Genderfest 2017

SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2017

at The Center

Genderfest is a conference not only about the intersectionality of gender, but also about growth, learning about the different ways gender is explored and expressed, and navigating through the gender journey.

The conference will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 14-16, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, and professional development workshops will be held on all days of the conference. Attendees include transgender and gender diverse (gender is different than assumed at birth; TGD) people of all ages and their families, allies, professionals working with trans people and their families across education, medicine, law, mental health/counseling, religion/spirituality, child welfare, incarceration, and more. TGD youth under age 18 will have programming on Thursday only.

Genderfest is Generously Sponsored by

Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 14th
10am Raising a Gender Expansive Child
11am Trans Youth and legal issues
12-1pm Lunch
2pm Building Safe and Inclusive Schools for Trans*+ Gender Creative, Dynamic, Expansive and Fluid Youth
3pm The Parent Journey: When your kid comes out as trans
4pm Inclusion in the workplace
5pm Parents’ Q&A Panel
6pm Ice Cream Social with Keynote Speaker

Friday, September 15th
10am The Love Seat
10am Trans & HIV: the silent epidemic
11am Living a healthier life
12-1pm Lunch
2pm Freedom Overground: The Story of KY Peterson
3pm Supporting transgender youth and their families: lessons for allies
3-5pm Bridging the Gap with Las Vegas Metro PD
4pm Reconciling Families
5pm Trans History…From the Beginning till Now
6pm Reception and Keynote Speaker

Saturday, September 16th
10am Legal issues in the trans community
11 am Legal Name Change Workshop
12-1pm Lunch
1-2pm Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
1-2pm Medical Options for Trans Youth
2-3pm Top Surgery Workshop
2-4pm Legal issues in the workplace
4-5pm Transgender Fertility and Family Planning
5pm Keynote Speaker and
the Trans Prom

Sponsorship, Advertising and Vendor Opportunities

Genderfest is a conference packed full of workshops, keynote speakers, and both networking and social opportunities. Those who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming (GNC) will have the ability to learn more about their personal journeys with gender, while business and organizations that support them will have a chance to let their support be known through vendor tables and program ads. Attendees are expected to come not only from Nevada but also from surrounding states like California, Utah and Arizona. Sponsoring the conference, advertising in the program, or setting up as a vendor is a great way to show your support and solidarity for the trans/GNC community while garnering awareness of your own business or organization!

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