Speaker_JoieDeRitisThe 2019 New York Coming Out International Transgender Conference has announced that Joie Adam DeRitis, Senior Trainer with The Trevor Project, will deliver a keynote address at their event on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019.  Also appearing at the Conference will be Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary at the Human Rights Campaign, and Dr. Jamison Green, a leading transgender movement activist.

Joie Adam DeRitis is a licensed social worker specializing in crisis intervention and suicide prevention work within transgender and gender non-conforming communities. She is the Senior Trainer for The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. She supports Trevor’s counselor training programs for TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText through curriculum development and training facilitation, while also providing educational programming to its external partners. She cares deeply about the transformative power of empathy and believes that we all can have a profound impact on our communities by listening profoundly and caring wholly.

“Suicide rates are at frightening levels within the transgender community,” said Dr. Gennifer Herley, Ph.D., organizer of the New York Coming Out Conference, and founder and Executive Director of TransNewYork, a Non-profit organization that offers individual and group counseling to transgender individuals and their families. “I am deeply appreciative of the work being done by Joie and The Trevor Project, and we are honored to have her address the conference.”

New York Coming Out is an international transgender conference welcoming all individuals within the transgender spectrum along with their families, friends, and loved ones. The conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, beginning on October 30th, 2019.

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