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Sunday, October 2 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Closing Keynote: Dr. Ximena Lopez

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Our Closing Keynote will feature Dr. Ximena Lopez sharing her experiences as a pediatric endocrinologist working with trans youth Texas. She will be leading a panel of Texas parents of Trans kids. They will be reflecting on what their experience has been like living in a State that is so openly opposing gender-affirming care and what it's been like for doctors as well as parents and families. They will discuss how they all maintain their focus and positivity in this challenging context. Our Closing Keynote speakers will give Conference attendees an inspiring sense of possibility in the face of challenges.

Dr. Ximena Lopez is a pediatric endocrinologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Ximena Lopez

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Growing up in Spain and Mexico, Ximena Lopez, M.D., spent a great deal of her time hospitalized for severe asthma. That experience informs her daily work as a physician.“I was impressed by the physicians who took care of me, and I have wanted to be one ever since,” she says.Dr... Read More →
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Rachel & Frank Gonzales

Frank Gonzales (he/him)Rachel Gonzales (she/her)Rachel & Frank Gonzales are advocates and allies in the movement for transgender equality. As the parents of a transgender child, they fight to ensure that other parents are able to advocate for their transgender children, and that all... Read More →

Sunday October 2, 2022 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT