Loading Events

Trans in San Diego: Where are we now? Where are we headed?

September 20, 2018 at 6pm in the San Diego History Center Atrium

Join Connor Maddocks as he moderates an important community conversation with local experts that explores how far the trans community has come, and what remains to be done.

Member Price: $5

Non-Member Price: $10

Connor Maddocks, Moderator

Connor Maddocks has been doing advocacy and civil rights work in the San Diego Transgender community for 15 years. He transitioned from female to male in 2003 at the age of 50, finally being able to live his truth out loud, he has done trainings on legal and human rights issues and co-wrote and taught the very first Transgender Training in San Diego for local law enforcement professionals with the US Attorney’s Office. Connor has done trainings for the City of San Diego, San Diego Police Department, SDG&E, Family Health Centers San Diego, UCSD and many more. He has received many honors for his civil rights work and educational work for the Trans Community.

David Vance, Panelist

David Vance (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is the PrEP Coordinator and an HIV Test Counselor at the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center). David serves on the Board of Directors for the Hillcrest Town Council, a local neighborhood improvement organization that provides a voice for residents, and previously served as the Co-Chair of the The Center’s Young Professionals Council, a leadership development organization for LGBTQ young professionals and allies. David is also a member of the UC – San Diego Antiviral Research Center Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming HIV Community Advisory Board. Originally from rural Wisconsin, David earned their B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College. They are passionate about sexual health, queer and feminist theory, makeup, and intersectional social justice as a whole.

Olivia Evans, Panelist

Olivia Evans is a Black trans woman and two time award winning activist serving in the community of San Diego. Their work centers of the intersections race, gender, class, and disability.

Arin White, Panelist

Arin White is a San Diego native who has been active in the community for the last 3 years and helps facilitate discussion groups at the LGBT Center as well as serving on the Trans Family Support Services Board. Arin has also helped plan Trans Pride.

Lizeth Pineda, Panelist

Lizeth Pineda is proud to be a transgender woman. Living in San Diego, she is a migrant of Mexican origin and a survivor of the numerous adversities life has confronted her with. She began her transition at age 14 and has been working for and collaborating with the LGBT community ever since. She is one of the founders of the support group Transgénero 2000, which during the past 18 years has increasingly supported the latin@ trans community, as well as their families, friends, and allies. The group today is part of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. Lizeth is one of the hard working facilitators offering a safe space to the latin@ trans community. The services offered include orientation in questions related to migration, human rights and health. She is always ready to promote respect and integration into the trans community.

Jennifer Lloyd, Panelist

Jennifer Lloyd is a late life transitioning professional woman, living in Hillcrest supported by amazing friends and family. She hopes to bring increased social acceptance for all LGBTQIA+ individuals by supporting a strong queer community and continued individual engagement with those who are looking for answers.

Em Jackson, Panelist

Em Jackson is a queer/trans/non-binary person of color. Originally from Chicago, San Diego has been there for almost 4 years. Their purpose is to live out and advocate for diversity, inclusion, and belonging in their personal and professional life.


September 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
+ Google Map