CONFERENCE | ACTIONS | PETITIONS | TRAININGS | RESOURCES
29th Creating Change Conference
Date: 18-22 Jan 2017
Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia PA
The National LGBTQ Task Force sponsors and organizes the Creating Change. 2017 marks the 29th gathering of this unique national conference and learning community. The Creating Change Conference is the pre-eminent political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement. Since 1988, Creating Change has created opportunities for many thousands of committed people to develop and hone their skills, celebrate victories, build community, and to be inspired by visionaries of our LGBTQ movement and allied movements for justice and equality.
The Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit
Date: 29-30 July, 2016
Location: Texas A&M University Central Texas, Killeen TX
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.
Gender Odyssey Conference
Date: 5-7 Aug 2016
Location:Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, USA
Gender Odyssey is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender-nonconforming people.
Date: August 9-15th 2016
Location: ‘Due to site restrictions the exact location will be provided to you once your registration is finalized. Camp will be held on beautiful lands in Southern Oregon. The nearest airport is Medford’
Gender Camp’s container is set to specifically focus on the nuanced needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse people in the context of exploring intimacy, personal growth, transparency, radical honesty, equality, compassion, sexual freedom, and the power of community. The programming is designed to support participants in reevaluating assumptions, considering new possibilities, stretching boundaries, and supporting the exploration of new territory within interpersonal relationships at an individual pace.
Trans*studies: an international transdisciplinary conference on gender, embodiment, and sexuality
Date: September 7-10, 2016
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Trans*studies is a 4-day international academic conference that welcomes work from any field on any topic pertaining to transgender issues, sex/gender variance, gender nonconformity, and diverse embodiments—as well as work that draws upon trans* methodologies to inform research in other areas of inquiry.
Date: 8-10 September 2016
Location: The center, Las Vegas
Genderfest is a conference not only about the intersectionality of gender, but also about growth, learning about the different ways gender is explored and expressed, and navigating through the gender journey.
Date: 8-11 Sep 2016
Location: Upper Lake, CA
Transmission retreats provide a unique opportunity to step away from the day-to-day stress we face as trans men, trans masculine folks, and FTMs (any identity, any stage of transition, all sexual orientations)
Date: 16-17 September 2016
Location: Student Center at University of Houston
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.
Southern Comfort Conference
Date:Sept 27 – Oct 1 2016
Location:Bonaventure Resort & Spa, Florida
Vendors, authors, entertainers and leaders from the entire spectrum of the transgender community will be in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to create a 4-day symposium full of learning, networking and fun just for you! This year’s conference is packed with seminars, on-site activities as well as several planned trips away from the resort & spa that you are sure to enjoy. There is something for everyone at SCC
Trans Fitness Conference
Date: 6-8 Oct 2016
Location: Ramada Plaza– Downtown Atlanta (Capitol Park)
Formally known as FTM Fitcon, the brothers from the FTM Foundation annually open their doors and arms to all in the Trans community to participate in a conference for all Trans identities exploring mental and physical health, fitness, nutrition, finances, spirituality and sexuality
Fantasia Fair is a week-long celebration of gender diversity and the longest-running annual conference in the transgender world.
THEA Peach State Conference
Date: 3-6 Nov
Location:Marriott Northwest, Atlanta
A health & education conference for Transgender, Gender Diverse, and Gender Non-Conforming
Transgender Spectrum Conference
Date: 4-5 November
Location: Clayton Plaza Hotel
The conference will include a variety of programming (papers, panels, workshops) for everyone—from those learning about transgender issues for the first time to seasoned scholars and activists. This year’s conference theme is Education, Liberation, and Healing. Conference presentations and workshops will be organized into four tracks: Health/Medicine; Education; Liberation; and Families. Programming specifically for children/youth will be scheduled on Saturday. In addition, some programming will be for self-identified trans people only.
Date: 5 Nov
Location: The Leonardo Museum Salt Lake City, UT
GendeRevolution is the pinnacle event of Transgender Education and Awareness Month.
2016 National Trans Health Conference
Date: 17-19 Nov
Location:Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
The National Trans Health conference is the first of its kind in the Southeastern Region of the United States. The conference will assist providers in building capacity through medical cultural competency to interact with and medically treat Trans individuals with care and respect. Workshops are designed to educate, encourage, and strengthen relationships among those who directly affect the daily lives of the Trans community.
Date: Feb 9-10, 2017
Location: Grand Horizon Ballroom, Covel Commons, UCLA
Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. This year’s theme is “Spatial Awareness, Representation, and Gendered Spaces.”
3rd Annual World Conference on Women’s Studies
Date: 4th – 5th May 2017
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Description: The International Institute of knowledge Management (TIIKM) proudly present The 3rd World Conference on Women’s Studies – WCWS 2017 on 4th – 5th May 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme of “Building Resilience: Dialog, Collaboration and Partnerships across our Differences”.
Discrimination Free Zone Campaign
“We aim to end discrimination against any individuals or groups of people based on race, color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability through the creation of Discrimination Free Zones throughout the world. These Discrimination Free Zones are always peaceful, and they inform others that discrimination will be offensive to us and that we will not participate in any actions in which such sentiments are included.”
Gender Spectrum offers training to schools, families, and organizations in helping them to understand the development of gender identity in children and teens.
Human Sexuality Training: Comfort, Attitude and Values Evaluation (CAVE)
CAVE is a human sexuality training program for students, professionals in health care, counselling, education, and social services fields, parents, and other individuals seeking enhanced personal relationships. The goal is to provide individuals and professionals with an opportunity to build awareness, comfort, confidence, and competence by exploring their values and gaining the knowledge required to talk about sexuality in an unbiased, non-judgmental, knowledgeable, and inclusive manner.
Nirantar offers gender trainings as well as sexuality trainings to NGOs, educational institutions, community-level organisations, LGBT groups, governmental programmes, etc. The trainings seek to link concepts related to gender and sexuality with the personal experiences of the participants as well as the work that the organizations are engaged with. In addition to trainings, Nirantar also conducts workshops and as well as courses on issues of gender as well as on sexuality. While Nirantar sees issues of gender and sexuality as being interlinked, we also believe that they also have their own specificity that needs to be engaged with. Hence there are separate trainings on gender and separate trainings on sexuality that are offered.
Understanding and Managing Gay and Transgender Issues in the Workplace
A four part series from renowned diversity trainer Brian McNaught with a facilitator’s guide, available for purchase on DVD. This presentation seeks to build bridges of understanding on gay and transgender issues in the workplace, and to make allies of all employees in the company’s goal of empowering a diverse workforce. It captures renowned presenter Brian McNaught at his very best with an audience of corporate employees who enthusiastically respond to him and the pertinent information and personal perspective he offers.
LGBTQ Friendly Colleges and Student Resources
College is stressful. Every student faces challenges; some of which are common among peers, and others that are more individual. LGBTQ students, for example, have a unique set of challenges to consider. Fortunately, more and more schools are working to make their campuses, traditional and online, more inclusive. This guide takes a look at those colleges and universities leading the way in providing curricula and resources to support LGBTQ students throughout their college experience. Information on resources, curricula, and student organizations is provided, as well as candid interviews with LGBTQ community leaders to help alleviate some of the worries that LGBTQ students may have when it comes to postsecondary education.
LGBTQ Student Resources & Support
Within this guide, LGBTQ students can find resources and information about support systems available to help them navigate both high school and college environments. In addition to numerous LGBTQ organizations focused on particular age groups, many general programs and initiatives exist, which seek to bolster community, encourage positive dialog, and ultimately security greater equality. Some of the best nationally recognized initiatives are listed here. This is a great resource to support the community as well as the campus.
Go Grad: Scholarships & Financial Aid for LGBTQ Students
This guide provides a comprehensive list of scholarships for LGBTQ students planning for their graduate education. The guide is broken down by subject, and includes pertinent information for applying for scholarships, and even tips for applying and securing financial aid. I’d love it if you let me know what you think of our guide, or provided feedback on what we can do better. We also have a more general guide to exploring funding options for graduate degrees.