The Hudson Valley Trans Forum (formerly known as the Westchester Trans Forum) is a free, annual educational and community-building conference highlighting the needs and experiences of our local transgender, gender non-conforming and, non-binary (TGNCNB) communities.
The Hudson Valley Trans Forum is held annually in November. Each year's event features keynote speakers, panel presentations, local resources, and networking & community building opportunities.
Throughout the day, attendees are able to choose from workshops on topics pertaining to TGNCNB rights & advocacy, health & wellness, and empowerment & authenticity.
Past Event Information:
*Virtual* Hudson Valley Trans Forum 2020
Friday, November 20th & Saturday November 21st, 2020
Free Event | Held on Zoom
2020's Event Line-Up Featured:
2020 Workshops & Panels:
(listed in the order they occurred)
Saturday, November 21, 2020 | Night of Resilience
Night of Resilience is an annual community party, open to all with music, inspiration, and TGNCNB artists. Night of Resilience is free to attend and functions as a fundraiser for The LOFT's TransMission scholarship program.
2020's Night of Resilience featured performances & special appearances by:
|Jari Bradley, a Black genderqueer poet and scholar from San Francisco, CA. Jari’s work has been published or Is forthcoming in The Adroit Journal, Blood Orange Review, Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, The Offing, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.|
|Eddie Jarel Jonesx|
|Eddie Jarel Jonesx, a Black Non-binary Producer, Media Personality, Emces, Influencer and LGBTQ+ Advocate. Once Eddie moved to New York their career in fashion took off as a runway and published model but rapidly became known internationally as a Non-binary and body positive model and influencer.|
Maxxx Pleasure, an award-winning drag king based in NYC. Winner of the 2018 Brooklyn Drag King of the Year, star of the NewFest short documentary MAXXX, and the host of a fast=growing YouTube Channel.
photo credit: Francine Daveta (insta @francinefoto)
|Mackenzie Paige Lerario, MD|
|Mackenzie Paige Lerario, MD is a board-certified neurologist and amateur musician and writer. Dr. Lerario specializes in the treatment and prevention of stroke, and they currently serve on the American Stroke Association’s Advisory Committee to help reduce cardiovascular healthcare disparities in the LGBTQ community.|
|Shawn Ramie is many things, a 13 year old boy, a musician, a budding artist, an animal lover, he is authentic, he is brave, and he is also transgender. Shawn wants to have a career in music and hopes that one day boys like him will look to him and feel better about themselves.|
|Alex is a Transgender Male who uses They/He pronouns. Alex is a Psychology major at Westchester Community College and he is President of their college’s LGBTQ+ club, GLOW. Alex was selected Westchester Pride’s Homecoming Queer 2020 for The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center. They are a huge advocate for the LGBTQ+ Community and they are passionate about LGBTQ+ Activism.|
Stay posted for updates on the latest details for next year's Trans Forum.