Time: September 18, 2012 to September 23, 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Street: 4355 ASHFORD DUNWOODY
City/Town: ATLANTA, GA 30346
Website or Map: http://sccatl.org/
Event Type: transgender, conference
Organized By: The SCC Board Members
Latest Activity: Sep 15, 2012
The Southern Comfort Conference (SCC) is a major transgender conference that takes place annually in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1991.
SCC features seminars, events, speeches by prominent people in the LGBT community, numerous vendors catering to transgender and transsexual people, and more, and is known as the largest, most famous, and pre-eminent such conference in the United States. The organization offers scholarships to some attendees.
The conference provided the title for and is featured heavily in the 2001 documentary Southern Comfort, about the life and death of Robert Eads, whose goal in 1998 was to live long enough to attend the conference. Eads succeeded, and his speech at the conference is featured in the documentary. In honor of the memory of Eads, the conference offers health exams through the annual "Robert Eads Health Project.
The conference has built a reputation as a safe place for LGBT people with a familial atmosphere, and aims at inclusiveness. It attracts people from all over the United States, offering the opportunity for social and other interaction.