Conferences and retreats can provide great opportunities for fostering connections, sharing information, developing leadership and advocacy skills, furthering your knowledge of self and developing lasting relationships with others.
Below is a list of transgender and trans-inclusive LGBT conferences/retreats* in 2013 that offer workshops and information for transmen, their friends, families, providers, and and/or allies. Some of the conferences may have already come and gone, but I wanted to include them here so you can prepare for next year if something piques your interest.
If you know of any conferences not listed here (especially those in rural US areas and those outside of the US), please leave a comment below so we can add them to our list. I’ll also update this post periodically as dates are announced for additional conferences.
Via Art of Transliness Tumblr
An online community for FTM indentifying individuals, their supporters and allies.
Given the recent Tip Series on Bathrooms, I wanted to put a plug in here for a website that I think has such a great concept. This is, of course, the Safe2Pee project. Like TfTM, Safe2Pee is a project run by and for trans people. And, like TfTM, they’re thinking about public restrooms.
I’ve had the idea lately that I want to work for myself.
I decided I wanted to start a micro-business. This decision came coupled with imaginations of being able to work from home in my pajamas. I flew into a frenzy of business planning.
I spent a couple weeks musing. Did I even have a unique set of skills? A unique set of knowledge? What sort of work could I do that would keep me motivated enough to wake up to every morning and to propel myself through the day? What kind of business could I return to after my day-job with the excitement to work all night? What kind of work wouldn’t even feel like work at all?
Then, I asked myself the most important question: What kind of work have I done in the past that I couldn’t tear myself away from?
And, that’s when the idea for Tips for Transmen came to me.