• Clair Farley, Jenna Rapues, Mere Abrams
  • Edie Fake: Affordable Housing for Trans Elders, 2019; courtesy of the artist and Western Exhibitions, Chicago. Photo: JKA Photography.

Gender Justice: Perspectives on Transgender Health and Policy

What are the latest developments in transgender public policy and health? 

Join Clair Farley and Jenna Rapues, leaders in these two fields, to hear their insights and perspectives on current thinking and strategies. Moderated by Mere Abrams, their conversation will address trans rights locally and nationally, including priorities for the new administration, and building trans-inclusive capacities for systems of care. 

Clair Farley is senior advisor to San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed and director of the San Francisco Office of Transgender Initiatives, the only trans-led city department in the US. She has worked for over a decade advancing LGBTQ equity and economic development programs. Her story and work have been shared in several award-winning films such as Red without Blue (Amazon) and American Transgender Nation (NatGeo).

Jenna Rapues is program director of Gender Health SF at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. A leader in public and transgender health in government, research, and academic institutions, she was the interim director of UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. In 2019 she received an Outstanding American By Choice award from Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

Mere Abrams is a researcher, writer, consultant, and licensed clinical social worker in the fields of gender, sexuality, and health. They are the former associate director of clinical research and the director of community engagement at UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center.