Couples at the Fair

 

Fantasia Fair has a long and proud tradition of honoring the spouses, partners, and families of transgender and gender nonconfirming people– those who support us in our everyday activities, despite of and sometimes because of who we are.

Over the years, Fantasia Fair’s Couples and SO programming has grown better and more intensive. Part of this growth includes therapist-led sessions focused specifically on the trans-person who is in an active relationship whether their significant partner is attending the fair or not. The SO track has also seen new programming focused on intimacy, led by a board certified Clinical Social Worker/Sex-Therapist. The number of couples’ sessions has increased to provide smaller, fast paced, focused discussions while increasing the sharing opportunities for each couple. All of this is possible due to the gracious commitment from two long-time friends of the fair, Psychologist Maureen Osborne and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Carole MacKenzie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychologist Maureen Osborne (in white blouse) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker Carole MacKenzie (in pink scarf) will facilitate the partner/significant other track.

 

Maureen and Carole have been doing wonderful work for years at Fantasia Fair. Both have worked extensively with trans people and their partners. We are grateful to have them.

Getting Started at the Fair

Sunday

Fair check in (@Boatslip 1-5 pm)
Review your welcome packet and Fair schedule for the week
Stroll around town and get your bearings
Attend the Welcome Reception

Monday

Check the day's schedule
Kick Off Brunch
Attend the Welcome Dinner/Dance

Tuesday

Check the day's schedule
Attend the Newcomers Lunch

You've settled in. You've got the hang of it.
Enjoy the Fair!

Daily

Afternoon Key Note and Workshops
Mingle in the courtyard at the Crown