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First Event provides resources and bonding opportunity for transgender community

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It’s natural to have health questions — especially if you or your child is transgender. No matter where you are in your gender affirmation journey, you may wonder whether surgery is an option, how to tackle insurance-related issues and how to navigate the health care system. For nearly four decades, First Event Conference has provided transgender and non-binary people and their families education, support and resources for addressing these and other topics affecting this community.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: Fostering acceptance

person holds a candle to recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance
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Every November 20, we recognize the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes people who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence.

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Transgender protections: Keeping kids safe

a gender neutral restroom for transgender people
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The next time you need to use a public restroom, stand outside the door and take a moment to think about which one you should use. Would you feel safer in the ladies’ room, or would using the men’s room make you more comfortable? Now consider that the average person urinates between six and eight times a day — more often if they’re drinking a lot of fluids. Imagine facing this dilemma every time you feel the urge.

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By design: Creating toys for kids with cerebral palsy

 

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Alex shows off his winning toy.

At first glance, it was a science fair: Teams of middle schoolers proudly presented their projects as judges milled about the room. But a closer look revealed that what the students had constructed was far more meaningful than a classic paper mâché volcano.

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