DATE: October 16th-18th, 2009
EVENT: TRANSFORM ARIZONA
LOCATION: UUCP, Paradise Valley, AZ
TransMentors International (TMII, pronounced “Timmy”) is a non-profit organization which provides aid, support and assistance to Trans-identified individuals. The mission is to raise awareness and effect a positive change in issues which are specific to the Trans community. We address issues such as personal transition support, housing, employment and faith support. You can learn more about what we do by visiting our main website at http://www.transmentors.org.
The purpose of this conference is to educate and raise awareness within the LGB community and the public on Transgender people.
This event will include speakers, entertainment and workshops. The workshops will cover a wide range of topics, from faith-based support, mentoring, legal issues, health concerns, etc.
We have world renowned performance artist Peterson Toscano, known for his stage performances in New York, London, Los Angeles and more dealing with various issues in LGBT lives. We have Allyson Robinson of the HRC and Donna Rose, former board member of the HRC speaking, as well as the President of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, Dr. Becky Allison, doing a presentation.
Saturday Dinner Guest Speaker will be Arizona State Representative Kyrsten Sinema.
Local leaders in the Trans Community will be there as well, providing connections and showing how the four distinct letters of the LGBT soup all are interdependent and connected, and how using the trans experience can further the rights of us all.
Registration is necessary. See website for all details and to register.
Peterson Toscano’s performances are free to the public.