Now in its 5th year, Equality Virginia (EV) hosts an annual Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit (TIES) each fall in Richmond. The 2017 conference drew over 400 individuals from around the state.

Recognizing a need, this summer, EV is taking the event on the road, introducing statewide TIES Pop-Ups in Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads, and Southwest Virginia. The TIES Pop-Up will offer much of what the annual conference has become known for including, trans-affirming mental health & medical consultations, name and gender marker change clinic, employment readiness training, how-to-tell-your-story advocacy workshops, and the opportunity to get to know community organizations and resources.

The Hampton Roads TIES Pop-Up will take place on Saturday, July 21 from 4-9 p.m. at the Slover Library in downtown Norfolk.  The conference is open to transgender and gender diverse individuals as well as their allies. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. 

To make TIES Pop-Ups possible, Equality Virginia has partnered locally with the Transgender Assistance Project (TAP) to produce the event at the Slover Library.  To register, click on the button below.

Click Here to Register for TIES Norfolk

Other area groups and organizations from Hampton Roads that will have a presence at the event include, Hampton Roads Pride, TAP, Hampton Roads Business OutReach (HRBOR), PFLAG of Hampton Roads, YWCA of Hampton Roads, LGBT Life Center and the Virginia League of Planned Parenthood. 

For more information about other TIES Pop-Ups, visit the Equality Virginia TIES website HERE.  Click on the link below to read an interview the LGBT Life Center did with Vee Lamneck, Deputy Director of Equality Virginia.

TIES Pop-Up: Norfolk Edition