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Thursday JUNE 4, 2015 2:20pm Trystan Cotten
Below the Belt: A Frank Discussion of Trans Male Genitalia
This workshop is an opportunity and safe space for trans male and masculine people to talk openly about our “junk.” Regardless of where we identify on the gender and sexuality spectrums or what our genitalia looks like, it’s time we have a frank and open conversation about our genitalia to discover our common experiences and feelings and offer support to one another. On the street and online, FTM chatter show that some of us experience sever health issues as well as dysphoria after surgery (e.g., hysterectomy/oophorectomy, genital surgery, etc.). There are guys who want to get pregnant and/or enjoy vaginal orgasms but feel their masculinity is questioned or dismissed by others. Other men want advice on sex, dating and relationships but don't know how or with whom to begin that conversation. To jumpstart our discussion, we will begin with a 10 minute introduction of issues trans men are experiencing with their genitalia from Trystan Cotten’s new book, Below the Belt: The Truth about Trans Male Genitalia. We will then launch into a discussion of issues that particopants in the workshop are currently dealing with and learn how we can support one another.
Trystan Cotten is a trans activist, university professor and founder of Transgress Press. He's produced numerous articles and books on trans lives and history, including Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men, Below the Belt: The Truth about Trans Male Genitalia, and Transgender Migrations: The Bodies, Borders and Politics of Transition. Trystan also travels around the world presenting lectures on trans identities and issues.
The Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC) is a program of Mazzoni Center. This FREE conference offers three full days of workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people and our communities. The schedule of events has many interesting and educational topics.
Saturday June 6 2015 8:45am Seth Rainess
Real Talk: Teens Guide to Transitioning
Are you worried about transitioning? You don’t know where to begin? Who to tell? How to do it? Join Seth Rainess as he offers wisdom from his own life in discussing the surprises, worries, joys and rewards of transitioning for youth today. This workshop is designed to give teens the fundamental building blocks of gender transitioning. It will also equip them with a mental toolkit on how to navigate other areas of life
•Seth Rainess is a speaker, author, Life Coach Jersey Shore PFLAG facilitator, WPATH member, GLSEN volunteer, computer analyst, entrepreneur, general contractor, and accomplished musician. Educationally, Seth holds many degrees including an M.S. in psychology and rehab counseling. He’s conducted seminars for trans youth and school assemblies and workshops on trans diversity in high schools and universities. Combining his 30+ years of experience working in the business sector and nonprofit organizations with his passion for helping trans youth, Seth offers trans teens a foundation for transitioning and a unique perspective on what it takes to be successful in today's world in his new book; REAL TALK for Teens: A Jump-start Guide to Gender Transitioning and Beyond. www.sethrainess.com
Saturday June 6, 2015 10:20am SethRainess & Mr Cris
Below the belt: 101 Basic elements of Bottom Surgery Q&A
This workshop will be a space where trans masculine individuals considering genital surgery and their SOFFAs to come learn the proper terms, different techniques, cost and surgeon names. It is also a space to ask general 101 questions about genital surgery for trans masculine individuals that are often not able to be answered during the show and tell presentations for bottom surgery.