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Transgender Calendar

Jan –

  • USPath Conference – GEI Transgender Health Best Practice in Medical and Mental Health Care. Los Angeles, CA; Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2017

Feb –

  • Asterisk Trans* Conference – a college conference to build community for trans* people and allies, to address trans* health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans* youth advocates. Riverside, CA; Feb 24-25, 2017
  • First Event – Welcoming all gender variant and questioning persons, their families, allies, and professionals to celebrate, meet old friends, make new friends, teach and learn from each other at one of the oldest and largest transgender conferences in the world. Peabody, MA; Jan 25-29, 2017

Mar –

  • Keystone Conference – Welcome to the Ninth Annual Keystone Conference, “A Celebration of Gender Diversity,” hosted by TransCentralPA in Pennsylvania’s capital city of Harrisburg! You are in store for an informative, inspirational and joyous time among members and supporters of the Transgender community at the lovely Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. Harrisburg, PA; Mar 22-27, 2017
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual holiday occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. March 31, 2017

Apr –

  • EPATH Conference – Contemporary Trans Health in Europe: Focus on the Challenges and Improvements. Belgrade, Serbia; Apr 6-8, 2017
  • The Pennsylvania Youth Action Conference – First held in 2011, the YAC has become Pennsylvania’s largest statewide gathering of LGBTQ youth. The conference is organized by the Pennsylvania Youth Congress community – and is open to all young Pennsylvanians. The 2016 YAC is dedicated to liberating LGBTQ people from violence. Our vision statement grounds us to hold this conference on the how we can end the assault, harassment, and murder against LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, particularly against queer and trans people of color, and toward the empowerment of a generation of LGBTQ youth leaders fighting for Beloved communities throughout our state. Philadelphia, PA; Apr 8-10, 2016
  • Black Trans Advocacy Conference – Our BTAC 2016 conference them is “Embody The Vision ~ Exceed the Dream, inviting trans and gender non-conforming individuals and our family, friends and community allies to gather, educate, learn, build and grow together in unity. Dallas, TX; Apr 24-30, 2017

May –

  • Esprit – Welcome to Esprit, one of the nation’s leading transgender conferences. We offer a full program of all your favorite classes and activities plus a selection of new offerings for everyone under the transgender umbrella including crossdressers, transsexuals, Significant Others, and family members. Port Angeles, WA; May 14-21, 2017

Jun –

  • Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit -The Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit is a grassroots effort to look at strategic approaches to the issues of social justice and policy implementation in regards to the concepts of gender identity and gender expression. San Marcos, Texas; Jun 9-10, 2017

Jul –

  • Sparkle -Over 12,000 attendees joined us in Manchester’s Gay Village to celebrate in July 2016. The weather was against us but we had a fantastic time. Thank you for making the 2016 Sparkle Weekend our biggest and best yet. The National Transgender Charity organises the Sparkle Weekend celebration in July of each year. We also hold a series of events throughout the year to actively promote fundraising and Trans awareness. Manchester, UK; TBA
  • Trans Youth and Parent Summit – Since 2008 BAGLY and the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition have worked together to provide an opportunity for transgender youth to meet and connect with transgender and other gender variant youth and the larger transgender community. At the summit, we share ideas, learn about legal rights and health information, and participate in workshops and fun activities including gender identity groups, art workshops, trans healthcare workshops, and more! Cambridge, MA; TBA
  • Gender Spectrum – Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.Berkeley, CA; TBA

Aug –

  • Gender Odyssey Family Conference – Gender Odyssey’s conference programming is focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people from across North America and around the world. Gender Odyssey is a place where we can gather together, learn from one another, and celebrate our growing communities. By creating a place where we can share our collective experience, Gender Odyssey’s primary objective is to offer tools to navigate obstacles and provide pathways to individual and community empowerment. Seattle, WA; Aug 24-27, 2017

Sep –

  • Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference – The mission of the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC) is to educate and empower trans individuals on issues of health and well-being; educate and inform allies and health service providers, and facilitate networking, community-building, and systemic change. Philadelphia, PA; Sept 7-9, 2017

Oct –

  • Gender Infinity – Gender Infinity creates affirming spaces for families, learners, advocates, and providers to advance relationships, knowledge, and resources that empower gender diverse individuals. In our journey together we promote justice, equity, and hope in the celebration of infinite gender possibilities. Houston, TX; Oct 13-14, 2017
  • Translating Identity Conference – Opening its doors to the public for the 13th time in eleven years, the Translating Identity Conference (TIC) explores a wide array of topics in discourses regarding gender and transgender identities, expressions, communities, and intersections. TIC is a free, student organized, non-profit conference that seeks to reach not only the University of Vermont & the Burlington community but the nation as a whole. A one-day event, TIC has numerous sessions to choose from at any time that is directed towards people at all levels of inclusion in the trans and allied communities. This conference is a safe space for everyone to come, learn, and enjoy themselves! Burlington, VT; Oct 14, 2017
  • Fantasia Fair – Fantasia Fair is a week-long transgender event held every October in the LGBT resort town of Provincetown, Massachusetts. Part conference, part social gathering, the Fair is a “full immersion” experience, meaning that attendees can and usually do spend an entire week 24/7 presenting their gender as they wish. Provincetown, MA; Oct 15-22, 2017
  • Transcending Boundaries – Transcending Boundaries, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides education, activism, and support for persons whose sexuality, gender, sex, or relationship style do not fit within conventional categories. The organization serves our ever-evolving communities, including bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, asexual, polyamorous, and kinky persons, as well as allies and those who prefer not to use labels. Our work includes an annual conference, community outreach, and educational resources. Springfield, MA; Oct 2017
  • Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health Conference – CPATH hosts a large conference in Canada on a biennial basis. The host cities will alternate between different regions across the country. A smaller satellite conference is held in conjunction with WPATH on alternating years. The purpose of each conference is to meet and collaborate with colleagues from across the country and around the world in the areas of counseling, assessment, medical care, advocacy, and policy related to transgender health. Vancouver, British Columbia; Oct 27-29, 2017

Nov –

  • Transgender Mental Health Symposium: Trans+Sexuality – Every two years, mental health clinicians from around the world present on topics related to how the trans experience has informed, complicated, and illuminated their work in individual, group, and family clinical practice. New York, NY; TNA
  • Gender Conference East – Gender Conference East’s mission is to provide a safe and supportive space dedicated solely to the needs of children and youth across the gender spectrum. Newark, NJ; Nov 3-4, 2017
  • Transgender Spectrum Conference – the conference brings together a wide range of people interested in celebrating the lives of transgender people in the St. Louis area and beyond. Our goal is to create dialog, to educate ourselves and our community, and to improve the lives of all gender variant people. St Louis, MO; Nov 3-4,  2017
  • SF Trans Film Festival (SFTFF) – The festival screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people while challenging the mainstream media’s negative stereotypes of our communities. The event provides opportunities for transgender and gender variant media artists, build community through our film and performance events, and engage our audiences in cross-community dialogue. San Francisco, CA; Nov 9-12, 2017
  • Trans Awareness Week: Transgender Awareness Week, typically observed the first two full weeks of November, is a two-week celebration leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which memorializes victims of transphobic violence. Individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. #transwk TBA
  • Trans* Wellness and Wellbeing – TWWC is a day long event that hosts a series of workshops, seminars, resources and experiential classes focused content that encourages wellness and well-being in the areas of mind, body, spirit, finances, art and education. Los Angeles, CA; TBA
  • Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) – TDOR is a genuine tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. This day serves to raise awareness of the abuse and violence faced by the trans community, as well as our families, friends, and cis allies. TBA

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