Ninth annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit set for Sept. 16

August 16, 2022

 Hosted by the City of Minneapolis, the ninth annual Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit takes place Sept. 16 at Minneapolis College. The summit, which is free and open to the public, includes both virtual and in-person events.

Trans Equity Summit: Building Trans Power
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday Sept. 16
Minneapolis College T Building, 1415 Hennepin Ave. S.

This year's keynote speaker is louie ortiz-fonseca, the creator of Gran Varones: a digital project that highlights LGBTQ pop culture history and community storytelling through a Black/Latinx lens. An intergenerational panel discussion featuring youth and elders is planned. Breakout sessions include: 

  • Healing-Centered Coaching: Practices for Supporting Self in a Complex World
  • Why Black Trans Lives Matter 
  • Understanding Caste: Transnational Activism and Advocacy for Trans and Queer Rights
  • Queering Biology
  • Story Circle: Sharing Our History and Dreams for the Future

The Trans Equity Summit is an event for trans and gender non-conforming community members to connect to resources and each other, and for all attendees to learn more about issues impacting their communities. For general questions about the summit, please reach out to

Find more information, including accessibility details and registration links in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong, and watch for updates on the City of Minneapolis website.