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Saturday, December 25th, 2010
11:20 am
[ftmichael]
US, PA: Philly Trans-Health Accepting Workshop Proposals
Philly Trans-Health 2011 - the conference's 10th Anniversary!
Thursday 02 June - Saturday 04 June

Now accepting workshop proposals: http://trans-health.org/content/call-workshop-proposals
DEADLINE: 15 JANUARY

If you encounter any problems with the online submission process, please contact the Programming Coordinator at emily@trans-health.org.

Want more info? Contact info@trans-health.org.

Current Mood: sick
11:11 am
[ftmichael]
US, MA: First Event, 19-23 January
There will be several surgeons of potential interest to FTM-spectrum folks at the First Event Transgender conference in Peabody, MA. The conference is Wednesday-Sunday, 19- 23 January 2011, but the official workshops are from Thursday-Sunday. FTM-focused workshops will mostly be on Saturday the 22nd (the conference has historically been almost exclusively MTF-focused but this year has quite a bit of FTM-relevant programming).

Peabody is sadly not accessible by the T (Boston's subway/trolley system) but carpools and rides may be available if you contact Anderson at transmasculine@tcne.org. Anderson is the organiser of this year's TransMasculine Track at First Event.

There will be an 'FTM hospitality suite' set aside until 3 pm that day for guys who want to talk in a slightly more intimate atmosphere, or who are just feeling a bit overwhelmed and need a place to get away from the bustle of the conference, and at noon on Saturday there will be an hour-long lunch sponsored by Dr Peter Raphael as an opportunity for FTM-spectrum folks to spend some more casual time together and connect.

Scholarships may still be available for guys who want to attend just on Saturday and can't or don't want to pay the $40 one-day fee. (Contact Anderson for more information on this.) There is a banquet that evening with a very expensive dinner, which everyone is more than welcome to attend, but many guys go out to eat at a less expensive local place and then return for the post-banquet keynote, which is free. This year's keynote is Jamison Green.


Some of the surgeons who will be there that might be of interest to FTM-spectrum folks are:

  • Dr Yvonne Gomez-Carrion of Boston, MA (hysterectomy)

  • Dr Sherman Leis of Bala Cynwyd, PA (phalloplasty, top surgery)

  • Dr Toby Meltzer of Scottsdale, AZ (metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, top surgery)

  • Dr Douglas Ousterhout of San Francisco, CA (facial masculinisation surgery)

  • Dr Peter Raphael of Plano, TX (Centurion, top surgery)

  • Dr Burt Webb of Scottsdale, AZ (hysterectomy, vaginectomy) - works with Dr Meltzer



Current Mood: sick
Monday, April 19th, 2010
12:10 am
[j_d_b]
FREE conference in Brooklyn, NY, USA
QUEERING BROOKLYN:
Exploring Queer and Trans Realities in the County of Kings


Tuesday, April 27, 2010
12 noon - 8 pm
Brooklyn College Student Center
in our beautiful 7th Floor Penthouse with outdoor deck

http://www.brooklyncollegelgbta.com/conference

FREE and open to the public (community members must register online)
FREE lunch and snacks
FREE rapid HIV testing 12-3pm
ASL interpreting services will be provided
Access to gender-neutral bathrooms will be provided



As Brooklyn College celebrates its first year housing CUNY's first and only undergraduate LGBTQ Studies program, the BC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance is proud to present QUEERING BROOKLYN: Exploring Queer and Trans Realities in the County of Kings.

On April 27, 2010, students, scholars, and local community members will come together to address issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming communities in Brooklyn.  The conference will include presentations, panels, film, and performance art examining topics of immigration, police and interpersonal violence and community response, queer and trans youth in the public education system, and more.  Guests include keynote speaker Jasbir Puar of Rutgers University, performer Ignacio Rivera, and activists and community leaders from FIERCE, SOS Collective, Audre Lorde Project, Immigration Equality, APICHA, and GLSEN.

We present this day of scholarship, art, and dialogue to assert that even at a time when public institutions such as CUNY are under attack and our national LGBTQ agenda leaves so many behind, we as students and New Yorkers will continue to strive toward a broader vision, conversation, and representation of our communities. In this vein, QUEERING BROOKLYN is free and open to the public.


PROGRAM INCLUDES:

12:15 - 2:15pm - Film screening of Fenced OUT with community organizers from FIERCE and SOS Collective  / FREE LUNCHEON

2:15 - 3:30pm - Keynote address by Jasbir Puar of Rutgers University

3:40 - 4:55pm - LGBTQ Immigration and Transnational Realities: panel with community members and activist from Immigration Equality, Audre Lorde Project, APICHA and screening of short film Sexual Exiles

5:05 - 6:20pm - Guest workshop for educators by trainers from GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)

6:30 - 8:00pm - "It's Complicated" - A mixed-media performance by Ignacio Rivera

View our website for the complete program: http://www.BrooklynCollegeLGBTA.com/conference.


REGISTER TODAY:

For more information and to register for the conference, please, visit http://www.BrooklynCollegeLGBTA.com/conference.
Community members are required to register to attend this FREE conference.


LOCATION:

The conference will take place in the Brooklyn College Student Center, located on Campus Road between Amersfort Place and E 27th Street.  The nearest subway stop is "Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College" on the 2/5 train.

All day-time programming will take place in the Penthouse, 7th Floor.
Evening performance will take place in the Bedford Lounge, 2nd Floor.
FREE rapid HIV testing will take place 12-3pm in the Cosmic Lounge, 5th Floor.


The Brooklyn College Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance is an organization for queer and trans students and our allies.  For more information about the conference and our organization, please, contact us at conference@BrooklynCollegeLGBTA.com.


QUEERING BROOKLYN community outreach flyer can be downloaded here:
http://www.brooklyncollegelgbta.com/flyers/QueeringBrooklynCommunityOutreachFlyer.pdf
Sunday, April 4th, 2010
2:02 pm
[j_d_b]
QUEERING BROOKLYN: Exploring Queer and Trans Realities in the County of Kings
BROOKLYN, NY, USA

QUEERING BROOKLYN: Exploring Queer and Trans Realities in the County of Kings
TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
12 noon - 8 pm

Brooklyn College Student Center, 7th Floor Penthouse

FREE and open to the public.

As Brooklyn College celebrates its first year housing CUNY's first and only LGBTQ Studies program, the BC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance is proud to present QUEERING BROOKLYN: Exploring Queer and Trans Realities in the County of Kings.

On April 27, 2010, students, scholars, and local community members will come together to address issues that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and gender-non-conforming communities in Brooklyn. The conference will include presentations, panels, film, and performance art examining topics of immigration, police and interpersonal violence and community response, queer and trans youth in the public education system, and more.

We present this day of scholarship, art, and dialogue to assert that even at a time when public institutions such as CUNY are under attack and our national LGBTQ agenda leaves so many behind, we as students and New Yorkers will continue to strive toward a broader vision, conversation, and representation of our communities. In this vein, QUEERING BROOKLYN is free and open to the public.

For more information and to REGISTER for the conference, please, visit http://www.BrooklynCollegeLGBTA.com/conference.

LOCATION:
The conference will take place in the Brooklyn College Student Center, 7th Floor Penthouse. The building is located on Campus Road between Amersfort Place and E 27th Street. The nearest subway stop is "Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College" on the 2/5 train.


The Brooklyn College Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance is an organization for queer and trans students and our allies. For more information about the conference and our organization, please, contact us at conference@BrooklynCollegeLGBTA.com.
Sunday, March 28th, 2010
4:55 pm
[jessethebrave]
Trans Conference- Bodies of Dissent April 9th-10th
Peterborough based trans activist organization, Transmission, is holding its second Trans Conference,  a two-day series of workshops, performances, and events centered around trans and genderqueer activism, issues, and experience.

Bodies of Dissent: Transform is happening in public spaces in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (an hour drive outside Toronto) April 9th + 10th.

The conferences will be focused on developing strategies and networks to change individuals, communities, organizations and systems. We are working to unite and build communities of empowerment and change.

For scheduling, location, and registration information, visit: bodiesofdissent.webs.com

Edited to clarify the location.
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
5:00 pm
[ftmichael]
Canada, ON: Deaf Trans Conference, 12-13 March 2010
http://news.deafqueer.org/2010/02/22/deaf-transgender-conference/

The Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD) and the Trans Program at the 519 Church Street Community Centre are hosting the first-ever Deaf Trans Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from March 12 to 13, 2010.

This first of its kind conference aims to bring together the Deaf and Trans communities in North America and shed light on both communities. It will provide an opportunity for individuals and their allies in the Deaf and Trans communities to unite and share common experiences, regardless of language barriers, and to gain a greater understanding of both the Deaf and Trans experience.

Don’t miss panel discussions by medical professionals, workshops by Deaf and Trans individuals, and our special guest presenters: Drago Renteria, Jennifer Mantle, Austin & Eliza Greenwood.

The conference will be presented in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English with ASL-English interpretation.


***Registration Information***

All participants at the 2010 Deaf Trans Conference are required to register.

The Full Conference registration fee includes Friday’s social night, all conference sessions, conference materials and After Party on Saturday night.

To register, please download the registration form, and make the payment to Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf in either certified cheque and/or money order in Canadian dollars.

All registration fees are in Canadian dollars.

For more information, or to register for the Conference, please email Christel or Frank at deaftransconference2010@orad.ca.

Deaf Trans Conference 2010 is generously funded by Ontario Cultural Society of the Deaf and the Community One Foundation.

Download Flyer

Visit Conference Facebook Event Page
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
8:06 pm
[ftmichael]
US, PA: Philly Trans-Health Accepting Workshop Proposals
Philly Trans-Health 2010
Thursday 03 June - Saturday 05 June

Now accepting workshop proposals: http://proposals.trans-health.org/proposals
DEADLINE: 15 MARCH

If you encounter any problems with the online submission process, please contact the Programming Coordinator at emily@trans-health.org.

All 3 days will be free and open to the public. All 3 days will also have slots for workshops targeted at providers. This year's keynote speaker is Dr Rebecca Allison (http://drbecky.com/ ).

Want more info? Contact info@trans-health.org.
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
11:35 am
[routemaps]
Gender Odyssey 2010 cancelled
Gender Odyssey announced cancellation of the 2010 conference. GO will return in 2011. See the Gender Odyssey org website for more details.
Saturday, February 6th, 2010
10:02 am
[ftmichael]
US, NY: The Empire Conference - Speakers & Workshops
MAY 19-22 ALBANY, NY

TRANSEVENT 2010:THE EMPIRE CONFERENCE will be at the Crowne Plaza in the historic section of downtown Albany, where nightlife abounds! Save the cab fare as fabulous fine dining, local pubs, and entertainment clubs are all within

Easy and realistic walking distance. Historic landmarks, incredible architecture, numerous museums, shopping, and fabulous parks are all in the area; and the beautiful Hudson River is only two blocks from our door!

http://transeventsusa.org/empire/

For 2010 we are partnering with the Capital District LGBT Community Council, which celebrates its fortieth anniversary just two weeks after the conference.

With an incredible gathering of speakers and presenters, we have more than 40 workshops, programs and forums for MTFs, FTMs, and Trans youth.

There is something here for everyone! Your early registration is suggested.

Come join us for this important, educational, and entertaining conference. Meet old friends and make some new ones.

http://transeventsusa.org/empire/

The EMPIRE CONFERENCE presents an INCREDIBLE line-up of speakers, workshop presenters and forum leaders:
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Make your plans now - The Empire Conference is going to be BIG! Get more details at our website: http://transeventsusa.org/empire/

See you in Albany!

Mona Rae Mason
Conference Coordinator
1914 457 5925
http://transeventsusa.org/empire/
http://monaraemason.com/
Monday, October 5th, 2009
9:05 am
[ftmichael]
US, NY: Empire Conference 2010
Transevent 2010: The Empire Conference is coming to Albany, NY, May 20-22, 2010, at the fabulous Crowne Plaza Hotel and is looking for quality program and workshop presenters. We welcome all progam and workshop ideas, and are very interested in having these topics addressed:

* Health, medical, legal and societal concerns for both FTM and MTF persons
* Relationships - for Trans people with and without partners, SOs, and couples
* Discussions of Trans people issues in the family, at the work place, and in public
* Issues concerning spirituality and religion
* Developing skills for Trans people in being comfortable in appearance, speech and behaviour
* The program committee is especially open to new ideas, new topics, and new faces!

You can read more about the EMPIRE CONFERENCE, Transeventsusa, and find the PRESENTER FORM and suggestions at our website: http://transeventsusa.org/empire/index.php

Proposals for programs and workshops must be in before 15 December.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
10:44 am
[melssexysecret]
Transcending Boundaries! Early Reg Ends tomorrow!
The Transcending Boundaries Conference (TBC) is for bisexual/pansexual, trans/genderqueer, intersex and polyamorous people and our allies. TBC is for and about those who do not fit into simple categories, and we couldn't be more excited about our 6th upcoming conference!

When: November 20-22, 2009
Where: DCU Conference Center and the Hilton Garden Inn in Worcester, Mass.

Special Guest-Tristan Taormino!!

go to http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/registration/ to register and get more info!
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
2:12 pm
[melssexysecret]
TBC
I'm head of publicity for this and thought I would do a shameless plug

Transcending Boundaries
Monday, June 29th, 2009
3:15 pm
[colesparxx]
Youth Conference
So because I'm a spaz I have some delayed info for everyone.

Here, in Spokane there is going to be a youth conference next month for LGBTQ youth ages 14-21 that is completely free. Here is the blurb directly from OYC website.

Odyssey Youth Center will be hosting Spokane’s first LGBTQA Youth Conference. The conference is scheduled for July 24-26, 2009 and will be held at ITRON Inc. in the Spokane Valley.

When Odyssey youth were put in charge of selecting a name for the conference they selected "Conference for Hope", because for them that’s exactly what it represents.
 
Participation is expected from youth and adults in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, California, Alaska and Canada. In addition to a series of workshops for youth, there will be workshops for educators, leaders, community members, service providers, and parents.

We are excited about the possibility that over 500 LGBTQ individuals and straight allies will join us in Spokane to network, learn and support each other. It is truly going to be an amazing event.

The link for registration is http://www.odysseyyouth.org/.
Saturday, December 27th, 2008
11:14 am
[kshea333]
BECAUSE 2009 - April 17-19, 2009; Minneapolis, MN
Bisexual Empowerment Conference:
A Uniting, Supportive Experience


2009 will mark the 15th BECAUSE Conference. Join us and become part of history!

BECAUSE Conference is the premier weekend event in the Midwest for bisexuals, queers, trans, bi-curious, questioning, and all others, regardless of identity.

This conference is open to everyone! Register today and bring a friend!

Date: April 17-19, 2009

Time:
Friday - 6:30pm -- Registration begins
7:00pm -- Keynote Speaker

Saturday - 8:30am -- Registration opens
9:00am - 5:00pm -- Workshops
7:00pm - midnight -- Entertainment/Social

Sunday - noon -- Informal pay-as-you-go lunch gathering

Location:
Coffman Union
University of Minnesota
300 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Keynote Speaker: Robyn Ochs, Author & Activist http://www.robynochs.com/

http://www.becauseconference.org/default.html
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
9:57 am
[ftmichael]
US, CA: 26 September - Dimensions Conference on LGBTQIQ Adolescent Health
Please spread the word! Let people know that scholarships are still available for this fantastic conference.

Don't miss the only conference in California on LGBTQIQ adolescent health:

*DIMENSIONS: THE CONFERENCE *
Friday 26 September 2008
8am - 5pm
San Francisco LGBT Centre
1800 Market St (at Octavia Blvd)
Dimensions's ten-year Anniversary Celebration to follow from 6-10pm!

After a decade of caring for queer youth, Dimensions Clinic has created a conference for health care providers to:
* Learn about Dimensions' unique and effective model that serves LGBTQIQ adolescents
* Learn about current practices for providing culturally competent care to this population

Conference Keynote: Arlene Istar Lev

$125 health care providers (medical, behavioral health and health education providers) :: $75 students

*Scholarships are available* :: CEUs are available

To register and for more information, visit http://www.dimensionsclinic.org/

Following the conference (from 6pm-10pm) will be a fabulous celebration in honour of 10 years of Dimensions Clinic. There is no charge for this event. We will have a silent auction, a fun program with national slam poetry champion Meliza Banalez as MC, and radio station Energy 92.7 (KNGY-FM) will provide the beats to dance to.

Dimensions is a partnership of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Health Initiatives For Youth (HIFY), LYRIC, and New Leaf.

A special thank you to our sponsors: Kaiser Permanente, California Endowment, California Pacific Medical Centre & San Francisco LGBT Centre
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
6:05 pm
[ftmichael]
US, VA: 23rd Annual IFGE Conference: Call for Presenters
23rd Annual IFGE Conference: Call for Presenters

[8/14/08]

The International Foundation for Gender Education is requesting presentation and workshop proposals for its upcoming 2009 IFGE Conference. The event will be held 04-07 February 2009 at the Alexandria Hilton at Mark Centre, in Alexandria VA, and is being hosted by the Transgender Education Association (TGEA) of Washington DC, in coalition with other groups in the mid Atlantic region. The theme for this year's gathering is: "Working Together for Change."

This year are giving priority to presentations on the following themes:
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Saturday, August 16th, 2008
8:30 am
[ftmichael]
US, VA: 2009 IFGE Conference Call for Presenters
The International Foundation for Gender Education is requesting presentation and workshop proposals for its upcoming 2009 IFGE Conference. The event will be held 4-7 February 2009 at the Alexandria Hilton at Mark Centre, in Alexandria VA, and is being hosted by the Transgender Education Association (TGEA) of Washington DC, in coalition with other groups in the mid Atlantic region. The theme for this year's gathering is: "Working Together for Change."

This year are giving priority to presentations on the following themes:

* Issues impacting Transgender Youth, and Children of Trans Parents
* Issues impacting Transgender Elders
* Issues and concerns of FTMs (We are reserving a full track for FTMs)
* Issues and concerns of Crossdressers
* Transgender Health, Medicine and Legal Concerns
* TGs in Relationships - for Significant Others, Couples & Individuals
with or without partners
* Changing the perception of Transgender People through Education.
* Creating unity in the Transgender Community

New ideas, new topics and new faces are also of strong interest. We will be holding special panel discussions for the benefit of students, researchers and educators to learn more about the Trans community.

(Student registrations rates will be available.)

Presenters and panel moderators will receive a $100 discount on any conference registration package. Registration information is available online at http://www.ifge. org/register

If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal as soon as possible to insure space and schedule availability, but no later than 30 September 2008. Use the online Program Proposal Form on our web site http://www.ifge.org/conference .

Your proposal must include a short biography and any A/V needs. If it is for a panel, the moderator should submit the proposal and list the names and pertinent information (as to addresses, etc.), and provide bios for the other panel members. If this panel information is omitted from this initial proposal it may not be included in the program book.

If you have additional questions regarding your proposal, please contact Alison Laing by email at programs@ifge.org, or by writing to:
IFGE Programs
PO BOX 540229
WALTHAM MA 02454-0229
Monday, May 26th, 2008
11:49 am
[letthesunfall]
queer health conference @ University of Toronto - June 6 [cross-posted]

Hi All,

I just wanted to 'advertise' for the Healthy Queer Communities Conference that's happening at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE - University of Toronto) on June 6th, 2008. Mr. George Smitherman, the Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care, will be giving the keynote address at this event, where I presume he will be discussing the reinstatement of SRS through OHIP.

Of course, I wouldn't be advertising this conference without a little shameless self-promotion, now would I? I'll be presenting either directly before or after Mr. Smitherman gives his address. My presentation is a narrative/short story of accessing health care in the Niagara Region, wherein I raise quite a few issues with the current models of health care being practised - namely, the handling of trans health care through CAMH. I'm hoping to trouble what I'm imagining to be a 'happy-yay-look-what-I-accomplished-for-you' speech by Mr. Smitherman.

SO. Registration is free for this event, and I'd encourage everyone to try and attend this conference, if for no other reason than to get our concerns about SRS reinstatement heard by the Minister of Health (as well as other health care professionals and academics working in the area). I'm hoping for a strong trans presence at this conference.

Thanks, and hopefully I'll see some of you there.

[x-posted to transtoronto, torontoqueers, </div>transcanada, and my own journal]
Friday, March 7th, 2008
4:28 pm
[amberlr]
Sex 2.0 is seeking volunteers

What is Sex 2.0?

Sex 2.0 will focus on the intersection of social media, feminism, and sexuality. How is social media enabling people to learn, grow, and connect sexually? How is sexual expression tied to social activism? Does the concept of transparency online offer new opportunities or present new roadblocks — or both? These questions, and many more, will be addressed within a safe, welcoming, sex-positive space.

April 12, 2008 @ 1763, Atlanta, Ga.
More information: sex20con.com

Volunteer positions:

  • Registration table
  • Collecting money at lunchtime
  • Set-up (Friday night and early Saturday morning)
  • Take-down (Saturday evening)
  • Carpool shuttles to/from hotel/venue

There are a limited number of spots available. Volunteers will receive free admission in exchange for their duties.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Amber at sex20con@gmail.com as soon as possible. Include your name, email address, phone number, and which position(s) you prefer. Please respond only if you are able to make a firm commitment.

If you would like to attend Sex 2.0 but are not interested in volunteering, please register here.

Thank you!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
2:37 pm
[ftmichael]
Germany: 2nd Transgender Council in Berlin
From pressforchange.

http://www.pfc.org.uk/node/1552
02-04 May 2008

Transgender Europe

The Steering Committee of Transgender Europe and the Transgender Network Berlin (TGNB) are most happy to announce that the Second Transgender Council: Make human rights work will take place from May 2nd – 4th in Berlin, Germany.

The only council, organised by and for Transgender people of all of Europe, strives to continue the success−story of the 1st Transgender council in Vienna 2005: More than 200 Transgender activists from all over Europe are invited to participate this year.

The program will consist of plenary sessions, workshops, get together, a party, an art exhibition and much more. One of the highlights will be the first presentation to a wider public of the findings of the study on the living situation of Trans* people in the European Union, which was conducted by ILGA, Press for Change and Transgender Europe in 2007.

Moreover there will be a debate about the aims and concept of TransGender Europe, the most comprehensive European-wide network of Trans* organisations and individuals, that was found only one year ago as a result of the first council in Vienna.

We will formulate our demands and scrutinise together with politicians of the European parliament the human rights situation of Trans* people.

A core piece of the council is the workshop block on capacity building, where that there will be plenty of opportunities to obtain skills for daily trans* activism, exchange best practices, start new and renew older contacts and networks.

Last but not least, the local Trans* scene and allies are eager to show its guests the fresh and exciting night life with a big party and an art exhibition.

For full details and booking form see the Council website.
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