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Conference Dates: Thursday March 13 - Sunday March 17, 2013


Our Commitment

  • Equality:

    We are committed to taking a stand for social equality for all transgender individuals.

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  • Advocacy:

    We are committed to leadership, activism and social change for all transgender individuals.

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  • Empowerment:

    We are committed to a social environment that strengthens and aids all transgender individuals.

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3530 Forest Lane #290,
Dallas, Texas 75234

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Award INFO

Black Transmen, Inc. Advocacy Awards

Transgender Advocacy Award Information

Black Transmen Inc is proud to formally acknowledge and celebrate the transgender community and allies.  Our honorable awards acknowledgement is in recognition of individuals, groups and organizations who are dedicated to the advancement of the transgender movement and are focued on equality, advocacy, empowerment and social change.  Award recognitions are featured  at each Annual Black Transmen, Inc Black Tie Awards Dinner Ball.  Join us as we celebrate change March 16, 2013 in the Beautiful Skyline Ballroom! 

2013 Awards

    *Black Transmen Man of The Year Award

    Individual Award:Acknowledges the transman who is nominated for national individual recognition for his pride as a man of trans experience & productive member of society.

    * Black Transwomen Woman of The Year Award

    Individual Award:Acknowledges the transwoman who is nominated for national individual recognition for her pride as a woman of trans experience & productive member of society.

    * Community Choice Award

    Individual or Group: Acknowledges individuals or groups who are nominated for contributions made to the local community and for the advancement of the transgender movement.

    * Community Advocate Award

    Organizations: Recognizes community schools, NFPO, businesses & social groups providing the transgender community an opportunity to present their identity traits, creativity and self expression while creating strong social ties within local communities.

    * (BTMI) Advocate Award

    Individuals: Recognizes transgender men and women who are taking a stand for trans identity and advancing the transgender movement congruent with BTMI advocacy areas: Identity, Culture, Religion, Family, Health, Wealth, Careers, Education, Business Politics and Youth Services.

    Congratulations 2013 Award Nominees!



Thursday, March 14, 2013

  8:00 am – 9:00 am   BREAKFAST OYO  
  9:15 am – 10:15 am OPEN
  Home Buying
Urban League
  Trans Sensitivity Training
  10:30 am – 11:45 am Resume Assistance
Urban League
  City of Dallas Housing Authority:
 Recognizing Housing Discrimination
 Chalisa Warren
  TLC for Families in Transition
  Felishia Porter &
 Renee Bake
  12:00pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH OYO  
  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Werk to Work: Navigating the job market, and coming out as trans at the workplace
Holiday Simmons &
Omar Navaraez
  Small Business 101
Espy Brown
  2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Credit Repair
Urban League
  Public Speaking Toastmasters   Budget & Banking
  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sister StrangerStranger: Advocacy and Unity Across Difference
Ariel Cooksey
  6 Easy Steps to Estate Planning  
Terry Thompson &
Dr. Oliver Blumer
  Tmen & T-Women Couples
Carmarion Anderson
  4:45 pm – 6:00 pm You Are Not Your Body  
JL Presley
  Can You Hear Me Now?: Keeping Communication Lines Open In Relationships Mekhi Johnson &
Alicia Crawley
  Ballroom 101: Documenting the History of the House/Ballroom Scene Sean Coleman
  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm DINNER OYO  
  8:00 pm – 12:00 pm TRANSMANIFEST LIVE!  

Friday, March 15, 2013

  8:00 am – 9:00 am BREAKFAST OYO  
  9:00 am – 9:30 am BTMI Welcome & Introduction  
  9:30 am – 12:00 pm Keynote Address: Kylar Broadus and Monica Roberts Featuring TDOR Tribute & Balloon Release  
  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm LUNCH OYO  
  1:00 pm – 2:15pm Trans Health Disparities:Identifying the needs of an Invisible community
Sean Coleman
  Transitioning Psychology Dr. Carmen Cruz   Dispelling the Myths of Family/Sexual Violence within the LGBTQ Communities: Learning to Acknowledge the Abuse and the Crime
JJ Lara
  This Isn’t the End: Overcoming Depression Kendall Brown  
  2:30 pm – 3:45pm Dealing with Dysphoria
Kye Allums
  Missed Opportunities for Linking Seroincidental African American Transgender to Medical Services
Sammy Wonzer-Nesbit
  Dallas Rape Crisis Monica Urbaniak   Trans Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Louis Mitchell
  4:00pm – 5:30pm Black Transmen - Pioneer Tribute  
  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner OYO  
  7:00pm – 10:00pm BTIBP Mr. & Ms Black Transgender International Pageant   (Dallas/Houston Ballroom)  
    BTIBP Black Diamond Ball  (Dallas/Houston Ballroom)  

Saturday, March 16, 2013

  8:00 am – 9:00 am   BREAKFAST OYO  
  9:00 am – 10:15 am Gender Confirmation Surgeries
 Dr. Peter Raphael
Kendall Brown
  CLOSED   Loving Him, Loving Me
Espy Brown & Mary Kay Blumer
  10:45 am – 12:00 pm Advocacy for Trans POC through Social Entrepreneurship
Dr. Kortney Ziegler
  STU Demo & Q&A Lawrence Richardson   The Power of Us – Bridging the Gaps Between the L and the T
CD Kirven
  The Power of Us – Bridging the Gaps Between the G and the T
Harold Stewart
    Lunch OYO   Hats Off Luncheon
Celebrating The Power of Women
  1:00 pm – 2:15pm Trans 101
Lawrence Richardson
Latino Transgender Identity & Support 
Yadi Martinez
  Building Community Justice Williams   T-Women Workshop
  2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Trans 102
Lawrence Richardson
  Strong Hearts, Limp Wrists: Transmasculine Femininity and
Gay Transmen
Holiday Simmons
  Silicone Safety
Nell Gaither of Trans Pride Initiative
  Spouses WorkshopT-Mates of Color
Alicia Crawley
  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Black Transgender Community Summit  
  7:00 pm- 8:00 pm Pre Function Cocktails & Photos
 (Skyline Ballroom) 7:00 pm
  Annual Award Ceremony Dinner
(Skyline Ballroom) 8:00 pm
  8:00 pm – 12:00 pm “Evening of Enchantment” – Formal Dance Party (Skyline Ballroom)  

Sunday, March 17, 2013

  8:00 am – 9:00 am BREAKFAST OYO  
  9:00 am – 10:00 am CONFERENCE THANK YOU & DEBRIEF  
  10:00am - 12:00 pm FAITH SERVICE  
  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm BRUNCH @ BLUE MESA  



Black Transmen, Incorporated Annual Transgender Advocacy Conference


"Love Yourself and all of who you are. You have to love the person you are before you can love the person you are trying to become." - Ananda Davis

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