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Daily Schedule for Saturday March 25, 2017

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7:00A "Good Morning Keystone!" Workout @ 7 am Cheryl Katon Workout Area


Join Cheryl for this quick, 20-minute workout which will include yoga, stretching as well as a little cardio and dance. With only 20 minutes you won't see results during the conference, but maybe you'll be inspired to create and stick with your new 'Keystone' Resolution! You'll have fun with everyone and each routine will help you trim and re-define your shape to enhance your figure. Be sure to wear work out attire and tennis shoes and don’t forget your water bottle and yoga mat (if you’ve got one). This is a great way to start your day in a judgement free environment among friends. The journey to a new and healthier you starts now.
This is a Keystone Co-Event and not directly associated with the Keystone Conference. Co-Events are activities/events hosted by trusted organizations, businesses and people who are extending a special invitation to all Keystone participants. For more information about this event, please contact the host of the event directly.
8:30A New Family & Educator Orientation/Welcome Family & Youth Dr. Rachel Levine Salon C


First time to an event like this? Don’t worry about a thing! We are all just people looking for information and answers on how to be the best support to our family. Come join Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania's Physician General, other families and students for this quick orientation of the day's events. Take a deep breath because by the end of the day you will have found some answers, some comfort, and most likely some friendships. You will leave with plenty to reflect upon, and take home to share with extended family and friends.
9:00A Teen Room Family & Youth Room 101


Students ages 14-20, join us for a fun day in an affirming and supportive environment where everyone feels welcome to be themselves. Plenty of food and conversation are available. This place is to nurture your true self and express yourself creatively. The teen room is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00pm to 5:00 pm. Be sure to stop in and see if there is formal wear that you might enjoy for the evening fun!
9:00A Youth Room Family & Youth Elm


Children 13 and under are welcome to join us in the youth room where we will have a day of fun and organized activities in a supportive and affirming environment. A place where every child can be comfortable and free to be themselves with the hope to fill with the room with laughter and friendship. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you are under 13, you are welcome to join us in the youth room. Let’s see what we can learn from each other as we enjoy the day together.
9:00A Supporting Transgender & Gender Non-Binary Children & Youth in Schools Continuing Education Educator Training Dr. Linda Hawkins TBA

Linda
Hawkins


In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of gender and sexuality development in childhood; review language that can be used to support gender in the classroom; and identify personal and professional skills that will support all children.
9:00A Ensuring Parental Support for Siblings of Trans and Gender-Expansive Children as well as Support for Yourself Liz Leen
Nicole Miller
TBA

Liz
Leen


Being a parent or guardian of a gender creative child has its struggles , joys, and eye opening experiences. We as parents/guardians are trying to juggle all of what life throws our way and be the best support to all of our children. With this we are sometimes pushed and pulled in all directions and need to find a balance to ensure everyone in the family is healthy.
9:00A Children's Trans-Themed Literature Educator Training Laura Pearce TBA

Laura
Pearce


The use of children's books to address transgender issues can be a powerful means to open discussions at home and in the classroom. This workshop examines the growing number of books available for children and families and how they can be used to inform, educate, and support.
9:00A Yoga Class Asa Frederick TBA

Asa
Frederick


Instructor: Asa Frederick Asa Frederick is a local transman out of Carlisle. He received his Yoga instructor's Certification at the Himilayan International Institute. He is a certified instructor at the Carlisle Kung Fu Center and has built a reputation for his work ethic and martial arts. Learn to engage and reconnect your mind and body. Yoga is great in aiding with Insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It relieves Anxiety, Stress, and Depression. Walk away with a new outlook on life. This workshop is all inclusive. Please dress in comfortable clothing that will not restrict your movement.
9:00A Revealing Your Gender Identity to Your Employer Janelle Crossley
Dr. Nadine Garner
Emily Frantz
TBA

Janelle
Crossley


Discussion on how to reveal your gender identity to your employer so as to have a smooth and acceptable transition. The proper way to approach your employer and to remain in control of your reveal. How to approach and educate your co-workers before your transition date and why. We will discuss what it may be like on your first day of transition at your job, the feelings within yourself and the actions and feelings of your employer and your co-workers. This will be an interactive workshop as well as a short bio of Janelle's reveal to her employer and co-workers and how she revealed her gender identity in a very educational and accepting way. We will also discuss how revealing your gender identity to your employer can impact your relationship with your spouse and or significant other and immediate family.
9:00A Being Spiritual When the World Won't Let You Be Religious M.C. Johnson TBA

M.C.
Johnson


Many transgender and gender nonconforming persons have felt excluded from full participation in religious organizations. They have at times been made to feel less than others just because of who they are. In this workshop we will explore ways to fulfill spiritual needs that are not being met through traditional religious institutions. Trans spirituality is life affirming and life enhancing and we should not deny ourselves its benefits. We will also talk about how to be a positive agent of change by joining with others in the broader religious community.
9:00A Writing Your Coming Out Letter Continuing Education Sophie Lynne TBA

Sophie
Lynne


Declaring your Truth to the world, also known as "Coming Out," is one of the hardest things a person will ever do in their lifetimes. Coming out affects everything and everyone in your life. Many people choose to do this via the written word, be it read in person, sent via email, or posted on social media. This workshop will cover two types of the "Coming out" letter: Personal and Professional. While each person's experiences are unique, there are enough commonalities that we share that we can learn from each other. What NEEDS to be said? How do I say it professionally? How can I write my letter to give me the maximum possibility of acceptance? These topics will be covered and more, by sharing the letters of those who have already gone through the process, as well group discussion.
9:00A Male to Female Surgical Options: Genital, Facial Feminization, Breast Augmentation, Revisions/Repairs and Body Contouring Continuing Education Dr. Toby R. Meltzer M.D. TBA

Dr. Meltzer


A PowerPoint Presentation discussing current surgical techniques, a discussion of procedures, risks and complications, before and after photos with time for questions and answers. He is available for brief individual one on one visits. You may contact our office at 866-876-6329 if you wish to schedule a one on one visit. Formal or longer consultations need to be scheduled at our Scottsdale office at 866-876-6329.
9:00A SO Sanctuary Suite 543


The "Spouse & Significant Other Sanctuary" is a reguge, open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to all spouses and significant others of transgender partners ONLY. It is a place where you, the partner of a transgender person, can relax and speak freely to other spouses and significant others.

In the evening, the SO Sanctuary is opened further to spouses/SO's and their trans-partners for various receptions.

Keys for the sanctuary may be obtained from our sanctuary leaders or from the Keystone Conference Registration Desk. Our sanctuary leaders are always just a phone call away to offer their shoulder, support, encourage and stand with you. You may contact them at (717) 508-7292. Please join us in supporting each other--there is hope and help, together.
10:00A Tea Time with Jenny Jenny Jensen Hotel Restaurant


For those of you that are attending the Keystone Conference for the first time or feel you need a little moral support, join Jenny Jensen as she hosts 'Tea Time with Jenny.' It’s an informal gathering of first timers, newcomers and anxious attendees in a comfortable and discreet setting. It’s an opportunity for those that are unsure of themselves and want to start off their Keystone experience on a good footing, learn a little more about the conference and how it can help them.

10:30A Family Q & A Family & Youth Educator Training Dr. Linda Hawkins Suite 1008

Linda
Hawkins


Join Dr. Linda Hawkins from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for open question and answer time from second period throughout lunch. Sometimes questions arise and we might want a bit of a smaller venue to ask it , here is the chance . A great opportunity to talk to a leading expert working with gender expansive and transgender youth.
10:30A Understanding and Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Students in the College Environment Continuing Education Educator Training Dr. Jeanine Ruhsam TBA

Dr. Ruhsam


This workshop begins with a historical review of the cultural causes and detrimental effects of transgender discrimination in the United States, focusing on its effects on secondary and college students. This age group is already highly challenged because they are taking steps to solidify their adult identities—which the college process demands they do—and those few who are in in any stage of the process of gender transition are particularly vulnerable. That they do not receive the support they require is evident in the shockingly high rates of attempted, and tragically too often successful, suicide: nearly seven times the rate of their non-transgender/gender expansive peers. The session then shifts to a discussion of policies and procedures which faculty, staff, administration and parents need to adopt to help this group achieve, with hope, dignity and self-confidence, all that they have the promise to. An open discussion along a Q&A format will follow.
10:30A MtF Gender Confirming Surgeries - World Class Techniques Continuing Education Dr. Kathy Rumer TBA

Kathy
Rumer


This workshop provides an opportunity for Dr. Rumer to discuss her world class MtF Gender Confirming Surgical procedures such as FFS, BA, Body Contouring, and GRS. She will also unveil a number of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Rumer will then open the floor for answering specific questions after her power point presentation, and will be available for complimentary consultation while at the conference. Please call us at 855-782-5665 prior to the conference and schedule your complimentary consultation.
10:30A Puberty Blockers & Medical Options for TransYouth Continuing Education Dr. Jarrett Sell
Dr. Katherine Dalke
TBA

Jarrett
Sell


The workshop will explore the medical care for transgender youth--including children teens and young adults. We will go over the evaluation of children and teenagers who are transgender and then review the most up-todate treatment recommendation to include the guidelines for hormone replacement therapy for teenagers. We will examine several case samples and discuss the many complex medical, psychological and social issues that are involved. At the completion of this session the participant should be able to:
  • Review the theories about the biological causes of transgender feelings and the controversies regarding the psychiatric criteria and diagnosis
  • Describe evaluation of children, teens and young adults with transgender feelings
  • Discuss the treatment options and protocols
10:30A The Woman Within – Dressing Well for Who You Are Now Kate Cartmell TBA

Kate
Cartmell


By now, you’ve probably learned to dress in a consistent and age-appropriate style that makes you feel comfortable. In this workshop, we will explore the details that truly make your clothing fit well, present you at your very best and support your individual sense of style. One special focus will be looking current and on trend. Being -- and looking -- youthful in spirit is not a luxury. Today’s job market and workplace require a hip, flexible outlook – and a hip, age-appropriate wardrobe that communicates your spirit. What you’ll learn:

Balance and Line ~ For many, our bodies have unique proportions that will never align with standard measurements. So, you’ll learn to create your own rules, ones that work for your body ~ from head to toe ~ to create balance and flattering proportion in your clothes.

Fit ~ Dressing to fit your real body requires a few tricks, using tools that are many women’s best kept secrets. Learn them to look great, current and more youthful, too.

Details ~ You’ll learn how to assess your assets ~ and what you want to play down. Learn to shop with confidence knowing what colors, fabrics, necklines, sleeves, lengths and accessories work for you.

Putting it Together ~ You’ll learn how to feel truly confident in any setting, knowing that you fit in, yet stand out with vibrancy, with a style that is uniquely you.
10:30A Practical Self-Defense Asa Frederick TBA

Asa
Frederick


Asa Frederick is a local transman out of Carlisle. He studied Xin Pai Bai Long Quan Fa at the Carlisle Kung Fu Center. He is a certified instructor at the Carlisle Kung Fu Center and has built a reputation for his work ethic and martial arts. Learn how to defend yourself against an assailant with functional self-defense moves. This workshop will include demonstrations, instruction and a question and answer segment. This workshop is open to all.
10:30A Coming out to Children: A Unique Collaboration between a Grandparent and a Licensed Professional Counselor Continuing Education Dr. Nadine Garner
Ruby Garner
Janelle Crossley
TBA

Dr. Garner


Sometimes it takes a village to come out to grandchildren! Please join us for a sensitive journey documenting a grandparent’s successful coming out to two young grandchildren. You will be able to witness a creative and thoughtfully designed counseling intervention, which included the grandparent, a licensed professional counselor, and a young child outside of the family who is an advocate for gender identity. You will see video excerpts of the whole experience and be able to share your own personal insights about the care and nuance required when sharing the coming-out process with young children.
10:30A Anxiety - The Elephant in Your Room Continuing Education Amy Keisling TBA

Amy
Keisling


Anxiety can be a confusing and frustrating companion. For some, it is a byproduct of gender identity issues. For others, it is an underlying condition that complicates the process of working though gender identity. This workshop is geared towards addressing some strategies for understanding and managing anxiety, as well as helping others to be aware of how to help someone who is trying to cope with this condition.
10:30A How We Win: Securing Justice Under the Law for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians Continuing Education Jason Landau Goodman
Tara Stark
TBA

Jason
Landau Goodman


Pennsylvania remains a difficult place for many to be openly LGBTQ under the law. Our state legislature has adopted no law currently in effect to ban anti-LGBTQ discrimination or violence in our schools and communities. To demand full equality under local and state laws, we must be strategic in all our efforts. This session will provide you with a clear understanding of LGBTQ civil rights in Pennsylvania - our histories, present, and future agendas from Harrisburg. Through collaborative work, you will learn important tools you can use back in your communities to advance critical social and economic justice work.
10:30A Female to Male Surgical Options: Genital, Chest, and Revisions/Repairs Continuing Education Dr. Toby R. Meltzer M.D. TBA

Dr. Meltzer


A PowerPoint Presentation discussing current surgical techniques, a discussion of procedures, risks and complications, before and after photos with time for questions and answers. He is available for brief individual one on one visits. You may contact our office at 866-876-6329 if you wish to schedule a one on one visit. Formal or longer consultations need to be scheduled at our Scottsdale office at 866-876-6329.
12:00P Saturday Luncheon "Changing the Narrative on Gender Matters" Continuing Education Educator Training Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe Commonwealth Ballroom


In this keynote presentation, Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe will offer a lens through which families, schools and communities could approach creating welcoming and affirming spaces for gender non-conforming and transgender children and youth. She will share the lessons learned advocating for inclusive schools for students with disabilities, how is she transforming them to foster welcoming and affirming for gender non-conforming and transgender students, and her thoughts on the work ahead.

Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Ph.D., is a Professor and the former Founding Dean of the School of Education at Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania. Her teaching, research, and service are focused on diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice, and the role that education, self-knowledge, and self-renewal could play to foster these values. Her teaching and consulting are grounded in the recognition that the differences and gifts that each student, family, and educator offer enrich the school culture in valuable and meaningful ways. Building on her extensive experience on inclusion of students with significant disabilities, disproportionate representation of students of color receiving special education services, and educating school communities on gender and sexual diversity, Dr. Slesaransky-Poe is helping educators and leaders engage in the exploration of their implicit biases. By becoming aware of the lenses we use to look at, and experience the world, we understand the ways in which we see ourselves in relation to others, as well as how we see others in relation to ourselves. Dr. Slesaransky-Poe is the proud mom of two children who do not fit squarely in any identity box. Informed by her national and international professional expertise coupled with her personal experiences raising a gender, religious, culturally and linguistically diverse family, Dr. Slesaransky-Poe is becoming a prominent local and national expert on creating welcoming, inclusive, and safe schools, for all students. She is a dynamic speaker. Her presentations, workshops, and publications are widely sought after, cited, and disseminated. Dr. Slesaransky-Poe is the recipient of several awards and recognitions including the Patricia C. Creegan Award on Excellence on Inclusive Practices, Arcadia’s Ally Award, and the Steinbrucker Endowed Chair. She received her Ph.D. in Special Education from Temple University.
2:00P Dignity for All: Trans Student Rights in Pennsylvania Continuing Education Educator Training Jason Landau Goodman
Tara Stark
TBA

Jason
Landau Goodman


Young transgender and gender-expansive Pennsylvanians have unique and often challenging experiences in affirming their gender under the law. Adopting effective policies, as well as ensuring their successful implementation, can be crucial for trans youth to have positive experiences in their schools and communities. This session will educate participants on the local, state, and federal laws that have direct impact on trans students. Specifically, the session will focus on how schools can provide for trans student inclusion and how individual school districts can adopt strong policies. We will also examine several case studies of anti-trans discrimination involving youth in Pennsylvania. Participants will gain valuable skills to use in their home communities in the push toward justice for young trans people.
2:00P A Positive Body Image with MTF Top and Bottom Surgery: Obtaining Aesthetically Natural and Functional Results in a One-Stage Procedure. Continuing Education Sherman Leis TBA

Dr. Leis


Options for breast augmentation will be discussed and demonstrated including choice of incisions, shape and size of implant, saline versus silicone, placement of implants above or below the muscle, etc. Dr. Leis will also discuss his technique of one-stage vaginoplasty utilizing the penile inversion technique, neo-clitoris construction, and scrotal skin graft to increase vaginal depth. Recent cases will be demonstrated to show the natural results obtained with these techniques.
2:00P The Special Medical Needs of Trans-Patients, Hormone Replacement Therapy Protocols and PReP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV) Dr. Jarrett Sell
Dr. Katherine Dalke
TBA

Jarrett
Sell


This section will detail the medical aspects of transition related care, base line medical studies, risk factors, treatment variations based on patient age, prescribing alternatives, the ABC’s of HRT, as well as PReP
2:00P The Woman Within - Finding your Feminine Style Kate Cartmell TBA

Kate
Cartmell


Just like any girl growing up, whether you know it or not your sense of self was formed by watching the women around you. Years of watching, learning and emulating made some of those women your role models. It may be your mother, an aunt, a sister, a boss, a friend, or even a movie character. Your role models hold keys to your personal style ~ that person you‘re trying to reflect through what you wear. Finding that fundamental style will help you build a chic, workable wardrobe that gives you confidence ~ because it truly reflects you.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll help you discover those influences which, when distilled and applied, communicate to the world who you really are. Then, we’ll demystify the art of dressing well – focusing on dressing for our real age. Many of us come into our own in our “second act,” and we want – and need -- to look chic, vibrant and always appropriate. At the same time, by dressing well we can actually appear younger! Finally, we can truly embrace being the age we are, beautifully.
2:00P Real Talk For Trans Kids/Teens & Parents Seth Rainess TBA

Seth
Rainess


Are your children transitioning? You don’t know where to begin? What to say? How to help them? Join Seth Rainess as he offers wisdom from his own life in discussing the surprises, worries, joys and rewards of transitioning for youth today. This workshop is designed to help learn and understand the fundamental building blocks of gender transitioning.
2:00P Finding Support as a Trans Spouse Peg Fram TBA

Peg
Fram


I would like to present on the difficulty of finding and starting support groups for trans spouses. Many on-line support groups over time devolve into spouse hating, fear mongering, and/or venues that cause increased problems to the individual involved. I have found a near total absence of in-person support for spouses in all areas of the United States. The challenge is finding on-line and in-person support groups no matter where you are living. This workshop will be a place for discussion and idea sharing on how start these on-line and in-person support groups.
2:00P Transmen over 18 only - Navigating Products for Packing, Peeing and Pleasure Mason Katzman TBA

Mason
Katzman


An up close look at products currently on the market for transmen. Pros and Cons of products and brands. I will bring samples of some products available as well.
2:00P Transmisogyny: The Cultural, Religious and Political Roots of America's Fear of and Discrimination Against Transgender Women. Continuing Education Jeanine Ruhsam TBA

Dr. Ruhsam


The first portion of this workshop will consist of a lecture that probes the myriad factors of America's past that, taken together, lead to an understanding of the deeply entrenched fear of and revulsion towards transgender woman that is manifested in the rampant anti-transgender legislation being advanced in our nation today. The second portion will be an open-format discussion of methods and strategies that might be effective in reversing the discriminatory tide that is building against this group of people.
2:00P New Directions in Surgical Gender Confirmation for FtMs Continuing Education Marci Bowers TBA

Dr. Bowers


Dr. Bowers will discuss some of the current dilemmas for FTMs. She will provide information regarding hysterectomy and metoidioplasty as well as ring metoidioplasty (metoidioplasty with urethral lengthening). Dr. Bowers will answer specific questions after her presentation.
3:30P Feminizing the Voice - Comparing Surgical Options James P. Thomas, MD. TBA

James
Thomas


Dr. Thomas will demonstrate how vocal cords function using video recordings of male, female and surgically altered vocal cords. Pitch and resonance are affected by the anatomy as well as how the anatomy is used. Surgical modification of the voicebox will be discussed, including Feminization Laryngoplasty (FemLar), one type of vocal cord (laryngeal) surgery designed to obtain a more feminine sounding voice in male to female transgender patients. Several other types of procedures target the frequency or pitch of the resting speaking voice to various degrees. CricoThryoid Approximation (CTA) and vocal cord webbing procedures will be discussed and compared. For smaller changes, vocal cord tuning performed with laser will be reviewed. At the conclusion of this lecture, the listener should better understanding the concepts that can help in decision-making about voice therapy as well as when, if and what type of surgeries to consider.
3:30P Creating Welcoming and Affirming Elementary Schools Continuing Education Educator Training Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe TBA

Dr. Slesaransky-Poe


Building on her professional expertise as a teacher educator, as well as her experiences parenting a gender nonconforming child and partnering with her child’s elementary school, Dr. Slesaransky-Poe will share best practices and resources to support the work of educators and families in fostering a climate of inclusion and acceptance for students and families challenge society’s expectations of gender.

Download 'Is This the Right School for My Gender Non Conforming Child?'
3:30P Every Voice Counts! Results of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Continuing Education Mara Keisling TBA

Mara
Keisling


The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey is the largest study ever conducted of trans, genderqueer, and non-binary adults in the United States, with nearly 28,000 participants. As the follow up to the groundbreaking 2008-09 National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), the U.S. Transgender Survey was conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality in the summer of 2015 and saw unprecedented participation.

The NTDS report (Injustice at Every Turn) has been the go-to resource for educating the public about trans people. It's shown how many trans people have faced discrimination and other barriers at school, work, in health care, in homeless shelters, in the criminal justice system, as well as many other areas of life. The U.S. Transgender Survey covered an even wider range of topics and will serve as a resource for advocates, policymakers, and the general public for years to come.

Join this session for a discussion of the U.S. Transgender Survey results and how they will inform advocacy for trans and gender non-conforming youth.
3:30P Adolescent Youth: Unique Variables for Successful Transition Continuing Education Dr. Michele Angello TBA

Dr. Angello


Adolescence is tough enough without dealing with gender variance! Youth and the parents of gender non-conforming young people are invited to participate in this dynamic discussion about some of the systemic variables to consider when dealing with being trans and being a minor. Issues regarding dealing with doctors, schools, places of worship, relationships and extended family will be discussed during this workshop. You are invited to bring your own experiences as well as your questions.
3:30P SO What Now? (SO Only) Continuing Education Alexis Lake TBA

Alexis
Lake


As you come to the end of what may have been your first or eighth Keystone Conference, you may be wondering “what now?” Having the chance to talk with other significant others can be a rare and meaningful experience. This workshop will focus on sharing some of the questions, challenges and opportunities faced by anyone who is in a relationship with someone who is transgender. Particular focus will be on preparing to return home and creating a personal support network. This workshop is open only to SOs.
3:30P Embracing God and Learning to Forgive Rena Karns TBA

Rena
Karns


A workshop on learning to embrace God and learning to forgive.One subject I have found at Keystone is the need for letting go of those who did not stand by a trans-persons transition. The pain caused by those ignorant to understanding; hurts deeply. The struggle to unify God in this process also. We need to forgive people, so we can move on. That forgiving people does not mean we allow them back in our lives, or that we should want them in our lives. This will open up to more discussion. Remember that regardless of what anyone else says, or tells us, nothing we could ever do could cause God to stop loving us. His love has not beginning and no end. Regardless of what anyone has told you or said to you. We will discuss or follow with guided meditation. Seeing the face of God as love and not allowing society to dictate what God wants and does not want.
3:30P Taking the Anxiety Out of Injections Continuing Education Dr. Cathie Collins TBA

Dr. Collins


Are you anxious about starting your injections or a parent whose child is starting injections? This workshop will help you to understand more about giving injections safely and correctly. Hands-on practice will be available with practice manikins. Learn safe techniques in maintaining sterility, identifying correct anatomical injection sites, and proper techniques for drawing up medication and injection. Ease your fears in this interactive workshop, with a nursing instructor who is also the parent of a transgender teen.
3:30P New Directions in Surgical Gender Confirmation for MtFs Continuing Education Marci Bowers TBA

Dr. Bowers


This program is designed to help participants gain knowledge of Dr. Bowers’ current MtF techniques, as well as her relocation to Burlingame, CA. She will talk about her one-stage vaginoplasty procedure. She will familiarize participants with her procedures as well as show examples of recent outcomes. Participants will also be informed of auxiliary MTF surgical offerings (such as tracheal shave and labiaplasty). Dr. Bowers will answer specific questions after her presentation.
4:00P Binder Fitting for Transmen Mason Katzman Suite 1008


Mason will have a variety of sizes and styles displayed along with a few for purchase. He's happy to provide his assistance in helping you identify the proper size and fit.
4:00P Transmen Reception David Denton Suite 1008


This is a Transmen-only (and their significant others and family) reception with refreshments. Come meet some of the other guys at the conference and share your stories, humor, challenges and successes.
5:00P Friends of Bill W. Ash


This meeting welcomes those who think they have a problem with alcohol and/or any other substance, and will be based on the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help others to achieve sobriety.
5:00P Family & Youth Pizza Party Family & Youth Elm


So who doesn’t like pizza? We have serious doubts not many would raise their hand to that question. Well if you are a pizza fan, then we have just the thing for you. All attendees of the Family and Youth Program are invited to a Pizza Party hosted by the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania. Commencing at 5:30 pm, the party will provide a great time to network and rehash the activities of the day, parents can catch up with their kids, and a good time will likely be had by all.

6:00P Keystone Gala Reception Our Sponsors Assemble Area


Come join us for Saturday's cocktail reception held in in the Assembly Area overlooking the beautiful city of Harrisburg and hosted by our conference sponsors.
6:30P Family & Youth Pool Party Family & Youth Pool Area


Workshops for the day are over, and bellies are full from the pizza party, so now what to do from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm??? POOL PARTY!! Grab your suits and make your way down to the pool for more fun. A great way to end the evening so kids can burn off that last bit of energy. Parents you can take a dip or sit and watch your little ones laugh, splash and smile the evening away while talking with your significant other, or friends you have met at Keystone.
7:00P Keystone Gala Dinner, "The Phenomenology of Illusion: On Gender Transitions and Existential Identity." Continuing Education Dr. Talia Mae Bettcher Commonwealth Ballroom


"What is gender transition?" and "Why do trans people do it?" In this talk, I explore these questions from a trans philosophical perspective. I critique both "born this way" and constructionist accounts that centralize the notion of embodiment. Instead, I argue for a broader account that centralizes the notion of empersonment. This requires a new understanding of personhood in terms of interpersonal spatiality (closeness/intimacy and distance). I argue that gender transitions and the affective and cognitive investments that drive them can be seen as arising in resistance to the abusive system of interpersonal spatiality in which persons are constituted.

Talia Mae Bettcher, Ph.D. is a professor of philosophy at California State University, Los Angeles. She has published articles on transphobia and transphobic violence and she teaches courses on the philosophy of gender, including “Introduction to Transgender Studies” and “Trans/Feminism.” She is the past eirector of the Center for Study of Genders and Sexualities at CSULA and is currently department chair. She is also a community-based performance artist and she has been actively involved in Los Angeles transgender community and grass-roots organizing for many years.
7:30P Butterfly Ball Family & Youth PA Ballroom


Come join other students for a DJ Dance and Pizza Party. Cost is FREE! High school and college are times of personal growth and change. In fact, this period in our lives is dedicated to personal exploration and discovery. Everyone changes during these times, sometimes just a bit, sometimes a lot, and some of us truly transform. The Butterfly Ball is to celebrate those transformations and the people brave enough and strong enough to make them.

Dress how you please, from formal to whatever you are comfortable with! Join in the formal wear swap in the teen room during the day.
9:00P Musical Entertainment by Wicked Jezebel Wicked Jezebel Commonwealth Ballroom


Keystone’s Hallmark event, the Gala Dance Saturday night will be the highpoint of the entire conference and bring to a close another successful celebration of gender diversity. The most shy and demur wallflower will spend hours looking for the perfect gown, classy dancing shoes and an amazing hairdo for the final night of fun and celebration. Even the guys will spend time at local haberdashery’s finding ideal apparel for that dapper look and to dress to impress. Try some new moves on the dance floor while enjoying the company of new found friends, old acquaintances and leave with great memories. The night will be electric and one you will never forget.

Once again, we have Wicked Jezebel, DC’s award winning all girl band delivering hits from all of the partying decades to the whole Mid Atlantic!. 60's Motown, 70's Disco, classic rock, the wicked 80's, to the grungy/techno 90's with a "tad" of today, Wicked Jezabel delivers the best party atmosphere anywhere!
9:00P Parent/Family/Care Giver Social Family & Youth Suite 1008


The kids have had a full day, they have feasted on pizza, and they may be a bit tired from the pool party, and we as parents/caregivers are exhausted as well. Make sure you schedule in some time for you to unwind a bit. Parents and Care Givers are welcome to join us to further to network with others, have some great conversations and enjoy a libation or two. In those moments of relaxation, reflect on the experiences of the day or just enjoy the company that surrounds you with people that walk a similar journey.
9:30P Couples' Wine & Cheese Social SO Directors Suite 543


Come join other couples in the SO Sanctuary for wine and cheese.

 

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