You are in store for an informative, inspirational and joyous time among members and supporters of the Transgender community at the lovely Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. As the keystone bridges and holds together associated entities, Trans-identifying people do the same, and the Keystone Conference is a celebration of the unique diversity of gender and our central and unifying place in society. Pennsylvania is known as the Keystone State because of its significance in unifying the early colonies, and it is quite relevant that we hold this conference here in the state's capital, ideally located within an easy drive from six major east coast cities.
You are in store for an informative, inspirational and joyous time among members and supporters of the Transgender community at the lovely Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. As the keystone bridges and holds together associated entities, Trans-identifying people do the same, and the Keystone Conference is a celebration of the unique diversity of gender and our central and unifying place in society. For those desiring more social activities, we have arranged activities for all four days as well, and our extraordinary special event rate for this bright and luxurious hotel is extended for those desiring a longer stay in the clean, lovely and historic riverside city of Harrisburg.
Every year around now, I have written to tell you about the forthcoming Keystone Conference, and this year is no exception because it is an important event for the Susquehanna Valley area. It is important for several reasons, primarily because it provides so very many transgender persons a moment in time when the authenticity of life is experienced. Secondly, because of the economic impact of up to a half million dollars.
The event organizers continue to broaden the range of topics and expand the schedule to provide more opportunity to attend the seminars and workshops you want to see and hear. The Conference is looking for speakers, presenters and workshop moderators to cover a diverse range of topics that appeal to the spectrum of Transgender individuals, their families and friends. Attendee registration opens January 15th, Pricing will be available a few days before that.
The Keystone Conference strives to provide a balance of social activities, support and educational seminars both in and around the City of Harrisburg. There is also opportunity for individual time to take advantage of the things you want to do without feeling the need to be at the hotel all the time. Below is a general overview of some of the events we planned for last year that should give you an idea of what Keystone is about.
The first year I was able to meet and hear the story of Kye Allums. The second year I attended, the Luncheon speaker was Ian Harvie, and he gave his comedy routine. What followed in both cases was a long conversation about lives, culture, the magazine, or the potential of the magazine, and the need for it.
Noah Lewis presents on transgender discrimination at this CLE for employment discrimination attorneys. The health plan covers most doctor-recommended care but contains a carve-out for health care treatments that are for the purpose of treating gender dysphoria. Volunteer attorneys will be available to provide Nassau residents with legal information and referrals.
Seventh annual transgender Keystone Conference. There are many workshops devoted to medical, coming out and other serious subjects, plus social events. Sean Simmers, PennLive.