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september 2019

sun08sep2:00 PM4:00 PMFeaturedTrans+ Book Release & Signing2:00 PM - 4:00 PM BookPeopleCategories:LiteratureAges:All Ages


Join co-authors Kathryn Gonzales, The Lone Star Diva and Karen Rayne for the worldwide book release event for Trans+: Love, Sex, Relationships, and Being You.


TRANS+ is an all-inclusive, uncensored guide for teens who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, or gender-fluid. TRANS+ answers all your questions, easy and hard, about gender and covers mental health, physical health and reproduction, transitioning, relationships, sex, and life as a trans or nonbinary individual. It’s full of essential information you need — and want — to know and includes real-life stories from teens like you!


Kathryn Gonzales, MBA, is the Operations & Programs Director at Out Youth, a Co-Chair of the steering committee for the Central Texas Transgender Health Coalition, the Chair of the board of directors at HavenCon, and a commissioner on the City of Austin’s LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission. She has been working in the nonprofit sector, specifically youth advocacy and organizing, for 15 years. She has facilitated state-wide youth lobby days, organized state-wide conferences on LGBTQIA+ youth leadership and empowerment, and created the Queer Youth Media Project during her time at the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. Kathryn’s research into the evolutionary importance of storytelling in our everyday lives heavily influences her work and is always seeking out new ways for youth to share their stories with the world.


Karen Rayne, PhD is the Executive Director of UN-HUSHED. She writes comprehensive sexuality education curricula, books for children, teenagers, and parents, and trains professionals internationally. She can be found on Facebook and Instagram @karenrayne. Visit and to learn more.


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2 PM – Introductions and Welcome by BookPeople

2:05 PM – Moderator Interview & Book Reading

2:35 PM – Audience Q&A

2:45 PM – Book Signing


(Sunday) 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



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