in March 2014 to look at issues facing the Transgender community. The group’s goal is to examine issues, engage the broader community, and make policy recommendations for City government that will affect the lives of Transgender residents of Minneapolis. The work group includes participants from City departments, City Council offices, the Mayor’s office, and the community. The group is taking a systematic approach to examine issues and develop policy recommendations that could be adopted by the City. Some of the areas of focus may include: 

  • Criminal justice system reform
    Homelessness, reporting, policies, interactions with police.
  • Employment
    Opportunities, workplace culture, discrimination, benefits.
  • Health
    Access, information, care, options.
  • Civic participation
    Voting, neighborhood groups, boards & commissions, public activities. 
  • Public spaces
    Transportation, bathrooms, parks. 

Transgender Issues Work Group participants include representatives from: 

  • Mayor’s office
  • City Council Offices
  • City Departments:
    • City Attorney’s Office
    • City Coordinator
    • Civil Rights
    • Community Planning and Economic Development
    • Health
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Police Department
  • Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
  • Justus Health



Last updated Aug 30, 2019



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