March 20th - 24th, 2024

Schedule for Saturday March 23, 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.

 
Saturday
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.

 
Saturday
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.

 
Saturday
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

 
Saturday
8:00A
General Event
Keystone Conference Salon
Duration: 6+30
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.

 
Saturday
8:30A
General Event
Exhibitor Area
Duration: 8+00
Location: Pennsylvania

Keystone Exhibitors
Come visit our Keystone Exhibitor area and see the organizations, vendors and service provides that make Keystone awesome!

 
Saturday
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.

 
Saturday
9:00A
General Event
Keystone Clothing Exchange
Duration: 5+00
Location: Pennsylvania

Rainbow Rose Center
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.

 
Saturday
9:00A
Social Event
Youth Room
Duration: 3+30
Location: Harrisburger A
We welcome our younger attendees ages under 12 to this room.

 
Saturday
9:00A
Social Event
Teen Room
Duration: 3+30
Location: Harrisburger B
We welcome our younger attendees ages13 and over to this room.

 
Saturday
9:30A
Workshop
How is your Transition Going?
Duration: 1+15
Location: Bridgeport

Mx. Miranda
Lewis
(Biography)
Join Miranda Lewis, Certified Life Mastery Consultant, for a roundtable conversation in which we will share our wins and discuss challenges that we all go through during gender transition. Your win(s) might just be the encouragement that someone else needs to hear at a particular point in their journey. And someone else might have the tip, trick, or experience you need to hear right now to get over a hurdle or challenge you are experiencing in your respective journey. Your facilitator, Miranda Lewis, will keep the conversation going as she shares insights and techniques from her program of Life Mastery, and from her own experiences through gender transition. If it takes a village to be successful in transition, then come join us for this "town hall" of sorts. Your story is important and could make all the difference in the world for someone else.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Socializing

 
Saturday
9:30A
Workshop
An Overview of Transmasculine Surgeries
Duration: 1+15
Location: Leland

Dr. Sven
Gunther
(Biography)
In this session you will be covering a brief introduction of trans masculine surgical option as well as how to best prepare for your consultation and surgery. We will focus specifically on top surgery, body contouring and genital surgery options.
Interest Tags: Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Surgery, TransMasculine

 
Saturday
9:30A
Workshop
Feminizing the Voice - Comparing Surgical Options
Duration: 1+15
Location: Lochiel

Dr. James
Thomas
(Biography)
Dr. Thomas reveals 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 voice, especially Feminization Laryngoplasty (FemLar), one type of vocal cord (laryngeal) surgery is designed to obtain a feminine sounding voice and correct complications from Tracheal Shave procedures. Several other types of procedures target the frequency or pitch of the resting speaking voice to various degrees. CricoThryoid Approximation (CTA), vocal cord webbing, laser vocal cord thinning and pharyngeal narrowing procedures will be discussed and compared to each other.

Not only successful interventions are covered, but complications, durability, incomplete outcomes are reviewed. Options for correcting complications of all the above laryngeal procedures are discussed. If you have experienced a voice change after a Tracheal Shave procedure, he will discuss the correction of this problem.

At the conclusion of this workshop, the listener should better understand the concepts that can help in decision-making about the roles of voice therapy as well as when, if and what type of surgeries to consider.
Interest Tags: Surgery, TransFeminine, Voice

 
Saturday
9:30A
Workshop
Yes! You Can Become an LGBTQ+ Advocate
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan A

Mx. Corinne
Goodwin
(Biography)
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Lazy or ambitious? Out and loud or stealth? Queer or a queer ally? No matter how you describe yourself, there are many ways that you can take action to become a better advocate for LGBTQ+ people. In this interactive workshop we will explore what an advocate is and the actions big and small that you can take to make a difference!
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Legal, Non-Binary, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, Workplace

 
Saturday
9:30A
Workshop
Gender Affirming Care for Youth
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan B

Amy
Keisling
(Biography)
With the deluge of conflicting and confusing information available, it's hard for families of trans and gender-diverse youth to know where to turn. This workshop is designed to give families an overview of what gender affirming care looks like, how to access care, and how to best support youth and young adults in being their happiest and healthiest selves.
Interest Tags: Not Specified
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Saturday
9:30A
Workshop
Living with Crossdressing - Discovering Your True Identity
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan C

Ms. Savannah
Hauk
(Biography)
Are you living with a partner who is a crossdresser? Are you living with the knowledge that you are a male crossdresser? Are you a cis-woman partner of a man who crossdresses? Are you struggling with what it means to be in a relationship with a man who you have discovered – by accident or his own admission – enjoys wearing feminine clothing?

Join me as as we set out to uncover some of the reasons why so many men (including myself) dress as women. Discover real couples who are looking for a new balance in their relationships, including the point of views of the women who decided to stand by their... ahem... men as they learn to better understand their crossdresser and learn how to cope and thrive.

Somewhere amid the misconceptions, stereotypes, and ignorance is the truth about non-transitioning, non-fetish, crossdressing men. But more than that is the strength and care of the women who continue to love and support them.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Non-Binary, Spouses/Signification Others, Wellness

 
Saturday
9:30A
Workshop
Getting Outside - Experiences Backpacking the Continental Divide Trail
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris A

Charlene
Cash
(Biography)
In April 2023, Charlene set out with the intent to backpack the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), a 3,100-mile trail that traverses the Rocky Mountains through five U.S. States. Staring this adventure early into her gender transition and with much trepidation initially, she maintained my courage to present authentically from the very start of the trail. There is a saying in the through hiking community that "the trail will provide," and that it did in so many ways. Experience the trail, as a transgender woman as she recounts her experiences with both nature and people, sharing the beauty of the CDT, and learning how by the end of her time on the CDT it gave her the confidence to be unapologetically authentic and cast out much self-doubt.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Wellness

 
Saturday
9:30A
Workshop
Primer on Name Change: Planning for the Current Legal Process in Your State
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris B

Ms. Lauren
Stein
(Biography)
This seminar will introduce the general legal requirements for the formal name change process in your state. It will review the petition requirements, what additional steps may be required, whether advertising is required or avoidable, and what to expect at the hearing. Lastly, it will discuss what you need to do to update your legal documents to your new name including social security, passports, and driver’s licenses.
Interest Tags: Legal
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Saturday
9:30A
Workshop
From Cis to Mixed: Couples Making it after Gender Reveal
Duration: 1+15
Location: William Penn

Abbe
Kruger, JD, CLC
(Biography)
Long term relationships require work to survive. Over time, couples experience ups and downs, good times and bad. Partners cultivate patterns of behaviors to manage day to day and long term issues that arise. But even in the most solid relationships, those coping mechanisms can become significantly compromised once one partner comes out as transgender.

Partners in mixed orientations relationships truly love one another or they would not stay in the relationship. Nonetheless, the cis and trans partners' needs are often in direct conflict with one another. The trans partner often seeks to make changes that their cis partner may find unappealing, if not truly off-putting. The cis partner may be willing to go along with changes but not at the light speed that the trans partner seems to desire. There's an inherent juxtaposition in needs of partners who began their relationship as cis gendered and are now grappling with how to manage an entirely new set of issues surrounding gender and sexual identity, family relationships, and social norms, to name a few.

The longevity of your relationship and your ability to successfully navigate its evolution through gender transition rests squarely on R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for your self, your partner and your relationship. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. enables you to Relate to one another, maintain Empathy, cultivate Self compassion, live in the Present with open awareness, reconceive Emotional and/or physical intimacy, Communicate, address Trust issues and spend Time together. These are the necessary attributes for any healthy relationship but they become vital when couples attempt to manage the additional stress of gender transition.

Together we will examine these principals and discuss strategies that can ease the way. No, no one said it would be easy. But self examination, fearless communication and compassionate negotiation can lead the way to a closer-than-ever relationship, built on reciprocal support, love and renewed trust.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Relationships, Spouses/Signification Others

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
Money and Mimosas
Duration: 1+15
Location: Ad Lib Restaurant

Ms. Beth
McKinley
(Biography)

Natalie
Kratzer
(Biography)
Wake up with a mimosa and learn about SMART money habits that can help you ensure a stable financial future by aligning your money decisions with your values, discovering opportunity costs, and having a process for making wise money choices. No products will be sold.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Finance, Spouses/Signification Others, Wellness, Workplace

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
Live the Life of Your Dreams
Duration: 1+15
Location: Bridgeport

Ms. Liz
Tattersall
(Biography)
Are you living the same year over and over, or are you really living an authentic life that you love? In this workshop you’ll learn how to create a vision for your life that serves and inspires you each day. You will discover how being in alignment with your purpose, your passions, and your values allows you to accelerate your results and live the life you love. Listening to your longing of what you would love to be, have, and do in your life is the first step on the amazing journey, called LIFE! Come join me and take the first step!
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
Perfect Your Make-up with Beautiful Skin
Duration: 1+15
Location: Governor

Bobbie
Basham
(Biography)

Amelia
Siders
(Biography)
Learn why your make-up only looks as good as your skin underneath, AND how to get your skin ready for make-up. Your best make-up routine begins with the perfect skin prep and we've got you covered for that. Get tips and tricks on how to apply make-up that looks glowing and natural! Because you wouldn’t paint on a less-than-perfect canvas now, would you?
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Saturday
11:00A
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

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
PA Fairness Act - Mapping a Road for Victory.
Duration: 1+15
Location: Lochiel

Ms. Naiymah
Sanchez
(Biography)
Did you know that Pennsylvania, is still lacking Statewide laws that cover TLGBQ+ folxs from discrimination? Join us in a conversation amongst Community organizers, change agents, and the community at large to discuss the current status of TLGBQ+ rights and our fight for comprehensive protections under the law in Pennsylvania that provide us freedom from discrimination in every area of our lives.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Legal

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
Celebrating Trans Joy!
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan A

Mx. Corinne
Goodwin
(Biography)
Trans joy is about claiming one’s identity and celebrating it - and that is one of the best things about attending a conference like Keystone. When we are in and surrounded by Community it is easy to feel joyful. But what about when we leave? This interactive workshop will explore the concept of "Trans Joy" including how we can celebrate our transness 365 days a year, what that means for ourselves/others and how it can impact our community's future. Come, celebrate, and share your stories!
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, Wellness

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
Families in Transition
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan B

Karyn
Bello
(Biography)
As the mother of a transgender woman, the aunt of a transgender woman and a friend to many in the TGNC community, I find it is so important for the families and friends of the transgender community to have a space for discussing how to best support our loved ones while also supporting ourselves. In this workshop, we invite families and friends of the transgender community to join us in an open and honest dialogue. "Families in Transition" aims to create a safe space for discussions on providing meaningful support to our transgender loved ones. We encourage participants to share their thoughts, concerns, and questions in a supportive and open environment. Through an open forum we can explore ways to create a more accepting and inclusive environment at home and in the community, to have a discussion about the impact of unconditional love and support on the well-being of transgender individuals.

It will also be beneficial to discuss the importance of self-care for families and friends supporting their transgender loved ones and to provide practical tools and techniques for managing stress, anxiety, and challenging emotions. Through "Families in Transition," we aim to empower families and friends to build stronger, more supportive relationships with their transgender loved ones, fostering an environment of love, acceptance, and understanding.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Relationships, Spouses/Signification Others, Wellness

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
Exploring Voice Masculinization
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan C

Mr. Aaron
Ayala
(Biography)

Ms. Christiana
Wagner
(Biography)
This workshop is geared toward transgender and/or non-binary individuals who are interested in exploring voice masculinization. This session will discuss the distinct components of the voice, the effects of adjusting those components, and how we can adapt each one to create new sounds and achieve your ideal, authentic voice. Breath support, pitch, intonation, resonance, and articulation will be addressed. If time permits, participants may have an opportunity to experiment with their own voices through guided tasks. Workshop will be led by voice-specialized, transgender speech-language pathologist, Aaron Ayala.
Interest Tags: Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Professional Education, TransMasculine, Voice

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
Telling Your Children and Family Members
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris A

Dr. Michele
Angello
(Biography)
There are many factors to consider in coming out to your children or loved ones. First, do they need to know at all, if you are not publicly transitioning? Of course, there are the how, when, what, and where issues to tell family, not to mention the developmental level of the kids in question and the knowledge/support of their other parent. These factors will all be addressed in this workshop. Let's talk about your level of comfort with yourself and your existing relationships with your children and family. What are your goals? What do you want them to feel and to understand about this part of you? How can you help them to feel safe and loved through this transition in your family? We will go over some basic recommendations to keep in mind, but also invite you to ask your own questions and share your personal experiences with telling your children - your fears, successes, disasters, and everything in between. Please join us for this discussion. I can't tell you how to deal with your children, but I'm sure that listening to others' ideas will be helpful.
Interest Tags: Not Specified
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
Non-Binary Healthcare
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris B

Dr. Scott
McCracken
(Biography)

Tesla
Taliaferro
(Biography)
We will review the justifcation for gender affirming healthcare, and the WPATH recommendations for nonbinary people, specifically. We will discuss best practices for gender affirming healthcare settings, and indications and options for treatment of nonbinary people. We will discuss some differences between perceived life experiences in binary versus nonbinary identifying people
Interest Tags: Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Professional Education
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
Transgender in Faith
Duration: 1+15
Location: United States

Ms. Lilia
Weber
(Biography)

Ms. Jennifer
Lehman
(Biography)

Ms. Melissa
Firstenberg
(Biography)

Ms. Christine
Zuba
(Biography)
In this interactive workshop, we'll explore the role that faith has played in our transgender journeys and the journeys of others in our lives. Four panelists will each share a short introduction about how their faith and connection to something higher than themselves has shaped their life journey including coming out as transgender in that community. They will also tap into how they are shaping lives in their places of worship and even the larger faith itself. We will devote the second half of our workshop to Q&A and discussion with the audience. Our panelists are: Ms. Mellisa Firstenberg, Judaism, Ms. Jennifer Lehman, Lutheran; Lilia Weber, Unitarian Universalist; and Christine Zuba, Roman Catholic.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Spirituality/Religion

 
Saturday
11:00A
Workshop
The 2022 Trans Survey...finally!
Duration: 1+15
Location: William Penn

Rev. Joanne
Carroll
(Biography)
In 2022 the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) commissioned a study of the state of the transgender community and made it available for several months for individuals to respond. In 2015 the NCTE conducted a similar study and the results were in some cases hard to read or hear. This workshop will be an attempt to review some of the findings and contrast and compare the results of the two surveys. The attendees will be afforded an opportunity to relate the findings to their own experience or that of others they know, as well as express their reaction to the results.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Legal, Relationships, Socializing, Workplace, Youth

 
Saturday
12:30P
Ticketed Event
Family & Youth Luncheon with Guest Speaker Amy Keisling
Duration: 1+30
Location: Commonwealth

Amy
Keisling
(Biography)
Amy Keisling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Dickinson College and received a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), the primary focus of her work has been in the provision of gender-affirming care to transgender and gender-diverse people. In 2019, Ms. Keisling left the world of private clinical practice to become the Coordinator for the pediatric and adolescent Gender Health Clinic at Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, serving the needs of transgender and gender-diverse children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.
Pre-registration is required.

 
Saturday
1:45P
Social Event
Vanity Club Reception
Duration: 2+00
Location: 15th Floor Lounge

Vanity Club
The Vanity Club is the oldest and most dedicated sororal organization of transgender women in the world. For over a quarter century, transwomen from all corners of the globe--North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania--have come together to offer friendship, support and encouragement to each other and to our transgender brothers and sisters around the world. Come meet the sisters of the Vanity Club!
This Is Open to All Attendees!

 
Saturday
2:15P
Social Event
Youth Room
Duration: 2+45
Location: Harrisburger A
We welcome our younger attendees ages under 12 to this room.

 
Saturday
2:15P
Social Event
Teen Room
Duration: 2+45
Location: Harrisburger B
We welcome our younger attendees ages 13 and over to this room.

 
Saturday
2:15P
Workshop
Ask a Spouse/SO
Duration: 1+15
Location: Leland

Mrs. Karen
Lehman
(Biography)

Ms. Susan
Bienvenu
(Biography)
This panel of spouses/significant others (SO's) provides an opportunity for transgender individuals to ask questions regarding relationships, feelings, and emotions. The panel can also act as a sounding board for conversations that a transgender person may want to have with their spouse/significant other. The SO's on this panel have asked their transgender spouses to not be in the room to provide an open and honest forum. This workshop may be able to offer perspective and insight on how your journey affects the ones you love.
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Saturday
2:15P
Workshop
Ambassadorship as Activism
Duration: 1+15
Location: Lochiel

Kelly
Nelson
(Biography)

Jeri Ann
Young
(Biography)
The trans community is tiny, somewhere around ½ of one percent of the population. The general public is largely ignorant of gender issues. Many of those people have been convinced that being transgender is a choice or worse, a “perversion” or an abomination. This lack of understanding makes that public ripe for the current campaign of propaganda and disinformation being waged from certain quarters. That campaign has been so effective that 60% of those surveyed in 2022, hold the mistaken belief that one’s gender is determined by sex assigned at birth, up four percent since 2021, and up six percent since 2017. Clearly, the rights of transgender people are under active assault. In 2023 over 500 anti-trans bills were introduced in state legislatures in the U.S. Twenty-two states now have laws restricting the rights of transgender people.

Mainstream media is not exactly helping. When most television news media do cover a story about trans issues, they will almost invariably roll their stock footage of drag queens, as the reporter demonstrates his or her lack of understanding of the subject matter. It is hardly surprising then, that many people have an incomplete and inaccurate understanding of real trans issues.

The hosts of the “Trans Truth” podcast, Jeri Ann Young and Kelly Nelson believe that turning this around will call for plenty of conventional activism, to be sure. Those television viewers need to see the protest signs and impassioned parents pleading for their child’s life-saving healthcare. Historically, every major movement that has benefitted a marginalized group involved these strategies. However, there is another strategy that, in the experience of Jeri Ann and Kelly, has proven to be very effective. This strategy is what they call “ambassadorship”.

Ambassadorship requires nothing more than being “out there”, regularly active and visible in the community, “just doing life” (as Jeri Ann puts it). Encountering transgender people doing familiar things, in familiar places, in familiar ways tends to “normalize” us for those who have never even met a transgender person. Jeri Ann and Kelly will share multiple examples of what this looks like, and how powerful it is. From Jeri Ann’s high-profile volunteer activity, leading a team of volunteers for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, to Kelly’s tales of enjoying barbecue with hunters and ranchers in a small town in rural Texas, they will share many examples of how effective and how easy it is to make people smile during an encounter with something that they’ve been told to fear. Of course, being “out there” means being out. For many gender-non-conforming people, especially those early-on in their transition, this can be a daunting prospect, so Jeri Ann and Kelly will also share strategies on how to overcome such fears.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Gender Affirming, Socializing, TransFeminine

 
Saturday
2:15P
Workshop
Hairway to Heaven
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan A

Bryanna
Forsythe
(Biography)
Join us for an in-depth workshop about wigs and hair extensions, and gain knowledge about proper application, care, and styling techniques so you can feel like the best version of yourself.

#proudally #saferspace #hairhasnogender
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Saturday
2:15P
Workshop
FDA Approvals - Accessibility and Protection
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan B

Nicole
LaRocque
(Biography)

Janelle
Crossley
(Biography)
In this workshop you will learn more about the Research Institute for Gender Therapeutics (RIGT) and how their mission improves health care equity for trans+ people. We discuss current research and data supporting gender affirming care in layperson terms and include information about population, prevalence and barriers to care. Further, we will explain how RIGT has initiated the process for FDA approval for estradiol for the indication of gender incongruence. We will explore the process of obtaining FDA approval and how RIGT will bring HRT from “off-label” to “on-label”. We will talk about the study design, what the clinical trial will look like, and introduce you to the team behind the mission.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Legal, Non-Binary, Socializing, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Saturday
2:15P
Workshop
Exploring Voice Feminization
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan C

Mr. Aaron
Ayala
(Biography)

Ms. Christiana
Wagner
(Biography)
This workshop is geared toward transgender and/or non-binary individuals who are interested in exploring voice feminization. This session will discuss the distinct components of the voice, the effects of adjusting those components, and how we can adapt each one to create new sounds and achieve your ideal, authentic voice. Breath support, pitch, intonation, resonance, and articulation will be addressed. If time permits, participants may have an opportunity to experiment with their own voices through guided tasks. Workshop will be led by voice-specialized, transgender speech-language pathologist, Aaron Ayala.
Interest Tags: Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, TransFeminine, Voice

 
Saturday
2:15P
Workshop
Ending the HIV Epidemic - Together, We Are Unstoppable
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris A

Natalie
Crouse
(Biography)

Dr. Scott
McCracken
(Biography)
This workshop will review the CDC's 4 pillars to ending the HIV Epidemic: 1) Diagnosing ALL HIV+ individuals as early as possible; 2) Treating HIV rapidly, to fully suppress the virus and prevent transmission; 3) Prevent new diagnoses through education and preventative treatments; 4) Respond quickly as a community to new outbreaks and WORK TOGETHER TO REMOVE STIGMA! This workshop will include opportunity for audience participation with the hope of inspiring everyone in attendance to take action towards ending the HIV Epidemic.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Family/Friends, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Relationships, Safety, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Workplace, Youth

 
Saturday
2:15P
Workshop
Transitioning Your Business Along Your Journey
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris B

Ms. Beth
McKinley
(Biography)

Ms. Holly
Evans
(Biography)
Business owners must always be strategizing for the future. But determining whether or not it is the right time in your business to make a personal transition requires a realistic look at the alignment of your business, personal, and financial needs.

Join business owner Holly Evans and Beth McKinley as they discuss challenges that must be faced and addressed as a business owner before, during, and after transition, regardless of whether you are just starting out or are considering exiting your business.

No products will be sold.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Finance, Relationships, Spouses/Signification Others, Workplace

 
Saturday
2:15P
Workshop
Questions You Always Wanted to Ask at a Medical Appointment but Didn't....
Duration: 1+15
Location: United States

Michelle
Braucher
(Biography)

Dr. Gabrielle
Frenkel
(Biography)
Talk about general care in primary care office setting and open the discussion to participants questions that always wanted to ask but didn't ask at their doctor's office. Participants can submit questions, scenarios, etc. on paper or electronically anonymously.
Interest Tags: Aging, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Relationships, Spouses/Signification Others, Surgery, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransPeople of Color, Wellness

 
Saturday
2:15P
Workshop
Live Recording: Forged in Fire LGBTQ+ Leadership Podcast
Duration: 1+15
Location: William Penn

Bree
Fram
(Biography)

Liz
Cavallaro
(Biography)
Be part of a live recording of an episode of the Forged in Fire: LGBTQ+ Leadership Podcast! On Forged In Fire, Colonel Bree Fram and Dr. Liz Cavallaro interview LGBTQ+ superheroes. Each episode explores the nexus of LGBTQ+ identity and leadership development through interviews with leaders in business, government, academia, advocacy, entertainment and more! We'll dive into crucible moments in LGBTQ+ lives such as stigmatization, coming out, or transition. This helps us understand how leaders transformed what we often view as negative experiences into moments that accelerated their growth into leadership superheroes.

Audience members at these live recordings will have an opportunity to ask questions that may be included in the show! Forged In Fire Season 2 Launched in January 2024 and can be heard on all major podcast streaming services.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Professional Education, Workplace

 
Saturday
3:45P
Workshop
SO How Do I Move Forward? Taking My Next Step (Spouses and Significant Others Only)
Duration: 1+15
Location: Governor

Ms. Liz
Tattersall
(Biography)

Mrs. Karen
Lehman
(Biography)

Peg
Fram
(Biography)
In the Keystone Conference Bubble, you may have experienced an emotional roller coaster as you have been flooded with new information, fresh insights and introductions to so many others who have walked a similar path. But what happens when you head home, back into everyday life? This workshop is designed to help you take your next step, not just as a partner of a transgender person but as a human being who also needs love, support and guidance. Join Coach Liz Tattersall for an opportunity to empower yourself into your next chapter and the life you envision for you and your significant other. his workshop is open only to spouses and significant others of transgender/GQ individuals. There are many wonderful things that happen at Keystone every year, one of the best is the supportive connections that are made!
Interest Tags: Not Specified

 
Saturday
3:45P
Workshop
Navigating Healthcare Systems and Workplace Support as Parents of Gender Diverse Children
Duration: 1+15
Location: Leland

Ask
Lulu
(Biography)

Odetta
Owen Boudreau
(Biography)
It is no surprise that the LGBTQ+ community, particularly the transgender community has a strained relationship with the healthcare community. With all of the fuss about anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, misinformation and disinformation around gender-affirming care, the rhetoric about parental grooming and attacks on our families, and parents having to move cities and across states, very little focus is placed on the mental health and well-being of parents as we navigate these spaces.

Through sharing their personal stories, the hosts of the Moms 4 Trans Kids podcast will discuss life as parents of transgender youth in today's America. They will share their experiences with self-acceptance, and affirmation of their children, learning to live with the legislation, the healthcare system, and life in general as mothers of transgender children.

Join us at the Keystone Conference for an interactive interview-style workshop where attendees will learn practical strategies for navigating the healthcare system and discover how organizations can leverage support for parents of LGBTQ+ kids as a talent attraction and retention tool.

This collaborative discussion will empower parents with valuable insights and resources while fostering a supportive community of allies for their children. Don't miss this opportunity to ensure your well-being and peace of mind along the journey of affirmation.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Relationships, Spouses/Signification Others, TransPeople of Color, Wellness, Workplace, Youth
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Saturday
3:45P
Workshop
Avoiding Anti-Trans Violence
Duration: 1+15
Location: Lochiel

Kristin
Edwards
(Biography)
Violence against the transgender community is at an all-time high and continues to grow. In 2022 there were 38 murders of trans persons in the United States (Transequality, 2022). In 2023, There were more than 508 new anti LGBTQ bills filed across the United States (ACLU, 2023). Hate and the associated violence against us continues to grow unabated.

To avoid the rise in anti-trans violence, it is important to be able to identify attackers before they are close enough to hurt us. Behavioral detection allows us to identify potentially violent people and scenarios far enough in advance to avoid them. Behavioral detection can be used to identify both interpersonal violence and attacks on the locations that gather.

This presentation will cover typical behavioral cues, pre-attack indicators, and evaluating behavior. We will discuss how to develop plans to escape and evade once you have identified a potentially violent individual.
Interest Tags: Safety

 
Saturday
3:45P
Workshop
Being Bi-Gender (Non-Binary), Exploring Gender Duality
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan A

Ms. Linda
Mills
(Biography)
A discussion of what Bi-Gender (Non-Binary) means, the absolute joys of being Bi-Gendered, and how this (he/she) duality can both enrich and inform our lives. Bi-Gender denotes or relates to an individual whose sense of personal identity encompasses two genders. It’s primarily used by people who have feelings of both male and female, though it may include other gender identities as well. This in-depth seminar will focus on finding balance in one’s life between two strong identities - between the girl and boy, and to find happiness in embracing who you are.
Interest Tags: Aging, Experience Sharing/Discussion, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Non-Binary, Relationships, Socializing, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, Wellness, Youth

 
Saturday
3:45P
Workshop
Building and Maintaining a Crossdressing Wardrobe
Duration: 1+15
Location: Metropolitan C

Ms. Sabrina
Love
(Biography)
This workshop welcomes anyone interested in exploring the world of crossdressing from a male to female perspective. Whether you're just starting out, building your initial wardrobe and style, or seeking to expand your existing style. Participants will gain knowledge and confidence in building a versatile and stylish crossdressing wardrobe. They will learn how to find the right fit, style, and look for their body type. You will discover resources for shopping and accessorizing. The workshop will create a supportive and inclusive environment for participants to connect and share experiences. Handouts will be provided with workshop content, wardrobe planning guides, and resource lists.
Interest Tags: Image & Presentation, TransFeminine

 
Saturday
3:45P
Workshop
Transgender in the Scriptures
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris A

Mrs. Masha-Leah
Dinah
(Biography)
Much of the animus towards the LGBT and specifically transgender community is based upon Religious Teachings from the Scriptures. While the Scriptures can be interpreted in many ways partly because there are words in the scriptures which we just do not know their actual meaning, we have to infer their meaning from a context that we think existed at the time but are not sure. This issue is analogous to our Constitution; we keep running into questions as to what the text of the Constitution actually means and that's why we have a Supreme Court to opine on how to interpret such. And different Judges with different backgrounds and values don't always interpret it the same way. So, if we can't always agree on what a document written in English only a couple of hundred years ago means, then who can definitively say what Scriptures says about LGBT issues? Indeed, that's partly why some religious denominations are accepting, and others are not

If you want to be comfortable that the Scriptures didn't leave trans people out or want arguments to refute the non-accepting, this is the right session to attend. I have updated it with new source material and I think you will leave with a greater appreciation of how you are included in the Bible even if it's hammered home that you don't.

No prior religious background is needed and agnostics and atheists are encouraged to attend to be better allies.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Spirituality/Religion

 
Saturday
3:45P
Workshop
Options and Expectation of Permanent Hair Removal for Transition and Getting Insurance to Pay for It
Duration: 1+15
Location: Penn Harris B

Mr. James W
Walker VII
(Biography)
In this workshop we will discuss the treatment process, how to get the best results and promote the fastest healing. We'll also discuss how to cover the unwanted hair between treatments while working towards completion so as to look your best. Finally, we'll provide strategies for negotiating the maze of insurance blockades between you and the insurance company approving your medical necessary hair removal.
Interest Tags: Experience Sharing/Discussion, Finance, Gender Affirming, Image & Presentation, Socializing, Surgery, TransFeminine, Youth

 
Saturday
3:45P
Workshop
Transcend - Building Resilient Self-Esteem
Duration: 1+15
Location: United States

Tracy
Hess
(Biography)
This workshop aims to empower participants in their journey towards cultivating and nurturing robust self-esteem. In a supportive and inclusive environment, we will explore what self-esteem is, what undermines it, and most importantly, how we can cultivate it within ourselves. Participants will leave equipped with practical tools and a renewed sense of empowerment to embrace authenticity and navigate their paths with resilience and confidence.
Interest Tags: Aging, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Spouses/Signification Others, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, Wellness

 
Saturday
3:45P
Workshop
Counseling Trans & Non-Binary Youth What Every Therapist Needs to Know
Duration: 1+15
Location: William Penn

Dr. Tish
Weikel
(Biography)
This educational session will utilize Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory to visualize the macro system and micro system experiences that trans and gender non-conforming youth experience daily. Attendees will learn about the ways trans and GNC youth are impacted within each of these systems. The session will focus on the role that a counselor has when working with trans and GNC youth within each of these systems. Attendees will leave this session with some tangible tools they can apply to their work with clients in the school, outpatient, and inpatient levels of care.
Interest Tags: Advocacy, Advocacy, Family/Friends, Family/Friends, Gender Affirming, Gender Affirming, Non-Binary, Non-Binary, Professional Education, Professional Education, TransFeminine, TransFeminine, TransMasculine, TransMasculine, Youth, Youth
This workshop qualifies for Continuing Education Credit

 
Saturday
5:00P
Social Event
Family Reception
Duration: 0+45
Location: Harrisburger A

Ms. Holly
Evans
(Biography)

Ms. Kristy
Snow
(Biography)
Join us for a reception specifically geared toward family members following the last period of workshops on Saturday. If you are a parent, caregiver, teenager, or child this will be a great time to meet other families and make some friendships that might last forever! See you there!

 
Saturday
7:00P
Ticketed Event
Saturday Gala Dinner with Guest Speaker Gabbi Tuft
Duration: 2+00
Location: Carlisle

Gabbi
Tuft
(Biography)
Gabbi Tuft, CPT, LSN, is a forerunner and pioneer in the transgender community, a renowned professional athlete, keynote speaker and fitness coach. Gabbi has over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry and has coached over 1500 people to success in the past 13 years. With 99% of her clients being cisgender women, Gabbi’s mission is to empower women to break free from cyclical behaviors and embrace sustainable fitness and nutrition habits, all while fostering positive neuro-associations for success, inspiring a world of women who embrace change and love themselves as the queens they are. Her goal is to create a ripple effect of empowered women who lead fulfilling lives, unlocking their true potential and celebrating their individuality. Gabbi has been featured in The New York Times, Insider, The Tamron Hall Show, Breakfast Television and more.

 
Saturday
9:00P
Ticketed Event
Musical Entertainment by Josh Squared
Duration: 4+00
Location: Carlisle

Josh Squared
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.

New to Keystone, the Josh Squared band is one of the most popular and sought-after musical groups in Central Pennsylvania and perform regularly all over the Atlantic Northeast and beyond.



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