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, asexual, fluid, queer, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, polyamorous, and kinky persons, as well as allies and those who prefer not to use labels.
Our annual conference brings together sexuality, relationship and gender minorities for three days of education, activism and community building. This year's theme is "Inclusion In Action." The weekend event includes workshops, discussion groups, social events and a community meal with a keynote address. Past keynote speakers include Kate Bornstein, Ignacio Rivera, Tristan Taormino, Robyn Ochs and Lee Harrington. The theme this year is "Inclusion in Action". TBC strives to be inclusive to people representing all aspects of the gender, sexuality and relationship spectrum and we're thrilled to be highlighting that this year. Our 2014 keynote speaker is Wintersong Tashlin, long time TBC presenter and friend.
Our next conference will take place April 4-6, 2014 near Hartford, CT at the Hartford Sheraton at Bradley Airport!.
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There are a lot of things I love about the Transcending Boundaries conference, but my favorite is that I never have to leave anything about myself at the door. I can spend the weekend celebrating and feeling comfortable with myself as a whole person without having to worry about there being some aspect of me that doesn’t belong. It’s a life-changing feeling in a world that often insists on boxes and dichotomies, and I want others to be able to experience it too. That’s what drives my work as the Access Coordinator for Transcending Boundaries 2014.
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Sorry about being late with "Workshop Wednesday" this week. Two of our lead conference organizers/bloggers have been sick and thus out of commission for a bit. We figure better now than at the conference in April though!
Every Wednesday for the next few months we will be featuring one of our confirmed workshops for the April 2014 conference. We will be highlighting a mix of presenters from previous TBCs along with newcomers!
This week we're pleased to be featuring workshops from long time presenter and supporter of TBC, Robyn Ochs. Robyn will be presenting Embracing An All-And Identity in an Either/Or World, nd Beyond Binaries: Identity, Sexuality and Community. Robyn is one of our past keynote speakers and her workshops are not to be missed (See after the cut tag for workshop descriptions and a presenter bio).