General Sessions

"Trans 101: Tools to Uplevel Your Advocacy and Allyship”

Joni Watke, Esq., Academy LGBTQ, Omaha, NE 


"A Qualitative Study of Trans South Dakotans”

Michaela Seiber, MPH, President SD Public Health Association, Sioux Falls, SD


"Gender Loving Care" 

Dr. Anne Dilenschneider, PhD, LPCMH, WPATH Certified Gender Specialist, Sioux Falls, SD


"Two Spirit Culture: A History and Modern Day Journey” 

Candi Brings Plenty, ACLU, Rapid City, SD


"Exploring Cis-Gender Privilege: Increasing Empathy Toward Trans & Nonbinary Individuals" 

Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC, author of "YOU AND YOUR GENDER IDENTITY: A GUIDE TO DISCOVERY", Colorado Springs, CO 

Breakout Sessions (choose one)

"Navigating Public School with my Transgender Child" 

Amber Briggle, author of the blog, Denton, TX


"From Nervous Uncertainty to Compassionate Sensitivity: Providing Affirmative Care to your Transgender & Nonbinary Clients" 

Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC, author of "YOU AND YOUR GENDER IDENTITY: A GUIDE TO DISCOVERY" , Colorado Springs, CO 


"Seeing Gender Diversity in Scripture" 

Austen Hartke, MA Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies, author of "TRANSFORMING: THE BIBLE AND THE LIVES OF TRANSGENDER CHRISTIANS", Minneapolis, MN

SD Counselors = 8 CEU's  Social Workers = 8 CEU's

ND Counselors = 8 CEU's  Social Workers = 8 CEU's

MN SD Counselors = 1 CEU  Social Workers = 8 CEU's


University of South Dakota for K-12 Teachers

*pending BOR acceptance




401 E 8th St | Ste 214-3022

Sioux Falls, SD 57103     


"The parent group has given me strength. The strength of community.  Knowing I am not alone. Strength in shared and combined resources, information, access to experts, and old fashioned school of hard knocks. Strength of a secure place to practice my voice, and the support to go use it in aide of our children."

-J, Yankton, SD

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Our mission is to support and empower transgender youth, young adults, and their families while educating communities in SD and the surrounding region about gender identity and expression.