Learn a bit about what you can learn about!
Each year at Fantasia Fair, there are a great many interesting seminars and workshops. Below will be descriptions
of the offerings as they become available. Workshop description are found also in the Participants' Guide, which is published in advance of the Fair each September. Workshops from Years Past
You can read about the offerings from recent years in the Participants' Guide
for that year. These guides are in printer-friendly PDF format.
This is Diane's story, filtered over time, as an inmate at Alderson Federal Prison Camp, also known as "Camp Cupcake." It is her first-person scripted monologue with no whining and all very real stories from her seven months with the girls and staff. It is the good, the bad, the evil, the mean, and the amazingly sweet - from being ordered about like a dog ("Stay!" and "Here!") to a heartfelt, sweet going home party. Diane discusses what she did to occupy her time, what she learned, and how she handled issues particular to a transwoman in prison. Find out what is was like to be thrown in with an amazing cross-section of women, involuntarily living together for reasons good and bad.
Rev. Barbara Peronteau
By sharing how her faith and life intertwine with one another, Rev. Peronteau will show how it is possible to be transgender as well as a person of faith. We do not need to give up our faith to be trans, nor do we need to stop being trans to be people of faith. We can be whole, integrated, and authentic trans people and still retain our faith and spirituality.
An intimate sharing of the joys and power of transformation with makeup. This workshop will cover basic makeup techniques, focusing on M to F transition issues. There will be discussion about color theory, product reviews, tips to solve particular problems and how to create day and glamour looks. Included will be demonstrations with attendees and plenty of time to take questions and provide suggestions.
Family nurture from a daughter’s perspective. Is gender transition the loss of a parent or the initiation of a more truthful, loving and open relationship with your child? A daughter speaks about her journey through both the initial discomforts and joys of having a father that doesn’t always identify as a man. “There is no sure method to family health and happiness. It is an art. The end result may look different from one another, but we can inspire each other to start painting and make it our own.”
Leslie has been married to David (a M.D in Massachusetts) for twenty years and is now married to Deborah. Deborah emerged full-time in October, 2011 and has continued practicing medicine in a small Massachusetts city where she's been readily accepted. This is a story of a shared journey and is the subject of Leslie's recent book, which Leslie considers to be a love story. She will share what the process has been like for her, as well as reading from her book. The experiential portion of the workshop will be centered on taking a look at your own relationship(s), as well as your expectations, beliefs, biases, assumptions…whatever gets in the way of your being a loving person. Leslie believes that multiple adversities from her own life have rendered her capable of flexibility and acceptance beyond the norm. She hopes to assist others in opening their minds and hearts to a world of differences among us.
Rev. Sarah Carpenter
A brief overview of what it means to be a gender dysphoric child, with a look at the obstacles these children face in their struggles to gain acceptance by society in the face of bullying and rejection. A copy of the presentation outline will be provided along with a resource list and hand-outs for friends, advocates, and parents.
Techniques using corsetry and Hip/butt padding to acquire the most feminine shape. The session will also teach the participants the basics of corsetry including how to corset and the most appropriate styles for flattering the body. We will also discuss the latest advances in breast forms.
Sandra S. Cole
Coming to Fantasia Fair alone can be joyous and fabulous, a time to be with old friends, to play, to learn and to explore and meet new friends. It can also be a time for lots of thoughts and feelings about the partners left at home, how we feel about being alone in this remarkable place, wondering what they are doing, thinking and feeling about all of this. Join with others in private discussions to explore these issues: how does this happen? And how does this work? ...being here perhaps with a friend, but not with my partner?
Sandra S. Cole
Do we really understand the uniqueness of each others' journey in this amazing partnership we have together? Do we really listen, and do we really care to learn about our partner's perspective and experiences? How do we communicate? Who sets the "rules?" Is there life beyond transgender... together? What do I do with all these feelings I have? Can I be myself and also be authentic withy my partner? Share with us for honest and compassionate discussions about our special selves.
Art's Dune Tour
Imagine dunes stretching as far as you can see with wispy beach grass, dark green pine trees and deep red beach plums nestled in hollows which are brought together by a silhouette of blue sky. You will travel through the majestic dunes where your guide points out the "dune shacks" where famous artists and writers like Eugene O'Neill and Harry Kemp became inspired to create their art.
You will also pass the remains of the Peaked Hill Life Saving Station and learn how the brave "life savers" enacted their heroic efforts to save the lives of thousands from the doomed shipwrecks! It is such a beautiful tour. You will be amazed! Signup requested via Fair registration and there is a charge for a group tour.
If you are a person interested in history, manners and etiquette, this course is for the feminine you. The difference between "Afternoon Tea" and "High Tea"
is interesting and chock full of historical facts and you will learn what each tea consists of. Because a tea is considered to be a ladies social occasion,
you will learn the code of behavior that accompanies the service of tea including: Meet and Greet, sitting and posture, napkin placement, the proper pouring
of tea, the order in which to eat savories, scones and sweets, the art of conversation and much, much more. Afternoon Tea was created to foster friendship
and we cannot think of a more polite way to encourage the spirit of goodwill and lighthearted rapport among friends. The size is limited to 14 attendees.
Signup at registration.
How to better understand how to present yourself, in a semi-private session. Advanced signup recommended (via the Fair web site before the Fair or at registration during the Fair if openings are available).
Dr. Jeffrey H. Spiegel
Dr. Spiegel will review the goals and methods of facial feminization surgery. Post-operative photos will be shown. There will be a discussion of what procedures are available, how to maximize results, risks, and how new technologies and advances have allowed for improving structural changes to bone. S ince 2004, Dr. Spiegel has performed well over 600 FFS procedures! Dr. Spiegel is happy to answer any questions and will be
providing complimentary consultations for any interested guests. Contact us at 617-566-3223.
Come see another some of the community's brightest new talents, both professional and amateur in this charity fund-raising cabaret show.
Come join your friends for one last meal and say goodbye until next year.
Liz Winter & Robyn Bazlen-Weglarz
Once again, Fantasia Fair is proud to present their annual Fashion Show. Participation is open to all fairgoers but only to those who can handle the glowing admiration of the crowd. Remember to sign up as a fashion show participant real early – we've time and space for only so many of you beautiful models. Signing up takes place Monday afternoon in the Paramount Room of the Crown & Anchor.
Robyn Bazlen-Weglarz & Liz Winter
This is a required rehearsal for all participants.
Dr. James Thomas
Feminization Laryngoplasty (FemLar) is a type of vocal cord (laryngeal) surgery designed to obtain a more feminine sounding voice in the male to female transgender patient. Several types of procedures target the frequency or pitch of the resting speaking voice to some degree. Feminization Laryngoplasty changes the pitch as well as some of the resonance characteristics of the speaking voice by changing the configuration of the vocal tract and not just the vocal cords themselves. Vocal cord tuning performed with a KTP Laser will be discussed.
Video and audio recordings of normal vocal cords, as well as recordings of patient voices undergoing the various procedures, should offer the audience a better understanding of the voice as well as a better comparison of the results of these procedures than numbers alone do.
Feminization Laryngoplasty will also be compared with CricoThryoid Approximation (CTA), which is designed to place the voice into a permanent
The annual Fantasia Fair Gala Awards Banquet is the highlight of the week! Show off your finest threads in this black-tie affair and congratulate this year's award winners.
As an extension of her vocal workshops, Lezli is offering an early morning of Guided Vocal Warm-Ups, for those who want to maintain or nurture a feminine voice shift for the day or the week (hopefully you attend one or more of the vocal workshops at the Fair).
Dr. Mark DiStefano
This workshop will discuss the approach to hair restoration in transgender individuals. It will include male and female hairlines design. Types of restoration as well as medical and surgical treatments.
Hormone management can be a very difficult experience for the male-to-female TG/TS individual! There can be great physical and emotional discomfort caused by hormone imbalances, for some people even before supplemental hormone management programs actually begin! What do you do when the most highly recommended hormone regimens bring more discomfort than taking no supplemental hormones at all? While many of the trans web sites push a one-size-fits-all hormone regimen model, in real life things are not so simple. And results are not so predictable.
This workshop will help you to understand how to get the best results possible from your transition hormone regimen.
Satori World Medical's Global Transgender Program offers individuals access to a high quality network of US and international hospitals and highly trained gender reassignment surgeons, at significant cost savings of up to 30-50% on surgical procedures. Satori provides all travel and related services to make this transition as stress free as possible. Satori has contracted with the top gender reassignment surgeons around the world, such as Dr. Preecha in Bangkok, Thailand and Dr. Brassard in Montreal, Canada. In the United States Satori works with Dr. Beck, feminization plastic surgeon, in San Mateo, California. This workshop provides a step-by-step guide on the requirements for GRS, available options, what to look for when researching hospitals and doctors, hospital and doctor highlights, GRS costs and savings, passport guidelines and what to expect when traveling for GRS surgery. For more information please go to www.SatoriTG.com
Sandra S. Cole
Everyday partnering, parenting, loving, creating together can become an amazing journey with our partners. It's time to talk unedited, unfiltered and collectively about Facts, Fantasies and Fables. We will listen to the harmonizing strength from the voices of FFABs (Fabulous Females at Birth!). Come join with us!
Since Fantasia Fair started 39 years ago as one of the few safe places for trans people, trans rights have advanced from inconceivable to being a strong and successful movement that is well on its way to achieving equality. These changes not only happened quickly, but happened faster than any of us would have expected, and, in fact, faster than any other social justice movement has ever won rights.
Today, we have so many new rights, from employment to housing to just being allowed out in public. How did it happen and what’s coming up? How has the community changed and how has it changed the world?
This is a light and entertaining seminar that will give the ladies the tools to show off their cleavage. We will review the various techniques and devices that can be used and demonstrate them. No one process works for everybody and we will show what can be accomplished by combining various methods. None of these methods involve the use of anything that is hard to remove afterwards or that does any damage to the skin.
This workshop will allow those in attendance to even try them out themselves if they are not too self-conscious. I will use a couple of “models” and demonstrate the actual processes. Additionally, I will bring with me a supply of the various “tools” that the attendees can purchase (at my cost).
After the seminar, I will assist those that are interested one on one.
This discussion will focus on attendee visions of the future and what the ideal future would look like in terms of services from the viewpoint of a transgender person, a therapist and medical professional. For example, what does the medical profession need to understand better and how could their services improve relative to the transgender community. What signs of hope for a better future are seen and what can individuals do to make things better, even if they are not activists.
What does being the partner of a transgender person mean about you? How has it changed you? What have you learned? What are the losses and what are the gains? How does this fact fit into the larger frame of your individual life story?
All ages – stripping can be fun and a great way to relax. The stripper poses and moves subtly and provocatively in ways that are decidedly feminine if not vampish. Stocking acts are a good way to exercise on one hand, and a good way to tantalize your mate or soon to be mate on the other. People who take this workshop have a lot of fun and loosen up. They learn poses that are wonderful for photographs. This workshop was presented at Fantasia Fair 12 years ago and it was well attended and everyone graduated with flying colors. You can too! You will need to bring a bra, garter belt, stockings and high heels. Some people wear these items on top of an exercise body suit so they are never undressing down to nothing. Some people wear beautiful matching lingerie under a pretty dress and they are hot to trot! Whatever you decide will be completely acceptable – I want you to be comfortable and have fun! I will be videotaping this workshop for posterity – do not worry, the camera will be on me! You identity remains a secret!
Whatever the state or stage of your relationship, there are special challenges in a cis/trans relationship that require self-examination, fearless and mutually respectful dialogue, and negotiation. We will look at some principles and strategies that should ease the way.
Let's talk about the Legal Landscape and have a Q & A session
In this workshop for couples only, we will give ourselves the time and space to meet fellow travelers, and tell our stories in a safe and supportive environment. Intended for first timers as well as couples who have been coming to Fain Fair for years.
Come early to the Ian Harvie show and enjoy a complementary barbeque!
Fantasia Fair is delighted to have with us a rising star in comedy, Ian Harvie. Ian has been seen in Margaret Cho's: The Sensuous Woman, MTV's LOGO: "One Night Stand Up" as well as numerous clubs such as "Mottley’s Comedy Club", "The Laughing Skull", "The Improv", The Funny Bone", and dozens of festivals. Ian has become a favorite on many college campuses, and was recognized on the Campus Pride 2009/2010 "HOT LIST" of the "Top 25 Favorite LGBT Artists, Speakers, Lecturers, Music Acts, Comedians, Activists & Much More!
Melissa Cross & Phyllis Randt
Phyllis from NH & Melissa from CT will talk about their experiences in the real world. Each will share a bit about their journey and then focus on things like buying women's clothes in person (in drab and en femme), experiences getting manicures, restaurant experiences and other public places in public that we have gone dressed.
Chrissy Sue McCarty
This is a relaxed, safe space to come to connect with others who are attending the Fair for the first time. Come share a coffee and talk about how to get the most out of your time at Fantasia Fair. If you have questions, we have answers! These sessions are for first-time Trans folk only. We do this to avoid self-censorship, and out of respect for the privacy of those who are not accompanied by their spouses.
- Meet new friends
- Share experiences
- Gather information
- Gain support
Part of what makes Fantasia Fair special is that it takes place in Provincetown. Few places are as accepting and affirming as our host city and here you will be
safe, respected, and honored whatever your gender presentation. Fairgoers are encouraged to explore the restaurants, bars, and dance clubs of Provincetown.
As you plan your dinner reservations for your nights out at the Fair, please try to support our Advertisers
who have supported the Fair in your Participant's Guide and on our website. When making your choices, please be sure to tell them you saw their ad in the
Fantasia Fair Guide. There are a variety of fine restaurants to choose from in all cuisines and price ranges, all within walking distance or a short cab
ride from the center of town (for those wearing sky-high stilettos!).
In this late morning get-together, you'll have a chance to mingle with your new friends and find out what you can expect during the week. We'll point out who is responsible for what, where to get the latest information, and talk about the various happenings of the week.
Miqqi Alicia Gilbert
Judith Butler (1990) famously said that to be understandable as a person, to make sense as a human being, one must be gendered in accordance with the standard social conventions. There’s no such thing as a person who is not a woman or a man. You must be, “gendered in conformity with recognizable standards of gender intelligibility”. If you are not, then you are not a person and because of that you have no rights, no protections, and, often, no legal status. This says you cannot exist as a trans person, but only as a conforming member of the gender binary. In other words, the cost of personhood is the invisibility of trans, a price that may not be too dear for some, is impossible for others, and demands deception for all (Bettcher 2007). In this talk Dr. Gilbert will discuss the significance of this, what it means, and how it traps us without our permission or choice.
Even if you registered in advance, you still need to check in! This is just like having to check in with a hotel even though you booked a room in advance.
During check-in, you’ll get a packet of goodies which will include a printed copy of the Participant's Guide, the first issue of our daily newsletter, Fantasia Fair Gazette, an identification badge, and the tickets you'll need to gain entrance to the many events that take place during the week. Also, you will be asked to select which restaurants you want for lunches and dinner choices for the banquets. For information about registration and the check-in process, please take a look at our Registration and Check-in page.
Sgt. Carrie Lopes & Officer Rachel Peters
The Provincetown Police Department will discuss safety tips including what you should and shouldn't have in your wallet or purse, learning to be more aware, what your answering machine message should be and many more practical options. Also included will be a selection from a locally produced hate crime documentary.
Paddy Aldridge & John Warrener
The owners of 2 well known TG oriented business will discuss how they sell to the TG community and how to trust things you purchase on the Internet will be what you want. (Paddy owns Wildside in Toronto and John owns Glamour Boutique in Mass.)
Now we're feeling a bit more comfortable with each other - let's dig in deeper. Intimacy, trust, and finances are a few of the major issues facing couples of all kinds. With a trans partner, there are some interesting new twists, and here's a safe place to talk about them.
This popular meet-and-greet is back! If you are the "significant other" of a transgendered person attending the Fair, you are cordially invited to join the other "SOs" for a Dutch-Treat lunch. Get to know each other, share experiences, swap advice... You may just find out that you all share a lot more in common than you think!
This is one woman’s journey, fears, failures and triumphs. Focuses will include growing up in a first-generation Asian household, dealing with being gay / straight and being in a 15-year relationship while transitioning. We’ll be talking about how employers have evolved from a hostile place for transgender people to one of greater acceptance. Additionally, we will cover some of the issues involved with how many employers now cover transgender benefits including surgeries.
Many people buy a variety of makeup expecting it to work magic, and are often disappointed. The problem isn’t usually the product, but how it is used. Drugstore cosmetics do an admirable job when used correctly. Scarlett will show how with a step-by-step makeover by using makeup to its fullest advantage and how to fix the most commonly made mistakes, but tricks such as face taping and contouring will also be discussed and demonstrated.
The Pivotal Transformation workshop will allow the participants to explore various processes for transitioning on the job. Dayna will explain how her technique and process is unique and offers those wishing to explore transitioning in the workplace with several options, including gathering allies, determining obstacles, introducing potential training programs and dealing with organizational leadership as well as peers. Dayna’s process allows the individual to control many aspects of the transitioning process often left to the organization and thus empowers the individual as they seek to transition in the workplace. In today’s depressed job market, this is a “must do” workshop for anyone planning on transitioning in the workplace.
Sandra S. Cole
Relationship balance is not a static point, always predictable and permanent. It is the fluid rhythm and motion of love, wisdom, respect and equilibrium between soul mates.
Honest and awakening discussions around the challenges within our relationships enhance the rich and sacred experiences of loving someone who loves you. We welcome your presence with us.
Sandra S. Cole
A symphony of words, thoughts and feelings emerge, reflecting enormous creativity, strength and capabilities in us all to embrace the exceptional qualities of each partner in their marriage, intimacies, relationships and families. Our gifts of stories, wisdom and respect for each other celebrate our amazing lives and love.
Every year, Real Life Experiences honors transgender leaders - those who have sacrificed their careers, their families, their fortunes to change the world so transgendered people could begin to come together in safety and comfort. Without them, we would not be here; we would be at home, hiding in our closets. We meet to honor their work and thank them for all they have done for us and to give them back a little in return for their decades of work on our behalf. This year, we are recognizing Mara Keisling.
Sandra S. Cole
For the gals who have questions, are curious, have had challenging experiences, embarrassments "out there", and for gals who have figured it out and can share!!!
Come and have a fun conversation, sharing ideas, recommendations and solutions to some of the 'woman's way' life situations "mother never taught you"! Initiation into the secrets of behavior, decorum and movement known only to women.
- Strut Your Stuff - the other side of the "runway walk."
- Bunny Dip vs Comfy
- Dining with the Ladies
- The "Loo"
- And whatever else we want to discuss
Michael Silverman, the Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) invites all attendees to an open wine reception. Come learn about TLDEF and the important work it is involved with.
Rev. Cameron Partridge
This keynote invites trans people to claim our identities and embodiments as part of an ongoing process of spiritual growth. Through a combination of theological reflection and story telling from the presenter’s experience growing up in The Episcopal Church, coming out as a trans-man, engaging in ordained ministry and organizing for trans-equality within and beyond church borders, Rev. Partridge will offer a sketches of a trans spirituality grounded in growth and discovery, struggle and transfiguration.
Rev. Cameron Partridge & Barbara Curry
Rev. Cameron Partridge, Rev. Barbara Peronteau, Rev. JamieGhee Beattie and Rev. Donna Cartwright will participate in a panel about Transgender and Religion moderated by Barbara Curry. The discussion will be very open with a Q & A based on the experiences of panel members and the audience.
Jennifer Levi & M. Dru Levasseur
Leading legal experts will talk about navigating discriminatory family law systems for transgender people including creating, dissolving, and expanding families.
No matter how much counseling or “real life testing” you have gone through, the step to surgery and a life beyond is full of unknowns. How will people receive the new you? Your family, your friends? How will you make your way in the world? This workshop presents post-op experiences in real life, the personal struggles and the lessons learned. And, to the extent possible, the experiences of others who have also taken this path. The workshop is not so much to present a “this is how it will be”, since everybody’s path is different to some degree, but rather to give an idea of what they may experience, and give some ideas of how to interact and address the new environment they will be living in. The presentation will also discuss the basic difference between a crossdresser and a transsexual, and the tragic consequences of confusing the two.
If cross-dressing is a sin, how bad is hell going to be anyway? Have you experienced judgment and exclusion by your faith community, your family or friends because of who you are? When you think about religion, does it seem like nothing but rules requiring conformity to a narrow view of personhood? Bible literalists tell us we’re living in sin. What is sin anyway? Let’s take a short journey into what the Bible really teaches about living an authentic life and faith.
Dr. Jack Pickering & Lezli Whitehouse
This workshop will focus on ways to safely modify pitch and resonance so it will match your presenting gender. Participants will be introduced to well-established vocal warm up and exercises that can be done on a daily basis to change the voice. Tips will be provided that will help you care for your voice and tend to the delicate structures that make up your vocal instrument. Jack and Lezli will discuss the voice as only one aspect
of communication, but an important foundation for representing ones gender. This workshop is open to people of any gender.
Mariette Pathy Allen
Mariette's presentation thoughts: "Through photographs and personal comments, this slide presentation will focus on moments small or dramatic, when the lives of gender variant people changed. I will show photographs taken in the USA, as well as recent images taken in Cuba. As I've had the opportunity to experience over 30 years of deep involvement with gender variant people, I've seen incredible changes, as have many of you. As we proceed, I'll look forward to your comments on what you think were/are major milestones in the journey to equal rights, respect, and inspiration."
Consider where we were, how far we have come, and what still needs to happen in the TG community. You will be asked to take time out to consider, from a therapists' perspective, the dramatic changes which have taken place in the last 20 years for trangender people in the USA, the implications these changes have for our lives today and to think about what (y)our goals for the future could be. We will talk about some of the roadblocks to change, the impact of the media on our world in general and specifically the internet and other technologies and what we can learn from and use for ourselves. One factor that is a double edged sword is the DSM, so if you don't understand it now (as many of us do not), you will hear a (politically incorrect or at least unpopular in some circles) perspective and some thoughts on how we got in this mess and how to get out of it. And what about the Standards of Care? Have they improved enough to actually be helpful? Have the prospects for couples remaining together gotten better? Are spouses less isolated than in the past? Will therapists who specialize in helping transgender people become obsolete? These are provoking thoughts with a dash of humor (as in a spoonful of sugar) added."
In the past three years, I have taken a lead role in promoting the Trans Community to the Canadian Public and Politicians. Flag Raising Ceremonies at Ottawa Police Headquarters led to other Flag Raising Ceremonies at Ottawa and Gatineau City Halls along with excellent media attention. I led a March to Parliament Hill to support the Gender Identity Bill which passed Parliament but died in the Senate when an election was called. That specific bill has been reintroduced in the current Parliament as well as a similar Bill in the Ontario Legislature. Exciting things are happening in the Trans Community and I have been proud to be in the middle of it so this talk is really about transactivism.
This communication workshop, will focus on the science of Voice and Gender in all the details that help inform our use of our body language, our vocal inflections and style to create the image of gender that we want to present. This workshop is open to people of any gender and will offer insight to the ways to present the full package. Just as the shoes need to match the dress/pants, the communication also needs to fit the style.
Lezli is also offering a daily warm-up exercise session (Thurs-Sat. AM). Lezli will also, be available for a few hours each day to coach performance skills or to work privately with you on your voice.
Lezli Whitehouse & Dr. Jack Pickering
Let’s practice! Just as the shoes need to match the dress/pants, the communication also needs to fit the style, let’s put it all together, with the guidance of Jack and Lezli.
This voice and movement workshop offers practice for people of both genders to express yourself in gender-consistent communication, with direct guidance. This will include the use of the information in the other vocal workshops earlier in the week culminating in a chance to explore and
move with the gender nuance that needs to be experienced not just read about. (Please dress for movement so you can explore your voice and movement in gender appropriate communication).
"Gender identity and gender expression are issues that can easily be misunderstood and cannot be wrapped up in a neat little box," said Louise Brooks, spouse of a Transgender clergywoman. "So the goal of Out of the Box was to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. We have been blessed by a truly amazing cloud of witnesses who shared their stories and their lives with us. It has been a privilege to work with them to take this project from a dream to a reality as we offer their voices of witness to the church and to the world."
And so nearly three years later, the 27-minute documentary was had a tremendous impact on the Episcopal Church and has multiple views on YouTube and been mailed by DVD to every bishop and deputy in the Episcopal Church.
Find out about opportunities to volunteer during the week in this brief get-together.
Do you know which Provincetown inn was frequented by U.S. Presidents? Where is 'Fort Useless'? Where is the oldest gay bar in the U.S.? Come find out during a casual stroll down the historic streets of Provincetown. In this fascinating and informative walk, which lasts a bit more than an hour, you'll hear about some of the town's famous sights and learn it's fascinating history. This tour is an excellent way to orient yourself to Ptown and is highly recommended for everyone, but especially for first timers. Just remember to wear your walking shoes!
The discussion will focus on legal strategies for moving a transgender equal rights agenda forward. From employment discrimination to educational and health care access, the legal landscape is shifting. There's progress which has been made over the past years, but there is much more to be done. How can we use the law as a tool to ensure that we will one day be free?
After a long day of travel, relax with your old friends and meet your new ones. Come dressed formally, come dressed casually, come dressed as a guy or come dressed as a gal - just come by and enjoy yourself!
Enjoy breathtaking views and an awe-inspiring experience to see some of the world’s largest mammals. You will be thrilled at the sight of the great whales of the North Atlantic, including humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales and possibly even pilot whales. Dolphins, porpoises and seals are common sightings as well.
This panel discussion, led by a gender specialist, will comprise a group of cisgender spouses of individuals across the transgender spectrum. Each will discuss the unique challenges in their particular relationship, and the dialogue will be opened to questions and comments from the workshop participants.
After the Keynote, Mara will lead a conversation about what work is left to do and how virtually anyone, anywhere can pitch in by doing something they personally are passionate about. We will also cover the prospective impact of the upcoming election.
Not all wigs are equal! In this workshop we will discuss Human Hair vs. Synthetic Wigs, Cap Constructions, Sizing, choosing a color, what styles are best for your face shape and maintenance.
The essence of who you are through personal experiences and filled with many real life stories, attendees will be given solid but easy tricks on how to become what they really want to be. That is becoming beautiful and full of confidence and becoming really great women.