September 4-8, 2013
Southern Comfort Conference
September 4-8, 2013
About Southern Comfort
This year is the 24th annual Southern Comfort Conference and the theme will be “Blazing New Trails”.”.
Vendors, authors, entertainers and leaders from the entire spectrum of the transgender community will be in Atlanta to create a 4-day symposium full of learning, networking and fun just for you! From Tuesday through Saturday night, this year's conference is packed with seminars, on-site activities as well as several planned trips away from the hotel that you are sure to enjoy. There is something for everyone on the SCC. Whatever your connection to the transgender community - whether you are transsexual, a cross dresser or in between; a spouse, a partner or a family member; straight, gay, bi or omni-sexual; post-op, pre-op or non-op; young or old; married or single; FtM or MtF - if transgender is an issue in your life, you are welcome!
As always, the seminar schedule reflects Southern Comfort's commitment to serve the diverse needs of our community. The topics include basic information for the newbie, the newly-out, as well as the transitioned. They include detailed legal, medical and political presentations; and informative sessions on family relationships, sexuality and spirituality, and tips on makeup, presenting, and many more topics.out Us
Entertainment? Provocative speakers? Of course! This is a top-shelf event! Lunches, dinners and evenings will be highlighted with incredible music and engaging speakers from the transgender community. Be sure to check out the list of shopping, fine dining, theatre, night-clubbing and dancing both in the hotel as well as at outside locations. You are in for a treat!
Conference Registration is separate from your hotel registration and charges. SCC packs in lots of seminars, lunches and dinners for a modest price. Beyond basic convention packages, you also have the opportunity to participate in optional activities (these sell out fast!). Conference Registration begins April 1. Once you have registered for the conference, be sure to make your hotel reservations. The hotel sold out last year and we expect to sell out even earlier this year, so make your reservations online now.
Good weather and fun times are predicted. We hope to see you at the SCC! !
October 12-13, 2013
2013 ATLANTA PRIDE FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
Atlanta Pride Committee Board Chair, Glen Paul Freedman said, “We are excited to announce the 2012 Festival dates to allow the entire community ample planning time for this wonderful event here in Atlanta.” Freedman continued, “Piedmont Park is such a beautiful setting, the Atlanta Pride Committee is thrilled to continue our relationship with this convenient and appealing locale.”
The Atlanta Pride Festival is currently the largest event in the United State to coincide with National Coming Out Day, which is observed on October 11th. Other established community events that take place around the same timeframe include The Health Initiative’s Garden Party, Out on Film and the Atlanta AIDS Walk.
Leading up to The Atlanta Pride Festival, APC will be organizing events and activities throughout 2013 to build enthusiasm for the festival, including special events during the month of June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Additionally, the partnership with the Georgia Aquarium, for the Kickoff Party, will continue as a part of the 2013 Pride celebrations. A full schedule of programming and parties is still being developed for Atlanta Pride Week. For updates and information about events throughout the year, please visit www.AtlantaPride.org
Applications are now open for parade participants as well as market vendors. For the past several years, both of these sold out – so interested parties are strongly encouraged to submit their application and payments early to ensure their inclusion!
Further information is available at www.AtlantaPride.org.