Tag: conference

Amanda Reports on Keystone 2019

| Mar 25, 2019 | Reply

After living on the West Coast and missing six years of The Keystone Conference Amanda F. Steele is now a resident of Baltimore and when she realized many of her friend would be just and hour and and eighteen minutes away in Harrisburg she made a last minute trip the event. And of course we took advantage of that and told her to send us a report on what happened.

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Philly Transgender Wellness Conference 19

| Nov 12, 2018 | Reply

Planning for PTWC19 is underway and it’s expected to be bigger and more exciting than ever! The conference is looking for workshop proposals on a diverse range of topics that appeal to a wide spectrum of transgender individuals, their families and friends, including workshops for parents and children. In addition to lecture style workshops, they […]

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World Professional Association for Transgender Health: Argentina: Part I

| Nov 5, 2018 | Reply

Dr. Dana Bevan is in Argentina for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Symposium 2018. She was recently elected to the USPATH Board of Directors, WPATH’s USA subsidiary and decided to attend. While she is there she is filing reports on what goes on. Today she tells us about her flight and arrival in Buenos Aires. The conference gets underway today (Monday) and Dana will file a report on the full conference next week.

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Fantasia Fair 2018 — Fashion Show and Follies Info

| Sep 24, 2018 | Reply

Fantasia Fair 2018 is fast approaching! The big event that has drawn transgender people from around the globe for over forty years is less than 20 days away. Parts of the festivities that are always popular is the Fashion Show and the Fantasia Fair Follies. The Follies stars YOU! The Fashion Show does too! Here’s […]

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The First Transgender Conference in New York City

| Sep 24, 2018 | Reply

We pass along the following press release for your information.  New York Coming Out! October 30 2019 – November 3, 2019 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel NYC We are extremely excited to announce our 3 day Health and Educational Conference in NYC. New York Coming Out! is an international conference where we welcome all individuals within the […]

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Announcing the 2019 Keystone Conference

| Sep 17, 2018 | Reply

The 2019 Keystone Conference will be held March 20th – 24th at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. Attendees will find four full days of varied and meaningful workshops, seminars and activities and four nights of social functions, the finale being Saturday night’s Keystone Gala in the Sheraton’s resplendent Commonwealth Ballroom. The event organizers […]

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Keystone X

| Mar 19, 2018 | Reply

Sophie Lynne has attended every Keystone Conference since the beginning so even though she is currently unemployed she couldn’t miss Keystone X. Along with buying some books in the vendor room that she will review in her Page Pundit book blog she ran into a lot of old friends and made some new ones during the event. Today she delves into what the conference has meant for her personally. It helped her stop thinking that transgender people were just a local phenomenon and made her aware of the coalescing of a nationwide trans community.

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Moving Trans History Forward 2018

| Oct 2, 2017 | Reply

Dr. Aaron Devor is the Chair in Transgender Studies and Academic Director of The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria. He has informed TGForum about the Moving Trans History Forward Conference 2018 at the University of Victoria in March of next year. The conference features an evening keynote address by Kent Monkman, a Canadian […]

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A Fantasia Fair 2016 Photo Gallery by Jan Brown

| Oct 31, 2016 | Reply

All the photos in Jan Brown’s Fantasia Fair report, and several that weren’t published in that reprot, are here in a photo gallery for your viewing pleasure.

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Philly Trans Health Conference Photos

| Jun 13, 2016 | Reply

To go with our report on the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference we present a slideshow of members of The Renaissance Transgender Association, Inc. at their table in the vending/information area. The group was there for all three days of the conference handing out information about their open membership trans support organization in the Philadelphia suburbs. Thanks to Jone Myers of Renaissance for letting us use her photos.

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Fantasia Fair 2016 Scholarships News

| Apr 25, 2016 | Reply

The Fantasia Fair Planning Committee will be awarding scholarships to the 42nd annual Fantasia Fair, to be held October 16 – 23 in historic Provincetown, Massachusetts. Individuals receiving full scholarships will receive free tuition to the conference, including all seminars, workshops, banquets & events, daily lunches/brunches, and shared room accommodations for seven nights. The scholarships […]

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Keystone and Silence

| Mar 14, 2016 | 1 Reply

Sophie Lynne attended The Keystone Conference in Harrisburg, Pa. last week. She has filed a report about what the event meant to her and what she feels it means to all trans people. Read on for Sophie’s impressions of the 2016 Keystone Conference.

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First Event 2016 — A Blast!

| Feb 1, 2016 | Reply

TGF Contributor Christine Zee travels a lot and in the course of her travels she visits events around the country. Her first report for 2016 is about her time at First Event 2016, the thirty sixth occurrence of this annual event in Boston. Find out how it went and view a slideshow of photos in our Event Correspondent’s report.

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The Peach State Conference

| Nov 9, 2015 | Reply

When Southern Comfort pulled up stakes and moved to Florida many of the people in the Atlanta area who had volunteered and done work for that conference were left with skills in conference producing that were no longer needed. The Transgender Health Education Alliance stepped in the produce a new conference with a focus on trans health and improving the lives of LGBTQ people. Dana Bevan reports on how the conference turned out.

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How Was Southern Comfort 2015?

| Oct 5, 2015 | Reply

Our contributor and gal pal Christine Zee went to the Southern Comfort Conference in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area. This is the 25th year of this venerable event and there was concern that moving it from Atlanta to Florida would change the tone of the conference. Some were concerned that it wouldn’t attract attendees. Find out how it went with Christine’s report and some photos from the event.

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News From The Southern Comfort Conference

| Aug 17, 2015 | Reply

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE TO WELCOME SOUTHERN COMFORT TRANSGENDER CONFERENCE GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 05, 2015) — Greater Fort Lauderdale will welcome the 25th Annual Southern Comfort Conference to its sunny shores this year, a first-time honor for Florida. The destination will host the conference, one of the largest gatherings of the transgender community in […]

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Southern Comfort Update

| Jun 1, 2015 | Reply

The Southern Comfort Conference is coming! Their Communications Director Stephanie Schumaker reached out to us and provided some information on what’s in store for those who attend the conference at its new location in Weston, Florida. Jazz Jennings will be there along with a producer from the hit show Transparent, and there are tons of activities planned.

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Esprit 2015 Starts this Sunday!

| May 7, 2015 | Reply

The Esprit conference gets underway on May 10, that’s this Sunday. There’s still time to hop on a plane and get on out to Port Angeles, Washington and join the fun. We realize you will probably have to spend all the time between now and then packing all your essential convention attire. The ladies of […]

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Keystone Conference 2015

| Mar 23, 2015 | 1 Reply

Every year around this time our own Sophie Lynne treks to central Pennsylvania for something of a spiritual retreat. She’s been doing it for the past seven years. Her destination is Harrisburg and her goal is to mix and mingle with her trans sisters and brothers at the Keystone Conference. This year was no different and Sophie was there and filed this report.

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Has it Been Twenty Years? Really?

| Mar 9, 2015 | Reply

The Texas ‘T’ Party was a huge, really huge gathering of the transgender community held for a number of years in the early 1990s in San Antonio. The chief organizers were Linda and Cynthia Phillips. One was transgender the other was her wife. Linda Jensen recalls the Texas “T” Party and tells about the effect it had on her life.

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RuPaul’s Drag Queen Convention!

| Mar 2, 2015 | Reply

Hollywood, CA  – What do you get when you mashup Comic-Con, BeautyCon and Hello Kitty Con? RuPaul’s DragCon, of course. It’s the first ever convention that celebrates “the art of drag, queer culture and self-expression for all” and will launch May 16-17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. RuPaul’s DragCon will kick off the Gay […]

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Celebrating Gender Diversity at Keystone Conference 2015

| Feb 16, 2015 | Reply

With over 500 expected participants and five days of education, fun, and friendship, excitement is starting to build for the Keystone Conference in March. The Keystone Conference is a ‘celebration of gender diversity,’ hosted by TransCentralPA in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This year’s festivities will be running from March 18th to 22nd, and will be the seventh Keystone conference, which […]

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An Introduction & Shameless Promotion of the Southern Comfort Conference

| Jan 19, 2015 | Reply

The Southern Comfort Conference, traditionally conducted in Atlanta, Ga. has decided to move further south to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for their 25th anniversary. As we did last year we will bring you reports on the conference throughout the year. This year we welcome Zelda Rose, Director of Communications for the SCC with her reports.

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Sirena Attends the Fair — FanFair 2014

| Nov 10, 2014 | Reply

We welcome Sirena Rivera as a TGForum Contributor. Sirena was at Fantasia Fair 2014 last month and she promised to write something for us about her experience there. It took her s few weeks to get settled down from the feelings of liberation and peace that she found there so it’s taken till now for her to share her report with us.

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Fun at Southern Comfort 2014

| Sep 15, 2014 | 1 Reply

This was my very first Southern Comfort Conference and SCC certainly did not disappoint, as attendees received a wonderful dose of “Southern Hospitality.” The conference attracted transgender friends from across the nation, as attendees from California, Seattle, Minnesota, Colorado, Wisconsin, Georgia (of course), and Florida (even from Norway) to name just a few, all gathered […]

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Bad Decision? Maybe.

| Sep 15, 2014 | 3 Replies

Dallas Denny is one of the founders of the Southern Comfort Conference. She was appalled to learn that the Conference is heading over 600 miles further south for next year’s event. Will this move help a gender conference that has been loosing steam? Or will the move mean a faster route to the extinction of SCC? See what Dallas thinks and be sure to post your comments.

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