The first ever Minneapolis Transgender Equity Summit was held on Sept. 25 at the Humphrey Center for Public Policy. The Summit was organized by the Minneapolis Transgender Issues Workgroup, an initiative begun by Andrea Jenkins. At the summit, members of the transgender community and friends met with city of Minneapolis officials, staff, and others to raise issues of concern and need.
Entertainer and entrepreneur Angelica Ross spoke about her experiences and lessons learned in the event’s keynote speech. She was joined at the podium by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, City Council Members Barbara Johnson and Andrew Johnson, and others.