IFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people. We advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Cis-gender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!

New England Gender Conference, Feb. 2, 2007

Transgendered Author Jennifer Finney-Boylan Returns to Northampton to Deliver Keynote Address


NORTHAMPTON, Ma. ? Colby College Professor Jennifer Finney-Boylan, author of She's Not There: A Life In Two Genders, has a warm spot in her heart for the trans-friendly community of Northampton, where she will attend a transgender conference Feb. 1-3.

Finney-Boylan, whose 2003 memoir was the first best-selling work by a transgendered American, will deliver the keynote address at the New England Gender Conference on Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. at Smith College?s Wright Hall.

Norma's Voice

I am a transgender. I have lived a life of 72 years as a woman in the body of a man. Norma?s Voice is the story of that life.


"Transgender Emergence" wins Distinguished Book Award

Arlene Istar Lev's

Transgender Emergence:
Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and their Families (Haworth, 2004) just won the APA Division 44, Distinguished Book Award 2006 and the SSTAR (Society for Sex Therapy and Research) Health Professional Book Award Committee's Book of "Exceptional Merit."



Call for papers: "Transgender Studies and Feminism: Theory, Politics, and Gendered Realities."

For a Special Issue of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

Transgender Studies and Feminism: Theory, Politics, and Gendered Realities
Edited by Talia Mae Bettcher and Ann Garry agarry@calstatela.edu

Helen Boyd in Indiana & Texas

Helen Boyd will be speaking on the subject of Trans Identities and Cultural Politics at two upcoming colleges:

Denise Leclair Selected as a Nonprofit Congress Delegate

[Waltham, MA] October 10, 2006 ? Denise Leclair, Executive Director of the International Foundation for Gender Education, has been selected to be a representative of the Transgender Community at the Nonprofit Congress National Meeting, to be held October 16 ? 17 in Washington, DC. Over 400 individuals from 48 states and the District of Columbia applied to be delegates for this unprecedented initiative to unite nonprofits and strengthen the charitable sector.

Human Rights Watch: Fulltime Position Available

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program
(New York Office)
Deadline for applications: October 16, 2006

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Refutes Trans Inclusion

August 22, 2006

Hart, Michigan ? Seeking to correct misinformation widely distributed by "Camp Trans" organizers, Michigan Womyn?s Music Festival founder and producer Lisa Vogel released the following clarification:

"Since 1976, the Michigan Womyn?s Music Festival has been created by and for womyn-born womyn, that is, womyn who were born as and have lived their entire life experience as womyn. Despite claims to the contrary by Camp Trans organizers, the Festival remains a rare and precious space intended for womyn-born womyn."

2006 Lake Erie Gala Agenda

MONDAY / NOV. 13TH 2006


One of the great things about Lake Erie Gala is you can improvise! For our early arrivals, Gala Registration will open from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Two spas are located near by along with lots of trans-friendly shopping. Gala Management Team members will be in the hotel lounge at 6:00 PM for cocktails. Dinner at a local restaurant and evening clubbing are not included in any Gala

Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Ends Policy Of Discrimination Against Trans Women

-After 15 years of controversy, supporters welcome trans women to 'the land'

HART, MICHIGAN - The Michigan Women's Music Festival began admitting openly trans (transgender/transsexual) women last week, bringing success to a longstanding struggle by trans activists both inside and outside the festival.

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