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					Primary Presenter's   Day /   Room          Seminar Title -       Please provide a 150 word or       Please provide a 200 word or less bio for yourself and a
                                                                  less seminar description for the
Name                  Time                  limited to 50 words   program book and website           co-presenter. If selected, you will have the opportunity for
                                                                                                     a more robust biography at our website.
Abigail Forlenza      Thu.    Maplewood B   Demystifying          Transgender may be a label,        Abigail identifies as a male to female transsexual. She is
                                                                  but it is a useful term that
                      9:00                  transitioning         identifies a condition which       married with two daughters just coming into their teens.
                                                                  affects many people and is as      Her feelings of being female started at a young age and
                                                                  mysterious to them as it is to     like most transsexuals have struggled with it for most of
                                                                  those around them. Travel with
                                                                  Abigail as she embarks on an       her life. She holds a degree in Mathematical Computer
                                                                  inspirational journey to explore   Sciences and has a fulfilling career in the IT industry
                                                                  the mystery of transitioning.      where she currently works at IBM. She is also a published
                                                                  Follow her insightful
                                                                  discussions as she presents how    author under her legal name and publishes a weekly blog
                                                                  the first year of transition has   documenting her life as it relates to being transgender and
                                                                  affected her and those around      her transitioning.
                                                                  her. She will engage
                                                                  interactively with the audience
                                                                  as she talks about the impacts
                                                                  of coming out to family,
                                                                  spouses, kids, friends and
                                                                  colleagues. Hear real life
                                                                  examples on how those close to
                                                                  her are dealing with her
                                                                  transformation now that her
                                                                  secret is out.
Alexandra Scott       Fri.    Conference    Education, Schools    Transgender children have          Alexandra Scott has served K-12 education in a variety of
                                                                  always had a very difficult time
                      9:00                  and Being             in school. Subject to bullying,    roles including English teacher, school counselor,
                                            Transgender           mockery, intimidation and          principal and head of school. She taught and administered
                                                                  violence trans children have a     all over the country and has seen the strengths and
                                                                  much higher incidence of
                                                                  suicide and mental illness.        weaknesses of innumerable schools. In addition, she has
                                                                  Over the past few years the        crafted a variety of programs designed to support LGBT
                                                                  media has begun to focus on        children, teachers and parents.
                                                                  these children in an informative
                                                                  and more objective way. This
                                                                  heightened public awareness
                                                                  offers us an opportunity to
                                                                  better educate the general
                                                                  public about child trans issues
                                                                  as well as overtly support trans
                                                                  children in schools. This
                                                                  seminar will focus on what has
                                                                  happened, what is happening,
                                                                  what could happen and how we
                                                                  might act to support trans
                                                                  children.
Amanda Veldorale-     Sat.    Azalea        Family Functioning    This seminar will present           Amanda Veldorale-Brogan is a doctoral candidate in
                                                                  findings from a recent research
Brogan                10:30                 Among Transgender     study about the experiences of      Family Relations at The Florida State University. She has
                                            Parents and Their     disclosure among transgender        a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a
                                            Adult Children        parents and their adult children.   Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Amanda is the daughter
                                                                  It will focus on the impact of
                                                                  disclosure, stigma, and             of a transgender father and is passionate about working
                                                                  boundary ambiguity on family        with and for the transgender community. She has
                                                                  functioning. It will also address   presented at SCC several times in the past, as well as at
                                                                  the effects of social support,
                                                                  coping strategies, perceptions      numerous other national conferences. In addition to her
                                                                  regarding transition, and sense     doctoral studies, Amanda works as a family therapist.
                                                                  of coherence on family
                                                                  functioning. Quantitative data
                                                                  as well as quotes from parent
                                                                  and adult child participants will
                                                                  be highlighted.
Anna Lisa Derenthal   Thu.    Maplewood B   Safety When Out In    Possibly the biggest obstacle to    Anna Lisa Derenthal is a Licensed Professional Counselor
                                                                  presenting in public as your
                      10:30                 Public - Minimizing   true self is the reality-based      with 15 years of experience working in the local
                                            risk of harm from     fear of being harmed or             community. In private practice for the last 5 years, Anna
                                            descrimination and    persecuted. At the least, you       Lisa has been providing services to the LGBTQI
                                                                  may get strange looks, scornful
                                            violence.             remarks or judgmental               community and helping trans people through the transition
                                                                  confrontations. At the worst,       process. She has a free TG support group which she
                                                                  you worry about being a             facilitates from her office in Roswell, GA. She is also
                                                                  statistic - victim of a hate
                                                                  crime, public ridicule or           specialized in trauma therapy.
                                                                  physical violence. These are
                                                                  valid fears, but don't let them
                                                                  keep you from transitioning
                                                                  and from living a healthy life.
                                                                  By and large, the worst cases
                                                                  are the exception; however, it
                                                                  behooves you to be safe, smart
                                                                  and practical when dealing
                                                                  with the general public, in
                                                                  which there still exists much
                                                                  ignorance and threat of harm.
                                                                  A specialist in firearms and
                                                                  general self protection
                                                                  measures will be speaking.
Annika Kappenstein    Thu.    Azalea        The Yogic Path of     The path of yoga is, not unlike     German-born Annika Kappenstein, graphic designer and
                                                                  the path of gender transition, a
                      10:30                 Gender Transition     deeply transformative process.      registered yoga teacher (TYT-200 pending graduation and
                                                                  Yoga is not merely physical         certification in July 2012), started her transition in 2010 at
                                                                  exercise but a holistic             the age of 40. She discovered yoga in early 2011 and has
                                                                  philosophical system that
                                                                  combines mental, ethical and        greatly benefited from the transformational effects of her
                                                                  physical practices. It is           practice. She works as Creative Director at an Atlanta
                                                                  immensely beneficial for            based Marketing Communications firm and teaches yoga
                                                 overall mental and physical          at Kashi Atlanta Urban Yoga Ashram. Spencer Pierce,
                                                 health and can be a tremendous
                                                 help with gender transition.         given the name Naga Giri by his spiritual teacher, is a
                                                 Annika, a transwoman, and            registered yoga teacher (2x RYT 200). Finding his way to
                                                 Naga Giri, a transman, tell the      Kashi Atlanta Urban Yoga Ashram in 2008, Spencer knew
                                                 stories of their transition and
                                                 explain how yoga helped them         at once he was home. Early on, while sitting with his
                                                 on their journey across gender       teacher, he listened to her speak about the path of yoga
                                                 lines and well beyond. The           leading to wholeness. Having longed for wholeness for as
                                                 seminar also includes a short
                                                 meditation and breathing             long as he could remember, he was on the right path. Now
                                                 exercise, as well as practical       Spencer longs to share yoga, his own path, with other
                                                 tips on how to cope with stress      transgender individuals longing for a sense of wholeness
                                                 and depression while
                                                 transitioning, outlining a path      within oneself.
                                                 of rediscovering self-love. Re-
                                                 gain your balance and connect
                                                 to your inner grace when your
                                                 life has been turned upside-
                                                 down!
Aydian Dowling   Fri.   Oakwood A   Emotional    A seminar about the emotional        My name is Aydian Dowling. I am 24 years old and have
                                                 steps of tranisitioning. I believe
                 2:00               Transition   this is just as important, if not    been physically transitioning since feb of 2009. I am
                                                 more, about the physical aspect      currently 2 years into HRT. I grew up in NY and now
                                                 of transitioning. I focus a lot on   residing in FL. I share my transition through You Tube
                                                 this part of transitioning in my
                                                 own life and promote it on my        with a personal channel with over 2000 subscribers. I have
                                                 two YouTube channels. When           been documenting my transition since feb of 2009. I
                                                 you first put on that tie or         discuss mostly emotional transitions. I also host a channel
                                                 throw on those high heels.
                                                 THAT is when you begin.              based on health and fitness. I will also be sharing my story
                                                 Emotions are something that          through a "it gets better" special hosted by LOGO and
                                                 people either let consume            MTV. Sharing my story and connecting with other
                                                 them, or they brush them off
                                                 too quickly. I would love to         transgendered people is my goal in life. My co-presenter is
                                                 hear about this whole topic. I       my wife Jenilee Dowling. She holds a MSW and has dated
                                                 believe a structured "open           transmen her whole life. She promotes self awareness of
                                                 forum" would be amazing in
                                                 this smeinar also. Some real         emotions and therapy throughout the transition process.
                                                 time for people to let out how       Jenilee holds being part of the community very close to
                                                 they feel or how we all seem to      her heart.
                                                 have the same emotions about
                                                 some of the same things. Or
                                                 complete opposite. Because I
                                                 am a transman i feel as though
                                                 i would be better able to relate
                                                 to other transmen during this
                                                 seminar. At the same time i
                                                 feel that including the women
                                                 could really help us transmen
                                                 and women realize just how
                                                 close we really are. Not just on
                                                              the outside, but on the inside.
                                                              The side that no one else can
                                                              see.




Barbie Rogers       Fri.    Azalea      Intersexed People     Educating society about being       I am an 57 yr old post op Intersexed female who lives her
                                                              Intersexed and living your life
                    10:30                                     accordingly.                        life in her new gender. I have presented this seminar at
                                                                                                  past SCC and look forward to presenting again.
Becca Reynolds RN   Thu.    Oakwood A   Front Seat/Back       A candid exploration of TG          Becca Reynolds RN is a pre op TS from Springfield, MO,
                                                              identity as sexual beings.
                    9:00                Seat: TG and          Taught by a TS nurse and her        living full time. Becca has been in healthcare as a nurse
                                        Sexuallity            partner of 3+ years--this           and a paramedic, as well as a health care teacher, for over
                                                              seminar explores the difference     15 years. Currently, Becca is a travel nurse, working at
                                                              between gender identity and
                                                              sexual orientation--and offers      ER's just about anywhwere. Amy Hartman is a business
                                                              some helpful hints on how to        woman and has been active in the LGBT community most
                                                              understand and explain this to      of her life. Amy is a leader of our local TG support group
                                                              others. Participants are invited
                                                              to share and discuss their own      in Springfield, MO. Amy and Becca have been together
                                                              gender and sexuality journeys.      for 3 years and married for 2.
                                                              NOTE: adult content--may not
                                                              be a suitable for all conference
                                                              participants.
Becca Reynolds RN   Thu.    Oakwood A   TG Surgery 101:       Don't speak medical-ese? Most       Becca Reynolds RN is a pre op TS from Springfield, MO,
                                                              outside of healthcare don't.
                    10:30               Gender Surgeries in   Here is an overview of the TG       living full time. Becca has been in healthcare as a nurse
                                        Plain Language        surgical patient experience, in     and a paramedic, as well as a health care teacher, for over
                                                              plain, everyday language.           15 years. Currently, Becca is a travel nurse, working at
                                                              Words and images to explain
                                                              what exactly happens and why        ER's just about anywhwere. Amy Hartman is a business
                                                              during a variety of                 woman and has been active in the LGBT community most
                                                              surgeries...and before and after.   of her life. Amy is a leader of our local TG support group
                                                                                                  in Springfield, MO. Amy and Becca have been together
                                                                                                  for 3 years and married for 2.
Kara Martin, Ph.D.   Fri.   Oakwood B   The Power of          In a media-rich society, we are     Cara Martin, Ph.D., who is herself differently gendered, is
                                                              immersed in images most
                     9:00               Images and Ideals:    gender-based of such universal      a psychologist in private practice in Florida who
                                        Living with           figures as the healer, the ruler,   specializes in gender issues and transpersonal
                                        Archetypes that       the lover, the warrior, the         (psychospiritual) psychology. In her practice she provides
                                                              nurturer, and the wise person.
                                        Liberate and          These universal characters, or      psychotherapy, speaking, and training services. She
                                        Empower You           archetypes, provide us with a       works with clients with gender concerns to explore issues
                                                              buffet of resources and             of identity and expression and to consider their options for
                                                              potential companions we might
                                                              befriend along our path to          being, relating, and transitioning. She feels privileged to
                                                              becoming who we are. Most of        work with her gender clients and to be witness to their
                                                              us are familiar with the inner      strength and resilience in their life, work and relationships.
                                                              voice of restraint that can set
                                                              appropriate limits on us, but       As a general approach, Cara wants to help clients: explore
                                                              which if unexamined - can also      how to integrate their inner and outer lives, learn how to
                                                              oppress and disempower us. To       actualize who they really are and what they are called to
                                                              be fully ourselves and to feel
                                                              good about who we truly are         do, and to discover what balance and wholeness might
                                                              also requires ideals. In this       mean for them in their work and relationships. She is, of
                                                              seminar we’ll explore             course, particularly interested in how gender is
                                                              archetypal imagery as one path
                                                              to discovering some of our own      experienced and expressed in one's personal journey to
                                                              gender-congruent ideals and         healing and wholeness.
                                                              how we might befriend such
                                                              archetypes as a way of
                                                              embodying qualities we
                                                              personally need to express such
                                                              as power, compassion, healing,
                                                              nurturing, creativity,
                                                              leadership, and playfulness.
Cherie Olivier       Sat.   Maplewood   How Did Your          "How did your relationship          Quint Adcock and Cherie Olivier are very active in the
                            A                                 handle THAT?!?" Two
                     3:30               Relationship Handle   transmen and their partners         trans community. Their relationship began before Quint
                                        THAT?!?- Couples      answer questions about the          started identifying as transgender, so there are many
                                        Question and          many aspects of a non-              aspects that their relationship has seen and experienced.
                                                              tradional/queer relationship.
                                        Answer                Regardless of what stage your       Oyle Harrison and Jackie Hubschman are also very active
                                                              relationship is in or how far       in the trans community. Oyle was years into his transition
                                                              into transition you may be,         when their relationship began, but they too have had to
                                                              there are always things that
                                                              come up and you wish there          deal with many aspects that are universal in a non-
                                                              was someone who you could           traditional/queer relationship. Combined, these two
                                                              go to and ask: "How did your        couples cover a very broad spectrum of experiences,
                                                              relationship handle THAT?!?"
                                                              This is your chance! Two very       including; self-identification struggles, being honest and
                                                              different couples who cover a       open with friends/family/etc. and lifestyle adjustments.
                                                              wide variety of life
                                                              experiences, are here to answer
                                                              these type of relationship
                                                              questions for you. Because this
                                                              is a couples led seminar, we
                                                            encourage anyone interested in
                                                            attending to come pull up a
                                                            chair and start getting the
                                                            answers you've been searching
                                                            for! These are our own
                                                            personal experiences and in no
                                                            way should our responses be
                                                            taken as professional advice


Chloe Prince    Fri.    Conference   Surgical Choices -     A frank discussion about             Chloe Prince is the Director of Trans Health and Patient
                                                            preparing for and recovering
                10:30                How to Choose, for     from gender confirming               Outreach for Dr. Kathy L. Rumer of Rumer Cosmetic
                                     Trans Women            surgical procedures… no              Surgery Center in Philadelphia PA. Chloe is also the
                                                            matter the surgeon. This talk        founder and creator of "PINKessence.com", a social
                                                            will cover choosing a surgeon,
                                                            pre-operative advice, realistic      networking site for Trans identifying and gender
                                                            post-operative expectations,         expressive individuals with over 5000+ vetted members
                                                            pitfalls, and sexual response.       world wide. Chloe has appeared on ABC Primetime TV
                                                            Chloe Prince will also discuss
                                                            the offerings and answer             "Family Secrets, the Chloe Prince Story", and on the
                                                            questions about Rumer                "Anderson Cooper" syndicated talk show.
                                                            Cosmetic Surgical Center and
                                                            results
Cyndi Purcell   Thu.    Camellia     Ohhhh . . . So         This seminar is guided by a          Cyndi is an artist, mom and SO. She and Joann Purcell
                                                            panel of Genetic Females who
                10:30                You're On a            are Accepting Wives to their         have been married since 1981 and 3 grown children.
                                     Business Trip? A       Transgender MtF Spouses. It is       Cyndi has known her wife's "secret" since '83, but has
                                     GG's Guide for         for those husbands and               been accepting since the 2002 SCC. The 2011program
                                                            boyfriends who are thinking of
                                     MtF's: Revealing the   opening up to the woman in           cover featured her artwork along with many of the product
                                     "True You" to Your     your life. If guilt and anxiety of   designs in the SCC Zazzle store. Her mission is to find
                                     SO                     hiding yourself, your stash or       other TG couples with similar socializing aspirations and
                                                            seeing the pain your secret has
                                                            caused her from finding out;         to spread her art world wide! Bios of the rest of the panel
                                                            then this seminar should help.       will be in the hand-out during the seminar. If you are not
                                                            These natal women share their        available to attend this session, email Cyndi for an
                                                            real life experiences and offer
                                                            tips to incorporate into your        electronic version of the packet:
                                                            marriage. This Q & A forum           CyndiLouWho@bellsouth.net
                                                            allows participants to
                                                            understand a wife's view. A
                                                            handout of resourses will be
                                                            provided.
Dallas Denny    Thu.    Camellia     How We Got Here        Transgendered and transsexual        Dallas Denny is a writer, educator, and mental health
                                                            people have been present
                2:00                 and Where We're        throughout history on the six        professional who divides her time between tiny Pine Lake,
                                     Going: A History       inhabited continents, but our        GA and the Hudson Valley. She is author of Gender
                                     and Speculations       complex histories have long          Dysphoria: A Guide to Research and Current Concepts of
                                                            been repressed. Help preserve
                                     About Our Future       our history by coming to learn       Transgender Identity. She was founding Director of the
                                                            about it-- and help me               nonprofit American Educational Gender Information
                                                            speculate about where we'll be     Service and Atlanta Gender Explorations Support Group;
                                                            going in the future.
                                                                                               Editor of Chrysalis Quarterly and Transgender Tapestry
                                                                                               magazines, and Director of Fantasia Fair. She holds the
                                                                                               Transgender Pioneer, Trinity, and Virginia Prince
                                                                                               Lifetime Achievement Awards. For twenty--five years she
                                                                                               has written, spoken, and advocated for the rights of
                                                                                               transgendered people.
Dana J. Bevan, Ph.D   Fri.    Gardenia   Update on the      This seminar provides an           Dana Rees Lleuwelllyn, Ph.D. is a biopsychologist with
                                                            update from a 2011 SCC
                      10:30              Biopsychology of   seminar on research into causal    over 35 years of applied research experience who is
                                         TSTG               factors for Biopsychology of       currently writing books on the Biopsychology of TSTG
                                                            Transgenderism and                 and the Future of Gender. Her experience encompasses
                                                            Transsexualism. Based on
                                                            current science the number of      many aspects of Biopsychology including neuroanatomy,
                                                            likely candidate causal factors    neuro-pharmacology, electrophysiology, memory/learning
                                                            has been narrowed to four:         and behavior. Although she has primarily worked in
                                                            genetics, prenatal de novo
                                                            genetic changes, epigenetics       industry, in 2005 she received a university teaching
                                                            and gender learning in early       fellowship in Biopsychology which inspired her to begin
                                                            childhood. The first three         research on the biopsychology of TSTG. Dr. Lleuwelllyn
                                                            factors form gender behavior
                                                            predispositions or “aptic        received awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011 for her work to
                                                            structures― in the brain and     improve traumatic wound treatment by desensitizing
                                                            nervous system, while the          medical treatment personnel. In 2011, she resigned from
                                                            fourth factor imparts the
                                                            knowledge of cultural              industry to devote more time to TSTG research and
                                                            expectations of gender             wrting. She received a Ph.D. in Biopsychology from
                                                            categories. At some point,         Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from
                                                            TSTG individuals come to
                                                            realize that their behavioral      Dartmouth College, majoring in Psychology. She is a
                                                            predispositions for gender         member of WPATH, APA, AAAS and the IFGE. She
                                                            behavior conflict with cultural    publishes occasional TSTG articles on her blog at:
                                                            expectations to the point where
                                                            they adopt TSTG behaviors.         http://biopsychologytstg.cniib.com/Biopsychology_TSTG/
                                                            Contrary to articles in the
                                                            popular press, prenatal
                                                            hormones, fetishism and
                                                            autogynephilia do not appear to
                                                            contribute to TSTG behavior.
                                                            There are neuroanatomical
                                                            structures that have been
                                                            suggested as “gender―
                                                            centers but these structures are
                                                            not associated with gender
                                                            behavior or TSTG.
David Baker-       Thu.    Conference   I think I want To    How do I know if I am a cross-      David Baker-Hargrove, Ph.D., LMHC, DAPA, CCFC is a
                                                             dresser or transsexual? I know
Hargrove, Ph.D.,   10:30                Transition...Now     that sexual orientation is          psychotherapist, speaker, and organizational consultant.
LMHC, DAPA                              What?                different from gender identity,     He specializes in GLBT mental health, relationships,
                                                             but that doesn't necessarily        gender transitions, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He
                                                             make my life less confusing.
                                                             I've watched about a 100            has presented at international, national, state and regional
                                                             videos about transitioning on       conferences. He is most noted for his warmth, humor, and
                                                             You Tube, but I still have so       insight in everyday human experience. In November 2001,
                                                             many questions about how to
                                                             transition well. If you've ever     he provided mental health support to police, firemen, and
                                                             had any of those thoughts, this     construction workers at World Trade Center Ground Zero
                                                             is the right presentation for       in New York City. He currently works in private practice
                                                             you. This seminar will explore
                                                             the psychological and               in Orlando, FL.
                                                             emotional components
                                                             involved in the beginning
                                                             stages of transition and how to
                                                             set yourself up for a successful
                                                             post-transition life. Delivered
                                                             with humor and insight, you
                                                             will not only be enlightened,
                                                             but entertained.
David Baker-       Sat.    Maplewood    You've               The seminar everyone was            David Baker-Hargrove, Ph.D., LMHC, DAPA, CCFC is a
                           A                                 talking about last year, updated
Hargrove, Ph.D.,   9:00                 Transitioned...Now   for 2012! People often invest       psychotherapist, speaker, and organizational consultant.
LMHC, DAPA                              What?                so many years and energy into       He specializes in GLBT mental health, relationships,
                                                             their transition, transitioning     gender transitions, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He
                                                             becomes a huge part of their
                                                             identity and who they are. This     has presented at international, national, state and regional
                                                             can leave people post-              conferences. He is most noted for his warmth, humor and
                                                             transition, feeling confused,       insight into everyday human experience. In November
                                                             lost, and wondering what to do
                                                             with the rest of their lives.       2001, he provided mental health support to police,
                                                             This seminar will explore the       firemen, and construction workers at World Trade Center
                                                             psychological and emotional         Ground Zero in New York City. He currently works in
                                                             components of “transition
                                                             identity―, how to move            private practice in Orlando, FL.
                                                             beyond this emotional phase,
                                                             and help participants develop
                                                             ideas for living their best lives
                                                             post transition with meaning
                                                             and purpose.
Denae Doyle        Fri.    Camellia     Feminine Movement    In this seminar Denae will          Denae Doyle is a highly trained professional woman who
                                                             show how TG women can
                   9:00                 With Feminine        development more feminine           has successfully coached women in self improvement,
                                        Gestures While       movement, especially when           modeling and pageantry. Denae has also been a successful
                                        Speaking             walking. Moving in a feminine       model and pageant winner, and is co-founder and director
                                                             manner can be a real challenge
                                                             for TG women and in this            of her own modeling school. She brings years of
                                                             seminar Denae will use her          experience in teaching femininity to thousands of genetic
                                                            years of experience as a           females. Denae works with the TG woman (male to
                                                            modeling instructor to
                                                            demonstrate how it can be          female) on voice, feminine movement, makeup, hair and
                                                            done. She will focus on the        wigs. Her clientele includes post-op transsexuals,
                                                            particular challenges of           transgendered individuals who are preparing for sexual
                                                            walking, especially when
                                                            wearing heels.                     reassignment surgery (pre-op transsexuals), as well as
                                                                                               serious crossdressers.
Denae Doyle       Sat.    Camellia    Gestures While        Denae Recently purchased a         Denae Doyle is a highly trained professional woman who
                                                            vocal software voice download
                  9:00                Speaking&             program. Each student can          has successfully coached women in self improvement,
                                      Feminine Movement     speak into the microphone, and     modeling and pageantry. Denae has also been a successful
                                      While Speaking        discover what her normal pitch,    model and pageant winner, and is co-founder and director
                                                            resonance and inflections’ are.
                                                            By, playing these scores back,     of her own modeling school. She brings years of
                                                            the student will be stunned        experience in teaching femininity to thousands of genetic
                                                            when she looks at her male         females. Denae works with the TG woman (male to
                                                            scores, and her sees’ female
                                                            scores. This is like trying to     female) on voice, feminine movement, makeup, hair and
                                                            lose weight without a scale or     wigs. Her clientele includes post-op transsexuals,
                                                            measuring tape. Denae helps        transgendered individuals who are preparing for sexual
                                                            you SEE and HEAR your
                                                            pitch, resonance and               reassignment surgery (pre-op transsexuals), as well as
                                                            inflection—when played back.       serious crossdressers.
                                                            This software program was
                                                            taken off the market, so come
                                                            to this seminar to get your
                                                            basic” before and after scores.”
                                                            If you would like to book a
                                                            private while Denae is there,
                                                            she has 2 or 3 openings on
                                                            Friday.
Denise Thompson   Thu.    Maplewood   The Four Seasons of   This is an interactive hands-on    Denise Thompson is a native Floridian. She has a B.S.
                          A                                 workshop that works well with
                  10:30               the Hetero-TG (A      the HTG and their partners.        degree with an emphasis in Physics and master's degree.
                                      Guide for Couples     Together they will explore         Denise is a proud member of the FEM of Central Florida,
                                      New to the Desire     personality preferences, life-     one of the largest and most active chapters of Tri-Ess in
                                                            goals related to being HTG and
                                      for Feminine          how to identify and fortify        the country. For Denise, encouraging sisters who are
                                      Expression)           areas of weakness or lack of       silently drowning in despair or need to get out and about
                                                            personal growth.                   has become like an irresistible intangible calling. She is
                                                                                               very pro-active in the TG community when it comes to
                                                                                               helping develop other sisters en femme. Denise would
                                                                                               describe herself as one among many starfish after a
                                                                                               terrible midnight storm washed out along the shore that
                                                                                               has been tossed back into the cooling waters before the
                                                                                               heat from the light of the morning sun bakes one into a
                                                                                               collectable beach treasure. She I returns to the beach to
                                                                                                   rescue whoever shares her dilemma and fate. Her
                                                                                                   philosophy: You are me and I am you. How could I not
                                                                                                   choose to save myself if I could? Her beliefs: I believe
                                                                                                   crossdressing is an art form where guys appearing as
                                                                                                   beautiful women are giving the highest complements to
                                                                                                   the splendor of femininity.


Diana Collins     Sat.    Oakwood A    Making sure there IS    When we set out on the road of      Diana Collins began her transition in 2008 and had her
                                                               transition, we are often unable
                  3:30                 life after transition   to foresee the outcome. We          gender confirmation surgery on August 8, 2011. Along
                                                               risk losing everything, with        the way she came out to her spouse (whom she still lives
                                                               little assurance of what awaits     with), her children (who support her totally), her family
                                                               on the "other side." In this
                                                               seminar the presenter will talk     and friends (most of whom accept and support her) and
                                                               about her own transition, which     her coworkers and employer (where she still works).
                                                               has been very successful. The       Diana works in sales and so is in front of prospective
                                                               key steps that were taken to
                                                               come out to family, friends and     customers every day. Her transition has been very
                                                               work will be discussed, and         successful and she hopes others can benefit from the
                                                               strategies to deal with friends,    strategies and techniques she learned. She is active in
                                                               coworkers and employers will
                                                               be reviewed. The emphasis is        several transgender support groups and has spoken at
                                                               on practical techniques and         other conferences around the country.
                                                               approaches, and helping you
                                                               plan your own successful
                                                               transition.
Douglas K         Sat.    Conference   Facial Feminization     Dr Ousterhout will present his      Dr Ousterhout will present his philosophy regarding facial
                                                               philosophy regarding facial
Ousterhout, MD,   10:30                Surgery                 feminization based on the           feminization based on the anatomical bony differences
DDS                                                            anatomical bony differences         between the male and female skulls. There will be
                                                               between the male and female         discussions also about soft tissue surgery such as facelifts,
                                                               skulls. There will be
                                                               discussions also about soft         breast augmentation, etc. Photographic results of pre and
                                                               tissue surgery such as facelifts,   post surgery patients will be shown. Dr Ousterhout will be
                                                               breast augmentation, etc.           available after the presentation for private consultations.
                                                               Photographic results of pre and
                                                               post surgery patients will be
                                                               shown. Dr Ousterhout will be
                                                               available after the presentation
                                                               for private consultations.
Douglas K         Fri.    Conference   Masculinization of      Your desires for being              Dr Ousterhout's practice is located in San Francisco,
                                                               recognized without question as
Ousterhout, MD,   2:00                 the Face                a male can be assisted by           California where he is a full time Professor at UCSF San
DDS                                                            looking more masculine.             Francisco. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, member in at
                                                               Perhaps you would like to           least 18 medical societies worldwide. Past President of the
                                                               appear masculine without the
                                                               need for a mustache or beard. I     American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and Pan
                                                               will be presenting my               Pacific Surgical Society. Found one medical journal and
                                                                expereince in improving the        on the Editorial Board of four plastic surgery journals. Has
                                                                facial masculine appearance in
                                                                over 80 males. I will be           presented and published scores of scientific papers.
                                                                addressing those areas that        Published two books: Aesthetic Contouring of the
                                                                differentiate a female skull and   Craniofacial Skeleton and Facial Feminization Surgery
                                                                face from that of a male. Pre
                                                                and postoperative results will     which can be obtained through Amazon.com
                                                                be shown of representative
                                                                masculinity. Private
                                                                consultation will be available
                                                                after the presentation for those
                                                                possibly interested in such
                                                                surgery.
Dr Bart van de Ven   Thu.   Conference   Facial Feminization    Dr Bart van de Ven is the only     Dr Bart van de Ven is a Dutch maxillofacial surgeon
                                                                surgeon in Europe that does
                     2:00                Surgery in Europe      fulltime facial feminization       based in Ghent in Belgium. On a regular basis he does
                                                                surgery. The surgery is so         consultations in London, Paris, Berlin, Milano, Stockholm
                                                                complex that the surgeon           and New York. Over the last 5 years he performed more
                                                                should fully specialize on it.
                                                                The basis of facial feminization   than 300 facial feminization surgeries. Dr Ellen Defrancq
                                                                surgery is the bone surgery.       is his partner and manages their complex international
                                                                Soft tissue corrections provide    practise and website: www.facialfeminization.eu
                                                                the subtleties. On average he
                                                                performs 4 surgeries a week.
                                                                Dr Bart van de Ven would like
                                                                to show some of his results.
Dr. Alexander        Thu.   Oakwood A    Better to Laser Your   Lasers are used in plastic         Dr. Alexander Sinclair is a board certified plastic surgeon.
                                                                surgery to improve wrinkles,
Sinclair             3:30                Face than Curse        fine lines, textural problems      Dr. Sinclair is in private practice in Beverly Hills. He has
                                         Your Wrinkles          such as acne scars,                used lasers and chemical peels for skin rejuvenation for
                                                                pigmentation problems and lax      more than 20 years. Dr. Sinclair has an active practice in
                                                                skin. Dr. Sinclair in a "physics
                                                                for poets" style will discuss      the transgender community and has developed estrogen
                                                                lasers: what they are, what they   creams to help feminize the face after CO2 laser
                                                                do, how they work, who can         treatments. Dr. John Kowalcyzk is a board certified
                                                                benefit from them. Dr. Sinclair
                                                                will also discuss less expensive   urologist who works with Dr. Sinclair to provide
                                                                competing techniques such as       excellence in surgery for the transgender community.
                                                                needling, dermabrasion and
                                                                chemical peels. Before and
                                                                after photos and videos of
                                                                treatments will be shown. This
                                                                talk will be of interest to
                                                                anyone who has issues with
                                                                wrinkles, fine lines,dyschromia
                                                                (pigment issues), textural
                                                                problems, scars and loose skin.
Dr. Alexander      Sat.   Oakwood B   Buttock               The buttocks are a secondary       Dr. Alexander Sinclair is a board certified plastic surgeon.
                                                            sexual characteristic. The
Sinclair           2:00               Augmentation, The     buttocks are and have been a       Dr. Sinclair has medical training from Columbia
                                      Good, Bad, and        symbol of beauty. The erotic       University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he
                                      Ugly                  importance of buttocks cuts        gained a Master of Science from the Institute of Human
                                                            across cultures. The ancient
                                                            Greeks built statues               Nutrition. Dr. Sinclair did research in fat cell growth and
                                                            emphasizing the buttocks such      development and the effects of hormonal manipulation on
                                                            as Venus Kallipygos and            fat cells while at Columbia. Dr. Sinclair received his
                                                            buttocks were compared to the
                                                            bright full moon in Ming           medical degree and training in general and plastic surgery
                                                            China. More recently Jaylo and     at Michigan State University. Dr. Sinclair has been in
                                                            Kim Kardashian have secured        private practice for 25 years in Beverly Hills. Dr. John
                                                            celebrity status with their
                                                            curvaceous gluteal area. Plastic   Kowalcyzk is a board certified urologist and works with
                                                            surgeons have developed            Dr. Sinclair to provide excellence in plastic and
                                                            techniques that allow for the      reconstructive surgery for the transgender community.
                                                            safe and reliable enhancement
                                                            of the gluteal area. Lay
                                                            practitioners have exploited the
                                                            desires of patients for larger
                                                            buttocks by injecting toxic non-
                                                            medical products. Dr. Sinclair
                                                            has more than 20 years
                                                            experience in enhancing
                                                            buttocks. Dr. Sinclair will
                                                            discuss safe techniques of
                                                            enhancing buttocks in the
                                                            transgender patient. Before and
                                                            after photos, case reports, and
                                                            complications will be depicted.
Dr. Jody Schmidt   Fri.   Azalea      FtM - Feminizing      This course will provide the       Dr. Jody Schmidt is a genito-pelvic Physical Therapist, an
                                                            attendee the opportunity to
                   2:00               the Masculine MtF -   assume the secondary sexual        Acupuncturist, and a Clinical Sexologist in private
                                      Masculinizing the     characteristic roles of their      practice. He has studied and performed dance and theater.
                                      Feminine              identified gender. This course     He has studied and performed mime under the auspices of
                                                            will allow the participant to
                                                            observe and embody the             Marcel Marceau. As a student and practioner of human
                                                            idiosyncracies of the              biomechanics, Dr. Schmidt has the credentials and
                                                            archetypical cisgendered male      experience to teach those who which to enhance or learn
                                                            and female and how they
                                                            present themselves in society      aspects of the masculization or feminization of human
                                                            via hairstyles, makeup, fashion,   movement. Ms. Tamiko Neal is a makeup artrist and
                                                            eye contact, facial expressions,   fashion consultant in private practice who specializes in
                                                            posturing, and gait patterning
                                                            via demonstrations, mimicry,       the transgender transformation to their identified gender.
                                                            verbal and tactile cuing.
Dr. Kathy L Rumer,   Fri.   Oakwood A    Complete            Meet Dr. Kathy Rumor, a            Dr. Kathy Rumer is a Board Certified Plastic and
                                                             Board Certified Plastic &
D.O.                 3:30                Top2Bottom          Reconstructive Surgeon who is      Reconstructive Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and
                                         WOMENS Gender       established a dedicated practice   reconstructive surgery for Trans identified individuals.
                                         Confirming          from the ground up for Trans       After practicing for 7 years in Philadelphia and cultivating
                                                             Identifying individuals.
                                         Surgeries with Dr   Consult and explore your           her own techniques for Transgender confirming surgeries,
                                         Kathy Rumer, D.O.   surgical options, costs and        in 2012, Dr. Rumer opened her new state of the art Office
                                                             recovery path with Dr. Rumer,      and Recovery House for her patients in Ardmore PA, just
                                                             as she discusses her array of
                                                             Gender Confirming Surgical         minutes from Philadelphia. Her offices employ an on staff
                                                             procedures for women of Trans      nurse, aesthetician, Electrologist, Office management, and
                                                             experience. Ask questions, see     her Transgender Patient Liaison, Chloe Prince, a woman
                                                             examples of recent surgical out
                                                             comes. Dr. Rumer doesn't just      of Transsexual experience who understands and sees to all
                                                             "do it all" she actually           the needs and support of patients. Dr. Rumer is a
                                                             specializes in her own             staunch supporter and member of WPATH, and has
                                                             techniques of GRS, and FFS.
                                                             Meet Chloe Prince, the newest      served as an advocate for transgender individuals at a
                                                             edition of Dr. Rumer's staff,      local and national level by helping to participate in and
                                                             who serves as Web Patient          sponsor many groups, organizations and projects in the
                                                             Liaison for outreach and
                                                             support. Chloe will be             Transgender Community. She is also a distinguished
                                                             available to answer questions,     member of The American Osteopathic Association, as
                                                             set expectations, from a M2F       well as The American Osteopathic Board of Surgeons.
                                                             Post-Op's perspective, as well
                                                             as someone who has                 Dr. Rumer offers FFS, GRS, BA's, Trach shaves, Lip
                                                             transitioned on the job, with a    shortening, Hair Restoration, on staff Electrologist for
                                                             family & children. Chloe has       PAIN FREE MASSIVE HAIR REMOVAL, and an on
                                                             been to Thailand twice for
                                                             surgery, and is available to       staff Skin Care Specialists, who can customize a plan for
                                                             share her experiences about an     being the most feminine and beautiful "you".
                                                             over sea's surgical path.
Dr. Kathy L Rumer,   Sat.   Conference   Complete            Meet Dr. Kathy Rumor, a            Dr. Kathy Rumer is a Board Certified Plastic and
                                                             Board Certified Plastic &
D.O.                 3:30                Top2Bottom MEN'S    Reconstructive Surgeon who is      Reconstructive Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and
                                         Gender Confirming   established a dedicated practice   reconstructive surgery for Trans identified individuals.
                                         Surgeries with Dr   from the ground up for Trans       After practicing for 7 years in Philadelphia and cultivating
                                                             Identifying individuals.
                                         Kathy Rumer, D.O.   Consult and explore your           her own techniques for Transgender confirming surgeries,
                                                             surgical options, costs and        in 2012, Dr. Rumer opened her new state of the art Office
                                                             recovery path with Dr. Rumer,      and Recovery House for her patients in Ardmore PA, just
                                                             as she discusses her array of
                                                             Gender Confirming Surgical         minutes from Philadelphia. Her offices employ an on staff
                                                             procedures for men of Trans        nurse, aesthetician, Electrologist, Office management, and
                                                             experience. Ask questions, see     her Transgender Patient Liaison, Chloe Prince, a woman
                                                             examples of recent surgical out
                                                             comes. Dr. Rumer doesn't just      of Transsexual experience who understands and sees to all
                                                             "do it all", she specializes in    the needs and support of patients. Dr. Rumer is a
                                                             her own techniques of GRS,         staunch supporter and member of WPATH, and has
                                                             ManSculpting and TopSurgery.
                                                             Meet Chloe Prince, the newest      served as an advocate for transgender individuals at a
                                                                 edition of Dr. Rumer's staff,      local and national level by helping to participate in and
                                                                 who serves as Web Patient
                                                                 Liaison for outreach and           sponsor many groups, organizations and projects in the
                                                                 support. Chloe will be             Transgender Community. She is also a distinguished
                                                                 available to answer questions,     member of The American Osteopathic Association, as
                                                                 set expectations, from a Post-
                                                                 Op's perspective, as well as       well as The American Osteopathic Board of Surgeons.
                                                                 someone who has transitioned
                                                                 on the job, with a family &
                                                                 children. Chloe has also been
                                                                 to Thailand twice for surgery,
                                                                 and is available to share her
                                                                 experiences about an over sea's
                                                                 surgical path.
Dr. Kenneth           Fri.   Maplewood B   Native American       Historically over 175 different    Dr. Kenneth Dollarhide is a Professor of Philosophy and
                                                                 Native American Nations and
Dollarhide            9:00                 Two-Spirit            Tribes embraced what has           Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kean
                                           Traditions            come to be called the "Two-        University in New Jersey. He was born and raised on the
                                                                 Spirit" tradition. Some tribes     Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and in
                                                                 understood Two-Spirit people
                                                                 to hold special sacred and         border town around the reservation. He has published and
                                                                 social powers within the           lectured on various aspects of Native American cultures
                                                                 community. Others simply           and history.
                                                                 accepted Two-Spirit people as
                                                                 full members of the
                                                                 community. In all traditional
                                                                 communities they were treated
                                                                 with honor and respect as ones
                                                                 who were blessed. Even today
                                                                 more and more Native Nations
                                                                 and Tribes are re-embracing
                                                                 this ancient and sacred
                                                                 tradition.In this seminar we
                                                                 will look at both the historical
                                                                 and contemporary Two-Spirit
                                                                 Traditions and how they are
                                                                 impacted by and impact non-
                                                                 Native transgender
                                                                 communities.
Dr. Rachel N. Levin   Sat.   Oakwood B     Getting science out   Historically, scientists have      Rachel Levin is an associate professor of biology and
                                                                 approached the study of
                      3:30                 of the box: A new     transgender identity by viewing    neuroscience at Pomona College. She studies
                                           approach to the       gender and sexuality as binary,    neuroendocrine influences on the development of sex
                                           study of gender       static and linked to each other    differences in behavior in both wild animals and humans.
                                                                 in predictable ways.
                                           identity              Furthermore, most research has     She is the principal investigator on a research project that
                                                                 focused on MTF individuals,        examines biological influences on gender identity and
                                                                 particularly those who state       sexuality.
                                                                 that they are attracted to men.
                                                                 In this seminar, we will present
                                                                 preliminary results of our
                                                            efforts to update this approach
                                                            to align with current cultural
                                                            insights and practices. Using
                                                            data collected from over 1000
                                                            subjects, we will discuss what
                                                            can be learned by studying the
                                                            full diversity of identities and
                                                            sexualities that are currently
                                                            expressed and the implications
                                                            of this work for science and
                                                            politics.
Dr. Sherman Leis   Sat.    Camellia   FTM Top and           Various options for FTM Top         Sherman N. Leis, D.O., F.A.C.O.S. is Professor and
                                                            Surgery will be discussed and
                   10:30              Bottom Surgery:       several cases will demonstrate      Chairman of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The
                                      How It's Done at      the excellent results possible in   Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a
                                      The Philadelphia      masculinization of the chest.       board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon
                                                            Options for Phalloplasty will
                                      Center for            also be discussed. Dr. Leis will    specializing in all types of transgender surgery. He is also
                                      Transgender Surgery   utilize multiple case               Director and Chief Surgeon at The Philadelphia Center for
                                                            presentations to demonstrate        Transgender Surgery. The Center represents a team of
                                                            the superior aesthetic results
                                                            obtainable with his preferred       more than eighty professionals who have expertise in
                                                            technique of utilizing              servicing the surgical and non-surgical needs of
                                                            abdominal or groin flaps for        transgender individuals. It is one of the few
                                                            Phalloplasty, labial
                                                            deconstruction for Scrotoplasty     comprehensive centers of its type in the United States. He
                                                            and the options of testicular       is a founding member and Past President of the Section of
                                                            and penile implants. This           Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a member of the
                                                            surgery is done in one stage
                                                            and results in a sensate penis,     Board of Governors of The American College of
                                                            no grossly deformed donor site      Osteopathic Surgeons.
                                                            and the ability to have sexual
                                                            intercourse with erotic
                                                            sensation.
Dr. Sherman Leis   Fri.    Camellia   FFS: Options and      Utilizing power point, Dr. Leis     Sherman N. Leis, D.O., F.A.C.O.S. is Professor and
                                                            will demonstrate and explain
                   10:30              Results               classic prototypes of masculine     Chairman of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The
                                                            and feminine facial features.       Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a
                                                            He will discuss a variety of        board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon
                                                            options for feminizing facial
                                                            features and demonstrate that       specializing in all types of transgender surgery. He is also
                                                            in the majority of cases,           Director and Chief Surgeon at The Philadelphia Center for
                                                            excellent results can be            Transgender Surgery. The Center represents a team of
                                                            obtained without extensive,
                                                            expensive, and high risk            more than eighty professionals who have expertise in
                                                            cranio-facial surgery. Several      servicing the surgical and non-surgical needs of
                                                            cases are shown demonstrating       transgender individuals. It is one of the few
                                                            excellent natural results from
                                                            selective and customized facial     comprehensive centers of its type in the United States. He
                                                            feminization procedures.            is a founding member and Past President of the Section of
                                                                                                Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a member of the
                                                                                                 Board of Governors of The American College of
                                                                                                 Osteopathic Surgeons.




Dr. Sherman Leis   Sat.    Conference   MTF Top and            Multiple options for breast       Reconstructive Surgery at The Philadelphia College of
                                                               augmentation will be discussed
                   2:00                 Bottom Surgery:        and demonstrated including        Osteopathic Medicine. He is a board certified plastic and
                                        How It's Done at       choice of incisions, shape and    reconstructive surgeon specializing in all types of
                                        The Philadelphia       size of implant, saline versus    transgender surgery. He is also Director and Chief
                                                               silicone, placement of implants
                                        Center for             above or below the muscle, etc.   Surgeon at The Philadelphia Center for Transgender
                                        Transgender Surgery    Dr. Leis will also discuss his    Surgery. The Center represents a team of more than
                                                               technique of one-stage            eighty professionals who have expertise in servicing the
                                                               vaginoplasty utilizing the
                                                               penile inversion technique,       surgical and non-surgical needs of transgender
                                                               neo-clitoris construction, and    individuals. It is one of the few comprehensive centers of
                                                               scrotal skin graft to increase    its type in the United States. He is a founding member
                                                               vaginal depth. Multiple recent
                                                               cases will be demonstrated to     and Past President of the Section of Plastic and
                                                               show the natural results          Reconstructive Surgery and a member of the Board of
                                                               obtained with these techniques.   Governors of The American College of Osteopathic
                                                                                                 Surgeons.
Dr. Toby Meltzer   Sat.    Oakwood B    Male to Female         PowerPoint Presentation           Dr. Toby Meltzer graduated from LSU Medical School in
                                                               discussing current surgical
                   10:30                Genital                techniques; discussion of         1983 and is board certified in both General and Plastic
                                        Reconstructive         procedures, risks and             Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society
                                        Surgery, Facial        complications; before and after   of Plastic Surgeons. He started practicing at Oregon
                                                               photos; question and answer
                                        Feminization, Breast   time. He is available for brief   Health Sciences University in 1990 and began private
                                        Augmentation, Body     individual one on one visits.     practice in 1996 in Portland, Oregon. He moved to
                                        Contouring             You may contact our office at     Scottsdale, Arizona in 1993. He has privileges at
                                                               866-876-6329 if you wish to
                                                               schedule a one on one visit.      Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Campus at the Greenbaum
                                                               Formal consultations need to      Surgery Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Campus.
                                                               be scheduled at our Scottsdale    He has a private practice located in Scottsdale. Dr.
                                                               office at 866-876-6329.
                                                                                                 Meltzer performs approximately 200 Genital
                                                                                                 Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) cases per year. He
                                                                                                 performs both MTF and FTM genital reconstruction
                                                                                                 surgery; facial feminization; chest surgery; and repairs and
                                                                                                 revisions.
Dr. Toby Meltzer &   Fri.     Oakwood A     Female to Male        PowerPoint Presentation            Dr. Toby Meltzer graduated from LSU Medical School in
                                                                  discussing current surgical
Dr. Burt Webb        9:00 &                 Genital               techniques; discussion of          1983 and is board certified in both General and Plastic
                     10:30                  Reconstructive        procedures, risks and              Surgery. He is an active member of the American Society
                                            Surgery, Chest        complications; before and after    of Plastic Surgeons. He started practicing at Oregon
                                                                  photos; question and answer
                                            Surgery,              time. He is available for brief    Health Sciences University in 1990 and began private
                                            Revision/Repair       individual one on one visits.      practice in 1996 in Portland, Oregon. He moved to
                                            Surgery, Body         You may contact our office at      Scottsdale, Arizona in 1993. He has privileges at
                                                                  866-876-6329 if you wish to
                                            Contouring and Dr.    schedule a one on one visit.       Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Campus at the Greenbaum
                                            Burt Webb             Formal consultations need to       Surgery Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Campus.
                                            presenting on         be scheduled at our Scottsdale     He has a private practice located in Scottsdale. Dr.
                                                                  office at 866-876-6329.
                                            Hysterectomy,                                            Meltzer performs approximately 200 Genital
                                            Oophorectomy and                                         Reconstruction Surgery (GRS) cases per year. He
                                            Vaginectomy.                                             performs both MTF and FTM genital reconstruction
                                                                                                     surgery; facial feminization; chest surgery; and repairs and
                                                                                                     revisions. (DR. BURT WEBB'S BIO TO FOLLOW
Emily Ashcroft       Thu.     Azalea        Passable, Possible,   Being transgendered is about       I am a lifelong transgendered person who first discovered
                                                                  discovering yourself all over
                     9:00                   Plausible Gaining     again and learning to accept the   my feminine side at the age of five, and has been living in
                                            Acceptance in         'new' you. This seminar deals      a dual gender role for more than 50 years. Fighting to find
                                            Private and Public    with achieving acceptance          myself through childhood, adolescences, marriage and
                                                                  through the process of self
                                                                  discovery. We will discuss the     raising a family I have grown to know and understand
                                                                  physical, mental and emotional     myself better in each challenge I faced. Having dealt with
                                                                  aspects of your personal being     almost every possible situation that can be faced, both
                                                                  and using this understanding to
                                                                  gain self acceptance. We will      good and bad I have a unique perspective on what it takes
                                                                  review established definitions     to accept yourself and be accepted by others.
                                                                  of various transgendered
                                                                  conditions to help in
                                                                  understanding ourselves better.
                                                                  We will also explore gaining
                                                                  acceptance in public by
                                                                  developing an understanding of
                                                                  your personal goals and
                                                                  building the self confidence
                                                                  necessary to achieve them. We
                                                                  will also briefly discuss
                                                                  personality types and how they
                                                                  help in understanding ourselves
                                                                  and establishing our place in
                                                                  society.
Holly Boswell        Sat.     Maplewood B   Transgender Spirit    Beyond the mechanics of            A co-founder and architect of SCC's innovative seminars
                                                                  "passing" and the politics of
                     3:30                   Circle                gender, we have a deeper need      since 1991, Holly also founded the first "open" trans
                                                                  to find our spiritual strength     support network in the Southeastern US in 1986 in
                                                                  within a supportive                Asheville, NC. In 1993, s/he founded Kindred Spirits, a
                                                         community. You are invited to      trans-spiritual community network, and has built a year-
                                                         enter this "sacred space", to
                                                         explore this aspect of your        round retreat facilty for gender & spiritually questioning
                                                         gender journey in a very safe      people. Holly's work centers around the awakening of our
                                                         and loving environment.            spirit within Nature, and transcending the paradigms of
                                                                                            gender to further human evolution and all beings.
James P. Thomas,   Fri.   Azalea   Changing male         Feminization Laryngoplasty         Dr. James Thomas is a laryngologist, an ENT surgeon
                                                         (FemLar) is a type of vocal
MD                 3:30            voice to female       cord (laryngeal) surgery           who limits his practice to voice disorders. He trained in
                                   voice: Feminization   designed to obtain a more          Pennsylvania and Illinois followed by a fellowship at
                                   Laryngoplasty         feminine sounding voice in the     Loyola University in Chicago. His laryngology practice is
                                                         male to female transgender
                                                         patient. Several types of          in Portland, Oregon. His current involvement with Vocal
                                                         procedures target the frequency    pitch change is as a surgical specialist of the voice. He has
                                                         or pitch of the resting speaking   been developing the above procedure (FemLar) over the
                                                         voice to some degree.
                                                         Feminization Laryngoplasty         past 6 years and has presented preliminary results at
                                                         changes the pitch as well as       previous meetings.
                                                         some of the resonance
                                                         characteristics of the speaking
                                                         voice by changing the
                                                         configuration of the vocal tract
                                                         and not just the vocal cords
                                                         themselves. Vocal cord tuning
                                                         performed with a KTP Laser
                                                         will be discussed. Video and
                                                         audio recordings of normal
                                                         vocal cords, as well as
                                                         recordings of patient voices
                                                         undergoing the various
                                                         procedures, should offer the
                                                         audience a better understanding
                                                         of the voice as well as a better
                                                         comparison of the results of
                                                         these procedures than numbers
                                                         alone do. Feminization
                                                         Laryngoplasty will also be
                                                         compared with CricoThryoid
                                                         Approximation (CTA), which
                                                         is designed to place the voice
                                                         into a permanent falsetto.
Jamie Nicole     Thu    Maplewood   Why Can't I Just Be   whether the result of genetic or    I knew from the age of 5 or 6 that something was different
                        A                                 social factors, or a combination
Anderson         2:00               A Woman               of both, the fact is we exist.      about me. When my father informed me that "boys dont
                                                          Successfully completing             wear dresses", I spent nearly a life time in denial of my
                                                          transition can be very              true self. I spent 3 years in the US Army, then 6 years in
                                                          financially challenging as well
                                                          as socially challenging. Jamie      the USMC desperately trying to fill the gender role that
                                                          Nicole Anderson will share her      society expected of me. I married, had a son and turned to
                                                          life story and how she              truck driving. After a marriage separation in 2001, I
                                                          completed her own transition in
                                                          Bangkok, Thailand through           finally decided to seek an answer to my feelings through
                                                          sheer determination,                therapy, and I got an unexpected answer. I suffered
                                                          persistence and true grit despite   financial setbacks from an employers bankruptcy in 2002,
                                                          many setbacks and several
                                                          suicide attempts along her          on the verge of being evicted from my housing and
                                                          journey.                            survived several suicide attempts thinking I'd be stuck in
                                                                                              the body I was born into. I enrolled in a community
                                                                                              college in 2005 as an xray tech. In 2007, I finally went full
                                                                                              time and a legal change of name. In 2008, I had all my
                                                                                              legal documents corrected after surgery. A few months
                                                                                              later, I was kicked out of college for refusing to use a
                                                                                              designated restroom in the hospital during clinical
                                                                                              rotations. I sued the school in 2 jurisdictions, winning one
                                                                                              and one still pending. I transferred to Millersville
                                                                                              University in 2009. I now do guest lectures at several local
                                                                                              colleges and universities speaking about sociological
                                                                                              concepts and how they apply to the LGBTcommunity as
                                                                                              well as telling my life story to bring about awareness and
                                                                                              education.
Jeanine Ruhsam   Fri.   Gardenia    The Quest:            This participatory workshop         Jeanine Ruhsam has been the President of TransCentralPA
                                                          explores the philosophical,
                 2:00               Balancing the Gift    historical and spiritual reality    (www.transcentralpa.org) for the past seven years. She is
                                    of Both Genders       of those of us who are neither      the co-founder and co-chair of the Keystone Conference:
                                                          men, nor women…but both.          A Celebration of Gender Diversity (www.keystone-
                                                          While we usually refer to
                                                          ourselves as Transgender, and       conference.org) held each March in Harrisburg, PA.
                                                          while we conform to the             Jeanine serves on the board of directors of the LGBT
                                                          gender binary in our need to        Center Coalition of Central PA, and is a former board
                                                          survive financially and
                                                          socially, we truly are both/and,    member of IFGE (International Foundation for Gender
                                                          not either/or.                      Education). She lives with her spouse in central
                                                                                              Pennsylvania.
Jeff Graham           Sat.    Maplewood B   Speaking Out for      With the favorable ruling in       Jeff Graham is the Executive Director of Georgia
                                                                  Vandy Beth Glen's lawsuit
                      10:30                 Equality - Using      against the State of Georgia,      Equality. Jamie Roberts is the co-chair of Georgia
                                            Your Story To         we have more power to change       Equality and a long-time board member of Atlanta Gender
                                            Advance               laws than ever before. The         Explorations.
                                                                  implementation of policies and
                                            Transgender Rights    passage of legislation ensuring
                                                                  that transgender and gender
                                                                  nonconforming individuals are
                                                                  not discriminated against in
                                                                  terms of employment, housing
                                                                  and public accommodations is
                                                                  one of the most important
                                                                  advocacy goals for our
                                                                  community. However,
                                                                  successful advocacy efforts
                                                                  require direct participation
                                                                  from the transgender
                                                                  community. Too often efforts
                                                                  to include gender identity and
                                                                  expression into policies or
                                                                  legislation are stalled because
                                                                  no one from the transgender
                                                                  community is willing or able to
                                                                  put a face on the issue.
                                                                  Coming out is never easy, but
                                                                  the rewards can be great.
                                                                  Representatives from three
                                                                  organizations doing this work
                                                                  in the south will share
                                                                  information on how to
                                                                  effectively share your story
                                                                  with elected officials and other
                                                                  key decision makers.
Jeffrey Spiegel, MD   Sat.    Oakwood B     Facial Feminization   Dr. Spiegel will review the        Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel is Chief of the Division of Facial
                                                                  goals and methods of facial
                      9:00                  Surgery:              feminization surgery. Post-        Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Boston Medical
                                            Maximizing Results    operative photos will be           Center and holds academic appointments in the
                                                                  shown. There will be a             Departments of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck
                                                                  discussion of what procedures
                                                                  are available, how to maximize     Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the Boston University
                                                                  results, risks, and how new        School of Medicine. His practice specializes in Facial
                                                                  technologies and advances          Feminization Surgery. He sees patients in his state-of-the-
                                                                  have allowed for improving
                                                                  structural changes to bone.        art Chestnut Hill private office.
                                                                  Since 2004 Dr. Spiegel has
                                                                  performed well over 600 FFS
                                                                  procedures! During SCC, Dr.
                                                                  Spiegel is happy to answer any
                                                                  questions and will be providing
                                                                  complimentary consultations
                                                                  for any interested guests.
                                                                   Contact us at 617-566-3223.




Jenilee Dowling,       Fri.   Gardenia     "The Partner's          Those of us who fall in love       Jenilee A. Dowling is a Master's Level Social Worker
                                                                   and choose to date
MSW                    9:00                Transition" - a group   transgendered individuals go       (MSW) with a passion to work solely with the
                                           for partners to talk    through our own transition.        Transgender Community as a Psychotherapist. Her
                                           about their personal    Many of us struggle with our       background includes working with all age groups within
                                                                   own sexual identity, while
                                           transition while        others know exactly who they       various oppressed communities including GLBTQI youth,
                                           supporting their        are and the struggle is getting    domestic violence, long term care, developmental
                                           trans loved one.        the rest of the world to see       disabilities, and substance abuse. She is also a Spiritual
                                                                   them that way. I'd like to
                                                                   provide a safe space for           Advisor who specializes in Tarot.
                                                                   partners to explore and discuss
                                                                   their own personal transitions.
                                                                   A chance to talk about our
                                                                   experiences supporting our
                                                                   transgender lover while also
                                                                   going through our own
                                                                   personal journey of self-
                                                                   discovery.
Jennifer A. Burnett,   Fri.   Conference   'Wholistic'             'Wholistic' Healthcare for TS's:   Jennifer A. Burnett, MS, MD, FAAFP Asst. Professor of
                                                                   Before, During and After
MS, MD, FAAFP          3:30                Healthcare for TS's:    Transitioning This                 Community Medicine, UCSF-Fresno; Faculty- Fresno
                                           Before, During and      presentation will concentrate      Family Practice Residency Program. Board-Certified in
                                           After Transitioning     on healthcare issues affecting     Family Practice; Fellow- AAFP; Member-
                                                                   T's beyond just cross-gender
                                                                   hormone treatment. It will deal    WPATH/HBIGDA, IFGE; UCSF Centers of Excellence
                                                                   with the psychological and         for TG Healthcare- Medical Advisory Board. Practicing
                                                                   emotional stressors                Physician, Selma CA- Family Medicine with Obstetrics
                                                                   encountered by T's, 'deleting'
                                                                   unhealthy pre-transition habits    and Transgender Medicine. Presenter at National TG
                                                                   to reduce health risks during      Conferences including IFGE, Esprit, Southern Comfort,
                                                                   transition thereby cultivating a   Gender Spectrum, the Philadelphia Trans Health
                                                                   new lifestyle to go along with
                                                                   your new gender, and will          Conference, the TG Religious Leader's Summit, the 2009
                                                                   cover the health maintenance       & 2011 WPATH International Symposiums and the
                                                                   problems important to T's after    American Academy of Family Physicians 2010 Nat.
                                                                   transitioning.
                                                                                                      Scientific Assembly- on the medical and spiritual aspects
                                                                                                      of GID. California’s 2009 LGBT Delegate to the
                                                                                                      AAFP’s National Congress of Special Constituencies
                                                                                                      and recipient of UCSF Chancellor's Award for LGBT
                                                                                                      Leadership in 2009.
Jennifer A. Burnett,   Thu.   Maplewood B   Cross-Gender           This Workshop will consist of       Jennifer A. Burnett, MS, MD, FAAFP Asst. Professor of
                                                                   a Power Point presentation
MS, MD, FAAFP          3:30                 Hormone Treatment      followed by a question and          Community Medicine, UCSF-Fresno; Faculty- Fresno
                                            for GID                answer/discussion of the            Family Practice Residency Program. Board-Certified in
                                                                   different hormonal treatment        Family Practice; Fellow- AAFP; Member-
                                                                   programs used for medical
                                                                   transition from one gender          WPATH/HBIGDA, IFGE; UCSF Centers of Excellence
                                                                   presentation to another, the        for TG Healthcare- Medical Advisory Board. Practicing
                                                                   risks and benefits and side         Physician, Selma CA- Family Medicine with Obstetrics
                                                                   effects. It will also discuss the
                                                                   ancillary testing and               and Transgender Medicine. Presenter at National TG
                                                                   additional/adjunct medications      Conferences including IFGE, Esprit, Southern Comfort,
                                                                   recommended for those               Gender Spectrum, the Philadelphia Trans Health
                                                                   undergoing cross-gender
                                                                   transition.                         Conference, the TG Religious Leader’s Summit, the
                                                                                                       2009 & 2011 WPATH International Symposiums and the
                                                                                                       American Academy of Family Physicians 2010 Nat.
                                                                                                       Scientific Assembly- on the medical and spiritual aspects
                                                                                                       of GID. California’s 2009 LGBT Delegate to the
                                                                                                       AAFP’s National Congress of Special Constituencies
                                                                                                       and recipient of UCSF Chancellor’s Award for LGBT
                                                                                                       Leadership in 2009. (113 words)
Jennifer Finney        Fri.   Maplewood B   Identity, Story, and   Jenny Boylan's SHE'S NOT            Jennifer Finney Boylan is professor of English at Colby
                                                                   THERE was one of the first
Boylan                 2:00                 Memory: with           bestselling books by a trans        College in Maine. Author of 13 books, she is also a
                                            Jennifer Finney        American. Now, on the               regular columnist for the New York Times. Jenny has
                                            Boylan.                occasion of the books 10th          appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Live with Larry
                                                                   anniversary, Jenny reads from
                                                                   the new edition, including a        King, the Today Show, CBS News' 48 Hours, and been
                                                                   sneak preview of the new            the subject of a documentary on the History Channel. She
                                                                   epilogue. Jenny will also read      currently serves on the national board of directors of
                                                                   from her new book, STUCK IN
                                                                   THE MIDDLE WITH YOU:                GLAAD, (Gay and Lesbian Americans Against
                                                                   Parenthood in Three Genders,        Defamation), the LGBT media watchdog group.
                                                                   being published by Random
                                                                   House simultaneously with the
                                                                   new memoir. Reading and
                                                                   discussion.
Jessica Ryan   Thu.   Azalea   Who are you and      Have you ever tried to get         Professional cosmetologist, Jessica is the owner of It's A
                                                    answers from your friends,
               3:30            why are you here ?   your religious advisor, your       Girl Productions. She has been helping the transgender
                                                    psychic, your card reader?         Community with image and inter -beauty showing TG
                                                    There is a now an opportunity,     women that “ You are Beautiful now she would like to
                                                    on the planet, that allows you
                                                    to sit with one that can help      share a very special person that has help guide her though
                                                    you obtain clarity for you what    the hard times in life. M.J. Hoffman is the conduit/
                                                    your purpose is: Why you are       channeler for Simon the Peter. Her initial agreement with
                                                    here and who you can be.
                                                    Meet Simon the Peter, one of       Simon the Peter began in 2007 with 90 days of channeling
                                                    the disciples. One who is here     his words. This brought forth the first book, "Stand In
                                                    now to facilitate changes on       Your Light". Since then M.J. has given Simon's words of
                                                    planet of free choice, for those
                                                    who seek him out. Simon the        clarity, hope, and wisdom from the past, to people of all
                                                    Peter is channeled by MJ           walks of life. She has been channeling Simon in group and
                                                    Hoffman. Channeling is unlike      individual settings since 2007 explaining past, present,
                                                    your experience of being with a
                                                    psychic, where predictions can     and future topics. www.simonthepeter.com
                                                    be made, or definite dates and
                                                    times are given. It is different
                                                    than talking to a friend or
                                                    trying to fall into living with
                                                    rules and regulations. It is
                                                    indistinguishable from when
                                                    you are talking with a long lost
                                                    friend that has no judgments or
                                                    assessments of who you are.
                                                    He knows you not by your
                                                    name or how you present
                                                    yourself, but by the energy of
                                                    your spirit. He speaks to you
                                                    about those things that you
                                                    might not be aware of, but you
                                                    have agreed to learn during this
                                                    life time. He is in love with
                                                    you before you even sit in front
                                                    of him. He allows you to be in
                                                    your true self. He guides you
                                                    through the trials and
                                                    tribulations that you might be
                                                    having in all aspects of your
                                                    life. He allows you to be
                                                    released from burdens that you
                                                    carry with you through
                                                    understanding and compassion.
                                                    He helps to influence you in
                                                    understanding the why's• of
                                                    life.
Jillian Blum, Ed.S.   Fri.   Maplewood   When One               When transgender individuals        Jillian Blum is a doctoral student in the Counselor
                             A                                  transition, their partners must
                      9:00               Transitions, We All    find ways to adapt and gain         Education and Supervision Department at The
                                         Transition: How        support during this process as      Pennsylvania State University. She has a Master's and
                                         Wellness Based         well. This seminar will provide     Specialist's degree in Professional Counseling from
                                                                a strategic framework for how
                                         Therapy Can Help       partners can adapt to this          Georgia State University and a Bachelor's degree in
                                         Partners Adapt         transition from a therapeutic       Psychology from The University of Georgia. Her research
                                                                wellness perspective. This          interests include transgender couples and development of
                                                                perspective emphasizes the
                                                                partners strengths and their        interventions for transgender individuals with substance
                                                                holistic experience. Topics will    abuse issues. Pia Smal is a doctoral student in Counselor
                                                                include self-care approaches,       Education and Supervision at The Pennsylvania State
                                                                ways to enhance
                                                                communication with their            University. She holds a Master's degree in Mental Health
                                                                partners, and how to develop        Counseling and a Bachelor's degree in English and
                                                                their self-identity within this     Women's Studies. Clinically, she has worked with a wide
                                                                evolving relationship.
                                                                                                    variety of LGBT individuals. Her research interests
                                                                                                    include working with transgender children, bisexual
                                                                                                    identity development, self-injury, and multicultural
                                                                                                    counseling. Before pursuing her current degree, Pia
                                                                                                    worked as a Business Analyst, Cold Fusion Developer,
                                                                                                    Certified Usability Analyst, and Corporate Trainer in the
                                                                                                    Technology Sector for 14 years.
Joel B. Beck, MD      Fri.   Camellia    TBA (He is             TBA (He is updating for this        Dr. Joel Beck is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and
                                                                year) - Joel is redoing his
                      2:00               updating for this      description. The following is       brings the highest standards of medical excellence to
                                         year) Surgical         an earlier one! During Dr.          procedures of breast, body, and face. His technical skill,
                                         Refinements for        Beck's lecture, you will be         artistic sense, and sound judgment have earned him a
                                                                introduced to key points in his
                                         Transgender Patients   philosophy and care of the          reputation for providing his clients with fresh, natural
                                                                transgender patient. By             appearing results. Dr. Beck's extensive training includes
                                                                knowing the typical differences     research and clinical experience in Burn Surgery, a
                                                                between the male and female
                                                                bony structures of the face, you    Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery, and intensive Plastic
                                                                will learn and become more          Surgery and Reconstructive training. While Bay Area
                                                                familiar with surgical              Aesthetic Surgery is almost entirely dedicated to aesthetic
                                                                procedures that will soften,
                                                                feminize and enhance your           procedures, Dr. Beck's background in Microsurgery and
                                                                natural beauty. Taking              Reconstructive Surgery give him a powerful aspect on
                                                                advantage of one's facial assets,   anatomy, spatial relationships, and healing - all critical
                                                                allows the patient to retain a
                                                                sense of self while femininity      components of a great cosmetic result. Dr. Beck has
                                                                is obtained. Dr. Beck               developed empathy, compassion, and a gentle approach as
                                                                understands that each               a result of treating those with devastating malformations
                                                                individual has different
                                                                aesthetic desires and is able to    and trauma. His ability to form connections with aesthetic
                                                                work with the patient to            patients puts them at ease and allows a comfortable
                                                                develop a personalized              exchange of ideas and information throughout the course
                                                      individual surgical plan that fits   of treatment.
                                                      the patient's lifestyle. Because
                                                      of Dr. Beck's complex surgical
                                                      training, more advanced
                                                      surgical manipulation can also
                                                      be obtained in those who need
                                                      more aggressive changes to the
                                                      face and body. Our Bay Area
                                                      facility is an international hub
                                                      for Feminization and
                                                      Masculinization surgery. With
                                                      Dr. Marci Bowers, the two
                                                      surgeons are at the forefront of
                                                      holistic care for the transgender
                                                      individuals. This will be
                                                      touched on in addition to
                                                      presenting before and after
                                                      photos.
Joel B. Beck, MD   Sat.   Gardenia   Looking at the   TBA (He is updating for this         Dr. Joel Beck is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and
                                                      year) - Joel is redoing his
                   2:00              whole picture    description. The following is        brings the highest standards of medical excellence to
                                                      an earlier one! During Dr.           procedures of breast, body, and face. His technical skill,
                                                      Beck's lecture, you will be          artistic sense, and sound judgment have earned him a
                                                      introduced to key points in his
                                                      philosophy and care of the           reputation for providing his clients with fresh, natural
                                                      transgender patient. By              appearing results. Dr. Beck's extensive training includes
                                                      knowing the typical differences      research and clinical experience in Burn Surgery, a
                                                      between the male and female
                                                      bony structures of the face, you     Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery, and intensive Plastic
                                                      will learn and become more           Surgery and Reconstructive training. While Bay Area
                                                      familiar with surgical               Aesthetic Surgery is almost entirely dedicated to aesthetic
                                                      procedures that will soften,
                                                      feminize and enhance your            procedures, Dr. Beck's background in Microsurgery and
                                                      natural beauty. Taking               Reconstructive Surgery give him a powerful aspect on
                                                      advantage of one's facial assets,    anatomy, spatial relationships, and healing - all critical
                                                      allows the patient to retain a
                                                      sense of self while femininity       components of a great cosmetic result. Dr. Beck has
                                                      is obtained. Dr. Beck                developed empathy, compassion, and a gentle approach as
                                                      understands that each                a result of treating those with devastating malformations
                                                      individual has different
                                                      aesthetic desires and is able to     and trauma. His ability to form connections with aesthetic
                                                      work with the patient to             patients puts them at ease and allows a comfortable
                                                      develop a personalized               exchange of ideas and information throughout the course
                                                      individual surgical plan that fits
                                                      the patient's lifestyle. Because     of treatment.
                                                      of Dr. Beck's complex surgical
                                                      training, more advanced
                                                      surgical manipulation can also
                                                      be obtained in those who need
                                                      more aggressive changes to the
                                                      face and body. Our Bay Area
                                                      facility is an international hub
                                                            for Feminization and
                                                            Masculinization surgery. With
                                                            Dr. Marci Bowers, the two
                                                            surgeons are at the forefront of
                                                            holistic care for the transgender
                                                            individuals. This will be
                                                            touched on in addition to
                                                            presenting before and after
                                                            photos.




John J. Warrener   Thu    Oakwood B   Everything A          Corsets are a powerful tool to      John Warrener created teh Glamour Boutique as a website
                                                            creating in feminine shaping
                   2:00               Beginner Ever         for the male body. Many             in 1996. He has developed and designed many products
                                      Needed To Know        people are reluctant to actually    for the TG market including dresses, corsetry,
                                      About Corsets         make the step to own a corset       breastforms, wigs, etc. This September he will be
                                                            because they believe that they
                                                            are too difficult to wear           launching a new website called TGFASHIONS.COM with
                                                            correctly. This seminar should      a brand new product line of corsets and cleavage creating
                                                            help take the mystery out for       well as well as dresses and clothing for the T GAL.
                                                            them. Topics include: -The
                                                            Benefits of Wearing a Corset -
                                                            Picking the Correct Corset -
                                                            Corsets for the Male Body
                                                            versus Corsets for the Female
                                                            Body -How to Lace Yourself
                                                            In to A Corset By Yourself -
                                                            Custom Corsets verus Off the
                                                            Rack Ones Participants are
                                                            invited to bring in their current
                                                            shapewear for evaluation
                                                            and/or guidance.
Jon / Beth Davis   Fri.   Maplewood   WIGS...FAKE OR        Discussion: To determine if         Beth Boye (aka Jon Davis) is a successful "appearance
                          A                                 you need custom hair
                   2:00               REAL. An              intervention or particular kinds    designer" and salon owner in Austin, TX. Beth is the
                                      alternative hair      of weaves and what those            producer of the #1 Best Selling Transformation DVD in
                                      solution to helping   weaves are. Discussion:             the world. She has been instructing make up and wig
                                                            Types of wigs, how to style
                                      you make wigs look    them and make any wig look          artistry for over two decades in the transgender
                                      REAL.                 real.                               community. Beth also serves a high volume of TG clients
                                                                                                with their hair styling needs.
Jon / Beth Davis   Thu    Maplewood B   Contouring Make-       The concept of transforming a      Transformations owner, and Austin native, Jon Davis has
                                                               man's face into that of a woman
                   2:00                 Up: Transformations    depends on the subtle art of       been demonstrating his talent and distinctive technique for
                                                               contouring. Jon's technique is     contouring make-up for transforming men's faces into
                                                               simply the best. He will be        women's for almost twenty years. Being transgendered
                                                               discussing his theory and
                                                               giving away make-up secrets.       himself, gives his area of study an ongoing thesis to work
                                                               Proposal Abstract This             from and add to. Jon lived as a woman from ages 20 -
                                                               program has been put together      25 in Texas. He has done make-up and hair for Victoria's
                                                               with one goal in mind: to help
                                                               you achieve a believable,          Secret catalogs, as well as many other ad campaigns,
                                                               feminine appearance through        fashion shows, and national beauty pageants and is a much
                                                               the proper application of make-    sought after bridal appearance designer. Using his
                                                               up. There is an awful lot of
                                                               makeup advice available out        contouring effect on women everyday. His book
                                                               there from a great many            Complete Confidence A Guide to Crossdressing Make-
                                                               sources almost all of it meant     up• and top selling instructional DVD both showcase his
                                                               for women. This workshop
                                                               will demonstrate how a man's       mastery of contouring make-up and his ability to educate
                                                               facial features can be contoured   both novice and advanced crossdressers with precious
                                                               and softened with cosmetics to     information on making their own look more passable.
                                                               hide more prominent masculine
                                                               features and create a more         Jon travels to many of the transgender conferences around
                                                               feminine appearance.               the country as his alter ego Beth Boye. You can always
                                                               Workshop Objectives: To            find him working tirelessly in the vendor's area doing
                                                               educate attendees on the
                                                               meaning of contouring makep,       makeovers and also as hostess to conference seminars on
                                                               To disseminate professional        makeup and wig styling, as well as social events. Jon is
                                                               advice to beginners, To update     currently working on a new series of educational books
                                                               attendees on the new
                                                               contouring updates for 2012        and videos on make-up, wig and hairstyling, and feminine
                                                                                                  deportment. Jon enjoys meeting with so many of our
                                                                                                  transgendered sisters from all over the world and he looks
                                                                                                  forward to an exciting future as one of the premier
                                                                                                  makeup artists in the TG community, illuminating friends
                                                                                                  and clients with forward thinking cosmetics information
                                                                                                  for a new century
Judy Marshall      Thu.   Maplewood     The Comfortable        How to cope with being a           Judy is a life-long crossdresser, married with three sons
                          A                                    crossdresser or knowing one.
                   9:00                 Crossdresser or life   Discussion of the many real        and 14 grandchildren. National Outreach Manager for
                                        is too short to take   problems confrontiong              Tri-ess. Very outgoing personality. Life member in
                                        seriously.             Transgendered individuals on       VFW, DAV, Tri-ess, NRA. Secretary for local FOE and
                                                               their path to being comfortable
                                                               in who they are. Laced with        several Tri-ess chapters. Active in local Transgendered
                                                               some humor along with              organizations, Public speaker for equality at business and
                                                               questions, answers, and real       colleges.
                                                               life situations and personal
                                                               observations.
Kathe Perez   Sat.    Oakwood A   BEYOND THE         The Nine Elements of an            Kathe Perez is an internationally recognized expert in the
                                                     Exceptional Feminine Voice
              10:30               FUNDAMENTALS:      program is where it all begins.    care and training of the human voice. She is the founder
                                  from passable to   For those of you who have          and president of Exceptional Voice, Inc. As a certified
                                  beautiful          been working on your voice,        Speech-Language Pathologist, Kathe has been working in
                                                     but haven't quite achieved the
                                                     voice of your dreams, this         the field since 1986. She has been providing voice
                                                     workshop will take you into the    feminization therapy for the TG community for years and
                                                     land where the big girls play.     has helped thousands gain confidence in the way they
                                                     Dare to go where you've never
                                                     gone before.                       speak. Kathe presents at TG conferences around the
                                                                                        United States informing and demonstrating voice
                                                                                        feminization therapy techniques and exercises. This is her
                                                                                        9th time presenting at Southern Comfort Conference.
                                                                                        Together with her collaborative partner, Lynn Skinner,
                                                                                        Kathe has produced her voice feminization program in the
                                                                                        internationally acclaimed audio series: Fundamentals of
                                                                                        Your Feminine Voice, which is available for purchase
                                                                                        here: www.voicefeminization.com. Kathe released her
                                                                                        first CD in the advanced series Beyond the Fundaments,
                                                                                        which is available for purchase here: www.beyond-the-
                                                                                        fundamentals.com. In the summer 2012, Kathe, with her
                                                                                        colleague Amadhia will release a guided mediation two
                                                                                        CD set ($47.00) to assist with your voice feminization
                                                                                        therapy. Visit www.feminessence.com. You can reach
                                                                                        Kathe by telephone at 1-866-4-MY-VOICE, by email at
                                                                                        info@exceptionalvoic.com and via her websites at
                                                                                        www.exceptionalvoice.com or www.askkatheperez.com
                                                                                        or her YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/tgvoice.
Kathe Perez   Fri.    Maplewood   FUNDAMENTALS       Baffled? Confused? Frustrated?     Kathe Perez is an internationally recognized expert in the
                      A                              Is your voice making you
              10:30               OF YOUR            crazy? This workshop will          care and training of the human voice. She is the founder
                                  FEMININE VOICE:    provide you with the               and president of Exceptional Voice, Inc. As a certified
                                  from he to she     fundamentals elements for          Speech-Language Pathologist, Kathe has been working in
                                                     changing your voice. Male and
                                                     female speech and voice            the field since 1986. She has been providing voice
                                                     characteristics will be            feminization therapy for the TG community for years and
                                                     discussed. Techniques and          has helped thousands gain confidence in the way they
                                                     exercises for creating the voice
                                                     of your dreams will be             speak. Kathe presents at TG conferences around the
                                                     demonstrated.                      United States informing and demonstrating voice
                                                                                        feminization therapy techniques and exercises. This is her
                                                                                        9th time presenting at Southern Comfort Conference.
                                                                                        Together with her collaborative partner, Lynn Skinner,
                                                                                        Kathe has produced her voice feminization program in the
                                                                                                internationally acclaimed audio series: Fundamentals of
                                                                                                Your Feminine Voice, which is available for purchase
                                                                                                here: www.voicefeminization.com. Kathe released her
                                                                                                first CD in the advanced series Beyond the Fundaments,
                                                                                                which is available for purchase here: www.beyond-the-
                                                                                                fundamentals.com. In the summer 2012, Kathe, with her
                                                                                                colleague Amadhia will release a guided mediation two
                                                                                                CD set ($47.00) to assist with your voice feminization
                                                                                                therapy. Visit www.feminessence.com. You can reach
                                                                                                Kathe by telephone at 1-866-4-MY-VOICE, by email at
                                                                                                info@exceptionalvoic.com and via her websites at
                                                                                                www.exceptionalvoice.com or www.askkatheperez.com.
Katherine Blanchard   Thu.   Conference   Changing The Sex   Vocal sex or gender. What is it    A singer and audio Engineer, Katherine Blanchard has
                                                             that makes you sound male or
                      3:30                Of Your Voice      female? Is it pitch? Resonance?    been playing, experimenting and working with her voice
                                                             Or perhaps something               since the age of three. Katie studied classical voice
                                                             different? After all, Beatrice     technique in college — and applied what she learned to
                                                             Arthur had a lower speaking
                                                             voice than Neil Sedaka and yet     the problem of singing professionally for five nights a
                                                             no one thinks Neil is Nelly, nor   week without loosing her voice. Katie's other career in
                                                             Bea Bert. Is the sex of your       sound reinforcement and recording has honed her listening
                                                             voice something inborn and
                                                             determined by genetics? Or, is     skills to a fine edge. By the time she was confronted with
                                                             the gender of your speaking        the challenge of her own voice transition, Katie had over
                                                             voice something you acquire?       thirty years of experience, both performing with and
                                                             Something you learn? Much
                                                             like an accent? In this            listening to the human voice.      An electronics engineer
                                                             seminar, we will explore the       and service professional with over twenty years of
                                                             inner workings of the human        experience, Kaylee Michaels has been playing with vocal
                                                             voice. Just how does your
                                                             larynx produce sound? And          technique since she worked up her first 'cartoon' voice as a
                                                             how do you shape that sound to     young child. While her experience with customer support
                                                             express your thoughts and          exposed her to a wealth of vocal and cultural diversity,
                                                             feelings? More importantly,
                                                             how does the way you shape         her technical background in voice reproduction and
                                                             that voice communicate to your     transmission filled out her understanding of what it is that
                                                             listeners your gender? And         makes us sound the way we do.
                                                             how do you change it?
Kathleen L. Farrell,   Thu.    Oakwood B   De-programming the     Looking on the other side of         Kathleen L. Farrell, Ph.D., practices in Pinellas County,
                                                                  the mirror, the dark side, where
Ph.D.                  10:30               Power of Pejoratives   old slings and arrows continue       Florida. Since 1985, she counsels individuals, their
                                                                  to pierce the psyche, this           significant others/families, and children/parents with
                                                                  presentation will look at ways       gender issues. In 1988 she founded StarBurst, the first
                                                                  to purge the scars and bruises
                                                                  that were the result of bullying,    Tampa Bay transgender support group and is an advisor to
                                                                  whether in or outside of the         Trans*Action Florida, a non-profit statewide transgender
                                                                  family. Sometimes these              equality organization. In 2010 she was instrumental in
                                                                  comments, Don't be a cry baby;
                                                                  You act like a little girl; What a   starting a transyouth parents group facilitated by a prof.
                                                                  loser; I hate                        For 7 years she ran transmen and transwomen groups and
                                                                  you;Sissy;Stupid;I'm going to        has passed the reins to a prof. Other credits: CNN film
                                                                  beat you up;• and much, much
                                                                  worse, become refrains in the        interview Her Name Was Steven and CBS 48 Hours'
                                                                  brain and thwart the individual      Trapped; in Trangender Tapestry: Maggie Becoming
                                                                  from becoming her or his real        Mark and The Power of One Little Pronoun; keynote
                                                                  self or living up to their true
                                                                  potential. This module will          speaker at a National Tri-Ess S.P.I.C.E. conference; 1995
                                                                  give an introduction from a          inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. At
                                                                  theoretical standpoint and then      Southern Comfort, 2011, she presented: Mind/body
                                                                  demonstrate steps to change
                                                                  these internalized, negative         congruity, the use of the mirror in gender psychotherapy.
                                                                  tapes that are mentally replayed
                                                                  over and over. The goal is to
                                                                  bring mind and body into
                                                                  congruency and to improve
                                                                  self-perception and self-
                                                                  confidence. Using the mirror
                                                                  and ego strengthening
                                                                  exercises based on proven
                                                                  principals used in brain
                                                                  training, this presentation will
                                                                  identify how, with
                                                                  reinforcement, new internal
                                                                  expressions can be created to
                                                                  change self-esteem and the
                                                                  help the individual better
                                                                  navigate a sometimes hostile
                                                                  external world.
Keegan & Blake         Fri.    Camellia    Transman Meet &
                       3:30                Greet
Kelly Morrissy         Thu.    Oakwood B   How the different      Learn how electrolysis really        Kelly Morrissy,L.E.,C.P.E. has been an electrologist since
                                                                  works. She will make points to
                       3:30                types of permanent     consider when planing hair           1986. Since then she has worked with over 500
                                           hair removal work      removal and transition. No           transgender people customizing treatment plans to best
                                           and guidance on        matter where you live, this          serve their needs. She is a member of the American
                                                                  session will help you find a
                                           planing hair removal   good electroligist. Topics           Electrology Association and treasurer of the Electrology
                                           and transition.        include how hair grows, the          Association of Illinois. In 1992 Kelly became a member of
                                                                  FDA recognized methods of
                                                             permanent hair removal and          the Chicago Gender Society and is a life time member of
                                                             how they work within your
                                                             skin. You will learn what you       Tri-Ess. Among her recognitions are the CGS Vendor of
                                                             should feel during a treatment      the year and Outstanding Service awards; also the Chi
                                                             so no matter which method is        Chaper Tri-Ess Humanitarian Award
                                                             used you know your achieving
                                                             permanency. Kelly will cover
                                                             the most common questions
                                                             about electrolysis such as how
                                                             long it will take, what it costs,
                                                             pain control and post treatment
                                                             healing. Also she will give you
                                                             insight on how to use laser and
                                                             electrolysis together.
Kevin Poling        Sat.   Azalea      High Quality Gender   Satori World Medical's Global       Mr. Poling is a seasoned customer service and travel
                                                             Transgender Program offers
                    2:00               Reassignment          individuals access to a high        professional with over 20 years of experience in the global
                                       Surgery at            quality network of US and           travel industry. He has undergone extensive training,
                                       Affordable Prices -   international hospitals and         specializing in the art and science of customer relationship
                                                             highly trained gender
                                       Satori World          reassignment surgeons, at           management. Mr. Poling also leads Satori World
                                       Medical               significant cost savings of up to   Medical's Global Transgender Program. In this role, Mr.
                                                             30-50% on surgical procedures.      Poling is responsible for the developing, coordinating and
                                                             Satori provides all travel and
                                                             related services to make this       ensuring the highest quality of patient service for the
                                                             transition as stress free as        program. Mr. Poling is highly involved in the LGBT
                                                             possible. Satori has contracted     community and has sponsored Transgender Day of
                                                             with the top gender
                                                             reassignment surgeons around        Remembrance in San Diego. He is a frequent speaker at
                                                             the world, such as Dr. Preecha      transgender conferences throughout the country such as
                                                             in Bangkok, Thailand and Dr.        Southern Comfort, TransOhio and Be-All.
                                                             Brassard in Montreal, Canada.
                                                             In the United States we work
                                                             with Dr. Beck, feminization
                                                             plastic surgeon, in San Mateo,
                                                             California.
Leah Marie Valdes   Fri.   Oakwood B   Transgender Journey   Updated version of this factual     Leah M. Valdes, M.D., F.A.C.S, is a Board Certified
                                                             conference targeted to those
M.D.                3:30               and the Pursuit of    who wonder what the next step       Medical Director of various spas and Cosmetic clinics.
                                       Happiness             may be in the transgender           Dr. Valdes is a seasoned specialist Physician with a long-
                                                             journey, and 1st timers             standing record of superior aesthetic results. Her highest
                                                             obtaining general information
                                                             regarding transgenderism and        standards with regards to medical results have also
                                                             living in society. This             awarded her outstanding results and a depth of
                                                             conference is based on              management expertise in a thriving private medical
                                                             medical, psychological and
                                                             psychiatric data as well as,        practice.    After an extensive medical education,
                                                             present knowledge of our            residency, internship and two consecutive fellowships, Dr.
                                                             understanding of the                Valdes successfully opened her private solo practice in the
                                                             transgender society. It
                                                             encourages attendees to take        field of vascular surgery. Her surgical career spans over
                                                            individual trajectories in their   25 years in private medical practice, both hospital and
                                                            path to finding happiness and
                                                            acceptance in our society.         office based.      As far back as 1988, Dr. Valdes started
                                                                                               to eye the cosmetic surgery industry and began education
                                                                                               in Plastic and Dermatology fields to broaden her scope of
                                                                                               medicine in her solo practice and potentially launch a
                                                                                               second career in the cosmetic field.     After relocation to
                                                                                               Florida, she launched her interest in dermatology and
                                                                                               cosmetic surgery. Dr. Valdes gained certification in laser
                                                                                               technology including laser resurfacing, rejuvenation and
                                                                                               cellulite as well as injectable therapy and liquid face lift.
                                                                                               Dr. Valdes is a Diplomate of the American Board of
                                                                                               Surgery, maintains Board Certification in Surgery. She is
                                                                                               licensed to practice Medicine in Florida.
Lynn & Amber          Fri.    Ballroom   Line Dancing &     A great Way to Exercise and        Hi, You all know me as Lynn Anderson. I have been a
                                                            unwind and leave behind the
Anderson              10:00              Country Line       stresses of every day is to        Country Line Dance instructor for over 21 years now. I
                                         dancing for        dance. Come join me and learn      taught at Southern Regional Adult School for 18 years and
                                         beginners          line dancing. Come on out to       have been Country dancing since 1989. I am Accredited in
                                                            learn the popular line dances
                                                            like Electric Slide, Cupid         Line Dance Fundamentals, Line dance 1 & 2 and Couples
                                                            Shuffle and Country Line           1. I have taught dancers from age 5 to 95. I believe in
                                                            dances like Sleazy Slide,          making my classes fun and making all feel welcome. By
                                                            Country as Can Be, County
                                                            Line Cha Cha, Swingin Thing.       doing so I always had a great following and referrals and
                                                            The dances will be broken          returning students. My Spouse, Amber Anderson has
                                                            down in 4-8 counts at a time.      helped me since 1997. We are Disc Jockeys together as
                                                            Learn basic dance steps. I make
                                                            it fun! I take it slow so why      well. I look forward to my next group of students.
                                                            say No!
Marci L. Bowers, M.   Sat.    Camellia   GRS: MTF Current   This program is designed to        Dr. Marci Bowers, M.D., of San Mateo, Calif., is viewed
                                                            help participants gain
D.                    2:00               Surgical           knowledge of Dr. Bowers'           as a pioneer in the field of gender reassignment surgery
                                         Perspectives       current MTF and FTM                and is the first prominent transgender woman to perform
                                                            techniques, as well her            the surgery. After practicing in Trinidad, Colo., where she
                                                            relocation to San Mateo, CA.
                                                            For MTF patients she will talk     was the subject of a WE tv series entitled˜Sex Change
                                                            about her one-stage                Hospital, she recently relocated to San Mateo, Calif. She
                                                            vaginoplasty procedure. She        is a frequent media commentator on transgender issues,
                                                            will familiarize participants
                                                            with her procedures as well as     having appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tyra
                                                            show examples of recent            Banks Show and as the subject of a Discovery Health
                                                            outcomes. Participants will        documentary entitledTransgender M.D. She has also
                                                            also be informed of auxiliary
                                                            MTF surgical offerings (such       served as an occasional consultant for CSI: Crime Scene
                                                            as tracheal shave and              Investigation and had a small cameo appearance for the
                                                            labiaplasty). For FTM patients     show 100th episode which featured a transgender victim.
                                                            Dr. Bowers will discuss some
                                                           of the current dilemmas for       She was voted as one of America's Best Doctors for 2002-
                                                           FTM's. She will provide
                                                           information regarding             2003 and was recently elected to the European Academy
                                                           hysterectomy and                  of Sciences.
                                                           metoidioplasty as well as ring
                                                           metoidioplasty (metoidioplasty
                                                           with urethral lengthening).
                                                           Dr. Bowers will answer
                                                           specific questions after her
                                                           power point presentation. For
                                                           the presentation, she will need
                                                           a DLP projector and power
                                                           point connection. Dr. Bowers
                                                           website is:
                                                           www.marcibowers.com
Marci L. Bowers, M.   Sat.   Camellia   GRS: FTM Current   This program is designed to       Dr. Marci Bowers, M.D., of San Mateo, Calif., is viewed
                                                           help participants gain
D.                    3:30              Surgical           knowledge of Dr. Bowers'          as a pioneer in the field of gender reassignment surgery
                                        Perspectives       current MTF and FTM               and is the first prominent transgender woman to perform
                                                           techniques, as well her           the surgery. After practicing in Trinidad, Colo., where she
                                                           relocation to San Mateo, CA.
                                                           For MTF patients she will talk    was the subject of a WE tv series entitled˜Sex Change
                                                           about her one-stage               Hospital, she recently relocated to San Mateo, Calif. She
                                                           vaginoplasty procedure. She       is a frequent media commentator on transgender issues,
                                                           will familiarize participants
                                                           with her procedures as well as    having appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tyra
                                                           show examples of recent           Banks Show and as the subject of a Discovery Health
                                                           outcomes. Participants will       documentary entitledTransgender M.D. She has also
                                                           also be informed of auxiliary
                                                           MTF surgical offerings (such      served as an occasional consultant for CSI: Crime Scene
                                                           as tracheal shave and             Investigation and had a small cameo appearance for the
                                                           labiaplasty). For FTM patients    show 100th episode which featured a transgender victim.
                                                           Dr. Bowers will discuss some
                                                           of the current dilemmas for       She was voted as one of America's Best Doctors for 2002-
                                                           FTM's. She will provide           2003 and was recently elected to the European Academy
                                                           information regarding             of Sciences.
                                                           hysterectomy and
                                                           metoidioplasty as well as ring
                                                           metoidioplasty (metoidioplasty
                                                           with urethral lengthening).
                                                           Dr. Bowers will answer
                                                           specific questions after her
                                                           power point presentation. For
                                                           the presentation, she will need
                                                           a DLP projector and power
                                                           point connection. Dr. Bowers
                                                           website is:
                                                           www.marcibowers.com
Mariette Pathy Allen   Thu.    Maplewood   Turning Points: A     As I've had the opportunity to      Mariette Pathy Allen is a photographer, writer, presenter,
                               A                                 experience over 30 years of
                       3:30                slide show focusing   deep involvement with gender        ally, activist, and friend of gender variant people. She is
                                           on moments of         variant people, I've seen           the author of "Transformations: Crossdressers and Those
                                           change in the         incredible changes, as have         Who Love Them", and "The Gender Frontier". Mariette
                                                                 many of you. I'll share
                                           transgender           moments, through photographs        has been a consultant and still photographer for five
                                           community.            and comments, that feel like        documentary films, including the prizewinning "Southern
                                                                 vibrant game changers to me.        Comfort". Her photographs have been exhibited
                                                                 I'll look forward to your
                                                                 comments on what you think          internationally and are in a number of permanent
                                                                 were/are major moments.             collections.
Matthew Adams          Sat.    Azalea      The Fine Art of       Building communities that           Matt Adams started his physical transition to become the
                                                                 work for everyone is no easy
                       3:30                TRANSforming          task when systems are created       man he'd always dreamed of becoming as he started his
                                           Community:            that leave folks marginalized       freshman year at the University of Central Florida in 2010.
                                           Creating Spaces BIG   and excluded. The college           After a double mastectomy and phalloplasty over the last
                                                                 experience is an important part
                                           Enough for            of growth, both                     two years, he's grown to understand being a man•
                                           Everyone              developmentally and in terms        encompasses so much more than the physical transition.
                                                                 of financial success. For many      Matt is currently a junior, majoring in Interpersonal and
                                                                 gender non-conforming young
                                                                 people attending college is         Organizational Communication at UCF. Southern
                                                                 either out of the question or for   Comfort was the first resource Matt had to help him with
                                                                 those fortunate enough to be a      his transition. He's grateful to be able to return the gift as
                                                                 part of a college campus,
                                                                 further harassment and              a speaker and presenter at Southern Comfort conferences.
                                                                 humiliation. This session will      Michael Freeman, MSW, is a member of the faculty and
                                                                 focus on the journey of a           staff at the University of Central Florida where he serves
                                                                 transgendered student and a
                                                                 cisgendered faculty, driven to      as Health Promotion Coordinator for Violence Prevention,
                                                                 create a living and learning        HIV and Cultural Competency Education. As a member
                                                                 community committed to the          of the UCF faculty, Michael teaches in both the School of
                                                                 student’s success. In the
                                                                 process, the student, faculty,      Social Work and the Lead Scholars program. In addition,
                                                                 and the second largest              he is the faculty adviser for LGBTQ student organization
                                                                 university transitioned, all in     and has been responsible to development and
                                                                 very different ways resulting in
                                                                 a much more inclusive place of      implementation of many LGBTQ campus initiatives. As a
                                                                 learning. The session will also     social worker, Michael's area of research and practice is
                                                                 provide examples and                working with LGBTQ persons across the life span.
                                                                 processes of creating change
                                                                 applicable to all communities.
Meghan Buell           Thu.    Gardenia    Out & Proud in        In my seminar, I share my           My name is Meghan Buell and I successfully transitioned
                                                                 workplace transition story as
                       10:30               Corporate America     well as how my transition           at a Fortune 100 Company between 2008 & 2010. I held a
                                                                 affected family, friends and co-    leadership position with my company's Employee
                                                                 workers. This is a success          Resource Group. I am a member of Out & Equal's
                                                                 story filled with inspiring
                                                                 interactions, humorous ironies      Transgender Advisory Committee. I am also a leader at
                                                                 and discoveries of "self" along     the GLBT Resource Center of Michiana located in South
                                                           the way.                           Bend, Indiana. I have done presentations and speaking
                                                                                              engagements at Eastern Kentucky Univ, UNC-
                                                                                              Greensboro, Valparaiso Univ & St. Mary's College in So.
                                                                                              Bend. I have also spoken at BP America's facility in
                                                                                              Whiting, Indiana. This is my second time presenting at
                                                                                              Southern Comfort Conference and it's my 7th conference
                                                                                              attended. I hope to see you at not only my seminar but
                                                                                              also many more.
Michael A. Freeman, Thu.   Azalea   Understanding the      Internalized oppression often      Michael A. Freeman, MSW, is a member of the faculty
                                                           referred to as self-hate• is
MSW                 2:00            power of               defined as the process where       and staff at the University of Central Florida where he
                                    internalized           members of the subordinate,        serves as Health Promotion Coordinator for Violence
                                    transphobia on         oppressed, or marginalized         Prevention, HIV and Cultural Competency Education. As
                                                           population believe and act on
                                    building and           the messages, myths, and           a member of the UCF faculty, Michael teaches in both the
                                    sustaining a           stereotypes that are said of the   School of Social Work and the Lead Scholars program. In
                                    community: How         group. This damages                addition, he is the faculty adviser for LGBTQ student
                                                           individual identity
                                    hating each other      development, self-esteem,          organization and has been responsible to development and
                                    impacts the lives of   relationships, and quality of      implementation of many LGBTQ campus initiatives. As a
                                    everyone.              life. In addition the process      social worker, Michael's area of research and practice is
                                                           has the power to negatively
                                                           impact group identity and          working with LGBTQ persons across the life span,
                                                           purpose by creating intra-group    including "coming-out" issues, relationships, work place
                                                           conflict sabotaging efforts to     issues, transitioning, health and wellness issues and end of
                                                           gain a voice in a process of
                                                           social change. One form of         life issues.
                                                           internalized oppression is
                                                           internalized transphobia. With
                                                           session attendee's this guided
                                                           facilitation will explore the
                                                           power of internalized
                                                           transphobia on individual,
                                                           group, and community
                                                           development by examining the
                                                           ways in which this process is
                                                           sustained as a part of the
                                                           community. Solutions to
                                                           address the impact of
                                                           internalized transphobia will be
                                                           presented as action items for
                                                           personal, interpersonal and
                                                           organizational liberation.
Michael A. Freeman, Sat.   Maplewood B   You're a What?        Little research exists on           Michael A. Freeman, MSW, is a member of the faculty
                                                               approaches to working with
MSW                 9:00                 Navigating gender,    couples and poly relationships      and staff at the University of Central Florida where he
                                         gender identity &     in which one of the partners        serves as Health Promotion Coordinator for Violence
                                         expression, and       comes-out• in identifying as        Prevention, HIV and Cultural Competency Education. As
                                                               transgender, desiring to live
                                         transitioning in      their lives as the other gender.    a member of the UCF faculty, Michael teaches in both the
                                         same-sex couples or   Many times the transitioning        School of Social Work and the Lead Scholars program. In
                                         poly relationships.   partner is fearful in sharing       addition, he is the faculty adviser for LGBTQ student
                                                               because of the concern such an
                                                               action would end the                organization and has been responsible to development and
                                                               relationship. The secret• has a     implementation of many LGBTQ campus initiatives. As a
                                                               profound impact on the              social worker, Michael's area of research and practice is
                                                               relationship. Most often the
                                                               remaining partner(s) are left to    working with LGBTQ persons across the life span
                                                               try and figure out how to deal      including "coming-out" issues, relationships, work place
                                                               with the news of transitioning      issues, transitioning, health and wellness issues and end of
                                                               and its impact to them
                                                               personally and to the future of     life issues.
                                                               the relationship. They too,
                                                               may often live this in silence.
                                                               The presenter will share his
                                                               experience of working with
                                                               couples and poly families that
                                                               are defining and redefining
                                                               what their relationships look
                                                               like and how to support
                                                               everyone through the
                                                               transitioning process.
                                                               Resources will be provided to
                                                               participants.
Michael Silverman   Fri.   Oakwood B     We Will Be Free:      In his address, Michael will        Michael has been Transgender Legal Defense &
                                                               discuss legal strategies for
                    2:00                 Legal Developments    moving a transgender equal          Education Fund's Executive Director since it was founded.
                                         on the Path to        rights agenda forward. From         He has worked as an attorney in the LGBT civil rights
                                         Transgender Equal     employment discrimination to        movement since 1994. In addition to his work at TLDEF,
                                                               educational and health care
                                         Rights                access, the legal landscape is      Michael is Adjunct Professor of Law at Earle Mack
                                                               shifting. We've made progress       School of Law at Drexel University and at Fordham Law
                                                               over the past years, but there is   School, where he teaches courses on gender, sexuality and
                                                               much more to be done. How
                                                               can we use the law as a tool to     the law. As a cooperating attorney with Lambda Legal,
                                                               ensure that we will one day be      Michael worked on a number of groundbreaking cases,
                                                               free?                               including one of the earliest challenges to restrictions on
                                                                                                   the freedom to marry. Immediately prior to joining
                                                                                                   TLDEF, Michael worked for four years in New York
                                                                                                   Lawyers for the Public Interest's Access to Health Care
                                                                                                   Program and Disability Law Center. Michael is a graduate
                                                                                                   of Vassar College and the University of Michigan Law
                                                                                     School.




Michelle Ann   Sat.   Maplewood   Coping with    For many transsexuals,              Michelle is a science educator with over 30 years
                      A                          transition is impossible for a
Cooper         2:00               Inability to   variety of reasons such as          experience in the classroom and laboratory (biology,
                                  Transition     finances, health, familial          chemistry, general science and math), and also possesses
                                                 responsibilities, etc. The          some academic background in basic psychology. A MTF
                                                 inability to pursue our most
                                                 heartfelt desire to live in the     TS not in transition, Michelle is a long-time alumna of
                                                 body, presentation, and social      SCC and other transgender groups (including Tri-Ess, the
                                                 role that we feel is appropriate    Southern Belle Society and Pink Essence), a retired
                                                 to our true nature creates great
                                                 stress, and inflicts tremendous     military reservist, and has been happily married for over
                                                 psychic pain. Feeling trapped       three decades. This will be her 17th SCC attendance since
                                                 with no way out can in turn         1994, and her seventh presentation on coping strategies
                                                 lead to feelings of
                                                 hopelessness, desperation, and      for transsexuals who find themselves unable to transition.
                                                 despair. Yet, non-transition        Michelle's support for the SCC over the years includes
                                                 need not condemn us to a life       service as a volunteer, Big Sister, Hospitality Coordinator
                                                 of misery - it IS possible to not
                                                 only survive this conundrum,        and general staff. Enamored of theater, song and dance,
                                                 but to make peace with it,          she also enjoys performing as an amateur entertainer.
                                                 reach a reasonable degree of
                                                 contentment in our lives, and
                                                 flourish in spite of the burdens
                                                 we bear. Join us in exploring
                                                 our feelings, challenges, coping
                                                 mechanisms and dreams for the
                                                 future, in an atmosphere of
                                                 hope, community, self-help,
                                                 and mutual support.
Mila Fontaine, MD,   Fri.    Oakwood B   Enhancing       There can be no greater joy          Dr. Mila Fontaine has been counseling both individuals &
                                                         than that found in the deep
MPH                  10:30               Transgender     emotional & physical intimacy        couples for nearly 15 years, Ze is a Fellow of the
                                         Intimacy in     of a long-term relationship. No      American College of Physicians, and Board Certified in
                                         Committed       matter where you stand with          Internal Medicine & Geriatrics. In Consultation with
                                                         respect to the TG spectrum
                                         Relationships   there is never a need to give up     Urology Specialists has ze has experience in all forms of
                                                         on this gift. Sometimes we all       medical treatment as well as extensive knowledge of
                                                         get anxious over the outcome         appropriate surgical referral. Dr. Fontaines wife, Corrinne,
                                                         of the changes we go through
                                                         and how this will affect our         is a RN with experience in OB/GYN teaching. She is an
                                                         lovemaking and relationships.        experienced instructor for in this area of sexuality issues.
                                                         This seminar will explore the        She & Dr. Riehl are fortunate to share a love of teaching.
                                                         many ways that emotional &
                                                         physical intimacy can be
                                                         maintained & enhanced for all
                                                         of us that are TG - wether CD,
                                                         GQ, Non-Op or TS. Very
                                                         commonly one will have either
                                                         libido issues or erectile
                                                         dysfunction associated with
                                                         MtF hormone therapy. Often
                                                         one has to explore new ways
                                                         of lovemaking. Exact
                                                         information concerning up to
                                                         date treatments including
                                                         Counseling, Medical, or
                                                         Surgical Options will be
                                                         discussed in as much detail as
                                                         desired. These include the use
                                                         of medications such as Viagra
                                                         & Cialis, Injection therapy,
                                                         Vacuum Systems, and a
                                                         complete review of the
                                                         different types of Penile
                                                         Prosthetics. Time will be
                                                         allotted at the end of seminar
                                                         for open discussion &
                                                         questions - bring your SO if
                                                         possible...It's all about the love
                                                         we can share in so many ways
                                                         with our soulmate. My wife &
                                                         I will be available to discuss
                                                         issues privately with you & SO
                                                         after the seminar concludes.
Monica Prata         Fri.   Maplewood B   Successful Shopping   Let's make shopping fun, and       Monica Prata is a GG who works as a Feminine Image
                                                                not stressful! Learn how to
                     3:30                 For Your Most         accentuate your most feminine      Consultant for those who are transgendered, transitioning
                                          Feminine Silhouette   features while skillfully          or integrating their genders. Services include makeup
                                                                disguising the masculine.          application and lessons, wardrobe consulting, styling and
                                                                Professional stylist Monica
                                                                Prata teaches you the tricks of    accessorizing and lessons in modern feminine deportment.
                                                                the trade; where to shop and       Monica gained much of her makeup experience working
                                                                what to look for using live        as a professional artist for M.A.C Cosmetics and is
                                                                models and lots of audience
                                                                participation. Learn about the     certified through the company. She also worked for
                                                                proportional differences in the    Nordstrom's where because of her innate understanding
                                                                male vs. female body and just      and friendly disposition she acquired many clients
                                                                what you can do to make your
                                                                shape look it's absolutely most    shopping for their “girlfriends.― In addition to her
                                                                feminine! Discover which           wardrobe consulting and cosmetic experience, Monica
                                                                blouse shape best disguises        worked as a model and is skilled in the art of feminine
                                                                broad shoulders, to which shoe
                                                                styles will actually make your     posing for photography and daily life. In October 2010,
                                                                feet appear smaller. Monica        Monica moved from Chicago to San Francisco to join
                                                                Prata answers your questions       Doctor Ousterhout's team as Mira Coluccio's Assistant,
                                                                and shares her secrets!
                                                                                                   and in-office stylist. Monica continues her work within the
                                                                                                   community, traveling nationally and internationally to
                                                                                                   work with clients, she is dedicated in helping you to
                                                                                                   achieve your most naturally feminine appearance.
Yeshua A. Holiday,   Fri.   Azalea        Transgender and the   We will show that transgender      Joshua a. Holiday is a 48 year old man of color, who has
                                                                people have existed for a long
Teacher              9:00                 Bible                 time and play instrumental         been in transition for over 13 years. Joshua is the
                                                                roles within biblical history.     National& Community Liaison for the TransSaints
                                                                We will discuss how the Bible      Ministry of the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries.
                                                                has been used, incorrectly, to
                                                                try and shame us. This will be a   Joshua is also the new Pastor and Founder of Paid In Full
                                                                tutorial and open discussion       Ministries in Memphis, TN. Joshua is a long time activist
                                                                workshop.                          and educator within the transgender community. He has
                                                                                                   done various workshops, training and seminars throughout
                                                                                                   the country. Joshua has worked as a manager and
                                                                                                   outreach worker and volunteered in various NYC
                                                                                                   transgender supportive and based organizations.
Peter K. Davis, MD   Sat.   Azalea        MtF Gender            Dr. Davis will discuss his         PETER DAVIS is a plastic surgeon practicing in the San
                                                                background and his approach
                     9:00                 Confirmation          to MtF GRS surgery, as well as     Francisco Bay Area. He performs MtF gender
                                          Surgery in Palo       related procedures such as         reassignment surgery including vaginoplasties, facial and
                                          Alto, California      facial feminization, breast        body feminization procedures, as well as FtM top surgery.
                                                                surgery, and body contouring.
                                                                The program is designed to         His undergraduate degree, his medical degree, and his
                                                                help participants understand       general surgery and plastic surgery training all hail from
                                                                the relevant anatomy, surgical     Stanford University and its associated Medical Center. Dr.
                                                                approaches, results, and
                                                              perioperative and long-term        Davis has published several papers in peer reviewed
                                                              course of those undergoing
                                                              gender confirmation surgery.       journals stemming from research performed at both
                                                              Emphasis is placed on              Stanford and Yale Universities. Dr. Davis has performed
                                                              describing genital procedures      gender related procedures for more than a decade having
                                                              and, while the lecture is open
                                                              to all participants, be advised    trained under the tutelage of Dr. Donald Laub -- a pioneer
                                                              that genital and other graphic     in the field since the 1970's. He works closely with Judy
                                                              images will be presented.          Van Maasdam, who has also made transgender care her
                                                                                                 life’s work, and served as executive director of
                                                                                                 HBIGDA (now WPATH) for more than a decade.
Pia S. Smal, M.S.   Thu.   Oakwood B   A Feminist Therapy     Gender variant children are        Pia Smal is a doctoral student in Counselor Education and
                                                              often stigmatized and
                    9:00               Approach to Gender     misunderstood in our society       Supervision at The Pennsylvania State University. She
                                       Identity in Children   and treated for a disorder• that   holds a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and
                                                              is within the normal continuum     a Bachelor's degree in English and Women’s Studies.
                                                              of gender identity.
                                                              Furthermore, biologically born     Clinically, she has worked with a wide variety of LGBT
                                                              boys often face harsher            individuals. Her research interests include working with
                                                              penalties for gender               transgender children, bisexual identity development, self-
                                                              nonconformity, which can
                                                              unfairly increase psychological    injury, and multicultural counseling. Before pursuing her
                                                              distress. This seminar will        current degree, Pia worked as a Business Analyst, Cold
                                                              explore the social construction    Fusion Developer, Certified Usability Analyst, and
                                                              of gender identity development
                                                              in children from a feminist        Corporate Trainer in the Technology Sector for 14 years.
                                                              therapy perspective. Topics        Jillian Blum is a doctoral student in the Counselor
                                                              will include: the history of       Education and Supervision Department at The
                                                              gender variance, gender
                                                              identity development as a          Pennsylvania State University. She has a Master's and
                                                              social construct, and non-         Specialist's degree in Professional Counseling from
                                                              pathologizing feminist-based       Georgia State University and a Bachelor's degree in
                                                              counseling approaches to
                                                              working with children and          Psychology from The University of Georgia. Her research
                                                              adults.                            interests include transgender couples and development of
                                                                                                 interventions for transgender individuals with substance
                                                                                                 abuse issues.
Quint Adcock        Sat.   Oakwood A   Transgender Male       Two Trans men will answer the      Quint and Oyle are both transmen actively participating in
                                                              burning questions that you've
                    9:00               Question and           never been able to ask anyone      the Atlanta community. They each come from very
                                       Answer                 before. The questions that are     different backgrounds and experiences including regions
                                                              normally too uncomfortable to      and family, length of time in transition, and lifestyles.
                                                              ask or answer, the toughest and
                                                              most sensitive questions that      Individually they both live as openly transgendered men.
                                                              other trans men have.We are        Combined they create a synergy that cannot be duplicated
                                                              ready and willing to be            and certainly cover every run of the gamut!
                                                              completely open books and talk
                                                              about anything and everything.
                                                              Sex, HRT, physical and
                                                              emotional changes, packing,
                                                                  surgery, health, family,
                                                                  relationships, jobs, etc..



Rev. Ron Kolb         Thu.    Gardenia      Meditation and the    This presentation will explain      Both Ron and Mark are Life Partners, and Ordained
                                                                  the levels of our being from the
                      9:00                  Spirit-Mind-Body      innermost Spiritual Level to the    Clergy with the St Thomas College of Seminarians. Their
                                            Connection            outermost Physical Level, and,      Accolades include: S.H.L.-(Sacred Healing Licentiate),
                                                                  how meditation can be used as       and S.T.L.-(Sacred Theologian Licentiate), St. Thomas
                                                                  a tool to bring these potentially
                                                                  chaotic levels into balance and     College of Seminarians-The Apostolic Succession of
                                                                  harmony. We are more than           Antioch and the Church of the East. Their studies include
                                                                  our thoughts; we are also the       many years of Esoteric Spiritual Studies; Teacher
                                                                  space between our thoughts.
                                                                  Through meditation we can           Certification, Kabalah, a Process of Awakening 1st, 2nd,
                                                                  connect to that space between       3rd Degrees; Continuing Education Degree in Pastoral
                                                                  our thoughts, our Spiritual         Counseling; and Applied Pastoral Psychology. In their
                                                                  Level. Meditation allows us
                                                                  the opportunity to both             years of Spiritual Studies, Rev Ron and Rev Mark have
                                                                  celebrate and empower those         studied various healing techniques aimed at helping
                                                                  qualities that make us unique       individuals to realize the healer within and their Spiritual
                                                                  and individual. Our
                                                                  presentation does not promote       Self-Worth. The focus of these forms of healing is to
                                                                  any religion and is designed in     empower an individual to establish their own wholeness as
                                                                  a way which respects all belief     a spark of Divine, or Universal Will. Rev. Ron and Rev.
                                                                  systems. During the session an
                                                                  environment will be created         Mark have co-authored Presentations entitled: Meditation
                                                                  that will lay the groundwork        and the Spirit-Mind-Body, Principles for Inner Harmony
                                                                  for a ten minute guided             and Self Worth; and a 6 Part Education Series on
                                                                  meditation aimed specifically
                                                                  at Self Worth/ Self                 HIV/AIDS.
                                                                  Empowerment. We encourage
                                                                  all participants to utilize any
                                                                  information that they find
                                                                  beneficial to them, and apply it
                                                                  to their individual beliefs.
Rev. T. Paul Graetz   Fri.    Maplewood B   Reaching for your     "Workshop Goals:                    Rev. Paul Graetz has worked with people from all around
                                                                  ·      To help those involved
                      10:30                 Personal Best" from   in the workshop discover that       the world and has shared his message of the true source of
                                            a spiritual basis.    spirituality is the source of all   beauty throughout Europe, Africa, India, and Asia. He is
                                                                  beauty and to find that center.     not only a Pastor but pageant coach and judge. His
                                                                  ·      The workshop materials
                                                                  do not focus on any one             inspirational work has helped beauty pageant winners
                                                                  religion but bring to our           from Miss USA, Miss Georgia, Miss MN International,
                                                                  awareness the need for and the      Miss All American, and Miss American Beauty, discover
                                                                  power of a spiritual source in
                                                                  our lives. This power brings        their inner beauty from a spiritual center. He is known as
                                                                  Inner strength which creates        the "Pageant Preacher" for his work in assisting people in
                                                                  inner beauty.                       achieving their personal success and becoming the very
                                                                  ·      To discover and tap into
                                                                  the source of our inner peace,      best they can be from a spiritual base.
                                                          self-acceptance, confidence,
                                                          allowing for true inner beauty
                                                          to shine.
                                                           "




Robyn B. Gigl   Thu.   Oakwood A   Both Sides Now -       A discussion of the legal and      Robyn B. Gigl, Esq. has practiced law for more than 30
                                                          practical issues involved in
                2:00               The Legal and          transitioning in the workplace.    years representing clients in state and federal courts in
                                   Practical Issues       The presentation is offered by     New Jersey. Her practice involves handling complex
                                   Encountered In         the managing partner of a 19       litigation including employment law and commercial and
                                                          lawyer law firm with more than
                                   Transitioning In The   25 years of employment law         business litigation. Robyn, who is the Secretary of the
                                   Workplace              experience who transitioned on     New Jersey State Bar Association's GLBT Rights Section,
                                                          the job. The unique perspective    on the Board of Directors of the Transgender Legal
                                                          of being both the transitioning
                                                          employee and the managing          Defense and Education Fund and a member of WPATH,
                                                          partner of a mid-sized law firm    has developed an expertise on GLBT issues in the
                                                          allowed her to understand the      workplace. Robyn had the unique experience of being
                                                          issues encountered from both
                                                          the individual’s and             the managing partner of a 19 lawyer law firm while
                                                          management’s perspective.        transitioning from male to female. As managing partner,
                                                          Because less than one-third of     she successfully led her firm through the complex issues
                                                          the States include gender
                                                          identity or expression in their    that face employers and co-workers when an employee
                                                          Anti-Discrimination Statues, an    changes gender. Robyn is admitted to practice before
                                                          overview of the legal issues       the state and federal courts of New Jersey as well as the
                                                          facing a transitioning employee
                                                          will be discussed. The             U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York,
                                                          presentation also includes a       U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
                                                          practical guide for the            and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She has
                                                          transitioning employee on how
                                                          to face the legal and personal     tried cases in both state and federal courts and has been
                                                          issues encountered in the          selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer.
                                                          workplace, as well as how to
                                                          work cooperatively with the
                                                          employer to assist in making
                                                          the transition go as smoothly as
                                                          possible.
Ryan Sallans          Sat.    Gardenia   Second Son:            "When will you be complete?"       Ryan K. Sallans, MA is a public speaker, diversity trainer
                                                                was one of the first questions
                      10:30              Transitioning          Ryan Sallans was asked as a        and consultant specializing in health care and workplace
                                         Toward My Destiny,     guest panelist on Larry King       issues surrounding the LGBTQIA community. He also
                                         Love and Life          Live in 2007. It is nearly an      works with organizations and Universities on LGBTQ
                                                                impossible question to answer
                                                                because are we every               social issues and media literacy related to eating disorders
                                                                "complete?" Does surgery           and body image. Since 2005, Ryan has traveled the nation
                                                                bring a filling of fulfillment?    sharing his story about transitioning from female to male
                                                                This workshop will explore life
                                                                after one's physical transition.   with diverse audiences. His story is told with an
                                                                After Ryan discusses his own       intermixing of humor and intricate clinical details
                                                                experience and "post-op"           surrounding the transition process. His educational
                                                                feelings, participants will be
                                                                encouraged to talk about their     background includes a Bachelor of Arts in English and
                                                                own feelings, views and            Anthropology and two Master of Arts, one in English and
                                                                challenges around this             the other in Educational Psychology. You can follow him
                                                                perception of "completeness."
                                                                                                   and his book on www.ryansallans.com and
                                                                                                   www.secondsonmemoir.com.
Sandra Stewart        Thu.    Gardenia   Transgender            A lively discussion of the         Sandra Stewart Holds a BA in Anthropology from
                                                                elements that comprise and
                      2:00               Identification-        contribute to our transgender      California State University at Fullerton and a Bachelor of
                                         Getting it Right       identification. Myths,             Social Work from the University of Toledo. Over the last
                                                                mysteries, and misinformation      decade, she has been involved extensively in the
                                                                can confuse and perplex us in
                                                                the search to answer "Just who     transgender movement as an author of many articles and a
                                                                am I?" Hear the latest as          facilitator for the Tri-Ess group in Michigan. She has
                                                                presented at the WPATH             made numerous class presentations on transgender issues,
                                                                conference last year and then
                                                                join in as we seek answers.        including, at the University of Michigan, University of
                                                                                                   Toledo and the Heidelberg University. She has also
                                                                                                   presented at the CSWE, Counsel on Social Work
                                                                                                   Education. She is the founder and owner of two websites;
                                                                                                   GenderTree (www.gendertree.com); and TG Chrysalis,
                                                                                                   (www.tgchrysalis.com). Both of these were designed
                                                                                                   specifically for the transgender community.
Sheldon Lincenberg,   Fri.    Gardenia   Looking great for      Whether you want to look your      My life is dedicated to pursuing my passions to their
                                                                best for the day at the beach,
MD                    3:30               your class reunion     the New Years Eve party, the       fullest expression. This includes improving my surgical
                                         (and surprising the    LGBT parade, or your class         skills continually over the 23 years that I have practiced
                                         heck out of your old   reunion, you need to select a      plastic surgery, including GRS, in Atlanta Georgia.
                                                                surgeon who understands you
                                         classmates)            and will show you that he is
                                                                dedicating a substantial part of
                                                                his practice to perfecting the
                                                                procedures specific to GRS.
Sherri Lynne      Thu.   Gardenia   Walking in Two     This seminar will present the       Sherri Lynne Tancyus is a Licensed Clinical Social
                                                       experiences of a gender
Tancyus LCSW,     3:30              Worlds; A          psychotherapist close to            Worker. She is also a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.
DCSW                                Transsexual        completing her own transition.      She earned her B.S. degree in Psychology from
                                    Psychoherapist's   It provides an overview of the      Bridgewater College in Virginia and earned her Master of
                                                       history of treatment of gender
                                    Practice and       issues in the modern era and        Social Work degree at the University of Alabama in
                                    Experiences in     cutting edge treatment today in     Tuscaloosa . She has been working with transgendered
                                    Transitioning.     facilitating a gender transition.   individuals for eighteen years and has been in practice for
                                                       The presenter will discuss a
                                                       number of strategies that help      34 years. She is also nearing completion of her own
                                                       make transitioning easier,          transition. Her philosophical approach incorporates
                                                       learned through personal            Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Family therapy and Family
                                                       experience and helping over
                                                       300 patients she has treated in     Preservation values in her practice. Mrs. Tancyus is a
                                                       facilitating a gender transition    member of the World Professional Association of
                                                       when desired.                       Transgender Health. She gives workshops a number of
                                                                                           times each year and also writes a blog about living the
                                                                                           dual life of a therapist and gender patient. It can be seen at
                                                                                           www.twoworldstranstherapist.blogspot.com She is
                                                                                           employed at Augusta Behavioral Health in Fishersville,
                                                                                           Va. where she created the most comprehensive gender
                                                                                           program in Virginia as well as having one of the largest
                                                                                           active caseload of transgender people in the state.
Stephanie Marie   Thu.   Camellia   Transgender        Transgender Adventures in           Stephanie Marie Voncannon is a transgender southern
                                                       History is a living history
Voncannon         3:30              Adventures in      presentation done in a Civil        belle from the not so Deep South in Concord, NC. She is a
                                    History            War era dress with an emphasis      Civil War era living history presenter and researcher
                                                       on stories about gender variant     working in both the transgender and mainstream
                                                       people from the 18th and 19th
                                                       centuries. Many of the stories      communities. She is also active with the contra and
                                                       detail how transgender people       vintage dance communities in North Carolina.
                                                       from days gone by fought to be
                                                       their true selves and lived full
                                                       lives even without the benefit
                                                       of modern technologies or a
                                                       supportive LGBT community.
                                                       The seminar will also feature
                                                       an overview of 19th century
                                                       women’s fashions, some of
                                                       Stephanie’s stories during
                                                       her reenacting events and
                                                       vintage dances, and even a
                                                       history of the reenacting
                                                       community. Transgender
                                                       Adventures in History is
                                                       designed to be inspirational for
                                                       those in the transgender
                                                       community seeking to combine
                                                               their gender identity with their
                                                               life passions and hobbies.




Stephanie Shields   Sat.   Conference    Electrolysis and      Stephanie Shields explains the       Stephanie is Maria DeNicola's daughter and has been
                                                               process for permanent hair
C.P.E, C.L.S.       9:00                 Laser Hair Removal    removal with electrolysis for        around electrolysis her entire life. In 2003, while only a
                                         for the Transgender   our clientele and the benefits       junior in high school, she became fully trained as an
                                         Patient               that laser can achieve for           professional electrologist recieved her C.P.E. in
                                                               helping your overall transition
                                                               time frame. We will discuss the      November of 2011. After graduating from high school as
                                                               stages of a hairs growth cycle       class Valedictorian in 2003, Stephanie obtained her
                                                               and the importance of                certification as a Laser Specialist from the Rocky
                                                               electrolysis and laser hair
                                                               removal treatments.                  Mountain College. While growing up in the offices of
                                                                                                    Senza Pelo Med Spa {formerly Arizona Laser,
                                                                                                    Electrolysis & Skin Care), Stephanie learned early on to
                                                                                                    be a professional yet caring technician.
Susie Anderson      Sat.   Maplewood B   The Soft Side         How to appear more feminine.         I'm a genetic female. I'm the sister of Maxwell Anderson.
                                                               Tips on behavior, dress, make-
                    2:00                                       up, etc..                            I started a foundation called DMA to continue his works. I
                                                                                                    feel it's my responsibility to stay an ally to the
                                                                                                    TransWorld. I want to always find some way to help
                                                                                                    people that desire help. I'm not full of answers but I do
                                                                                                    know how to be a female and feel I can help some to
                                                                                                    appear softer and fulfill their goals of become a female.
Tristan Skye        Sat.   Gardenia      TransPartner 2        TransPartner to TransParent is       President & Co-Founder of TQ Nation (non-profit), Co-
                                                               presented by Tristan & Sicily
                    9:00                 TransParent           Skye who are legally married         Author of "Natural Transitioning: an FTM alternative"
                                                               and have a son together. This        (2011), Voted "Best Transgender Rights Activist" by the
                                                               seminar goes through                 readers of Southern Voice (2009) & The GA Voice (2010)
                                                               transitioning with a
                                                               partner/spouse from both             & (2011), Voted as one of the "Fenuxe Fifty" - Atlanta's
                                                               perspectives, legal marriage,        most influential members of the LGBT community
                                                               and also the ups and downs and       (2010), Cameo appearance in film documentary
                                                               how-to's of planning a family.
                                                                                                    "Becoming Chaz"
Tristan Skye        Sat.   Gardenia      The Many Faces of     This seminar will take a deeper      Tristan Skye is the President and co-founder of TQ Nation
                                                               look at the internal process of
                    3:30                 Transitioning         the transitioning person from        (#1 trans/queer social network) and author of "Natural
                                                               an FTM perspective. It will          Transitioning: an FTM alternative." Voted "Best
                                                               cover depression, anxiety,           Transgender Rights Activist" by the readers of Southern
                                                               irritability, etc. and how to deal
                                                               with those emotions in a             Voice (2009) & The GA Voice (2010) & (2011). Voted as
                                                               positive manner. Topics of           one of the "Fenuxe Fifty" - Atlanta's most influential
                                                              "passing", parents/family,         members of the LGBT community (2010). He also had a
                                                              significant others, children,
                                                              HRT, surgeries and going           cameo appearance in the film documentary "Becoming
                                                              "stealth" will all be discussed.   Chaz."
                                                              This seminar is a prequel to
                                                              Tristan's second book, a self-
                                                              biography, entitled "Cracked,
                                                              but not Broken."
Trystan Theosophus   Sat.    Oakwood A   MLD Total            FTMs have many surgery             Trystan Cotten is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at
                                                              options outside the US. This
Cotten               2:00                Phalloplasty with    workshop will present detailed     California State University, Stanislaus where he teaches
                                         Rados Djinovich in   information of my experience       and researches on gender, race, migration and diaspora in
                                         Belgrade, Serbia     of MLD phalloplasty with           the context of globalization. He has published several
                                                              Rados Djinovich in Belgrade,
                                                              Serbia. I will discuss the         books in the fields of Gender, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies
                                                              following topics: 1) my reasons    with his latest being: "Transgender Migrations: The
                                                              for choosing MLD; 2) the           Bodies, Borders, and Politics of Transition" and "Hung
                                                              wonderful treatment that I
                                                              received as a patient; 3) pre-     Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual
                                                              and post-op considerations and     Men"
                                                              preparations; 4) details of the
                                                              surgery and different stages; 5)
                                                              details of the healing process
                                                              which involved only one
                                                              complication; 6) the surgical
                                                              results of having a fully
                                                              functional, sensate penis; and
                                                              7) the social, sexual,
                                                              psychological (emotional) and
                                                              somatic rewards of getting
                                                              through the process. I am also
                                                              happy to answer any questions
                                                              and will show results at the end
                                                              to men only.
Vandy Beth Glenn     Sat.    Maplewood   Surviving Your       What to do before and after an     I'm a transwoman who was fired from her job for
                             A                                adverse job action. Also, what
                     10:30               Lawsuit              happened to me in my federal       transitioning. With the help of Lambda Legal, I sued in
                                                              lawsuit, Glenn v. Brumby.          federal court and won my job back.

				
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