May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Capital Trans Pride 2017

The annual Trans Pride celebration, for members, supporters, family, and friends of the Transgender community. 

The 2017 Capital Trans Pride Day, on Saturday, May 20, at Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St NW, from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, will draw together members of the Transgender community, allies, colleagues, family, and friends for a day of celebration, workshops, and panel discussions on a variety of issues important to the Trans community.

Please sign up now if you’re planning to attend; it’s free, and it will help us plan.

ASL interpretation and Spanish translation is available! Please ask at the check-in desk. Traducciones en español están disponibles, más detalles se encuentr an en la entrada en la mesa de registration!

We’re very excited to announce special guest Gavin Grimm, a TIME 100 honoree! And Reel Affirmations: Washington DC’s International LGBTQ Film Festival Presents: Our REEL Trans Film Festival Screening of MAJOR! about Miss Major Griffin-Gracy.

Photo: Scout Tufankjian / ACLU

Starbucks Mid-Atlantic Pride Alliance is generously donating coffee for all attendees and volunteers throughout the day, and lunch is being provided by Nando’s Peri-Peri. Vegetarian options will be available.

This free, family-friendly day provides multiple forums to educate and inform participants, network, and share stories about current affairs, challenges, and successes.

In addition to Capital Trans Pride’s educational aspects, the day includes a Resource Fair with more than 25 vendors, agencies, community partners, and organizations providing information on the services and support offered for the Trans community, with an estimated attendance of 500.

We invite you to join us as to show your support of the Transgender community, help advance the movement, and increase Trans visibility to secure complete equality.

Full Schedule (Download PDF)

9:00 - 10:00 am CTP 2017 Opens to the Public and Opening Remarks
9:00 - 11:45 am Whitman-Walker Health HIV Testing
10:00 - 10:45 am Workshops
  • Understanding the Trans Attracted Man
    Level 2, Milton Theater
    Love and understanding go hand in hand and finding a spouse and having a strong positive is a goal that all of us seek and hope for. Trans women struggle with being understood and accepted but the trans community fails to acknowledge the other side of love which is the men that are willing to truly love a trans woman. This workshop will help trans women understand the obstacles men occur as a part of the trans community. The social and emotional obstacles they face that make it difficult to live their truth. Hopefully with a better understanding trans women will be able to find and establish healthier and stable relationships with men.
  • Know Your Rights in Employment and the Workplace
    Level 4, Stage
    Join Teresa Rainey of the D.C. Office of Human Rights for an overview of trans employment rights and your rights in the workplace. The D.C. OHR is participating in the resource fair and can also answer any additional questions.
  • Kaiser Permanente's Transgender Health Program
    Level 3, Conference Room
    This informative session will discuss Kaiser Permanente's healthcare model and how the trans* community fits in to it. During this session, we will discuss Kaiser Permanente's structure and philosophy as well as what services our trans* members are able to access. We will also discuss our diverse workforce and how it is easy to apply for positions throughout the organization. There will be time for Q and A at the end.
  • Protecting My Gender ID with Healthcare Power of Attorneys & ID Documents and Name Changes, Get Yours Now
    Level 1, Mead Theater
    Attorneys from Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program will review the name and gender marker change process for DC, MD and VA residents and talk about updating name/gender on all ID records including Social Security records, birth certificates, passports, drivers' licenses, school records, and more! Attorneys will also discuss the importance of preparing and signing healthcare planning documents to protect your healthcare preferences and protect your gender identity by naming an agent to speak for you when you are unable to speak for yourself (usually in a healthcare emergency). We will also discuss the document "Disposition of Bodily Remains" which will protect your gender identity after you pass.
10:45 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 11:45 am Workshops
  • Explicación sobre el mîto del asilo político | Asylum Myths Explained
    Level 1, Mead Theater
    This workshop will be conducted in Spanish. Attorneys from Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services will talk about the asylum process, common myths about this form of immigration relief, and key factors that applicants should consider.
  • Navigating the Maze of Health Insurance
    Level 2, Milton Theater
    Attorneys from Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program will review how public and private health insurance plans do and do not cover transition-related healthcare needs, how to appeal denials of coverage, and what to look for when selecting new coverage.
  • Safer Sex for Trans Bodies
    Level 4, Stage
    For too long, trans people have been left out of conversations about sex. No longer with Safer Sex for Trans Bodies, a first-of-its- kind resource guide to help trans people talk about their sexual health needs with people in their lives. The guide includes a glossary of terms for body parts, and quotes on sex and relationships from members of the community. This workshop will explore safer sex practices and other related topics through a moderated panel discussion with a team of advocates, providers, and community health workers who helped put the guide together. Participants will leave this workshop with copies of the guide and actionable information.
  • Age-Friendly DC
    Level 3, Conference Room
    Moving toward an Age-Friendly City. How can DC become an easier place to age? What matters to you? What joys and concerns do you have in your neighborhood and community? ALL AGES ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE! AARP DC and Age-Friendly DC and leading the charge to transform the city into an easier place to grow older. Join us for a community consultation to share your ideas for the future! Visit Age-Friendly DC's website ( and read more about this World Health Organization-inspired initiative. Also, have the opportunity to share your own stories of what it is like living in DC as a member of the LGBTQ community!
11:50 am - 1:15 pm Lunch with Special Guest Gavin Grimm
1:15 - 1:30 pm Break
1:30 - 4:50 pm Whitman-Walker Health HIV Testing
1:30 - 3:30 pm Reel Trans Film Festival: "MAJOR!" Screening & Talkback
1:30 - 2:25 pm Workshops
  • Chill Therapy
    Level 2, Milton Theater
    Chat with friends, old and new, enjoy card games, adult coloring books and just take time for self-care!
  • Empowering Brotherhood/Self
    Level 4, Stage
    Empowering Brotherhood/Self will be an open discussion workshop catering to the experiences of trans men. The workshop will encourage people to embrace their true self as well as educate them on administering shots, community resources and homelessness. We will also discuss HIV, PrEP, PEP, self-care, advocacy and peer support through an intersectional space. Attendees will be invited to share topics of interest for discussion.
  • Resume Writing Workshop, Presented by Booz Allen Hamilton | Taller de Como Redactar Su Curriculum Vitae, presentado por Booz Allen Hamilton
    Level 3, Conference Room
    Facilitators will overview the basics of the job application process including cover letters, general resumes, consulting specific resumes, and interviewing. Following the general overview, the workshop will split into groups facilitated by Booz Allen Consultants that will provide feedback on your cover letters or resumes. If you do not have a resume there will be resume writing stations with Consultants available to assist you in writing your first resume! Consultants will also be available for general job application related questions and feedback.
    Facilitadores darán resumen de los conceptos básicos del proceso para buscar empleo incluyendo cartas de presentación, hojas de vida generales, currículos para consultoría e entrevistas. Luego, el taller sera dividido en grupos facilitados por consultores de Booz Allen quienes darán comentarios en sus cartas de presentación o curriculum vitae. ¡Si no tiene un curriculum, habrá estaciones con consultores disponibles para ayudarle a escribir su primer curriculum vitae! Consultores también estarán disponibles para responder a preguntas relacionadas con empleo general.
2:35 - 3:30 pm Workshops
  • Genderqueer 101
    Level 2, Milton Theater
    After a general introduction to nonbinary gender identities, panelists will describe their own genders, the process of arriving at their current understanding, and their experiences. We will take questions from attendees, and if the space is conductive to group discussion, we may be able to offer ask some questions of the whole group.
  • Yoga
    Level 4, Stage
    Join Jessica Whittington, aka YoginiJess and Tagg Magazine 2017 Enterprising Woman, for a yoga wellness session!
  • Insight into Consulting, Presented by Booz Allen Hamilton
    Level 3, Conference Room
    LGBTQ Consultants, Diversity and Inclusion, and recruiting representatives will overview the federal and commercial consulting industries and provide insight on their experiences within the field of consulting. Diversity and Inclusion will provide further insight on which transgender-friendly best practices to look for when considering applying to a large corporate firm. The general workshop will be followed by a breakout session into small groups where Consultants will conduct mock interviews with those interested in gaining further interview experience. Recruiters will be onsite to further discuss available opportunities at Booz Allen Hamilton.
3:30 - 3:45 pm Break
3:45 - 4:50 pm Workshops
  • Google This: How Do I Manage This Transition Stuff?
    Level 1, Mead Theater
    Search engines leave you wanting more? An experienced team from Whitman-Walker Health will walk you through their resource guide, discuss the evolution of their care model and leave you with a clearer view to achieving your health goals. Transition and/or Surgery navigation isn't a website. How do I know what's out there for me? How might I get from point A to point B? From managing expectations and connecting with your providers to obtaining letters and having a surgical recovery plan, you'll learn what we've learned in the ever-evolving realm of transgender health care.
  • Open Mic
    Level 2, Milton Theater
    There are 4-minute time slots available, and signup is first-come, first-serve. If you require the use of any tracks or music, please bring that with you on a CD or MP3 device.
5:00 - 7:00 pm Networking Happy Hour and Performances
  • Blac Monroe Snow
    Blac Monroe Snow is a native Washingtonian. She was one of the first Transgender women to stand up for her rights in the Virginia School system. Ms Snow has used her rapping, live vocals and drag entertainment skills around the DMV area. She is ready to drop her mix tape called "Ready for War".
  • Lady Toni
    Lady Toni ( Toni C. Bethea) is a DC native. She has performed locally and across the USA, in the illusion of Janet Jackson, as well as other Divas. She is signed with "Look- Alike-USA" and starred in the American Superstar show at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas...and all as a Transgender Woman!!

Open Mic and Evening Program Hosted by Rayceen Pendarvis of "The Ask Rayceen Show"
Sunday - 2:00 pm TWEET - Transgender Worship. Engaged. Empowered. Together.
New Hope Baptist UCC · 309 E Street, NW · Download Flyer

Special Thanks to Capital Trans Pride Day Presenting Sponsors Booz Allen Hamilton and Whitman-Walker Health, and Event Host Studio Theatre!

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