University of Vermont


2015 Keynote Speaker:
Reina Gossett

TIC was proud to welcome activist, writer, and artist Reina Gossett as our 2015 keynote speakers.

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The Translating Identity Conference (TIC)

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Our 2015 conference is going to be great! Get all the details on our conference detail page.

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The TIC Committee is currently planning for this upcoming conference on October 10th, 2015!

Now announcing the 2015 keynote: Reina Gossett

Reina GossettReina Gossett is a activist, writer, and artist and the 2014-2016 Activist-In-Residence at Barnard College’s Center for Research on Women. As the membership director at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project from 2010 to 2014, Reina worked to lift the voice and power of trans and gender non conforming people. Prior to joining the Sylvia Rivera Law Project Reina worked at Queers for Economic Justice where she directed the Welfare Organizing Projected and produced A Fabulous Attitude, which documents low-income LGBT New Yorkers surviving inequality and thriving despite enormous obstacles.

Prior to her work at Queers for Economic Justice Reina was awarded the George Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship by the Open Society Foundation to work with LGBT people navigating criminalization. During her fellowship she partnered with Critical Resistance to curtailing the prison industrial complex by organizing low income LGBTGNC New Yorkers in a campaign that successfully stopped NYC’s Department of Corrections from building a $375 million new jail in the Bronx.

Reina is a 2009 Stonewall Community Foundation Honoree as well as a filmmaker collaborating with Sasha Wortzel to write, direct and produce STAR PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, a film detailing the lives of Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P Johnson and Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. The film builds upon the archival research and published writing she has done over the past decade about Sylvia Rivera and STAR , published on various print and online platforms such as Captive Genders in 2011 (AK Press), The Scholar and The Feminist Online and her personal blog on

Translating What?

Translating Identity Conference

Opening its doors to the public for the 12th time in eleven years, the Translating Identity Conference (TIC) explores a wide array of topics in discourses regarding gender and transgender identities, expressions, communities, and intersections. TIC is a free, student organized, non-profit conference that seeks to reach not only the University of Vermont & the Burlington community, but the nation as a whole. A one-day event, TIC has numerous sessions to choose from at any time that are directed towards people at all levels of inclusion in the trans and allied communities. This conference is a safe space for everyone to come, learn, and enjoy themselves! 

This conference is open to the national public, but space is limited with 600 spaces open to the public and 300 available to UVM affiliates. Please register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.

Registration and attendance are free!

Room & Ride Board

This is a forum to facilitate carpooling and home sharing - which we hope will enable more people to be able to attend TIC. If you need a ride and/or wish to spend the night in Burlington, reach out! Likewise, if you have a free seat in your car or an extra futon and are comfortable sharing, do tell. Happy sharing everyone!

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