Building Beloved Community: Beyond the Binary

Event format: Online & on-site

Date & time:

  • Passed: Saturday, April 27, 2024, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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.

Building Beloved Community Beyond the Binary is our first collaborative, multi-site, justice-making event happening throughout the Southern Region. Join us for a day of creating community with transgender, nonbinary folx, and our allies. This conference is an opportunity for LGBTQIA+ folks in our local communities to gather, laugh, create joy, and find partnerships in our local communities which will be a sustaining force throughout the upcoming year AND for folks not in the LGBTQIA+ community to learn effective, appropriate allyship through a Unitarian Universalist lens. We will gather online and in-person at various host-sites around the Southern Region to learn, grow, and become - together.

View a video invitation from Natalie Briscoe, UUA Southern Region Lead.


  • Join us in the Southern region in Texas, North Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee - Register here! Registration closes on Saturday, April 20, 2024. (Please note: we must have at least 20 registered participants per site by the registration deadline for the in-person event to be a go. If we must cancel an in-person event due to low participation, you will have the option of attending the online event or receiving a refund.)
  • Join us virtually and in NY at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse, NY - Find out more about the event.

Site Hosts:

Drag King performer Buck Wylde dressed in a powder blue hat with three feathers around the hat band. They are wearing dark suit jacket with lightly bedazzled shoulders and zebra print finish and a red leopard print pocket square. The inside vest is red leopard print with red bedazzled spots and underneath is a black dress shirt with a off pink ties with red splattered design to it.

Keynote speaker: Buck Wylde (pictured right).

A smooth Latin Drag King whose teeth are sharper than a switchblade comb, Buck is an internationally acclaimed Dallas based king who's been performing since 2012. They are a guest speaker/mentor in the Women and Gender Studies course "The Queer Art of Drag" at Texas Christian University and was voted "Best Drag King" at the Dallas Entertainment Awards. Buck was also: named one of the "20 Drag Kings You Definitely Should Know About" by; Mr. CEBA All American King 2014; winner of the Artie Brooks Award for Excellence in Burlesque; and is a member of Mustache Envy, the longest running drag king centric troupe in Texas. Find out more on their Facebook or Instagram.

Event Highlights:

  • Welcome messages from the community

  • Keynote speakers discussions

  • Catered lunch & social time

  • Presentations and gathering with local State Action Networks

Site- specific details coming soon!

Registration fee: $50-$25-$10-$5. Registration fees are on a sliding scale, based on your assessment of your ability to pay. Those who pay at the highest level are making a donation to help those in financial need for this event. Please remember that for a sliding scale to work, we need the same number of people with means to generously pay more to balance the needs of those who can afford less.

General Cancellation Policy:

  1. All cancellation requests for any paid congregational life event or training (i.e. OWL or Renaissance module) must be submitted in writing using this refund request form.


  1. Refund requests made before the event registration deadline will be eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administrative fee.
  2. Refund requests made after the registration deadline, but before the event date will be eligible for a 50% refund of the registration fee.
  3. For refund requests made within one week of the event due to illness or emergencies, full refunds will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Refunds will not be provided after the event for no-shows. Note, if you registered for an event only to receive the event recording and resources you will still receive all these resources.
  5. There is no penalty for finding someone to replace you if you cannot attend. Please inform the program staff of the replacement attendee's details.

Cancellation Due to Extraordinary Circumstances:

In the case of event cancellation due to low enrollment or unprecedented conditions such as high COVID-19 infection rates in the hosting area, poor weather conditions, acts by government authorities, natural disasters, epidemic or pandemic emergencies, registration fees will be 100% refunded. We strongly recommend securing travel insurance for instances like these in your travel planning.

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