International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy

The International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy, also known as ICTLEP and the Transgender Law Conference, was a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to address the legal rights of trans people, which were largely ignored at the time by local, regional, and national lesbian and gay advocacy groups. ICTLEP held an annual conference in Houston, Texas, for 6 years, from 1992 to 1997. Although it was relatively short-lived, ICTLEP brought much greater attention to trans legal rights, encouraged national lesbian and gay organizations to become more trans inclusive, and educated and empowered many trans people to advocate for change locally and nationally.


ICTLEP began as a committee of the Gulf Coast Transgender Community and was initiated by Houston lawyer Phyllis Randolph Frye, who ...

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