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The Transcending Boundaries Conference is happening in October and will feature Ignacio Rivera as the keynote speaker! They’re still accepting proposals for presentations, read below for more information on how to submit.


2012 Transcending Boundaries Conference is accepting proposals for presentations! The theme this year is “Bringing Us All Together”. Raven Kaldera reiterated during the Closing Panel of 2011 that Transcending Boundaries is made up of many communities; this year we will focus on how to celebrate the different communities while finding our common ground. Beyond the social level, this years theme will also explore our individual gender, sexuality, and relationships and discover how these elements of our identity fit together, even though they may appear as contradictions. Come join us as we as individuals and communities, “Bringing Us All Together”.

Transcending Boundaries, Inc. was founded in 2001 to provide education, activism, and support for persons whose sexuality, gender, sex, or relationship style do not fit within conventional categories. The organization serves our ever-evolving communities, including bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, polyamorous, and kinky persons, as well as allies and those who prefer not to use labels.

This year’s conference will include a variety of programming formats ranging from traditional informational lectures to panels to workshops to discussion groups to performances and everything in between. Whether you’re an experienced presenter or interested in leading a group for the first time, we’d love to consider your proposal.

Time slots for presentations range from 50 to 75 minutes. The 2012 Transcending Boundaries Conference will take place October 26-28 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. The deadline for submission is July 25th, but please don’t wait till the last minute! Presentations will be accepted on a rolling basis, meaning if we see something we like, we’ll put it in the schedule and programming space MAY fill before the deadline!

We are especially interested in presentations that address one (or more) of the following themes:

  • Activism
  • Relationships, Families and Parenting
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • Interactions with Professionals and Health Care Issues
  • Writing/Creative Arts
  • Identity and Community
  • Any presentation which has relevance to multiple sub-populations within our community
 Please see our website at for more information about the conference. You can also view our past program offerings at our Chronicle page. To submit a Workshop Proposal, please begin by filling out our Presenter Proposal form.

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  1. I wonder if I am brave enough to submit something…but if not I would love to come to this event. It looks amazing, we need something like this in the UK.


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