Boston Pride Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to The Boston Pride Fund their support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit them at this link to say “THANKS”   Boston Pride Community Fun.

Boston Pride Supports First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

Cigna Health Insurance Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a BIG SHOUT OUT OF THANKS to CIGNA Health for their support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit him at this link to say “THANKS”   CIGNA Health Insurance.
CIGNA Health Insurance sponsors First Event Transgender Conference

Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III to Speak at First Event Transgender Conference

Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy at First Event Transgender ConferenceFirst Event and TCNE are honored to announce that Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III, who represents the 4th District of Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives,  will speak at First Event on Sunday, January 24th.

Mr. Kennedy will be speaking during the Sunday Family Luncheon as part of the First Event Youth and Family Program.

Mr. Kennedy has recently lent his support to legislation that would ban discrimination against transgender people in malls, restaurants, and other public accommodations.    He is also co-sponsor of the recently introduced Equality Act. This bill is designed to fill in the gaps of our nation’s patchwork system of protections, which have left the LGBT people with a patchwork quilt of rights.

The Youth and Family Program is a set of workshops with the family specifically in mind.  Topics in the program include:

  • Medical care for transgender youth
  • Immediate and extended family support
  • Self-Advocacy for Teens in the Health Care System
  • Toddlers To Teens: An Introduction To Issues Related To Transgender Youth (K-12) Who Need To Transition
  • Parents Support
  • Kids who Transition and Sports
  • Self-Care for the Modern Day Parent/Guardian of a Trans Child
  • Resources to help families

Also speaking will be Mimi Lemay.  Mimi is a writer, blogger and the mother of a 5 year old trangender child.  Her story and that of her family was highlighted in a piece on WBUR’s program, Here and Now, “A Mother Comes to Terms with Her Transgender Child“.

First Event, now in its 36th year, is being held at the Westin Hotel, Waltham MA, January 20-24, 2016.  For more information please visit http://www.firstevent.org or email info@firstevent.org

Dr. Jeff Weinzweig, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a GREAT BIG THANK YOU out to Dr. Jeff Weinzweig, M.D.,  for his continued support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit him at this link to say “THANKS”   JW Plastic Surgery.

Jeffrey Weinzweig MD, at First Event Transgender Conference

Dr. Loren Schechter, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE is sending a BIG SHOUT OUT THANK YOU to Dr. Loren Schechter, M.D., for his support of First Event! Thank you for making First Event possible! Please send Dr. Schechter a thank you by visiting his site Dr. Loren Schechter.

Dr. Loren Schechter at First Event Transgender Conference

Dr. Samuel Pang, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE is sending a BIG HAPPY THANK YOU to Dr. Samuel Pang, M.D., for his support of First Event! Thank you for making First Event possible! Please send Dr. Pang a thank you by visiting his site Dr. Samuel Pang IVF New England

Dr. Samuel Pang at First Event Transgender Conference

Dr. Jordan Deschamps-Braly, M.D., Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Jordan Deschamps-Braly MD, Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery for his support of FIrst Event! Thank you for making First Event possible! Please send Dr. Deschamps-Braly a thank you by visiting his site http://deschamps-braly.com/

Dr. Deschamps-Braly at First Event Transgender Conference

Leonard Hair Transplant Associates Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event and TCNE would like to send a BIG WHOOPING THANK  YOU Dr. Robert Leonard, The Hair Doctor, for his continued support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit them at this link to say “THANKS”  Leonard Hair Transplant Associates.dr. robert leonard at first event transgender conference

Weiss Hospital Sponsors First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

weiss memorial  hospital at first event transgender conferenceFirst Event and TCNE would like to send a BIG SHOUT OUT OF THANKS to Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL for their first time support for First Event!  We truly appreciate your helping to make First Event possible!  Visit them at this link to say “THANKS”   Weiss Memorial Hospital.

First Event attendees may be surprised to learn that Weiss Memorial Hospital has a Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery offering a wide range of services to the community.  Learn more here by clicking to Weiss Memorial Hospital Center for Gender Confirmation Surgery.

First Event Hits A Milestone! 700+ Attendees!

largest transgender conference in the usaAs we enter the week of First Event we have 700 people coming!  This looks like we’ll have the largest First Event ever once we get a final count from all the walk ins.  And speaking of walkins we still have plenty of room for any of you who are going to register at First Event the week of the conference.

So join us! Come learn, laugh and connect with others … You’ll see for sure you are not alone!

Even though we are totally excited to have so many attendees there’s one thing we keep in mind…First Event is made up of alot of people not just numbers. It’s about people …. like you …. one by one, who make First Event the important and fun part of the transgender community that it is.   Visit the First Event web site today!  See you all this week!   Email us with questions at info@firstevent.org or join our facebook page or facebook group.

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