2018 Black Trans Advocacy Conference, it's because I haven't had much information to share lately about it until now.
The BTAC 2018 theme is Journeying Together: Living In Greater Truth and Healing.
The Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central host hotel is located at 7800 Alpha Road not far from the intersections of the LBJ Freeway (I-635) and the North Central Expressway. I also noted when I pulled it up in Google Maps there's an In and Out located nearby and like the old hotel, it's not far from the Dallas Galleria for those of you who like to shop.
BTAC has people from across the state of Texas, the country and even our international trans fam attend this event. It's always a pleasure to see Neish McLean from Jamaica and Dora Santana from Brazil there to bring their African Diaspora perspectives of being Black and trans to our panel discussions and general conversations.
And it's the conversations and fun we have in our hospitality suite that make this week in Dallas even more memorable
Some attendees have stated post conference that attending BTAC has led to a positive change in their own lives. That week in Dallas is a welcome oasis from the desert of negativity we face as Black trans people.
Even if you can't come for the entire BTAC week, show up for the weekend or a day or two.
So come on down to the Lone Star State, see and meet your Black trans fam and our allies, get your learn on and have some fun.
host to the 2018 NFL Draft at Jerry World (AKA AT&T Stadium), and The Star, the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters in nearby Frisco, TX .
The BTAC conference is usually the start of my extended Cuatro de Mayo birthday week celebration.
It's one of my fave conferences in large part because it's one of the few that centers my people and our culture. I've been coming to it since I was honored to give a keynote speech at it in 2013, which was the first one opened to trans feminine participation.
I'm looking forward to administering more domino beatdowns during that week in Dallas.
Yeah, I said it. And I'm more than prepared to back it up as people found out last year during Family Reunion Day.
So this year's BTAC 2018 conference not only is in a new hotel, but it is positioned to be the biggest and best one ever.
Hope to see y'all in my home state for this one .