Workshops

New York Coming Out Workshops

What To Expect After Gender Affirmation Surgery

What To Expect After Gender Affirmation Surgery Presented by Shannon Whittington, R.N., M.S.N In this interactive and energetic presentation Shannon describes the challenges of coming home with new or different body parts. Designed for health care professionals in...

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Gender Affirmation Surgery

Gender Affirmation Surgery Presented by David M. Whitehead, MD, MS This workshop is designed to provide an up-to-date review on current surgical techniques for gender affirmation as well as pre- and postoperative considerations. This includes facial feminization,...

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Transgender in the Military and at Home

Transgender in the Military and at Home Presented by Kiera Walker I have been very successful as an openly serving, active duty transgender service member in the military as well as very successful in my personal life both with family, friends and the community. I...

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Sexual Fantasies & Fulfillment

Sexual Fantasies & Fulfillment Presented by Veronica Vera, DHS The most common challenge in building a close relationship individuals encounter involve fantasies. Is my fantasy too weird? How do I share my fantasy? Do I have to share my fantasy? Will my partner...

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Transgender Insights

Transgender Insights Presented by Helena van de Bovenkamp Transgender Insights. I will share a view of the Dutch situation at this moment, waiting times, hurdles to overcome and share my own experience. Timelines and hints that can stabilize the transgender person and...

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What Is Gender Anyway?

What Is Gender Anyway? Presented by Johanna Travis-Turner, FNP-BC This presentation is a “101 level” break down of the many facets that make up a person’s gender identity including sex assigned at birth, gender expression, and sexual orientation. It will look at how...

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Creating a Trans Affirming Organization

Creating a Trans Affirming Organization Presented by John Sovec, MA, LMFT With more agencies and healthcare providers responding to the needs of the Trans community it is sometimes difficult to understand the needs of clients and how small details can be perceived as...

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What You Don’t Know About Your Child’s Gender Identity

What You Don’t Know About Your Child’s Gender Identity Presented by Linda K. Reeves, LMFT An opportunity for family members to gain a deeper understanding of their transgender or gender expansive child’s inner world allowing for compassion and affirmation to replace...

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How to Talk to Your Healthcare Provider

How to Talk to Your Healthcare Provider Presented by Vanessa Pomarico, EdD It is a well documented fact that the majority of healthcare providers are not educated on the specific needs of the LGBTQIA+ population. As a result, few are prepared to address the specific...

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The Grip of Grief in Transition

The Grip of Grief in Transition Presented by Edy Nathan MA, LCSW The Grip of Grief in Transition Grief is often overlooked as an issue faced by those in the transgender community. It is certainly gripping when what has been kept secret is now needing to come out- this...

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Effective Relationship Building With Cisgender Partners

Effective Relationship Building With Cisgender Partners Presented by Katie Leikam, LCSW, LISW-CP Learn effective relationship strategies with your cisgender partner including communicating about finances, fertility, communicating to children, parenting and disclosure...

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Our Lives: Our stories through the art of drag

Our Lives: Our stories through the art of drag Presented by Christopher James Isperduli The art of drag can be political, personal, comedic, dramatic or straight-up weird, but there is always some kind of message to take away from the performance. Drag can serve as a...

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Living with Crossdressing

Living with Crossdressing Presented by Savannah Hauk Understanding the six variables that define a persons gender, biology, and sexuality. We would also look at how this fits into life as a cross-dresser. www.livingwithcrossdressing.com

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Understanding Hormones

Understanding Hormones Presented by Zil Goldstein, FNP-BC Getting the best hormone therapy can be a difficult task. Many providers may offer to prescribe hormones, but not have a lot of experience working with transgender people. Other providers who see a lot of...

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Equality Over Everything

Equality Over Everything Presented by Christine Hazel Decker My workshop will simply be me sharing my story and having a discussion with the audience on how to gain equality in the world today as transgender people. www.facebook.com/ChristineHazelDecker

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Makeup Made Easy

Makeup Made Easy Presented by Karen Cunningham Demonstrating On A Volunteer from A-Z with valuable tips to make makeup application easy! From proper and effective coverage to natural and Glam looks with priceless tips for those who struggle with any phase of makeup...

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Thoughts on Running a Transgender Support Group

Thoughts on Running a Transgender Support Group Presented by Jan Brown This will be a discussion of what has and hasn’t worked for Jan while running a transgender support group, from different points of view. Experiences will be brought up for discussion, and...

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Recruiting for Diversity within Diversity

Recruiting for Diversity within Diversity Presented by Domeá Cipparone How can one apply for a job and prepare your resume as a TGNC profession individual? How to get noticed when so many companies are seeking out diversity within an already diverse market. What would...

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The Evolution of Gender Expression in Fashion

The Evolution of Gender Expression in Fashion Presented by Nathalie Landree This presentation will focus on how clothing and presentation determined the role of gender in history and cultures, and how it has evolved to cross barriers that were once considered taboo. I...

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Bigender & Nonbinary Identities

Bigender & Nonbinary Identities Presented by Nathalie Landree This is focusing on being openly “trans” without pursuing gender re-assignment surgery, maintaining two “genuine” gender identities without sacrificing the quality of life. I will relay my story of how...

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Electrolysis and You

Electrolysis and You: How Permanent Hair Removal Can Transform Your Transition Presented by Yuki Arai, LE CPE In this presentation I will be discussing the importance and relevance of electrolysis for trans people. I'll cover the advantages and disadvantages of...

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