ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Mountain Area Health Education Center and TransHealth Coordinators are teaming up to bring the first of its kind Southeastern Transgender Health Summit-2012 to this progressive mountain town during August 2012.

This regional conference is being modeled after the Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference, which is in its 10th year.

Summit coordinators hope to offer workshops, seminars and educational opportunities.

Open to the public, it will be divided into community and provider presentations. Health, legal issue, beauty and fitness resources will be available, including free health screenings.

To apply to be on a discussion panel or for more information, contact Director of TransHealth Coordinators Jennifer Barge via email at or visit

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.