Conference to address diverse trans-health issues – by Jen Colletta

The eighth-annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference kicked off this week, with three days full of workshops, seminars, film screenings and activities meant to educate and empower the transgender community and its supporters.

The conference is taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1201 Arch St., until June 13.

About 1,500 people attended last year’s conference, and Cody Poerio, chair of the conference planning committee, said attendance at this year’s event is on track to top that number. The conference is expected to draw participants from throughout United States, Canada and England.