By Hollis Taylor
I am super excited about this recent opportunity to help spread awareness and further discuss “genderqueer” This conference is a very popular PA transgender conference that has been around for many years. The Keystone Conference has attendees from all over the USA to attend workshops, entertainment, and activities related to gender diversity. The conference is from March 26th-30th in Harrisburg, PA.
I am excited to lead a workshop about being “Genderqueer” because I strongly believe that gender in itself is fluid. Some of us may choose to take hormones to present as one gender or the other. Some of us choose to cross dress occasionally as in Drag Kings & Queens or simply cross dress for fun. Some of us choose to present our gender more fluid and often we identify as “genderqueer”. Along with my fellow genderqueer citizens I believe we can pave a road for us and help connect the gender lines for cisgender people, simply by being ourselves. It takes being bold and we face many challenges. The workshop will discuss gender queer, its terms, some examples. We will also play some gender games and have time for open discussion regarding genderqueer and fluidity. There is another option out there for those that don’t want hormones.
I am super excited to meet Ian Harvie, a transman comedian. Even if I don’t meet him personally to get a chance to see his show live it is exciting for me. He is really funny and talks a lot about the hilariousness of gender, in itself. I really appreciate his comedy and look up to his uniqueness.
Overall I am totally looking forward to this opportunity! I would love to hear from anyone else planning to attend. If you want to attend get your registration in ASAP.