GENDER CONFERENCE NYC

PARENT / CAREGIVER PROGRAM

For our 2020 event, we are virtual for the first time and are putting together the most interesting and meaningful and age/topic-specific programs for transgender and gender expansive youth, their families and the professionals in their lives.  

The Parent/Caregiver Program on Family Day supports parents, extended family, caregivers and allies with workshops and community building opportunities for families at every stage of their journey. Educational content includes medical care, school, family, advocacy, intersectional support and much more.

Our Family & Youth Event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25th. The Parent/Caregiver Program will take place live each morning - see times in grid below.

While we intend to offer access to replays of our sessions where appropriate, the best experience will be live, where folks can interact with our presenters and other attendees, ask questions, and gain the fullest experience possible.

ALL PROGRAMMING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

ATTENDEES OF ALL AGES FOR FAMILY & YOUTH EVENT ARE WELCOME

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MISS MAJOR

SATURDAY 10/24 at 9:30am

Miss Major (all pronouns) is a Black, transgender activist who has fought for five decades to create a better world for her trans and gender nonconforming community. Major is a veteran of the infamous Stonewall Riots, a former sex worker, and a survivor of the US prison system. Her work to uplift transgender women of color, particularly those who have survived incarceration and police brutality, brought her to create House of GG, a retreat center in Little Rock for Black trans and gender nonconforming leaders from around the South. Her upcoming creative projects include executive producing the upcoming film Trans in Trumpland, and a collaborative book with her assistant Toshio, due out in 2021 on Verso Books.

RAIN VALDEZ

SUNDAY 10/25 at 9:30am

Rain Valdez (she/her/hers) just made history as the first Filipinx American transgender woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy in an acting category for her lead role in RAZOR TONGUE, which she created and produced. Rain is the founder of ActNOW, the only acting class in Los Angeles prioritizing a safe space for LGBTQIA actors. Rain plays ‘Coco’ in season 2 of TV Land’s Lopez and doubled in Amazon's Transparent as Miss Van Nuys on screen and a producer. Valdez’s rom-com short Ryans, screened in over 15 film festivals worldwide after premiering at Outfest, winning the Jury Award for Best North American Short at the NCGLFF. Rain has been named one of Outfest LA's Next Generation of Filmmakers and is Inside Out Pitch Please! Contest 2 019 winner. She recently starred in Amazon’s Sneaky Pete opposite Margo Martindale and can be seen in the CBS All Access show Why Women Kill .

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