Utah Pride is proud to announce TransAction's Genderevolution Conference & Transgender Education Awareness Month Events
Transgender Education Awareness Month Events:
Join us throughout the month as we bring awareness to Trans issues through fun, educational, artistic and community oriented events! Stay tuned for a full list of events.
Genderevolution 2014: Gender Uprising - November 15th
Where: Rowland Hall - 843 Lincoln Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Genderevolution (TransAction's Annual Gender Conference) is the pinnacle event of a month full of trans-awareness events throughout the trans* and larger community. This year's theme is Community Building Community. Online registration will be announced.
The purpose of the Genderevolution is to:
- Foster community building among trans* folk and allies alike, to help create a strong and safe space to push gender boundaries in the Salt Lake City area.
- Educate employees, cisgender/non-trans* folk, trans*/non-cisgender folk, health and mental care providers, and allies about the myths and realities of gender.
- Celebrate trans* identities in an inclusive, healthy and positive way.
TransAction is proud to host a nationally renowned speaker for the conference. The speaker garners national recognition and will attract participants from all across Utah and surrounding states. Utah will welcome:
Pat Manuel, also known as "Cacahuate(Peanut)" is a transmasculine QPOC who has shaped his masculine identity in boxing gyms around Los Angeles, CA. A 5x national amateur champion, Pat was a participant in the first ever Women's Olympic Boxing Trials and was the only vocally out queer fighting in the history of USA Boxing's Olympic Box-Offs. Medically disqualified after the first fight of the tournament, Pat struggled with ways other than visibility to aide his community. Since joining the Brown Boi Project in 2013, he has decided to use his knowledge as a trainer and athlete to empower other through physical fitness. Pat created Buffbutch.com, a website intending to fill the void of queer fitness interests. When he isn't training, Pat is usually fond of enjoying cookies and dreaming of becoming a giant robot pilot.
This year’s theme: Gender Uprising
At the 6th Annual Gender Conference, we aim to deconstruct gender mythology, explore the implications of socially constructed gender norms, and integrate our many intersecting identities.
We are also excited to welcome our partners in the community who will have a presence at the conference:
- Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah
- Royal Court of the GOlden Spike Empire
- Planned Parenthood
- Salt City Femmes
- Trans* Utah
- University of Utah QSA
- Westminster College
There will also be merchants with products to sell and much more!