An international conference will be held at the University of East Anglia in June on trans issues.

Experts from all over the world will gather at the university in Norwich on June 16 and 17 for Conference TG2007.

The gathering is open to trans people, family, friends, professionals, researchers, academics and social support workers.

Among topics to be discussed are: Facial Feminization Surgery; Surgical Aspects of Male to Female Reassignment Surgery; Impact of Globalisation on Gender and Sexuality Categories; Medical treatment of Transesexual Adolescents and Evolutionary Perspectives of Gender and Sexuality.

Workshops will be held on fighting transphobia, explaining the sex change process to families, and the transition in the workplace.

“Our third national conference will focus on the old and new challenges facing those who provide services to transgender and transsexual communities,” an online statement explains.

“Our goal is to provide a forum for the trans community, to empower and enable our community by raising awareness, consciousness, of our full rights as citizens.

“We further wish to increase acknowledgement and acceptance by the wider community for trans people.”

The event will be supported by the Norfolk Trans community through the Barbara Ross Association.

For more information, visit www.transgender.me.uk or ring 01508 492551.