Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary Conference

Event format: Online & on-site

Date & time:

  • Passed: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Type of event: Conference


Sponsor: First UU Society of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY

Two hands holding a rainbow flame one hand has the trans flag colors [blue and pink] the other the non-binary flag colors [yellow, black, purple and black] with text reading: Building beloved community beyond the binary. Subline reading A place to find community with transgender, nonbinary folx and our allies a conference for us to gather, learn, and grow.

A place to find community with transgender, nonbinary folx and our allies.

A conference for us to gather, learn and grow.

In Person: REGISTER for In Person

Virtual: REGISTER for Virtual


In person: Full price $50.00
Sliding Scale pay what you can; Under 18 free - or pay what you can; $20.00 covers the cost of the lunch

Virtual: Full price $25
Sliding Scale pay what you can; Under 18 free - or pay what you can

Online Access

We are happy to be able offer portions of this conference virtually! Please keep in mind that we are a small congregation with a volunteer tech team. Our goal is to make portions of this conference available online but we cannot guarantee everything will run smoothly at all times.

Our sanctuary has full audio and video capabilities. The keynote and the workshops in the sanctuary will be available by zoom. We hope to offer online-only workshops.

COVID Policy

Based on our values of radical hospitality, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our most vulnerable members to the greatest extent possible.

  • If you are attending in person, we require N95/KN95 or KF94 masks, covering both mouth and nose, in all indoor spaces. When outside, masks are highly encouraged. Masks will be available at the conference if you need one.
  • Air purifiers are used in every room. Ventilation is increased by opening windows when weather allows.
  • Lunch seating will be available outside weather permitting, and you will be encouraged to spread out throughout the building if inside.
  • If you have symptoms of illness, please stay home. We have an online conference option.
  • Rapid testing is encouraged the day of the event. Tests are available at the church for those who need them. Again, if you have symptoms of any illness, please stay home and participate virtually.


Our building is fully accessible to those using wheelchairs or mobility aides. We have accessible and all gender bathrooms available. We have assistive hearing devices in our sanctuary. Seating in the sanctuary is mainly pews. Other rooms have folding chairs. Couches are located in the Parlor and East Room.

There will be a dedicated quieter space in our nursery. This is a small room with limited seating, and pillows for the floor. Fidgets are available throughout the building.

Conference materials are available in large print and electronically (please let us know ahead of time if this will be helpful for you).

If you would like an orientation tour of the church prior to the conference, contact us to make arrangements.

About Us

First UU Syracuse is a non-dogmatic congregation in Syracuse, NY. We are focused on the effects we can have on the world around us, including through social action, justice, spirituality, love and mutual understanding.

"Moments like this are precisely why we do the inclusion-centered work that we do at First UU. In many ways, our congregation has spent years investing in preparation for this fearful time, so we can meet the moment with resolve and with the conviction that trans people are sacred, holy, and deserve to live, survive, and thrive in this world." -Rev. Molly Hammerhand

The Q Center at ACR Health is a safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, their families, and allies to gather, share, and receive support. Q Center programming promotes equality, celebrates diversity, provides resources that cultivate pride and leadership skills, and strives to create a safe and inclusive community for all.

Through our programs and services, we provide the guidance and support LGBTQ+ youth, young adults and their families need to thrive, and the foundation from which LGBTQ+ youth can succeed throughout their lives.

The Q Center program provides services in Central New York, Northern New York, and The Mohawk Valley.

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