23 July, 2019

Transgender Education Association
P.O. Box 681
Ringwood, NJ 07456


Transgender Education Association Obtains IRS 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

In a letter dated July 1, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service informed us that the Transgender Education Association (TEA) has been granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt status. This means the TEA, the guiding organization for the annual week-long transgender event Fantasia Fair, is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in compliance with IRS Code section 170.

“This is a big step for TEA,” said 2019 Fair Director Dee LaValle, “as it enables us to solicit tax-deductible donations from individuals and corporations.”

TEA is the successor organization for the nonprofit Real Life Experiences, which oversaw Fantasia Fair from 2001-2018. The TEA was formed last year with the express intent of becoming a 501(c)(3) organization. RLE remains active as a resource for TEA and the Fair.

Fantasia Fair is a week-long transgender conference that has been held on Cape Cod every October since 1974 in Provincetown, Mass. The Fair is open to all gender-variant people, their families, helping professionals, and supporters. The week features six keynote speakers, dozens of workshops, awards ceremonies, a vibrant seminar track for spouses and family members, a fashion show, the Follies talent show, delicious food, and much more.

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