Transcending Boundaries Conference

Transcending Boundaries Conference
Status Active
Genre Gender and sexuality
Location(s) New England
Country United States
Inaugurated October 2001
Attendance 315
Organized by Transcending Boundaries, Inc.
Filing status 501(c)(3)
Website
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The Transcending Boundaries Conference (TBC) is a Northeast American convention for the bisexual community; for genderqueer, transgender, intersex, and polyamorous people; and for their family, friends, and straight allies.[1][2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Conferences 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The Transcending Boundaries conference developed from a regional conference co-organized by U.S. states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York. This tri-state area conference took place in 2000. Attendees voted to host it in successive years independently of BiNet USA, and to host the next year's conference in New Haven, Connecticut.

The new organizing committee comprised three founding members: Lisa Jacobs (President), Alice Leibowitz (Treasurer), and Vincent Cangiano (Secretary), all of Connecticut. They expanded scope of the conference in two ways: First, it widened the geographical reach to include the entire Northeastern United States. Second, they endeavored to appeal to the interests of nonprofit organization.

Conferences

Transcending Boundaries held five annual conferences between 2001 and 2006. In 2005 they collaborated with the Americas Conference on Bisexuality. They co-hosted the 2006 convention with the Northeastern United States division of PFLAG.

Transcending Boundaries hosted no conferences in 2007 and 2008, but resumed in 2009, which marked the first year that the conference officially added polyamorous people to its list of communities to serve. The scope of the conference later expanded to include such underrepresented groups as asexual, genderqueer, and "kinky" people.[4]

Number Year Date City State Attendance Notes
1st 2001 October New Haven Connecticut 200 Co-sponsored by the LGBT Coop of Yale University.
2nd 2002 October New Britain Connecticut 125 Co-sponsored by CCSU PRIDE of Central Connecticut State University.
3rd 2003 October Amherst Massachusetts 175 Co-sponsored by the Pride Alliance of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
4th 2005 November East Hartford Connecticut 150 Held in conjunction with America's Conference on Bisexuality.

Keynote speaker: Magdalen Hsu-Li

5th 2006 October Worcester Massachusetts 500 Held in conjunction with the Northeast Regional PFLAG Conference.
6th 2009 November Worcester Massachusetts 200 Keynote speaker: Tristan Taormino
7th 2010 November Worcester Massachusetts 265 Keynote speaker: Lee Harrington
8th 2011 November Springfield Massachusetts 315 Keynote speaker: Kate Bornstein
9th 2012 October Springfield Massachusetts style=" color: grey; font-size: smaller; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="unknown table-unknown"? Keynote speaker: Ignacio Rivera
10th 2014 April Hartford Connecticut style=" color: grey; font-size: smaller; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="unknown table-unknown"? Keynote speaker: Wintersong Tashlin

See also

References

  1. ^ Goslow, Brian Joining Together 10 October 2006 in The Pulse Magazine
  2. ^ "TBI Mission Statement". Transcending Boundaries, Inc. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Curry, Wendy the 2006 Transcending Boundaries Conference - One Report 30 October 2006 in Curried Spam
  4. ^ "History of Transcending Boundaries". History of Transcending Boundaries. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Bisexual Conferences at DMOZ
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