IFGE Announces Call For 2010 Trinity Award Nominations

Oct 11, 2009 – Washington, D.C., - The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being sought for the Trinity Awards – to be presented at the 2010 IFGE Annual Conference – The Capital Conference, to be held at the Hilton Mark Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia April 22-25, 2010. “The Trinity Awards honor our heroes: living transgender persons who have performed extraordinary acts of courage and love in service to the transgender community,” noted Yvonne Cook-Riley, Awards Committee Chair. “Participation across the entire transgender community, its allies and friends, is essential to the awards-nominating process, and we hope to see everyone at the awards ceremony at the Capital Conference next April, “ Cook-Riley continued.

Nominee information should be provided via e-mail in the format noted below to the IFGE 2010 Awards Committee, Ms. Yvonne Cook-Riley, Chair at: awards@ifge.org

• Nominee Name, Address, Phone & Email

• Support Statement or Nomination information

• Nominator Name, Address, Phone & Email

PLEASE NOTE: All nominations must be submitted NO LATER THAN November 20, 2009.

About the Trinity Awards
Nominations for the awards are open to the entire transgender community. A body of respected and experienced members and friends of the community who have agreed to serve on the Selections Academy make the final award selections. The members of the Selections Academy are not necessarily members of IFGE, and cannot be on the IFGE Board of Directors. Since the transgender community makes the nominations at large, and the final selections are made by the Academy, these awards are truly the transgender community's awards.

About the 2010 IFGE Conference
For specific details regarding the conference program, workshops, speakers, evening activities, hotel and registration information, please visit: http://www.ifge.org/2010

Media Inquiries
Please direct all media inquiries to Ms. Stephanie Battaglino, at the above-referenced numbers and e-mail address.

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About IFGE (www.ifge.org)
The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) promotes acceptance for transgender people everywhere through education. Founded in 1978, IFGE is the largest transgender advocacy organization with members worldwide. Since its founding, it has provided educational outreach for the emancipation of all gender variant people from restrictive gender norms. IFGE is a non-profit educational corporation with offices in Washington, DC and is recognized by the I.R.S. as a 501c(3) charitable organization.

“IFGE - Promoting Acceptance for Transgender People Everywhere Through Education”