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Keynote Speakers for The Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit Announced

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“Dr. Paige Schilt and Meghan Stabler to keynote at Summit”

The 3rd Annual Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit, scheduled for August 12-13, 2011 at the University of Houston, announced its keynote speakers for this year will be Dr. Paige Schilt and Ms. Meghan Stabler.

Dr. Schilt will be the keynote speaker on Friday, August 12.  A writer, activist, and educator, Dr. Schilt is a contributor to The Bilerico Project, where she writes about trans-family life.  The former Director of National Communications at Soulforce, she teaches English, communications, gender studies, and recently served as Interim Assistant Dean of Student Multicultural Affairs at Southwestern University.

Ms. Meghan Stabler will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, August 13.  A nationally recognized spokesperson and political activist, Ms. Stabler has appeared globally on television, radio, and print media representing a number of industry, LGBT, and political issues.  A past president of Pride Houston, an active leader on the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors and AIDS Foundation, she is a senior director at CA Technologies.

“These are two of our most outstanding leaders in the trans-community, and we are very excited that they have agreed to speak at our Summit,” said Josephine Tittsworth, chair of the Summit organizing committee.

“This is just spectacular!  Ms. Stabler and Dr. Schilt are some of our most dynamic community activist but they are also some of our most knowledgeable experts on the trans-community,” explained Lou Weaver, a member of the Summit organizing committee.

The Summit committee in partnership with the Houston GLBT Community Center (501c3) and the Department of English at the University of Houston are proud to host this year’s Summit.  Details about the Summit and registration information can be found at http://www.houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org .

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