First Event 2020

First Event 2020 40th Anniversary January 29-February 2 2020 Boston Park Plaza Hotel


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.

First Event 2020 will be held January 29 – February 2 at the iconic Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood.

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Community Leaders

First Event has always been the place to see and be seen, but we are stepping it up a big notch in 2020. There will be several great opportunities to meet incredible people who all have a very positive impact on the transgender community. Most of the action will be during the red carpet cocktail hours on Friday and Saturday night preceding the transFORMED fashion show and the banquet.

Here are just some of the people you’ll be able to meet at First Event 2020. Click on images for bios and to learn where to meet them.

Carmen Carrera
Model, Actress, Activist
Jes Tom
Actor, Writer, Comic
Photo by Bridget Badore
Carter Brown
Executive Director Black Transmen, Inc.
Ashley Brundage
Diversity & Inclusion Leader
CeCe McDonald
Transgender Prison Reform Activist
Samantha Lux
Social Media Influencer
Dale LePage
Entertainer, Pride TV Host
Nicole Talbot
Singer, Actor, Activist
Photo by Cassie Fulford
Dezjorn Gauthier
Entrepreneur, Influencer, Model
Photo by Ames Beckerman
Tee Sparks
Mr. Trans USA Rhode Island
Jack Milligan
Educator, Artist, Advocate
Mary Hewey & Jen Bagley
Jack and YaYa Directors
Reverend Irene Monroe
Activist, Minister, Theologian, Motivational Speaker and Preacher
Photo by Riley Robinson
Alastair Moock
Singer-songwriter, Advocate

Our Sponsors




Boston Medical Center
Meltzer Clinic




Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Suergery
Greater Boston PFLAG
Boston Pride
Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery
Tufts Health Plan


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. 

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please email us at