Category Archives: First Event News

First Event Workshop Highlights: Living in Two Genders (successfully)

Are you wondering what are great strategies to try and live in both genders?  A space you feel best in?  We have two workshops to help:

(1) Joanna Frost/Dianne Ouellette: “Middle Way Living Contentedly between the Binary or Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun” — Saturday

(2) Kelly Novak:  “Trans-Yada: Beyond the Binary”  — Saturday

Click here to Sign up today for First Event 2012

Hurry! Early Bird Discounts for First Event end 11/30

First Event 2012 will be at the Boston Marriott Peabody, January 18-22,

Our Early Bird Discount ENDS 11/30

Scholarship forms submission due by Saturday, December 1, 2012

What’s New at First Event 2012?

  • Free continental breakfast for attendees
  • Keynote speaker Saturday: Representative Carl Sciortino, lead sponsor
    on the MA Transgender Rights Bill
  • Saturday at the banquet a special dinner show with All the Kings Men!
  • Workshop tracks for everyone in our community!
  • Tracks for Everyone including:
    • Monica Prata: Looking Sexy in Age Appropriate Fashions & Feminine
      Elegance- Successful Shopping on Any Budget!
    • Monica Prata: Feminine Dining Deportment (Dining Room)
    • Jessica Mink: True Names: How We Select Our Own Name
    • Joanna Frost/Dianne Ouellette: Middle Way Living Contentedly between the Binary or Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun

Scholarship forms available now! click to our web site for one:

See our brochure and register online or by download form: or follow us on Facebook at

TG Conference List Updated for November 2011

We’ve made quite a few updates to our TG Conferenc List.   A few conferences seem to have been stopped, such as California Dreamin’ and Fall Harvest.  Others have moved to new dates,  such as The Empire Conference.    We’d encourage our followers to check these out and visit one!  They are GREAT places to come out for your first time.

First Event 2012: Free Food, Lower Prices!

The First Event committee just had a couple of quick items to let everyone know about!

First, we’ll be serving free continental breakfast at First Event!  If your attending, stop by for a coffee, tea, some eats and to say “HI”.

Second, our prices are going down! That’s right, for FE12 we’ve LOWERED our prices for the conference!

Third, early bird pricing for First Event ends on November 30th so DON’T delay and book today!   Either at our on-line registration or via our registration form.

Fourth, find us at our new First Event web site or Facebook for these updates and many more!

TCNE Launches New Web Site for First Event Transgender Conference

First Event is an important conference for many of us here in the Northeast and really all of the U.S.   To support First Event’s growth, we’ve launched a new web site dedicated to First Event 2012.  You can reach it at

What will you find there?

  • All the forms for attending, presenting, workshops and scholarships
  • Workshop information
  • Information on what’s happening
  • Much more!

So visit to be plugged into what’s happening on First Event 2012!

First Event 2012 Brochre Now On Line!

First Event 2012 brochure is now online, get you copy by clicking over to First Event 2012 Brochure.

First Event 2012 Transgender Conference, January 18-22, 2012 at the Boston Marriott Peabody

Are you ready yet for the most fabulously hot transgender conference during the most bone chilling time of the year in New England

Are you ready for First Event 2012?

Well we’re still six months away but the FE12 Committee is hard at work making some new plans, revamping the fun stuff, creating some new learning experiences and generally working hard at making FE12 your best Transgender Conference ever!

First Event 2012 will be January 18-22, 2012 at the Boston Marriott Peabody.   So stay tune for more announcements coming soon!

………….and if you have suggestions or insights, definitely send them along to

Stuff to Do for July 27 to August 2, 2011

We’re always adding something new to the TCNE Transgender Community Calendar.   Here are some highlights of a few things that are happening.  For the full list and the details, check our calendar or tg conference list.

  • 7/27:  RCC Supper Club (great food, great prices, lots of fun folks)
  • 7/27:  Dark Lady Night Club T-Girl Wednesdays
  • 7/29:  SISTERS Boston @ Marriott Peabody
  • 7/31:   New Horizons TG Support Group
  • 8/2:     TCNE Tuesday Open House

Check all the details on these listings and even more on TCNE’s Calendar

Upcoming TG Conferences from our TG Conference List:

  • 8/5: TransOHIO Conference
  • 9/24: WPATH Conference
  • 9/21: Southern Comfort Conference

See details on our TG Conference List

TCNE Elects New Board of Directors

TCNE has elected a NEW board of directors.   For the 2011 to 2013 term, the TCNE board consists of:

  • Paula Howard (Chair)
  • Mechelle Ziff (Vice-Chair)
  • Debra Kelly
  • Aster Shepherd
  • Becca M

Want to drop the board an email?  email

TCNE Annual BBQ and Consignment Shop July 23 12PM-11PM

We’ll be having our annual BBQ and Consignment Shop once again this year!  Everyone in the community is invited!

Consignment shop with great deals on clothing, accesories and wigs starting at 12PM!

BBQ meal starts at 6PM!

Live Music with DJ Paula  at 8PM!

$10 donation suggested

Come Join the FUN!!  For more details, click to our Annual BBQ Web Page

(and follow us on TCNE’s Face Book Fan Page)

Trying to find a job? – Attend the HRC “Back to Work” Seminar for Our Trans Community; February 26-27

During First Event, TCNE had hosted the Human Rights Campaign.  They were at First Event specifically to promote their “Back to Work” Seminar For The Transgender Community, being held Saturday and Sunday, February 26-27, at the offices of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts (75 Amory Street, Boston, MA 02119).

Well we have more details since our announcement!

Back to Work” is cosponsored by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (BAGLY), AIDS Action and MassEquality

The Human Rights Campaign’s Back to Work project provides essential skills
to transgender job seekers so they can successfully navigate the job search
process and get back to work!  This two-day seminar is free of cost and open
to any unemployed or underemployed person who identifies as transgender.

Seminar participants will receive training in:

– Discovering and refining your career focus
– Preparing a professional résumé that stands out above the rest
– Researching the job market and finding the opportunities others miss
– Building a professional network and launching a referral campaign
– Putting your best foot forward in a job interview
– Negotiating the best possible salary and benefits package

The first 30 job seekers who register for each seminar will receive, free
of cost, a suite of individualized post-seminar services from the career
coaching professionals at the Foundation for New Directions, a
transgender-owned business and the only national firm offering professional
job search assistance specifically to transgender individuals.

Lunch will be provided both days.

You must register to attend the Back to Work seminar.  Registration open
NOW at

(transportation assistance is available contact MTPC at

Thanks to the Breast Form Store for Donating Breasts for our Transfeminine attendees!

TCNE wishes to send a big THANK YOU to the Breast Form Store for their generous donation of breasts for our consignment shop!

We couldn’t make First Event a reality without the generous support of so many and we thank the Breast Form Store for being one of our generous supporters!

First Event 2011 Walk In Registration Location

First Event 2011 Walk-In Registration is located in the Vendor/Exhibitor Area, towards the left rear of that room as you walk in.  Be sure to say hi to our exhibitors and vendors as you come in!

If you are registering in person, and if you can, download a First Event 2011 Registration Form, fill it in, and bring it with you.  That will speed things up just a bit.

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