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!

IFGE Looks to New Direction

?The next twelve months are going to be the most challenging time in the history of the International Foundation for Gender Education? declared Yvonne Cook-Riley, newly elected Chair of IFGE, as she addressed hundreds of people gathered at IFGE's 20th Conference.

?Over the last twenty years our community has evolved, and our community urgently needs IFGE to evolve to meet their needs?, said Cook-Riley. ?Effective immediately, this board has a mandate to effect an immediate change of direction and to refocus on our mission to serve the entire transgender community?? (April 7, 2006 Philadelphia, PA)

Monica Roberts' 2006 Trinity Acceptance Speech

The full text of the speech delivered by the third African-American winner of the Trinity Award at the IFGE Conference in Philadelphia, PA on April 7.

Tiffany Club of NE 26th Annual Spring Fling

Mark your calendar now for May 12 ?14, 2006 , and plan on joining the Tiffany Club of New England for three fun-filled days in one of the most open, non-judgmental communities in the world, Provincetown. Located on the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown combines the quintessential New England fishing port with the relaxed feeling of one of the oldest artist colonies in the country.

Review of Related Literature on Gender, Elementary Students, and Technology

by Nicole Luongo

?Sitting in the same classroom, reading the same textbook, listening to the same teacher, boys and girls receive very different educations? (Sadker & Sadker, 1994a, p. 1). This quote by Sadker and Sadker portrays how gender affects the educational experience of many students in today?s educational world. This review of the literature examines the connection between gender, elementary students, and technology. In order to gain a full understanding of the correlation between gender and technology in elementary school classrooms, the researcher considered relevant past findings and informative literature related to the subjects. Much of the research that has been conducted on gender and technology was additionally associated with gender and other educational subjects such as mathematics and science.

Denise Leclair Co-Hosts GenderTalk!

IFGE Executive Director Denise Leclair co-hosted GenderTalk radio on March 11 and March 18, along with Ethan St.Pierre, while regular hosts Nancy Nangeroni and Gordene MacKenzie took some well deserved time off. Tune in Saturdays at 8:00 pm to WMBR, 88.1 Cambridge or listen to the streaming audio feed at www.GenderTalk.com!

Open Letter from Fenway Community Health

March 1, 2006

Fenway Community Health would like to thank all of the
community members and clients who took time to come to our two
open forum town hall meetings and update everyone on some of the
Transgender Health initiatives we are undertaking.

FemmeFever Gala Ball (NY)

Come out and meet friends for an elegant and fun filled event!

FemmeFever 2nd Annual Gala Ball. Saturday evening, February 25, 2006 from 8pm - 12pm! Sit Down Full Course Dinner//Cash Bar/DJ Lisa/Dancing/Performances/Professional Photographer table for portrait photos IF YOU want/ and much more to be announced!!. Evening attire! Significant Others/Dates are more than welcome as are ANY friends of the community! Come and meet new friends! Wife Joining you - Want to sit with other couples? S/O tables reserved. DJ and dancing at the Hotel Bar after the Ball!

Say It Loud: Black, Transgender and Proud!

An African-American transwoman shares her thoughts about being Black and transgender

By Monica Roberts

There are a lot of words you can use to describe me. Daughter, aunt, friend, woman, sister, native Texan, Houstonian, African-American, deejay, Christian, transplanted Louisvillian, transplanted Kentuckian, activist, writer, sports fan, columnist, Kentucky Colonel, American.

Another one that would be accurate to use in my case is transgender.

Briony Jay Dies At Age 65 (UK)

Briony Jay, of Towcester, UK, widely considered to be the ?mother? of British trannies, passed away of undetermined cause on February 2, 2006. Born in 1941, and raised in Liverpool, Briony is survived by two stepchildren, and three grandchildren, whom she dearly loved, and by easily 1,000 transgender people in the UK and America, whose lives she touched.

Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference

When: February 10 - 12

Where: American University - 6th floor of the Butler Pavilion and in the Mary Graydon Center nearby

Fee: $10 for employed persons, and $5 for students, those between jobs, and others with limited income

Program Committee, Lavender Languages XI

c/o Department of Anthropology, American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington DC 20016




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