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All Gender Health 2023

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

A day filled with insightful dialogues, deep learning, and focused strategies to conquer the barriers to equitable care.

Beyond Barriers, Beyond Binaries: Navigating Health and Legal Landscapes

We’re bringing together leading voices in trans, non-binary and intersex health and law for this year’s All Gender Health conference. We will delve into pressing topics that touch the lives of the trans and non-binary community.

We are thrilled to be returning to an in-person format at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Prepare for a day filled with insightful dialogues, deep learning, and focused strategies to conquer the barriers we face.

This year’s conference dives into the intricate tapestry of health and legal realms, with a focused theme on “Beyond Barriers, Beyond Binaries: Navigating Health and Legal Landscapes”. At the heart of our discussions and sessions is the imperative to spotlight efforts that center the experiences and needs of Queer, Trans and gender non-conforming individuals. The conference brings together a diverse community of lawyers, advocates, providers, and community members who are committed to challenging and overcoming systemic and institutionalized barriers that disproportionately impact LGBTQIA2S+ communities.


David Brown, Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund

David is a long-time, bilingual civil rights lawyer who brings a lifetime of dedication to justice and equity, and nearly two decades’ worth of litigation experience, to TLDEF’s legal work. He has led teams challenging discrimination against transgender people and restrictions on reproductive rights in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He currently oversees TLDEF’s rapidly growing legal team. As TLDEF’s legal director, he won the first decision striking down a coverage ban for transgender health care anywhere in the South; and brought a suit in the New York courts that lead to the adoption of the nation’s strongest policy for protecting the rights of transgender people in jail. Before coming to TLDEF, he was a co-founder of the Lawyering Project, an organization dedicated to advancing reproductive healthcare access through an intersectional approach to challenging state- imposed restrictions on abortion and other care. He has also served as an attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights and practiced with the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Before becoming a lawyer, he was an LGBTQ activist and human rights grant maker in Latin America. David graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and Pomona.

Jesse Ehrenfeld, American Medical Association

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, was inaugurated as president of the American Medical Association in June 2023. He is a senior associate dean, tenured professor of anesthesiologyand director of the “Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment” at the Medical College ofWisconsin. He was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in 2014.


Jess Braverman, Gender Justice

Jess Braverman is the legal director at Gender Justice where she ensures that their litigation strategy not only promotes the dignity of her clients but also advances Gender Justice’s mission of removing barriers to gender equity. Jess engages in impact litigation on issues such as transgender rights, sex discrimination, and reproductive rights. Jess came to Gender Justice from the Hennepin County Public Defender’s office, where she spearheaded the office’s Special Litigation Unit focusing on racial profiling in policing. Minnesota Lawyer honored Jess as one of their 2021 and 2022 Attorneys of the Year, and she earned the 2020 Equality and Justice Award from the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association.

Kat Rohn, OutFront Minnesota

Kat Rohn (they/she) is Executive Director for OutFront Minnesota – Minnesota’s largest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization. Kat joined the organization in 2022, after spending more than a decade in higher education fundraising work. Kat has long been passionate about LGBTQ+ issues and engaged in making change from the workplace to local communities. Kat lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with their partner and two kids.

Katie Cashel

Kathrine S.V. Cashel, known as “Katie” has been an attorney in solo practice in Minnesota for 20 years. She practices in the areas of family law, helping clients through a divorce using the Collaborative Law Process to resolve differences and keep parents out of court whenever possible. She helps transgender people with their legal name and gender designation changes. She also drafts wills and other basic estate planning documents. She is a member of the MN Lavender Bar Association.

Prior to her legal career, Katie was a lobbyist at the MN State Capitol on health care issues. She “cut her teeth” lobbying for health care reform in the early ‘90s on the Health Right Bill, which became the Minnesota Care health insurance program. She served as the Director of Governmental Relations for the MN Chiropractic Association for eight years

Hannah Edwards, Transforming Families of Minnesota

Hannah Edwards (she/her), the Director of Transforming Families Minnesota, will be leading a panel enriched by the diverse perspectives of other key members from the TFF leadership team. Accompanying her are devoted TFF parents and engaged youth who regularly participate in Transforming Families meetings, all coming together to share insights and experiences.

Olivia Fricke, Family Tree Clinic

Olivia Fricke (they/them or she/her) is a genderqueer Certified Nurse Midwife who currently works as a provider at Family Tree Clinic. They believe that safety, joy, and health for all should be the goal of society. When not working they are spending time with their son and spouse, reading for fun, cooking, or eating.

Sharon Preves, Hamline University

Sharon Preves (she/her/hers) is a medical sociologist at Hamline University, where she directs the Public Health program. Her research on intersex has been published widely, most notably in her book Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self. She is in the process of writing a second, revised and expanded edition of this book that includes follow up interviews with some of the original research participants twenty-five years later as well as with second and third generation intersex activists and support group members. She is a member of the Medical Advisory Group for interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth.


October 28
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105 United States