March 20th - 24th, 2024

Schedule for Friday March 22, 2024

 
Click on the colored event title to view the details. Times, locations and events are tentative and subject to change. We will post the most up-to-date information as we receive it so please check back often. The final schedule will be posted by the end of February.

 
Friday
7:00A
Social Event
Hilton Buffet Breakfast
Duration: 3+00
Location: Ad Lib Restaurant

Ad Lib Restaurant
Attendees receive 10% off breakfast with conference badge. Breakfast is from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Breakfast at individual expense.

 
Friday
7:30A
Social Event
Daily Catholic Mass
Duration: 0+30
Location: Commonwealth

Rev. Grace
Ferris
(Biography)
Mother Grace Ferris will celebrate the Mass each day. This “express” Mass will be shortened so it does not interfere with your schedule! Holy Communion will be served. All are welcome regardless of faith tradition.

Mother Grace, a transgender Catholic priest, is part of the independent and inclusive Catholic Apostolic Church, which lovingly shares all the sacraments with no restriction.

 
Friday
7:30A
Workshop
Body and Brain Yoga
Duration: 1+00
Location: Governor

Ms. Emelda
Nim
(Biography)
This class will concentrate on light stretching, proper breathing, meditation, relaxation and an introduction to Tai Chi. Loose and comfortable clothing such as Yoga pants, sweatpants, T-shirt and socks are needed, Shorts are not recommended. The class will slowly progress from simple stretching to prepare for further exercise, instruction on proper breathing and explanation as to why proper breathing is important everyday. You'll be taught ways to relax and meditate for every day life, and accumulation of energy. Introduction to Tai Chi to show further ways to relax and focusing on rebalancing your body.
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Friday
8:00A
General Event
Keystone Conference Salon
Duration: 11+00
Location: Parlor 1526
In-house make-up artists, hair stylists and nail technicians to get you glam and camera ready. Vist our Keystone Exhibitor/Service Providers page for contact information to make appointments.

 
Friday
8:30A
General Event
Exhibitor Area
Duration: 8+00
Location: Pennsylvania
Come visit our Keystone Exhibitor area and see the organizations, vendors and service provides that make Keystone awesome!

 
Friday
8:30A
Social Event
Get the T about Keystone – How to Maximize Your Experience at the Conference
Duration: 1+00
Location: 15th Floor Lounge

Ms. Sharon
Rose
(Biography)

Ms. Carole
Corbett
(Biography)

Mrs. Alex
Kline
(Biography)
Are you new to the Keystone Conference and feeling a little lost and overwhelmed? Join our Helping Hand team for this informal gathering of first timers, newcomers and anxious attendees in a comfortable and welcoming setting. Meet some friendly faces and ask advice on which events and workshops are right for you. Get the T on how to make the most of your Keystone experience! For more information contact the Helping Hand Team at HelpingHand@Keystone-Conference.org to start your Keystone Conference off on a positive and enjoyable note.


 
Friday
8:30A
Social Event
Friends of Bill W. Meeting
Duration: 0+30
Location: Commonwealth
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.

 
Friday
9:00A
General Event
Keystone Clothing Exchange
Duration: 8+00
Location: Pennsylvania
Do you have gently-used clothes or shoes in good condition that you would like to give away or donate to a good cause? Then come participate in the Keystone Clothing Exchange and donate your unwanted items. You do not need to bring anything to 'swap.' All attendees are welcome to browse and take items from the clothing exchange. Dressing rooms are available. Items may be dropped off at any time. Hangers would be appreciated. Items remaining at the end of the swap will be donated to local affirming aid organizations.So please, DON'T UNDERPACK FOR KEYSTONE and help your brothers and sisters in our community!

The Keystone Clothing Exchange is sponsored by the Rainbow Rose Center of York County.

 
Friday
9:30A
Workshop
Financial Planning for the Transgender and Gender-Expansive Community
Duration: 1+15
Location: Bridgeport

Ms. Lindsey
Young
(Biography)
The transgender community faces many unique financial challenges, and the amount of resources to help transgender people create a financial plan for transition and life after transition is quite limited.

This workshop will provide a high-level overview of financial planning considerations especially relevant to the transgender community. The workshop will consist of two modules: (i) an overview of financial planning considerations for those who are considering transition or are in the middle of transition and (ii) how to approach financial planning following transition. Topics include budgeting for transition; health insurance considerations; tax considerations, and post-transition life and retirement planning.

The workshop will address topics of interest to people of all income levels and stages of life. Significant others and allies are encouraged to attend.
Interest Tags: Finance

 
Friday
9:30A
Workshop
Legally Changing Your Name in Pennsylvania
Duration: 1+15
Location: Harrisburger A

Mx. Corinne
Goodwin
(Biography)
Completing a legal name change can feel intimidating. It can also be expensive! The good news is that it doesn’t have to be either of those things. Eastern PA Trans Equity Project has helped hundreds of Pennsylvania residents complete their legal name change and we want to help you too!

Join us as we demystify the legal name change process and provide the guidance you need to complete your legal name change without having to incur the expense of an attorney.
Interest Tags: Gender Affirming, Legal, Non-Binary, TransFeminine, TransMasculine
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Friday
9:30A
Workshop
Your Eternal Salvation Is Not In JEOPARDY!
Duration: 1+15
Location: Harrisburger B

Rev. Grace
Ferris
(Biography)
Now it's time for America's favorite game show: "Your Eternal Salvation Is Not In 'JEOPARDY!'"

Using the "JEOPARDY!" game show format, this fast-paced and fun workshop will tackle issues related to spirituality for the transgender community! People attending will take the role of contestants, selecting questions from the game board. The questions and their answers are designed to spark conversation and understanding among the group. The moderator will be everyone's favorite game show host, Mother Grace! Categories include:

--What the Bible Really Says About Queers
--The Clobber Passages
--Queer Saints
--Jesus on Love
--All Are Welcome
Interest Tags: Spirituality/Religion

 
Friday
9:30A
Workshop
Letting Go with Cass and Liz
Duration: 1+15
Location: Leland

Ms. Liz
Tattersall
(Biography)

Mrs. Cassandra
Storm
(Biography)
We know how easy it is to let the distractions of the past, the outside world and the future keep us from enjoying every moment of our lives. In this workshop we will focus our content and intention being centered in the present, allowing us to let go of the things that may be holding us back from, and enjoying the “Here and Now” at Keystone, and every day. Through some light yoga, guided meditation, affirmations and more, you will undoubtedly leave this session feeling more grounded, and enlightened so that you can make this conference the most empowering experience possible. Dress in comfortable clothes that you can move in, and bring your own yoga mat or towel.
Interest Tags: Spirituality/Religion, Wellness

 
Friday
9:30A
Workshop
Couple's Therapy
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan A

Dr. Michele
Angello
(Biography)
Dr. Michele Angello devotes much of her practice to counseling couples with a transgender or transitioning partner. In this workshop- open to all who are in a committed relationship that contains a transgender or gender non-conforming person- she will engage the audience in discussing typical problems and will suggest methods for their resolution. She will also serve as moderator so participants can share their own experiences and issues in a collective and supporting setting.
Interest Tags: Not Specified
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Friday
9:30A
Workshop
Enhancing Beauti!
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan B

Brittani
Young
(Biography)
Make up is a big part of life! In this class I will show you in detail how to do a full beat! I will go over how to contour, do your brows, where to add a highlight, blush, color correction and lashes! You will be surprised in how much a full beat can enhance the beautiful features!!!! Come join me and learn all about make up!
Interest Tags: Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Image & Presentation, Non-Binary, Socializing, TransFeminine, TransPeople of Color, Voice, Wellness, Workplace, Youth

 
Friday
9:30A
Workshop
Mix and Match
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan C

Lindsey
Taub
(Biography)
Do you know how to make an ordinary outfit stunning and stylish? Discover the secret to mixing and matching the colors and patterns of your clothing that will make everyone envious of your closet and style. A brand-new workshop by Lindsey Taub.
Interest Tags: Aging, Image & Presentation, TransFeminine

 
Friday
9:30A
Workshop
Dual Gender, Gender Fluid, Non-Binary or Full Time? Where Do You Fit Under The Transgender Umbrella?
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris A

Ms. Lisa
Smith
(Biography)
Not sure where you fit? Let's talk about it. The transgender community is a beautiful bouquet of labels and identities. How do you know where you belong, and which is the right path for you? Do you align with the idea of being binary but struggle with enjoying the duality of being male and female? Do you connect less with being binary and feel more gender fluid or non-binary? Are you living a dual gender life voluntarily or because you feel you can't or shouldn't transition? In this open group discussion, led by S. Lisa Smith, all attendees are welcome to contribute their feelings and questions with the group in their journey of self-discovery. The only valid definition is the one you create!!!
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, TransFeminine

 
Friday
9:30A
Workshop
The Art of Transition
Duration: 1+15
Location: United States

Ashley
Glennon
(Biography)
For anyone moving through the challenging stages of transitioning, one of the biggest gifts they can give themself is expressing their emotions or feelings through an outlet. In this workshop we will go over ways to recognize and express the many triumphs and pitfalls involved with gender transition. We will have an open discussion on creative ways we have dealt with or can deal with the complex emotions and challenges of transition. Examples will be shown and discussed to feed the discussion. The focus here is to help you manage the realizations, challenges and wins in a way that you can look at or listen to and be reminded of how far you've come in your journey.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Non-Binary, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Youth

 
Friday
9:30A
Workshop
The Latinx Experience, An Overview of the Trans and Non-Binary Experiences Across Latinx Countries and the US
Duration: 1+15
Location: William Penn

Ms. Karla
Brown
(Biography)
Understanding different realities is a powerful way to build on equity and integration within communities. The Latinx population in the US still growing however the lack of acknowledgement of trans and nonbinary individuals within and outside of the Latinx communities brings lots of concerns. This presentation focuses on exposing some of the challenges experience by transgender and nonbinary Latinx individuals while living in Latin-American countries as well as in the US as well as their resilience.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Image & Presentation, Military/Veterans, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Relationships, Safety, Socializing, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Workplace, Youth

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
Making the Most of Masculinity: What’s in Your Tool Belt?
Duration: 1+15
Location: Bridgeport

Chris
Condran
(Biography)
A life in transition is nothing short of extremely challenging, especially in today's political climate. As I engage with the transgender community one word tends to resonate, "unprepared." This session will be a short exploration of the intersections of my journey toward authenticity and the tools I picked up along the way. What tools are in my belt? Where did I find them? and How do I use them? If you are looking for a session that draws on facing the real-life challenges of a life in transition and where to find the skills to succeed not just in transition but in the life challenges that occur simultaneously. This may be the session for you.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Relationships, Safety, Socializing, Spouses/Signification Others, Surgery, TransMasculine, Voice, Wellness, Workplace, Youth

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
Transgender Personalities in History (from the 1860s to the Present Day)
Duration: 1+15
Location: Governor

Melissa
Morton
(Biography)
Since humankind began to define the boundaries of gender behavior, there have been people who have defied or crossed over those boundaries. Hear about some of these individuals, from the 1860s to the 21st century. Some of them were male to female, others of them were female to male. Some of them lived as transgender for most of their lives, others for only brief but significant periods in their lives. The deeds of some of these people have inspired books, plays, movies, and even operas. All of them left a legacy of some sort, including a United States military installation being renamed to honor one of them. Although this seminar has been presented before, Melissa changes the roster of historical figures presented each time she does this seminar. Brief biographies of each individual profiled are available upon request.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Military/Veterans, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Spirituality/Religion, TransPeople of Color

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
But You Lied To Me - A Way to Explore the Emotions (SOs Only)
Duration: 1+15
Location: Harrisburger A

Ms. Susan
Bienvenu
(Biography)

Mrs. Karen
Lehman
(Biography)
This is a seminar for the SOs about the emotional impact experienced as a result of the announcement by their spouse of the intention to present as, or to transition to, the opposite gender. Some SOs do not have support systems that understand both perspectives, that being, the elation of the transitioning spouse contrast with the angst of the SO. Some things that I have heard expressed is that the SO was lied to. That the transitioning spouse 'hid this from me'. Betrayal is another term used. Although I can see that perspective, I think there is a healthier point of view that can also allow the SO to process the situation and move beyond this. A lot of SOs have heard the cleansed version "I was just so upset" of the SO, but not the full-on development of the emotional state over time. At every step during the way, the SO often feels that things won't get better, can't get better and just might get worse. But as we all know, there are many outcomes and just about all of them are positive. The workshop is SOs only to allow these attendees the opportunity to discuss this aspect - the sense of betrayal - in a room without feeling the need to edit.
Interest Tags: Spouses/Signification Others
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
Introducing the Black Transgender Child
Duration: 1+15
Location: Harrisburger B

Ask
Lulu
(Biography)
"Every Black Trans adult was once a Black transgender child hiding in plain sight" - Dr. Lulu

This workshop is designed to provide valuable insights, guidance, and resources to better understand and support Black transgender children as they navigate their unique journeys.

In recent years, there has been an increasing recognition of the diverse identities within the LGBTQ+ community, including transgender individuals. Within this spectrum, Black transgender children face distinct challenges and experiences that deserve our attention, understanding, and advocacy. This workshop aims to shed light on the specific needs and experiences of Black transgender children and their families, offering a safe and inclusive space for discussion and learning.

Understanding Intersectionality: We will explore the intersection of race, gender identity, and age to gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges faced by Black transgender children. Through thoughtful discussions, we will examine the impact of systemic racism and discrimination on their lives.

Supporting Families: This workshop will provide resources and strategies for families and caregivers of Black transgender children. We will discuss effective communication, creating affirming environments, and accessing support networks.

Fostering Inclusivity: We'll explore ways to create inclusive spaces in schools, communities, and healthcare settings to ensure that Black transgender children feel seen, valued, and supported.

Advocacy and Activism: Participants will learn about opportunities for advocacy and allyship, including supporting policies that protect the rights and well-being of Black transgender children.

Q&A and Discussion: Throughout the workshop, there will be opportunities for questions and open dialogue to foster a deeper understanding and a sense of community.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Professional Education, Spouses/Signification Others, TransPeople of Color, Youth

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
Body Modification with Corsetry
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan A

Alex
Tour
(Biography)

Jo
Malave
Learn the basics and advanced techniques on body feminization using a corset. Learn the different shapes and fits of corset styles, what styles are best for each scenario. Learn how to safely wear a corset everyday or as a Tight-lacing garment. Learn about different quality and availability options on the market or when it might be better to go custom. Learn about bodysuit corsets and their tucking advantages. Presented by Alex Tour of Alex Tour Corsetry, she will be demonstrating corset practices and finish with a Q&A session. Open discussion of corset fits and what might be right for you.
Interest Tags: Aging, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Non-Binary, TransFeminine

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
Wigs, Toppers and More...
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan B

Donna
Miller
(Biography)
How to select exactly what you need for the most naturally feminine look. You will learn whether you need a full wig. Or a beautifuly customed topper, choosing from one of the three best companies in the industry, as well as how to properly care for it
Interest Tags: Aging, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, TransFeminine, TransPeople of Color

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
US Department of Veterans Affairs - Proudly Serving All Who Served
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan C

Ms. Maureen
Brackey
(Biography)

Lorenzo
Singotti
(Biography)

Cheyenne
Port
(Biography)
VA Medical Centers and VA Community Clinics provide a full range of primary care, mental health, medical specialty and surgical care options for ALL qualified Veterans including members of the LGBTQ+ community. This workshop will review the most recent VHA directives regarding health care specifically for LGBTQ+ Veterans and how all VHA medical centers and community clinics are prepared to treat the healthcare of qualified Veterans no matter what their gender identity is. Come hear how VHA supports healthcare for our LGBTQ+ Veterans.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Military/Veterans
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
Mapping Your Transgender Journey
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris A

Ms. Lilia
Weber
(Biography)

Ms. Jennifer
Lehman
(Biography)
Living a full life as a transgender person is much more than transition and surgery. Sure, that can be part, but do you have a plan for your life? Maybe you are just starting out, have decided you are transgender, and you are trying to figure out what is next. Are you comfortable where your journey has taken you? Do you have a plan for something else? Are you planning for a happy and full life? In this workshop Jen and Lilia will discuss what they feel are some of the important things to consider when you plan and navigate your journey. They will share some of their experiences and also some observations. We'll talk about what has worked and what hasn’t.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Surgery, Wellness, Workplace

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
It's NOT Not Natural – The Biology of Sex and Gender
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris B

Dr. Brenda
Vulpes
(Biography)
The title makes reference to the frequent assertion that being transgender is not natural. Statements such as, "it goes against the laws of nature," reflect a lack of understanding of sexual expression in the natural world. This raises the question, what do sex and gender really mean from a scientific perspective? This workshop will explore how the sexes differ, how they are similar, and how sexual expression and gender identity are more naturally viewed as a broad range of forms and behaviors. We will examine mechanisms of sex determination and development, including the roles of chromosomes, genes, hormones, and the environment. The extreme diversity of sexual expression in nature provides the basis for understanding, just what is natural?
Interest Tags: Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Professional Education, TransFeminine, TransMasculine

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
Transgender Sports Participation
Duration: 1+15
Location: United States

Ms. Christine
Penn
(Biography)
Another year and more research, more controversies, more changes. Come get an update on the latest news surrounding the topic. Of interest for those participating or thinking of participating in a competitive sport.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Wellness

 
Friday
11:00A
Workshop
Diet Despair - The Uplifting Support Group for Anyone Struggling with Weight & Body Dissatisfaction
Duration: 1+15
Location: William Penn

Tracy
Hess
(Biography)
Come prepared for a wave of compassion, love and support with this opportunity to share and learn real information about your health including effective tools to rediscover the joy of eating and a happier and healthier approach to loving your body. If you are worried about gaining weight from hormones, the stress of surgery and trauma of lifestyle change with transition, this is the group discussion for you led by former chronic dieter and Intuitive Eating Counselor Tracy Hess.
Interest Tags: Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, Wellness

 
Friday
12:30P
Ticketed Event
Cis-Gender Spouse/SO Luncheon at Duke's Bar & Grille
Duration: 1+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Mrs. Karen
Lehman
(Biography)

Ms. Susan
Bienvenu
(Biography)
Hosted by SO Program Directors, cis-gender spouses or significant others (cis-gender only) are invited to join others for an offsite luncheon at Duke's Bar and Grille overlooking the beautiful Susquehanna River. Please meet in the hotel lobby at 12:30 pm. Duke's is a central Pennsylvania staple, focused on sourcing food locally.

Bus leaves the hotel lobby promptly at 12:40 pm.
Pre-registration is required.

 
Friday
1:45P
Social Event
Crossdresser Heaven Meet-up
Duration: 1+30
Location: Commonwealth
Come meet the friends you've made on crossdresserheaven.com! Put faces to names and share your experiences. It was great last year and promises to be more of the same!

Crossdresserheaven.com is a safe and supportive site for crossdressers to chat, share experiences, ask questions and find common interests. There are different forums for intros, fashion, daily life and even a forum for spouses & significant others who want to find out more about why individuals crossdress. Basic membership is free and includes space to upload up to five photos. Other plans are available for a fee.

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
Equitable Healthcare for All Genders
Duration: 1+15
Location: Bridgeport

Nicole
LaRocque
(Biography)

Janelle
Crossley
(Biography)
Healthcare professionals have long provided gender affirming care for gender incongruence (also called gender dysphoria) and all major medical associations — including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, The Endocrine Society and the American Psychological Association — support this care for trans+ individuals. Unfortunately, over the past few years, lawmakers have introduced and passed legislation that limits or bans access to this medically necessary care in many states across the US. Despite very strong evidence and scientific data proving its health benefits, this care remains at risk.

In this workshop you will learn who the Research Institute for Gender Therapeutics (RIGT) is, and why RIGT exists. We will share our vision and mission for a future of equitable healthcare for all genders, and how obtaining FDA approvals for medicines used to treat gender incongruence will aid in providing increased access and protection of care.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Legal, Safety, Socializing, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
Generation Z Providing the Platform for Greater Gender Identity/Expression Acceptance and Its Impact on Those Who Crossdress
Duration: 1+15
Location: Governor

Dr. Gennifer
Herley
(Biography)
This workshop will be a presentation as well as a group discussion regarding Generation Z's contribution to greater Gender Identity/Expression acceptance. Generation Z has the myriad of ways in which they identify or don't identify in relation to a specific gender. My name is Dr Gennifer (Genn) Herley I transitioned 6 years ago from male to female. However, I crossdressed for over 40 years and have lived experience as a crossdresser before I decided to transition. In those early days there was not even a word transgender, some 40 years language and gender identify has dramatically changed. What are those changes? How do they potentially impact you as someone who crossdresses? While the fight for transgender rights is far from over there is definitely greater awareness regarding our community whether its positive or negative. Can society become more open to individuals crossdressing? Is there an opportunity for wives and or girlfriends to have greater understanding acceptance of their partner who crossdresses as a result the way Generation Z identifies.

What will be the new lexicon for individuals' whom crossdress (Gender Expression, gender fluid). Crossdresser is fine too! Its my belief that there is a tremendous opportunity for greater acceptance of folks who crossdress. Let's discuss what that might look like! Each persons experience is different but it is my belief we all share similarities' regarding what our needs and wants are on how we identify. Come join me for this presentation and discussion!!
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Professional Education, Relationships, TransFeminine, Wellness

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
Gender Affirming Voice Therapy Workshop
Duration: 1+15
Location: Harrisburger A

Rachel
McShane
(Biography)
This workshop will briefly address each of the components used in Gender Affirming Voice Therapy. We will try some exercises and provide resources to help you on your journey if you wish to continue pursuing this area, either for greater knowledge, or to incorporate some of these strategies into your daily life! This workshop seeks to give an overview of the basics of what Gender Affirming Voice Therapy is and who can benefit from it. Voice therapy can help people do that in a healthy way. There are also unhealthy ways to change the way your voice sounds, so that is why it is important to do this with support.

What are the components of Gender Affirming Voice Therapy? The first thing that might come to mind is changing one’s pitch, so someone seeking to make their voice sound different is speaking at a higher or lower pitch. The following components are what we will address in this workshop, including vocal hygiene, diaphragmatic breathing, vocal relaxation strategies, pitch, resonance, as well as intonation and vocal melody variation.

Participants will receive training and background in these six areas, as well as ways to incorporate each of these strategies into their daily life. Handouts will also be provided to use as daily practice sheets, and resources where further information about how they can receive more information about Gender Affirming Voice Therapy resources will be provided as well.
Interest Tags: Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, Voice

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
Part 2 - Personal Safety and Defense En Femme - Engaging with Law Enforcement Officers and Navigating the Legal System
Duration: 1+15
Location: Harrisburger B

Miss Michelle
Blond
(Biography)
This seminar will focus exclusively on how to properly engage with Law Enforcement Officers, what the law require to justify self defense, how to defend your actions in a court of law, when and how to utilize expert witnesses, how to select proper legal representation, why you should never take a plea deal, how the legal system and the courtroom work, what to expect from the DA and the prosecution, what are legal defense organizations and how to choose one, what personal insurance coverage is appropriate, and how to avoid going to jail for a righteous act of self defense.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Legal, Military/Veterans, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Safety, Socializing, Spirituality/Religion, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Workplace

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
An Overview of Transfeminine Surgeries
Duration: 1+15
Location: Leland

Dr. Sven
Gunther
(Biography)
In this session we will be covering a brief introduction of trans feminine surgical options as well as how to best prepare for your consultation and surgery. We will focus specifically on facial feminization surgery, breast surgery, body contouring and vaginoplasty options.
Interest Tags: Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Surgery, TransFeminine

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
Contour Like a Queen
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan A

Casey
Grim
(Biography)

Scarcity

(Biography)
Contouring is the ULTIMATE skill in makeup application! In this workshop, learn how to use contouring techniques to create a stunning feminine look for anytime, day or night. From natural to full glam, you'll know how to use contour to nail your look!
Interest Tags: Aging, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, TransFeminine, Wellness, Youth

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
Master the Perfect Accessory that Fits in Your Purse & Transforms Every Outfit on a Dime!
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan B

Lindsey
Taub
(Biography)
The fastest way to change any outfit from day to night and drab to fab is by wearing a scarf but don't just drape it honey, there are 45 different ways to wear it! Learn 10 different ways to wear your scarf that will transform any outfit in your wardrobe in seconds!

This workshop is BYOS--so please 'Bring Your Own Scarf' (a square 2x2' and a rectangle 1x3' in size), preferably poly or silk, to try out all the styles and knots! You can find scarves on Amazon, JC Penney's, local thrift shop, etc.
Interest Tags: Aging, Image & Presentation, Socializing, TransFeminine

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
US Department of Veterans Affairs - Spiritual Care and the LGBTQ+ Community
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan C

Rev. Joel
Risser
(Biography)

Dean
Luther
(Biography)
This workshop will share ways that VA chaplains are emphasizing outreach and spiritual care to the LGBTQ+ community. Safe, welcoming, and affirming spiritual care and religious community is becoming increasingly available, but we acknowledge that developing trust is important. We will introduce the spiritual needs that chaplains are able to address in an interfaith setting with groups and individuals. Discussion will invite participants to share how their faith experiences connect to spiritual needs and share resources, ideas and reflections. Resources on how to find safe, affirming, and welcoming religious and spiritual communities will also be shared.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Military/Veterans, Spirituality/Religion

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
Self Care! Extreme Queer Mode!
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris A

Mary
Braasch
(Biography)
Tired of the same old boring self care suggestions like "showers" and "eat food"? Feel that the simple self care suggestions just don't cut through the daily depression and anxiety? Step up your game and learn some new ideas, rediscover some old self care techniques (and why they are suggested so much), and leave this workshop feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world! Come engage in hands on examples of peaceful, fun, mindful self care activities geared towards the LGBTQ and neurodivergent communities.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Relationships, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Youth

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
Enhancing Your MTF Presentation
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris B

Michelle
Popkov
(Biography)
You have just gathered enough confidence to come out of your hotel room, and then you find yourself “Made” in less than 10 seconds! What can you do? This seminar is aimed at novices to know some basic tips on developing a feminine presentation. These tips will provide you countermeasures to take on your life in public as a woman, build your confidence, and avoid natural traps that give you away.
Interest Tags: Image & Presentation, Socializing

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
Creating Safe Spaces as a Gender Affirming Counselor
Duration: 1+15
Location: United States

Dr. Tish
Weikel
(Biography)
Being a Gender Affirming Counselor requires advanced education and goes beyond hanging affirming signs in the office space. Prior research demonstrates that many counselors can do more harm than good without proper education and training in affirming counseling practices. Therefore, education and advanced training are both best practice and an ethical mandate for mental health professionals. This workshop will briefly overview the research as to why this is more crucial now than ever. Attendees will be provided with education on implicit and explicit biases and will explore how they directly impact their work with clients. Examples of assessing one's current office environment and therapy practices to ensure it is safe and affirmative will be reviewed during the workshop. The workshop will close with small group activities where participants can process commitments or changes they will make to maintain a gender-affirming practice and therapy space.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Socializing, Spouses/Signification Others
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Friday
2:15P
Workshop
Beyond Transition - Navigating Life on the Other Side of the Rainbow
Duration: 1+15
Location: William Penn

Megan
Karns
(Biography)
What is life like on the other side of the rainbow? Embark on a journey with your peers to find out. This workshop is a closed-door gathering for individuals who have navigated their personal transition journey or are close to doing so. This won't be your ordinary support group; it'll be a space where transitioned individuals will come together for an authentic conversation about the diverse landscape of life post-transition. The facilitator, a seasoned transgender individual, will welcome you to a space where we can swap tales, celebrate triumphs, and openly discuss the hard parts of the next chapter.

After a short introduction, participants will dive into the heart of the workshop, openly discussing the joys and challenges that come with life post-transition. Through a series of prepared questions and discussion prompts, we'll explore the evolving drama of identity and candidly discuss the art of creating meaningful connections. It won't just be talk; it'll be a space to share stories, laughter, and a touch of insight into navigating the sometimes quiet and solitary moments post-transition.

We will focus on real-life stories of professional and personal fulfillment in post-transition life. Participants will discuss the challenges they have faced, reveal the secrets of their success, and share practical self-care strategies to navigate the highs and lows with resilience. Everyone will be encouraged to ask questions and share experiences. This will be a forum where participants can drop their wisdom, vulnerability, and insights into the sometimes quiet but meaningful aspects of post-transition life.

We will wrap it up by summarizing the experiences and wisdom of the group. Participants will be encouraged to stay connected beyond the workshop because, let's be honest, who wants to navigate the quiet moments alone?

In "Beyond Transition: Navigating Life on the Other Side of the Rainbow," we'll embrace the authentic journey, acknowledging both the good times and not-so-good that make up the tapestry of life. Come prepared to talk.

Note: This will be a closed-door session for individuals who have navigated their transition journey or reached their personal milestones, whatever they may be. Allies, professionals, and those questioning their identity are respectfully asked to choose a different workshop. Thank you for honoring the exclusivity of this space.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
Exploring Gender Diversity from a Jewish Perspective
Duration: 1+15
Location: Bridgeport

Mx. Lila
Charap
(Biography)

Ms. Melissa
Firstenberg
(Biography)
In this session, participants will explore how Jewish texts and communities can be meaningful to transgender and gender-diverse individuals. Lila and Melissa will discuss how their own gender journeys have intersected with Jewish issues and Judaism, and invite attendees to share some of their own experiences and questions about how gender issues relate to Jewish values. We’ll discuss the surprisingly deep awareness of different gender identities in traditional Jewish legal texts. We'll explore some of the perspectives on GNC, non-binary, and trans individuals, as well as on LGTBQ+ issues generally, in modern Jewish communities. We’ll also talk about personal issues such as family acceptance, our experience with coming out to synagogues and community organizations, and considerations for when Jewish beliefs and transgender culture might conflict.

Folx of all religions, or agnostic or atheistic beliefs, are invited to attend and participate. The intent is to foster a discussion of values rather than to promote any religion or ideology. We also hope to make connections among people at the conference who share an interest in how to remain participants in the Jewish community while continuing their gender journey.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Relationships, Socializing, Spirituality/Religion, TransFeminine, TransMasculine

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
Affirming Lingerie Solutions for Trans Women
Duration: 1+15
Location: Governor

Karyn
Bello
(Biography)
In this workshop we will discuss the roadblocks that trans women face in finding affirming undergarments, the lack of availability in the fashion industry and how to try to break down those walls. We will tell you the brands that are available and what they are doing to try to bring gender affirming garments to the mainstream. Finally, we will tackle tucking, the pros and cons, how to safely tuck, and the different ways to tuck: tape, gaffs and tucking underwear. There will be an opportunity to discuss these issues and answer questions.

Karyn Elizabeth Bello is the founder of ZHE by Karyn Elizabeth. ZHE is an inclusive lingerie brand that caters to the transgender community, specifically trans women and femme presenting folks. She is also the mother of a trans woman and helping my daughter shop for affirming garments highlighted the lack of options for her and the community.
Interest Tags: Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, TransFeminine, Wellness

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
The Journey of the Trans Parent: My Personal and Professional Experiences as the Parent of a Transgender Child
Duration: 1+15
Location: Harrisburger A

Lisa
Fritz
(Biography)
Parenting the transgender child is a complex and challenging experience, even for the accepting parent. Personal, familial, and societal norms and values impact and influence parents as they navigate the journey. While professional knowledge and experience can act as a support for the parent, they may not buffer individual emotions and responses. Statistics indicate a direct correlation between supportive parents and improved mental health in transgender children. Those interacting with parents professionally need to be prepared to interact with empathy for the parents' emotional responses, as well as, reinforcing the needs of the child. This presentation will utilize personal experience as the parent of a transgender child, direct professional experience as a therapist, and research statistics to present a picture of what is needed from and by the parents of this population.
Interest Tags: Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Relationships, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, Youth
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
Safe Relationships in Transition: Who Should I Share Information with and Who Don’t I Have to?
Duration: 1+15
Location: Harrisburger B

Dr. Michele
Angello
(Biography)
What happens when we begin to develop new friendships or when it is time to date while transitioning or after transition? This is a discussion group about sharing and not sharing personal information and when. Should I share my transition? What are the safer practices when the time comes to start dating? What safety measures could be put in place to make sure everyone gets the best out of their relationships? Come find what is right for you and the people in your life that you meet along your journey.
Interest Tags: Not Specified
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
AFAB - Top Surgery Show and Tell Pool Party
Duration: 1+15
Location: Lochiel

Mr. Mason
Luke
(Biography)

Tesla
Taliaferro
(Biography)
Join Tesla and Mason at the Hilton Pool for an informal discussion and show and tell on Top Surgery. We will share our experiences, scars, and stories with you about the process, recovery, and post-op care. Post Op folks who wish to share their experiences with the group are encouraged to show up in swim attire as well. Everyone is welcome to swim with us even if you don't wish to share.
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
Luscious Lips
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan A

Casey
Grim
(Biography)
With the right colors, products and accessories, you can turn even the thinnest of lips into fuller, defined and stunning lips. Learn what products to buy, how to properly draw your own lip line and never again will you have lipstick on your teeth or left behind on your wine glass! Learn all the trade secrets to luscious lips from Esthetician and Makeup Artist Casey Grim.
Interest Tags: Aging, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Socializing, TransFeminine, Wellness, Youth

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
The Workplace as a Transgender Professional Panel Discussion
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan B

Risa
Gorospe
(Biography)

Ashley
Glennon
(Biography)

Mx. Miranda
Lewis
(Biography)

Ms. Allison Chris
Myers
Being a transgender professional in the workplace can be challenging. Not just coming out to the workplace, but also maintaining a professional attitude within the workplace environment. The workplace challenges can be difficult for the regular working professional. Being transgender adds a level of complexity to those challenges.

This workshop session is a panel discussion on being a transgender professional in the workplace. The panelists are transgender professionals from various industries and levels of experience. This discussion covers various topics of being a transgender workplace professional such as coming out, maintaining a professional workplace environment with your manager and co-workers, managing staff as a transgender leader, career development and other topics. The attendees will hear the experience and discussion from some of the active members of the transgender community in the workplace. We hope the discussion provides additional insight to the attendees watching.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Professional Education, Workplace

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
Body Transformation Secrets with Gabbi Tuft
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan C

Gabbi
Tuft
(Biography)
In this workshop, Gabbi Tuft unveils how to leverage fitness & nutrition to sculpt your new body. She also will be discussing myths and solutions for body dysmorphia when it comes to transitioning. From gaining or losing muscle and body fat, shaping the body naturally, to gender-affirming surgeries, Gabbi is giving you all of her secrets. The workshop includes a Q&A session and has limited availability due to its exclusive proximity to Gabbi and the opportunity to ask direct questions.
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
Booty Basic Training
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris A

Miss Nikki
Valentine's
(Biography)
This is a workshop includes a presentation discussing the anatomy of the buttocks and hips to understand how cis- and transwomen differ in their bone structure and why women's' hips sway or swing naturally (called the Q-angle). How do we compensate for the larger hips ciswomen are born with through building our hip and butt muscles the right way for our anatomy and bone structure which we can't change no matter how many hormones we take! The second-half of the session will have participants learn and practice proper form for body weight by using resistance bands and weighted exercises. There will be an opportunity to ask questions on general fitness and body sculpting.
Interest Tags: Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Military/Veterans, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Relationships, Socializing, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Youth

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
Anti-Trans Legislation – What Is It Really All About and How Do We Combat It?
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris B

Mx. Corinne
Goodwin
(Biography)
Over the past several years hundreds of bills have been introduced in state, county, and local legislatures that are specifically targeting transgender individuals with discriminatory actions that threatened the ability of gender-expansive people to thrive. In this workshop you will get the deeper story of why a small group of legislators and political operatives are pushing these bills. We will then dive into a discussion regarding tactics that have been successfully used to combat these bills and how you can get involved.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Legal, Non-Binary, Safety, TransFeminine, TransMasculine

 
Friday
3:45P
Workshop
Finding Joy Through Journaling
Duration: 1+15
Location: United States

Ms. Liz
Tattersall
(Biography)
If you've shied away from journaling in the past, you'll want to join us for a fun and informative experience where you'll learn to uncover the power of journaling your vision and dreams so that you can live your best life. We'll share tips, tools, inspiration, and more to get you started with this simple self-care practice that you can build into your daily routine so that you have a place to begin designing the life you love.
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Friday
5:30P
Signup Activity
Friday Shabbat Services at Temple Ohev Sholom
Duration: 2+00
Location: Hotel Lobby

Mrs. Masha-Leah
Dinah
(Biography)

Mx. Lila
Charap
(Biography)
Join Masha-Leah Dinah and Lila Charap for the Friday Shabbat Services at Temple Ohav Sholom. Led by Rabbi Marc Kline, Ohav Sholom is a Reform Congregation since 1867 and is welcoming of all people. Please meet in the hotel lobby at 5:30 pm. Service begins at 6:00 pm.

 
Friday
6:00P
Ticketed Event
Guy's Night Out - Pinball, Pizza & Pints
Duration: 3+30
Location: Hotel Lobby

Tesla
Taliaferro
(Biography)

Mr. Mason
Luke
(Biography)
Transmen, Nonbinary Pals, and their significant others are invited to join this event. Get away from the hotel for the evening for some food, fun and pinball.
Pre-registration is required.

 
Friday
6:00P
Ticketed Event
Hollywood Casino & Penn National Race Track
Duration: 4+00
Location: Hotel Lobby

Ms. Suzane
Oliva
(Biography)
Dining at Hollywood is always a special experience. They offer a variety of choices, each with its own special flair, unique flavors, and the kind of red-carpet service you deserve. Take a look at the following page to see what they’ve got and get a taste of Hollywood. Hollywood Casino features over 2,450 reel, video slot and video poker machines ranging from one penny to $100, with all the hottest games currently available. And with over 50 table games and 16 poker tables, Hollywood Casino has a game for everyone.

Dinner at individual expense. Bus leaves the hotel promptly at 6:00 pm. Don't forget your bus ticket and a photo ID! The casino will check to see that you have an ID--not what the picture looks like!
Pre-registration is required.

 
Friday
6:00P
Ticketed Event
Wine BEER, Women & Wealth
Duration: 2+00
Location: Leland

Ms. Beth
McKinley
(Biography)

Natalie
Kratzer
(Biography)

Mrs. Cassandra
Storm
(Biography)
Join us for our first ever beer tasting event with a Master Brewer from award-winning Lovedrafts Brewery. Familiar faces include your hosts Beth McKinley and Natalie Kratzer of Roots Financial Group at Thrivent along with Keystone co-chairs Cassandra Storm and Kristy Snow to name a few. They will be sharing the stories of cis- and trans-women who have figured out a few things about money—and enriched their lives in ways that are about so much more. Are you financially prepared to live the life you want now and in the future? Are you capable of protecting your most valuable assets? Whether the answer is yes or no, do not fear; instead join us for some friendship, fabulous beer and hors d'oeuvres so as to empower yourself now and in the future. Cider and Non-alcoholic options will be available as well. No products will be sold.
Pre-registration is required.

 
Friday
7:00P
Social Event
Third Annual All-Gender Cornhole Social
Duration: 3+00
Location: Gettysburg
Boards will be setup for those who want to play. Cornhole is a fun and competitive sport everyone can play no matter their gender, age or even ability. Learn to play in minutes and love it for a lifetime.

 
Friday
7:00P
Social Event
Keystone Bingo!
Duration: 2+30
Location: Lancaster
Join us for Keystone Bingo! Bingo is set in the casual hotel atmosphere You'll be among friends and supporters looking for a great time and a chance to win some valuable prizes. So, slip into something cute and comfortable, grab your purse and plan on going to Keystone Bingo. Guys are welcome too so don’t be shy, plenty of fun there for you too.

 
Friday
9:00P
Social Event
Friday Night Dance Party
Duration: 3+00
Location: York

Ray Smith
Come join us for the Friday Night Keystone Dance Party hosted by DJ Ray!



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