First Event Keynote: Me

Well, the news is out: I’m going to be the keynote speaker for TCNE’s First Event next year. The event will be from January 17th – 21st, and in addition to the keynote I will be doing a reading from the new book and (I think) doing a workshop for partners.

We have never otherwise been to First Event and are very much looking forward to it.

There’s a thread about this on our boards where you can check in with others who might be going, too – so do come!

Read the press release below the break.
Tiffany Club of New England
PO Box 540071
Waltham MA 02454-0071
781-891-9325 or 781-899-3230
For more information contact: Sarah Ann Thompson

Tiffany Club of New England Proudly Presents First Event with Author Helen Boyd as its Keynote Speaker

Now in its 27th year First Event is New England’s largest transgender event.

[Waltham, MA, November 7, 2006] Tiffany Club of New England announces that it will be holding its 27th annual First Event program on January 17-21, 2007 at the Boston Burlington Marriott, in Burlington, Massachusetts. The theme for this year’s event will be “Building Bridges” and will feature Helen Boyd as the keynote speaker. Helen is the nationally acclaimed author of My Husband Betty, and She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband, to be released in March 2007.

Featuring over 65 different seminars, 10 special fun events and numerous opportunities to network, First Event provides the entire transgender community with exciting and meaningful opportunities to learn and have fun.

“It is very gratifying to know that we have been helping people for 27 years”, said Sarah Thompson, Tiffany Club of New England President, “Every year we adapt the theme and the workshops to keep up with the needs of our community. This year our Building Bridges theme is aimed at helping the transgender community build strong bonds internally and externally”.

“We are thrilled to have Helen Boyd be our keynote speaker”, Sarah continued, “Helen’s accepting attitude, unique style and perspective as a spouse makes her a natural choice for this year’s theme”.

“I consider it an honor to have been asked by Tiffany Club to be the keynote speaker at First Event”, said Helen Boyd, “Being one of the largest and most well known transgender events in the country, First Event is a wonderful forum to help unify our community”.

This year’s First Event will be held at the elegant Boston Burlington Marriott. Featured speakers and presenters include:
• Helen Boyd
• Jamie Austin
• Dr. Toby Meltzer
• Karen Cunningham
• Dr. Mark Zukowski
• Elena Vyunskovskaya
• Dr. Marci Bowers
• Dr. Pierre Brassard
• Natasha and Michael West
• Diane Ellaborn
• Christine Becker
• Rina Schroeder
• Kelly Novack
• Maxine Morse
• Frances Cardullo

Registration forms and information for Tiffany Club’s First Event are located at the club’s web site at or by calling the club’s office at 781-891-9325 or 781-899-3230 or email them at There are still openings for presenters and contact for more information.

Tiffany Club of New England,, the sponsor of First Event, is an open resource and support organization for all parts of the transgender community from cross dressers to transsexuals, both Male-to-Female and Female-to-Male, and intersexedpersons.