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Vendors at FE18

The Product & Services You Need

The vendor area is one of the central locations at FE18. Please support our vendors and check out their information by clicking on their names below to see their advertisement of products and services offered at First Event.

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Eastern Bank

“Eastern has a 200-year commitment to service, a two-decade commitment to philanthropy, and a terrific and diverse group of supportive colleagues,” said Bob Rivers, Chairman and CEO of Eastern Bank. “To be recognized by The Boston Globe for the 10super script th consecutive year is a testament to our passionate, creative, and innovative team focused on helping our customers.”

2018 – Eastern Bank Corp. recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality.”

"We believe in equality for all.That's why we make efforts to both include and advocate for the LGBT community. Our efforts have been commended by the Boston Globe and the Human Rights Campaign, both of whom named us as a top employer.

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Rumer Cosmetic Surgery/ Hahnemann Hospital

Our Transgender Surgical Program

Hahnemann University Hospital’s Transgender Surgical Program, is led by renowned board certified plastic surgeon Kathy L. Rumer, DO, FACOS. The launch of this program is the first for an academic medical center in the Philadelphia region..

Dr. Rumer is a highly experienced, and nationally recognized, transgender surgical specialist. She offers all types of gender confirming surgical procedures for both the male-to-female (MTF) and the female-to-male (FTM) communities. Dr. Rumer’s practice philosophy is focused on achieving individual harmony and balance. She strives to produce natural appearing results that enhance and subtly refine the each individual’s best features. Her access to innovative advances, along with a meticulous aesthetic technique ensures an impeccable result that is customized to each patient’s anatomy, life style, work schedule and needs. Dr. Rumer is in-network with most insurance companies and, if she isn’t in-network with your insurer, she will work with them if they are willing to work with her.

The Zukowski Center

Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is an international center of excellence dedicated exclusively to cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body as well as micrograft hair restoration for men and women. Our philosophy is to individualize each surgical procedure to your unique needs and anatomy using the latest state of the art techniques. As much time as necessary is devoted to your concerns by Dr Zukowski and his staff. Dr. Zukowski’s goal is to make you the most informed patient that you can be. We are not just satisfied to make you look better – but to look absolutely stunning in a natural and refreshed manner. You can choose to have your surgery performed in a hospital or fully accredited office-based surgicenter setting. Your safety, confidentiality and comfort are of the utmost concern.

Dr. Toby Meltzer

Dr. Meltzer specializes in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and practices in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.

Information about Dr. Meltzer, our office and staff, procedures and services,

We are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and closed daily between the hours of 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm.

Boston Medical Center

In 2016 BMC established the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. With the unified structure, patients have a single point of contact for their care needs. We are the first center in New England to provide such a comprehensive program and we are a leader nationally in delivery of transgender medical care.

The Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center follows the WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) Standards of Care and the Endocrine Society Guidelines for the care of our patients.

Insurance Coverage Massachusetts requires all insurance providers to provide medically indicated transgender medical coverage and Boston Medical Center is actively working to make arrangements with providers. Patients should contact their insurance companies to determine current status or contact us for assistance with guidelines.

The Spiegel Center

Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) does not come in a “one size fits all” package. Each patient’s facial anatomy and lifestyle is different and require a different surgical plan to meet their individual expectations. There are some patients who are lucky to have a very feminine look prior to surgery and may require just a few tweaks to the face to provide them with the result they desire while others may benefit from more extensive reconstructive work. Many patients seek a dramatic “overhaul” of the face and their various roles in life (at home, work, etc.) allow them the opportunity for this major reconstruction. While other patients are looking for a more “piece meal” approach to surgery looking for a subtle change that will allow them to look their best – regardless of the situation. Either way, Dr. Spiegel can offer each patient the best quality care and a beautiful, natural result to meet their desired expectations.

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Fenway Health

The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

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Tufts Health Plan

Tufts Health Plan is nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage. Staying true to our mission of improving the health and wellness of the diverse communities we serve, we touch the lives of more than 1.1 million members in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire through employer-sponsored plans; Medicare; Medicaid and Marketplace plans, offering health insurance coverage across the life span regardless of age or circumstance.

We are continually among the top health plans in the country based on quality and member satisfaction:

To learn more about how we’re redefining what a health plan can do, visit tuftshealthplan.com/connections. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. ·

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Dr. Loren Scechter


Loren S. Schechter is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in gender confirming surgeries. He and his team treat both adult and adolescent patients, and are devoted to the individual needs of patients with state of the art technology.

Located 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, the team is trained in advanced surgical techniques working as a team – committed to delivering the highest level of personalized care in a discreet and patient-friendly manner.

Whether your interest is cosmetic in nature or related to reconstruction, you want an experienced plastic surgeon and surgical team that will develop recommendations designed to suit your individual goals. We are dedicated to helping you explore your options and address your unique needs.

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The Philapdelpia Center for Transgender Surgery

We believe that transitioning is a journey that is touched on by a myriad of factors: surgical, psychological, hormonal, aesthetic, legal, and more. Each transition is an intimate, distinct experience, so our patients will have many unique questions and concerns throughout the process. Therefore, we have created a more personalized experience ...

The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery is designed to be a “one-stop” center where all the needs of a transgender person can be addressed in a personally customized approach.

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Greater Boston PFLAG

Greater Boston PFLAG is proud to be the presenter of the Youth and Family Program at First Event 2018.

Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery

I'm Dr. Melissa Johnson, and I founded Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery, LLC to create a setting for offering individualized planning and treatment for each of my patients.

I'm board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. I have been practicing in Springfield for more than 10 years.

As a physician and surgeon, it is my professional aspiration to advance patient awareness, education, and access to resources that will enhance care and improve outcomes. In my practice I carefully focus on providing doctor-patient communication that is thorough, honest, never rushed, and encompasses the full spectrum of management from initial consultation, to risk assessment, to pre- and post-surgical care.

I encourage you to ask lots of questions and I promise to help you become fully informed, fully prepared, and confident to make choices that are right for you.

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Harvard Pilgrim is a leading not-for-profit health services company that serves as a guide to better health for our members in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and beyond.

We’re proud of the clinical quality our provider network and Harvard Pilgrim care management professionals deliver to our members every day, as well as our customer service team’s dedication to getting members the answers they need, when they need them.

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We are bringing the Sephora experience to you. Offering Mini Makeover services; complexion, eyes, lips and lashes if supplied. Sephora Burlington with some support from other locations in Northeast Boston is looking forward to pampering, teaching and making your confidence shine for all of First Event 2018. We will be joined by some of our top brand trainers such as Smashbox, Dr. Dennis Gross and a few other surprises.

We are hosting Three Workshops!!
Day to Night Smokey Eye
Flawless Foundation
No Makeup Make-up .

Please stop by our table we are offering two fabulous raffle baskets full of Sephora Full size products. 100% of the proceeds go to Freedom For All Massachusetts. Plus swag bags full of amazing products to enjoy..

If you are an existing BEAUTY INSIDER, we can assist you in ordering online if you wish to purchase products recommended during your service. We will also sign up anyone interested in joining our free rewards program.

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Arbour Health System

The Triangle Program at Arbour-HRI Hospital is the first partial hospitalization program in the Boston area that comprehensively responds to the complex mental health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people. The Triangle Program provides treatment for these individuals who are dealing with issues such as trauma, sexual abuse, depression, social isolation, eating disorders, the emotional impact of HIV infection and co-occurring psychiatric and addiction disorders, including addiction to substances such as crystal meth.

The Triangle Program aims to provide mental health treatment that is sensitive to the issues of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people. Clinically sophisticated evaluation, consultation and intensive daily treatment provide stabilization and support for patients during times of crisis. The Triangle Program provides flexible and personalized treatment schedules and consistently preserves client relationships with outpatient therapists and community support systems.

Elaina Rose Electrology

Florence's Fashions

Dresses, Gowns, Bras, Girdles, Slips, Petticoats, Breast Forms, Wigsm Hosiery, Lingerie, Jewelry, all at reasonable prices.

Transformations & Makeovers by appointment held on Mondays


Tues-Fri 9:30-5

Thursday 9:30-7

Saturday 9:30-4

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Scarlett's Makeovers

My name is Scarlett, and my involvement in the TG community started in 2007 when a very close friend came out to me about crossdressing. I attended several gender conferences and got to know many people in the community. I realized with time that I had a knack not only for makeup, but for helping my new friends find and express their inner femininity. I enjoyed bringing out what made each person exceptional so much, I began doing transformation makeup, femme coaching, and image consulting professionally in 2009.

My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable place - a sanctuary - for you to relax and be yourself. I will help you express your full feminine personality and unique style through my makeup and coaching skills. Ultimately, I hope to leave each person I meet with confidence in her presentation, and in herself as an individual.

Baypath Elder Services

Baypath Elder Services i sLGBTQ+ friendly and On Friday oaf FE18 will be present with great information on how they can help members of the community.


Microblading is THE service for your brows that need help.

Beautiful life-like hairstrokes created and designed especially for you by Donna. A manual tool is used with tiny needles placed side by side (no blade ! ).

Note: You will book your Touch Up (2 to 6 months) from your Initial Service. And you will be charged the cost of your Touch Up $125. the day you book your Touch Up appointment....NO EXCEPTIONS -

Why Wait for Beautiful Brows ANY LONGER ? BOOK TODAY !

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The Network/La Red


The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, BDSM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. We strengthen our communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.

Ruby Wolf Designs

Hand crafted bead and wire jewelry whose design celebrates color, texture and the interplay between different ,materials. Each piece is unique wearable art

New England Transgender Coaching


We will work together to help you achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling life through self-discovery. Helping you identify and bridge the gaps between where you are and where you want to be.


More specialized than coaching. I will drawing from my life experiences and knowledge to help direct you towards your ultimate goal.

California Cryobank


For 40 years, our sperm donors have helped our clients realize their dreams of becoming parents. Now it’s time to make your dreams come true!


Choosing the right sperm bank makes choosing the right sperm donor easy. An industry leader for almost 40 years, California Cryobank combines the world's most comprehensive selection of stringently screened sperm donors with extensive quality control, a highly trained staff, and valuable post-conception services to offer the most complete sperm banking experience available.

For more information,call Gabby at 617-497-8646 EX 1090

The Venture Out Project


The Venture Out Project envisions a world where queer, trans, and LGBTQ+ youth and adults create community, develop leadership skills, and gain confidence through the shared experience of outdoor adventure and physical activity.


To provide a safe and fun space for queer, trans, and LGBTQ+ people to experience the outdoors. To provide education and support that helps schools and organizations affirm their LGBTQ+ community members.

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Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

Programs & Services

Since its inception, in 1980, when Greater Lawrence Family Health Center was established to address the lack of medical services in Lawrence, the Health Center has evolved to respond to emerging needs.

While high quality, comprehensive primary care is always at the heart, GLFHC offers many programs and services designed to meet patients' needs.

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Be You Just You

JUST YOU is a transgender (GLBT, TG) friendly, male to female transformation and cross-dressing service. Our boutique is located in Las Vegas, NV, where Amy provides products and personalized services to help you become The Person You Always Wanted To Be. If you've ever dreamed of being a woman, perhaps for a holiday or even for just one fabulous evening, then this is exactly the right place to start your feminine makeover and if you're an experienced crossdresser, or t-girl (tgirl) then Amy has the products and knowledge to help you look your best.

Amy is excited to bring here service to First Event for the second year at FE18

A&A Laser, Electrolysis and Skin Care Associates

Don't spend the seasons figuring out ways to hide your skin

Don't spend the seasons figuring out how to cover up - come to us for expert hair removal and skin care services! No matter what time of year, you should never feel ashamed of your skin. Consult with our licensed aestheticians who can provide you with discreet hair removal and skin care services. Men, women, and teens are all welcome!

We have been inspected by the Public Health Department and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and exceed all standards of care.


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TransTape is a body transformation tape designed by a transgender man as a chest binding alternative that allows freedom of movement and breath while creating a feeling of comfort and confidence.

Waterproof and sweatproof, TransTape may be worn to swim, shower and sleep as well as for every activity in between."

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Message Rain

Books: “a man wearing a dress” by Glenn C. Koenig - a memoir and reflections on gender identity and a vision for the future, expressed in a series of essays and poems.

T-Shirts with the message “I don’t blame you” on the front.

Theme: Collaboration & love will help us move forward into a positive future, for all genders. Every story is unique.

Rodan + Fields

Rodan + Fields is premium Skincare brand built on a legacy of innovative dermatology inspired skincare products backed by clinical results.

I am proud to represent Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. These uniquely effective skincare products are designed by two of the most respected dermatologists in the country with a legacy of delivering on what they promise. I believe that using Rodan + Fields is as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist … without an appointment.

Allegra Hachey, Independent Consultant


Our Conference Sponsors

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Eastern Bank
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Dr. Mark
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Dr. Toby
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Dr. Jeffrey
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Dr. Loren Schecter
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Dr. Sherman
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Fenway Health
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Health Plan
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Dr. Melissa
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Boston PFLAG
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Harvard Pilgrim
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