Saturday November 10, 2018 | 8.00a-5.30p
SLCC Redwood Campus
4600 S Redwood Road | Taylorsville, UT 84123
A Decade of Love will host two guest speakers this year in order to honor the longevity of this important gender conference and to celebrate our trans and gender fluid community.
CeCe McDonald is an activist, speaker and icon in the LGBTQ community. Rising to international recognition after surviving a white supremacist & transphobic attack, CeCe has graced stages across the country where she uses storytelling to articulate the personal and political implications of being both black & trans. She fosters important conversations around mass incarceration, sexuality & violence and is the star of the recently released feature length documentary about her life & story, Free Cece!
Buck Angel’s message of empowerment through self-acceptance and the mission to encourage everyone to be comfortable in their own skin – whatever that means to them – has struck a passionate chord with people around the world.
Buck was born female on June 5,1962. He never felt female and struggled through life until he had the life-changing opportunity to transition from female to male and finally live life authentically. He had many obstacles during his transition mostly due to no information for transitioning for FTM transsexuals. But with the help of compassionate doctors, he lives his truth and now can help to educate the world with his story. His mission is to inspire people to re-define gender and to foster a new generation as they discover the fluidity of sexuality and navigate gender politics. His message “It’s not what between your legs that defines you” has sparked many a conversation and opened minds to the important message that gender is what you say it is for you, and that self-acceptance is not only what makes a person happy, it’s how others come to understand you. More…
-Lunch Break Caucuses & Discussions-
Grab some lunch and join one of the following caucuses and discussions designed to help create brave and open spaces:
Poly Q is for those who are queer, trans, or gender nonconforming interested in or curious about or practicing polyamory. Openly discuss experience, learn from others, and get to know some folks who may identify the same way!
QTPOC stands for queer, trans people of color. This caucus will provide space for people of color who are trans queer or gender non-conforming who need support from other QTPOCs who understand their struggle. genderevolution is delighted to offer our QTPOC family a secure place to share their stories and feel welcome in public spaces. The importance of acceptance to those who are marginalized within an already oppressed community is imperative.
QTY Queer Trans Youth. This caucus will be for queer and trans/gender non conforming and/or non-binary youth who want to be able to ask their peers questions about anything queer or gender related without any judgement or wrong answers. Some topics may be: How did you know you were trans? How to come out to parents/family? How to date while trans and safety concerns? Being trans at school? And other things they don’t teach our youth at school.
PSPA Public Safety Pride Alliance discussion group – Building bridges between public safety and trans communities. Join in this conversation between first responders and members of gender diverse communities to improve communication and enhance safety within our communities.
2018 Presenter Application is now Closed.
Your presentation/workshop topic/title. Do you have co-presenters? Are you or your co-presenter(s) trained, certified, or degreed in your presentation topic? How would you like your room set up. Do you have any AV needs beyond projection.
Who can present?
Anyone really. We’ve had a wonderful array of workshops by our youth, some folks within the community, teachers, doctors, parents and family on everything from how to train your voice to safety in public restrooms or how to fend off an attacker with self defense tactics and how to use comedy as a healing process, so the possibilities are endless! Last year, we had a presentation “Resist from Bed” for differently abled folks presented via webcam from an activist presenter who was homebound. It was perfect to encourage and teach those who may have felt their inability to leave home whether it was a physical !mental or emotional ailment meant they couldn’t be activists and fight against oppression.
Examples of previous topics?
Trans 101, HRT FAQ | Packing and Binding | Voice Coach Therapy | Public restroom use/rights | How To transition at work | Makeup workshop | Kids like me Q & A | FTM Chest Reconstructive Surgery | Bullying at School and What To Do – Self Defense Class
Here are a few audiences you can build workshops for:
Provide practical information, tools, tips, etc. for Trans identified folks. Some ideas are: Voice coaching, Legally changing your name and gender in Utah, safe sex, etc.
Provide practical and theoretical information for allies, partners, families, employers, students, etc on trans identities and gender non-conforming issues. Ideas include: Gender non-conforming in the media, Trans 101, Trans in the Family, Privilege, Raising Transgender, Gender Noncomforming and/or Intersex Youth, Gender Diversity through time and around the world.
Provide practical and theoretical information aimed for youth. Ideas include: Trans History, Coming Out to your Parents & Families, Support for Trans youth.
We respect the confidentiality of each member. We encourage everyone to take away what they learned, however we do not repeat the names or identifying information. “Take the plot, leave the characters.”
Most things are not mutually exclusive, black/white and either/or. We practice allowing two seemingly conflicting ideas exist together at the same time. When appropriate, we try to use “and” in place of “but.”
Sometimes the things we say to others have an impact on them that we do/did not intend and cannot control. We try to be aware of our intentions and the impact our words have on others. When we are confronted with the impact of our words on others, we accept their feelings as valid. We take responsibility for the effect of our words (whether or not that effect was intended.)
Violence whether physical or verbal will not be tolerated. If someone acts in a violent fashion, they will be asked to leave.
We are here to share and explore our own feelings and experiences; we try not to give advice.
We all benefit from each other’s experiences. We want to encourage you to actively participate. Take this opportunity to share but also to listen to the diversity of experience around you.
phones should be kept on silent or turned off. Texting and playing on your phone is not allowed as it may appear to others as a breach of privacy. Please step outside to take a call or return a text.
Everyone has the right to ask a questions and a right to refuse to answer
Be excited about commonality and difference. The participants of this conference (yourself included) represent a fabulous spectrum of identities, experiences, backgrounds values and outlooks. How can we work together to build strong communities?
Workshops may be emotionally challenging. We want people to feel safe but we recognize that difficult questions are essential to growth. Whether listening or speaking, we do so with honesty with courage.
He – Him – His
She – Her – Hers
She – Her – Hers
He- Him – His
He- Him – His
“He’s a beast…in the kitchen. “ –Bon Appetit
“Our #1 guy for fashion advice.” –GQ
“Wish he was my personal trainer.” The Hulk
“God made him so firemen would have a hero.” –Steve Buscemi
“Everybody wants to marry him.” -Mom
She – Her – Hers
Happily married, Proud parent, Music lover, Hair Zapper and Trans activist working to make the world a better place.
She – Her – Hers
I have been volunteering at the Utah Pride Center since 2014. I came out in 2015 and have been living full-time as a woman since March 2015. This is my 4th year working on the Genderevolution Conference Committee.