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September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Our annual celebration for trans and non-binary community members and friends in support of our pioneering Transgender Health Program, Transcendence honors leaders in TGNB wellness and visibility.

This year we’re thrilled to honor two boundary-breaking leaders: Deja Smith and Jacob Tobia, two artists who are changing the world by elevating conversations around gender, sexuality and humanity through their art.


Deja Smith



Jacob Tobia

Music by Oscar Nñ of Papi Juice
Photo credit: Kevin Aranibar-Molina

Past Transcendence honorees include world renowned DJ Lina; writer, speaker and media personality Tyler Ford; artist, poet, and performer, Juliana Huxtable; photographer, writer and publisher, Amos Mac; actress, model, writer, and activist Hari Nef; community collective bklyn boihood; activist and Democratic leader Melissa Sklarz; and author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist Kate Bornstein.

Join us this year on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Project Farmhouse, Union Square, NYC.


Transcendence is an inclusive event, regardless of socio-economic status. If you are a person of low-income or are otherwise unable to afford to attend, please contact Sunil Persaud, Development Officer at spersaud@callen-lorde.org.

2018 Sponsors

Champion Sponsor

Advocate Sponsors

James T. Evans, Ph.D., Esq.

Patron Sponsors
A&A Maintenance
Finn Brigham & Kendall Walton
Dynamic Construction Services Inc.
David A. Guggenheim & Michael Bosworth
Catharine Hough & Keryn Lowry
Housing Works
Kristen Irby, Financial Advisor, National Financial Network
Rock Steady Farm & Flowers
Wingo Inc.

Supporter Sponsors
APICHA Community Health Center
Matthew Cohen
Anthony Fortenberry & Ravi Satkalmi
Marla Hassner & M. Gerard Thompson
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
Michael & June Stafford
Wendy Stark & Katie Douglass
Jeffrey S. Trachtman & Peter Chao
Lanita A. Ward-Jones & Rakiyah Jones, FNP-BC

Benefactor Sponsors
David Bragin & Sarah Sills
Will Craig & Ray Craig
LaLa’s World Presented by Womanity Project
Daniel McGee
Allison Palmer
Primary Care Development Corporation
Donnie Roberts & Geoff Allman
Jeremy Schwartz, LCSW
Jama Shelton & Glennda Testone
Sue Weiss, FNP

2018 Host Committee
Finn Brigham & Kendall Walton
Shaena Castro
Blane Charles
Matthew Cohen
Joslyn DeFreece
Kimberly R. Drew
Christopher Estrada
James T. Evans, Ph.D., Esq.
Yuhua Hamasaki
Marla Hassner & M. Gerard Thompson
Charlene Incarnate
Kristen Irby
Ramon Jackson
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
Mila Jam
Jay Laudato & Tom Watson
Nathan Levitt & Bran Fenner
Daniel McGee
Shakina Nayfack
Allison Palmer
Anthony & Lailah Pepe
D’hana Perry
Kristen Prata Browde, Esq.
Donnie Roberts & Geoff Allman
Jama Shelton & Glennda Testone
Wendy Stark & Katie Douglass
James Toribio
Dee Trannybear
Lanita A. Ward-Jones & Rakiyah Jones, FNP-BC
Lala Zannell

in formation as of 9/17/18



September 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Project Farmhouse
76 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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