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2018 LGBTQ Leadership Institute Graduates; Photo Credit: Brittany Brooke Crow
2018 LGBTQ Leadership Institute Graduates; Photo Credit: Brittany Brooke Crow

Featured Event

TrueVoice Vocal Development Workshops

April 26-28
Wesley Center
120 N Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52245

Through this series of workshops, transgender and non-binary Iowans will have access to an expert vocal coach, free of charge*. Three programs are available:

  • Non-Binary Workshop: Friday, April 26, 3-5 p.m.

  • Trans*Masculine Workshop: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. AND Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Trans*Feminine Workshop: Saturday, April 27, 3-6:30 p.m. AND Sunday, April 28, 3-6 p.m.

Click here to register for these workshops.

Cedar Rapids native Ryland Shelton has been working in the entertainment industry for nearly his entire adult life. His recent successes as a vocal coach for movie musicals and entertainers, as well as his lifelong interests working for the inclusion of marginalized communities and building self-actualization opportunities for members of his queer community have all come together to create TrueVoice Vocal Development.

TrueVoice is a technique that uses our brain’s relationship with music, different from that which it as with speech, to open up possibilities for the voice that can align more closely with a person’s self-identified gender. The goal of this program is to empower the trans and gender non-conforming community with the tools they need to more fully and completely express themselves as themselves in the world.

TrueVoice is the most popular program to date at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Trans*Lounge program, which boasts the largest participation and most comprehensive list of programming and resources for the trans community in the nation (and quite possibly the world).

*Important note: Space is extremely limited for these workshops. Because of this, registration includes a $15 deposit that will be returned upon completion of the program. If this deposit is a barrier for you, please email [email protected] and we can make alternate arrangements. 

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