Bringing hundreds of transgender individuals together for multiple days and nights every Spring, the annual Keystone Conference is one of the largest events of its kind in the nation. Each year, Eastern PA Trans Equity Project sponsors two individuals so they can attend this event at virtually no cost.
Hosted by Transcentral PA in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Keystone Conference offers attendees four full days of varied and meaningful workshops, seminars, keynote speakers, and activities where they can learn about themselves and their community. It also offers four nights of social functions, including a Gala Dinner and Dance.
At the Conference, attendees will have opportunities to meet and learn from healthcare providers, surgeons, lawyers, therapists, activists, makeup artists, and stylists. There is also a special learning track for therapists and healthcare providers who can earn continuing education credits.
The event takes place in a secure, trans-friendly environment making it the perfect place for those who are navigating the coming-out process. There are even special programs for spouses and partners.
Awardees will enjoy two days of conference admission along with two nights of a shared hotel room. Lunch and the gala dinner are included as part of the sponsorship.
Applications are accepted in the months of December and January and applicants will be informed of the status of their application no later than February 15th.
Applicants are chosen based on financial need and their demonstrated committment to being an advocate for the Transgender Community. Applicant must reside in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, Carbon, Columbia, or Schuylkill County in Pennsylvania. Applications from other localities will not be considered.
Applicants should expect to participate in Eastern PA Trans Equity Events or Programs for the year following the award of the sponsorship.
The Eastern PA Trans Equity Project (EPTEP) mission is to empower transgender people to live fulfilling and happy lives.
We serve transgender diverse people in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. We also serve gender-diverse people in all Eastern PA counties and Western NJ.
We provide supportive services including Transgender Support Groups, Legal Name Change Assistance, Grants for Gender-affirming garments or prostheses, Scholarship Programs, Educational Programs, and Emergency Assistance to people in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Pike, Carbon, Columbia, and Schuylkill County in Pennsylvania. Please note that not all programs are available in all counties.
Are you interested in meeting other transgender folk? Are you the spouse or partner of a trans person? If so, make sure to check out our support groups including Lehigh Valley Transgender Renaissance.
If you would like more information about our services or to have an EPTEP member speak at one of your events, please contact us today!
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