First Event is one of the longest running conferences in the U.S. for transgender and gender expansive people and those who love and support them. Join us January 30th through February 3rd, 2019 at the Best Western Royal Plaza hotel in the Boston area.
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Sponsoring First Event Conference gives incredible direct reach into the transgender community, with extensive opportunities for promotion throughout the 5-day conference. First Event Conference is presented by Trans Club of New England (TCNE), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.
CeCe is a transgender activist and revered icon
of the LGBTQ community. She captured international recognition in 2011 after
surviving a white supremacist and transphobic attack, later receiving a
second-degree manslaughter conviction and serving 19 months in prison simply
for defending herself.
She has been profiled in Mother Jones, Ebony.com, and Rolling
Stone, the latter praising her as “an LGBT folk hero for her story of
survival – and for the price she paid for fighting back.” In 2014, The Advocate included her among its
annual “40 Under 40” list. That same year, she received the Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Award by the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club. She is the subject
of the acclaimed documentary, “FREE CeCe,” produced by transgender actress
Laverne Cox. Since her release, she has graced stages across the country where
she uses storytelling to articulate the personal and political implications of
being both black and trans.
As one of the founders of the Black Excellence
Collective and Black Excellence Tour, created with best friend Joshua Allen,
she fosters important conversations around mass incarceration, sexuality, and
violence. With energy and conviction, she highlights the hope she now fights
for – that all LGBTQ people can live their lives free of hate and prejudice and
confidently pursue their dreams without fear.
CeCe McDonald will be delivering the First Event conference keynote during the Frances J. Cardullo Banquet on the evening of February 2, 2019.
Thanks for asking! There’s lots new at First Event 2019 as we build on our great successes over the past several decades and continue to expand our reach to support the broad transgender and gender non-conforming community. Here are some of the new things we are most excited about: New programming by and for transgender …
If you joined our Facebook Group and find that it has closed please don’t panic! We’ve just moved the First Event Facebook Group over to a First Event Facebook Page. We’re sorry for any confusion on this, but here’s a handy chart showing the differences between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group: Facebook PageFacebook …
Rooms are now available to First Event attendees at the discounted rate of $132/night. This rate is for single or double occupancy, including a breakfast buffet. Book directly with the hotel for the best rate and to give back to TCNE/First Event. The Best Western will donate $25 for every room booked direct! Reserve your …