Trans Support Workshop Series

Trans Support of the Hudson Valley (TSHV) hosts a workshop social each month with a community presenter, time to socialize, snacks, and free HIV & Hep C Virus (HCV) testing.

Trans Support Workshops are exclusively for transgender, gender non-conforming, or non-binary (TGNCNB) folx and their partners. TGNCNB individuals who are tested for HIV & HCV will receive a $25 gift card.


Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 1-4pm

free to attend | rain or shine | pet friendly | all ages
Location: Drew Church parking lot, 28 Gleneida Ave, Carmel, NY 10512

⚧ About the event ⚧

Transtober Fest is an outdoor fall-themed fair for transgender, gender non-conforming & non-binary (TGNCNB) community of all ages. (under 18 attendees must be accompanied by an adult)

Friends & family of TGNCNB community members are welcome.

⚧ This event will feature ⚧

🎃 Costume Contest (for people & pets) - Costumes encouraged! Show off your Halloween creativity for a chance to win the Transtober Costume Contest!! Furry family members are welcome to join in on the fun too! Come decked out in your best costume, dress up your pet (if you'd like), and enter for a chance to win!

The Transtober Costume Contest will be held around 2pm 

Sign up when you RSVP or just come in a costume to enter!!!

🎃 Fall-themed Crafts & Activities - What better way to meet new people than to play a game or bond over crafts? All activities are free to partake in, and suited for any ability.

🎃 Open Mic & Music - Bring your art, music, poetry, or story with you to share at the event! To participate in the open mic we ask that your piece center around TGNCNB identity, whatever that means to you! You can sign up for the open mic through our sign up sheet on the day of the event, or in our RSVP form. Each open mic space is 1-3 mins long.

The Open Mic will be held around 3pm

🎵 We'll also be playing our favorite Halloween-themed music! 🎵

🎃 Community Resources - This event will feature local TGNCNB-affirming community organizations who will be showcasing their resources, available for questions, and helping out with crafts & activities.

🎃 Sexual Health Screenings - Free HIV/STI screenings are available by appointment or drop-in! Take charge of your health through these confidential, affirming testing appointments. Sexual health screenings will be provided by: TBA

🎃 Get tested at Transtober Fest and receive a $25 gift card! 🎃
Testing appointments are available between 1-3:30pm

Click here to register!


Questions? Contact Mia Edwards (she/her) at [email protected] | 914-948-2932 x10


Learn more about Trans Support of the Hudson Valley here!


Learn more about previous workshops below:



Topic: Beyond the Binary: A Journey to Self-Love and Acceptance 

Guest Speaker: Tony Ferraiolo

Join Tony Ferraiolo as he takes you on his personal journey beyond the binary that led him to self-love and acceptance. Ferraiolo will share with his audience, how he learned to accept himself and how working with transgender and non-binary youth helped him heal his own heart. Tony will also bring you along for an exploration of his work with trans youth, told through the eyes of the youth themselves as he shares drawings from his book series “Artistic Expression of Transgender Youth.” Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a copy of one of Tony's books!


Topic: Trans Clothing Swap

Guest Speaker: Designers Sergio Guadarrama & Kade Johnson

Join us at Thrift 2 Fight's new store in Tivoli, NY for a trans clothing swap! As trans folx, building a new wardrobe can be daunting. This event offers you a chance to get rid of your old clothes and exchange them for new, gender-affirming ones. Designers Sergio Guadarrama and Kade Johnson will be available to offer styling advice and tips on how to craft your new look. Thrift 2 Fight will have additional clothing for sale and our partners at Trans Closet of the Hudson Valley will be bringing gender-affirming supplies, like binders and make-up. As always, this event will also be an opportunity to meet and connect with other trans folx, while enjoying food, refreshments, and music. 

Topic: Finding Safe & Affordable Rentals for the TGNCNB Community

Guest Speakers: Shain Filcher, Esq. and Tanya P. Dwyer, Esq.

How can tenants avoid popular scams in the Hudson Valley, and what are their rights when considering renting from a building that is either for sale or actively in foreclosure? Lawyers Shain Filcher and Tanya P. Dwyer hold a fireside chat for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folx looking to find affordable housing.


The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center welcomes you to its third annual celebration of International Non-Binary Day with Non-Binary Night Out.  Come meet friends, mix mingle and enjoy an evening of lite food and a welcoming community. Open to all, RSVP is greatly appreciated.

TGNCNB Health Workshop

August 25th-Thr | 6:30-8:00 PM | At The LOFT

Join the Know Better, Live Better workshop that focuses on managing health disparities as it relates to Transgender, Gender Non Conforming and the Nonbinary Community.

Know Better, Live Better is an initiative to promote community well-being and reduce health disparities in Westchester County. The program takes an evidence-based “trusted messenger” approach, which relies on a group of trustworthy Westchester residents to open discussions about disease prevention, finding health information, and accessing health services. 

This event is tailored for our TGNCNB Community and will take place as our monthly TSHV Workshop.

TSHV Presents: Live and In Color

Makeup Workshop | Sept 22-Thur | 630-800 PM

Come to this exciting event where you'll about contemporary make-up design, application, and other tips and tricks to using makeup.  Come and join this in-person event at The LOFT, FREE for all! 

Click to see all groups on our calendar!