Time is Running Out on a Discount for First Event 2016 Registration

Time is running out for a discount to join First Event 2016 First Event 2016 Final Discount Expires On December 31!

Just a more reminder that the final 5% discount for registering to FE16 will expire on Thursday 12/31/16.

Here is step by step instruction guide for registration –

You can also see a 1:30 video “HowTo” walking you through registration at this link: Video How To on Registering for FE16

Step 1:  Click to First Event 2016

Step 2:  On the top blue menu, click on the orange login button at the far right hand side of the top

Step 3:  You will come to a web page that says “welcome to First Event 2016, Please Login to Begin”

Step 4:  If this is your first time registering or logging in, then please enter your email address

Step 5:  On the next screen you will see buttons, one says “create an account” the other says “I forgot my account info”  Click on “create an Account”

Step 6:  On the next screen you’ll see a short form that will ask for your preferred email address, preferred first and last name. There are fields for city, state and zip code that we would like you to fill out but are not mandatory.

Step 7:  Your next screen shows that your new account has been set up and gives  you your password.  You will also see a big blue button to click to officially login.  Click on the big blue button to login

Step 8:  You will finally reach the event registration page, on this page you will see four blue buttons, You want to click on the third blue on the left hand side of the page, “My Conference Registration Information button” to fully login and register for your choices.

Step 9: Select a program from the Blue bullets on the top Note the general program is labelled Individual/Couple If you are a couple you can register for 1 person at a time- comp;let the first person, then go back and add the second person as part of a couple)

Step 10: Elect a package: FULL CONFERENCE; Fri-Sun; or A la carte.

Step 11.IF you choose full or Fri-Sat you can also ad on a la carte items now.

Step 12: Continue to your shopping card by clicking where the payment info box is

Step 13: You will be asked about donations and if you want to join TCNE or have a member discount code

Step 14: Make payment : via Paypal (recommended) or via check

Your registration is not completed until we receive payment.

If anyone has any questions or needs help drop us mail at info@firstevent.org or info@tcne.org or drop a message to us in the FB group or FB Page

Professional Training On Clinical Practice as a Gender Specialist

First Event Therapist Training Program First Event 2016 transgender conference will feature gender specialist training.   The First Annual Professional Training On Clinical Practice as a Gender Specialist. “Advancing Clinical Competencies, Knowledge And Critical Skills For Beginning And Advanced Gender Specialists”.

This is a one day professional training for mental health clinicians.  Clinicians who attend will have the option of attending one track for the day or navigating other tracks throughout the day. Lunch will be included in your registration to give participants time to network.  CEU’s will be offered and are pending for LCSW, LICSW, LMHC, LMFT .

It is estimated that there are 35,000 to 45,000 transgender people in the Greater Boston area.  The need for clinicians to have familiarity and training in the needs of the transgender community is very real and this one day, multi-track, therapist training program will properly equip area clinicians to help this population.

Classes include:

  • Basic Concepts in Gender Dysphoria, Transgenderism
  • What does a gender specialist do? The early phase: What does your transgender client need?
  • Assessment and working with The New Generation “TNG”: Transgender youth
  • Assessment and working with The New Generation “TNG”: Gender non-conforming children
  • Working with spouses, significant others, partners, families and children of transgender clients
  • Getting it covered: Advocating for insurance coverage
  • Many more topics included in this professional clinician training

To see the entire list of classes, more details on this training, pricing and more details please visit First Event 2016 Professional Training Program.

Student and group discounts are available.

This  program is sponsored by:

Click Here to Learn More about First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

Chaotic Kiss Creates Anime Style Portraits of First Event Attendees

Chaotic Kiss Anime Drawings at First Event 2016 Transgender Conference Many fun, educational and helpful things happen at First Event that don’t even show up on the published program. One such fun thing at #‎FE16 will be at the Chaotic Kiss booth in the vendor area. Chaotic Kiss will be drawing anime style portraits for attendees … what a cool surprise addition to the conference!

Learn more about our vendors presenting by clicking here

Learn more about Chaotic Kiss here


Click Here to Learn More about First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

First Event 2016 Announces Workshop Schedule

First Event 2016 Transgender ConferenceFirst Event 2016 Transgender Conference has announced the schedule of workshops.  This year we have 150 total workshops spanning an INCREDIBLE number of  topics!  Here is a sample, but the full schedule is at our First Event 2016 Schedule of Workshops here.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 Workshops:

  • “About Face – Sharing the Alchemy of Makeup”, Thursday, 1PM
  • “Building a Support System to Follow Your Dreams and Aid in a Successful Transition Both Personally and Professionally” Thursday, 10AM
  • Whose Life Are You Living?”  Thursday, 10AM
  • So much more on the Thursday List for 2016 Workshops!

Friday, January 22, 2016 Workshops:

  • “Workplace Survival: A Panel Discussion”, Friday,  10AM,
  • “Partners in Process: A Support Group for Spouses Only”, Friday, 10AM
  • “Being Trans* and Aging: A Workshop For Trans Elders And Their Allies”  Friday, 1PM
  • “Coming out to Children, Spouses, and Family as Transgender”, Friday, 11:30AM
  • So much more at the Friday List for First Event 2016 Workshops!

Saturday, January 23, 2016 Workshops:

  • “Transgender and the Hair Removal Process (Laser and Electrolysis)”, Saturday 10AM
  • “Female to Male Top Surgery”, Saturday, 10AM
  • “About Face – Sharing the Alchemy of Makeup”, Saturday, 1PM
  • “Chest Wall Reconstruction / Breast Surgery”, Saturday, 4PM
  • So much more at the Saturday List for First Event 2016 Workshops!

See all the workshops at the First Event Schedule Page

Click Here to Learn More about First Event 2016 Transgender Conference

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

We want to wish all our friends, followers, visitors to TCNE and First Event, past and present speakers,Happy Holidays from TCNE and First Event First Event attendees, supporters, and sponsors a Happy Holiday Season!    May it be joyous as you spend it with friends and family!   And please join us at First Event 2016, January 20-24, 2016 at the Westin Boston in Waltham, MA.


Boston’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, a Celebration of Community


Contact Nancy Nangeroni , nancy@masstpc.org

Boston’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, a Celebration of Community

Boston, MA – Each November, the worldwide transgender community turns its attention to its family, friends and loved ones lost to violence and prejudice. A tradition inspired by the Allston, MA vigil for slain transgender woman Rita Hester in 1998, it is even more poignant in 2015 due to increasing violence against trans women of color. The Transgender Day of Remembrance has become the worldwide rallying point for a community long under siege, as well as an engaging affirmation of transgender community.

On Sunday November 22nd at 4:00pm folks will gather in St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral at 138 Tremont Street in downtown Boston for a program of speakers, community speak out, and a candlelight vigil on the Common. This free program will be followed by a potluck reception starting at 6:30 featuring hot cider and warm conversation.

Boston’s Transgender and LGB communities extend a warm welcome to all who would like to attend this important event to memorialize the lives of those we have lost, celebrate community and rejoice in our strength and survival.

Please join with us at this event to benefit the Transgender Emergency Fund, which provides assistance to low-income transgender people across Massachusetts, and the Transgender Clinic at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, which helps homeless transgender individuals improve and maintain their health.

Sponsors include Eastern Bank, Fenway Health, TransCEND a program of AIDS Action, Tiffany Club of New England, Boston Pride, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, The Network/La Red, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, The Crossing, Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth, Human Rights Campaign, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and more. Additional sponsorships are welcome.

More info and other local TDOR events can be found at www.masstpc.org/tdor

Event Background:

Fourteen years ago at this time, Boston’s LGBT community recoiled in horror at the discovery of the latest victim of transphobic violence. Rita Hester, a popular figure in the local rock ‘n roll scene, who also happened to be a transsexual, had been found brutally stabbed to death in her Brighton apartment. A local community of queer activists, rockers, family, friends and allies – over 250 of them – came together and held a speak-out and candlelight vigil in Rita’s honor, forming a human stream of light winding its way through Rita’s old Allston stomping grounds. One year later, a memorial vigil was held in San Francisco; the following year Boston and a few other cities joined in, and this year hundreds of observances will be held in dozens of countries. Boston’s transgender communities remember local victims Chanelle Pickett, Debra Forte, Monique Thomas, Georgette Hart, Denise Pugliesi, Monique Rogers, Lisa Daniels, CJ Garber, and Rita Hester. There have been many more, mostly uncounted and unnoticed by all but their friends and family. Organized by the all- volunteer Boston Transgender Day of Remembrance Organizing Committee.
For more details, please visit www.masstpc.org/tdor

Mimi’s Family Gallery – 10/16

mimisMimi’s Family, photography by Matthew Clowney, an art exhibit for families featuring pictures of a family with a transgender grandparent, will appear at the Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA. The Gallery Opening will be Friday, October 16, 6:00-8:00 pm, $1 admission. The exhibit will be on view October 17 – December 13.  bostonchildrensmuseum.org.

The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey

The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey is the new name of the largest survey devoted to the trans community. This survey is a follow-up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey which was the basis for the 2011 report: Injustice at Every Turn.

The 2011 report has been an important source of information about the trans community. The information has been used by advocates, policy makers and as an educational resource.

The new survey is for our community and is meant to include all trans identities. The survey is coming August 19th. You can go to their website which is ustranssurvey.org to sign up for information. You can also visit the National Center For Transgender Equality to see the previous report. From their webpage click on statistics and you can download the full report or an executive summary as well as many other resources.

If you need help or have a question please contact Candice St. James at sweetbostoncandy@yahoo.com.

Annual BBQ & Clothing Sale – July 11

BBQWe will be holding the long postponed Tiffany’s Closet fire sale on Saturday July 11th from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Come and fill up a grocery bag for $15. Everything except designer items and jewelry is included, and those will be discounted greatly!

Our wonderful and talented seamstress Jewels Johnson will be on hand to make alterations on site if possible.

We’re also having the TCNE Annual BBQ starting at 6:00 pm. Grace will be grilling up a feast… and I’m cooking sides and some great desserts. $10 donation if you’re not a member. Feel free to bring food or beverage if you’d like.

So come on by, shop an have some great food – and go home with a brand new outfit. Please not July 11 is the  Second Saturday in July, not the first or third!

John Warrener Memorial Service – July 19

DrWarrenerThis announcement comes from John’s TGFashions.com web site:

A Celebration Of Life Memorial Service will be held Sunday, July 19, 2015, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, on the grounds of Saint Anne Shrine, a place where John found great comfort and peace.

All who know or love John are welcome to attend. Please dress comfortably with respect for this holy place of God.

Saint Anne Shrine
16 Church Street
Fiskdale, MA. 01518
Sunday, July 19, from 12 Noon Until 4 P.M.

The following obituary is appearing in several local papers. Clearly John Warrener was a person of hidden depths, including a Ph.D.!

Dr. John J. Warrener went to heaven early Friday morning, June 19, 2015, peacefully, with his very close personal friend by his side, at his home in Massachusetts. Dawn will carry on, in his footprints!

Dr. Warrener leaves his brother, Joseph Warrener of Seekonk, MA., His uncle, Phillip Ferris, his cousins, Anita, Geraldine and Kathleen, his good friend Jennifer of CT. and thousands of friends all over the world.

John was born in Providence, RI. in 1952, son of the late John F. Warrener and Sarah F. Warrener. John grew up in Seekonk, MA. and graduated from high school. He then worked Several jobs to put himself through eleven years of college.

Dr. Warrener graduated with degrees from Rhode Island College. John then obtained several more college degrees and earned his doctorate in music education.

John’s writing has been published in peer-reviewed literature on several occasions.

He was a big fan and friend of both Jim Nabors and Tony Orlando, who each influenced his future in music.

John was also a singer and musician who enjoyed performing, and entertaining audiences. He enjoyed creating shows and theatrical productions for others as well, but, most important to him is that he loves his family, friends, students and patrons.

Dr. Warrener was a music teacher for over 35 years, positively influencing the lives of thousands of young people through music education and the performing arts. He retired from teaching.

Dr. Warrener was then self employed, generously and selflessly helping people, all over the world.