Trans-Pride

Capital TransPride


Capital TransPride.

The annual TransPride celebration, for members, supporters, family, and friends of the Transgender community.  The day will be filled with workshops, presentations, and one-on-one opportunities to network and learn from various vendors, agencies and organizations who provide services and support for the transgender community. 

Date: Saturday, May 17th / 10:00-4:00 PM

Location: National City Christian Church / 5 Thomas Circle, NW

 

Registration (Click here)

A $10 donation is requested to attend Trans Pride.  This includes lunch.  Click here to register.

 

Keynote Speaker (Justin Schleifer)

 

Justin Schleifer transplanted to the Monterey Peninsula from the East Coast in 2005. He is a person with a wide array of experience. He has spent a brief amount of time in many career fields. Currently, Justin is Program Manager for a non-profit organization that works with homeless Veterans, but he has been in education, business, sales, the Army National Guard, health care, among other areas. Justin spent much of his career working with educationally challenged, special needs, and at-risk youth in private boarding schools and non-profit therapeutic group homes. Nowhere in his professional careers does it say writer, doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or drug and alcohol counselor.

Quite simply, Justin is a survivor. He is a courageous individual with unfailing faith and commitment to working a program that not only keeps his sobriety but also manages his moods and works towards maintaining the stability of his bipolar fracture. Justin wrote his book FRACTURES to help the reader find a connection and a place where they can see they are not alone in feeling the way they do. His book shares how Justin has been battled against the fractures of being bullied as a child, the chaos and destruction of addiction, the ups and downs of bipolar, and a personal transgender journey. The book is a collection of stories that tells the challenges and pain experienced by Justin for more than thirty years. In the end, it is a story that shows his courage and ability to overcome the hurdles placed in front of him throughout his lifetime. Justin is currently giving book talks throughout Northern California, speaking at school, colleges, LGBT centers and mental health organizations, and appearing on radio and T.V. shows all in an attempt to share his story and message of hope. He hopes to educate people on the topics covered in his book, and help to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Justin is committed to working with others and to helping them to find their path in their own lives.

 

2014 Program (Click here)

   

Sponsorship

Consider becoming a sponsor or vendor at this year’s Trans Pride.  Click here for complete details.

 

Engendered Spirit Honorees

Each year approximately two individuals are honored for their commitment, time and energy devoted to supporting the transgender community.  They are recognized at both Trans Pride and the annual Heroes Gala.

Check back for details on this year’s honorees.

Click here to view past honorees.

 

Schedule

10 AM
Doors Open to the Public

10AM-4PM
Vendor and Sponsor Tables Open
Transformation Station

10:15AM-10:30AM
OPENING REMARKS:
Holly Goldmann & Joanna Cifredo

11:00AM-11:50AM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Trans Law, “Name and Gender Change, and Employment
Discrimination” with Amy Nelson
OfFIce on Human Rights, “Identifying Discrimination and
Knowing Your Rights” with Teresa Rainey

Noon-1:00AM
LUNCH
Remarks: Ruby Corado “The State of Trans Community”

1:15PM-2:00PM
PANEL DISCUSSION
“The State of Trans Healthcare and Insurance in DC”
with Philip Barlow (DCIBS), Thomas Coughlin (WWH),
Amy Nelson (Trans Law/ WWH) and Sterling Washington (OLGBTA)

2:15PM-2:45PM
ENGENDERED SPIRITS
Amy Nelson
Alexa Rodriguez
CODIE LEONE HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Roberta Gills

2:PM-3:30PM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Justin Schleifer

3:30PM-4:00PM
CLOSING REMARKS AND GROUP PHOTO

 

 

View photos from TransPride 2013.

 

 

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