Gold Rush 2012 Photos
Here are a few pictures from this year's event. We are open to posting your pics by simply sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org. By sending the pics you are giving us permission to post them publicly.
Arlene Lev was our Sat. night Keynote speaker and also lead the Plenary on Standards of Care, V.7
Kathe Perez was our Friday night Keynote speaker, and she also lead several workshops on Feminine Voice.
Kate with Brad Clark of One Colorado was another of our noted Keynote Speakers.
FACE, the Vocal Rock Band was our Friday night entertainment.
Harmony Chorale was our Sat. Night entertainment
Krishna Pattisapu and Marv Allen are having fun!
Christopher Chalberg, US dept. of Justice, Lead our Plenary on Hate Crime law
Mindy Barton, Legal Counsel for GLBT Community Center of Colorado. Participated in the Plenary on Hate crime and also led a workshop on Colorado Legal issues and anti-discrimination law.
The plenary on Hate Crime Law and Justice was attended by Colorado US Attorney's Office -Thomas O'Rouke, FBI officer Brian Schmitt, Denver Police Dept. Detective Ty Campbell, and Legal counsel for GLBT Center - Mindy Barton.
Dr. Sherman Leis entertained us Friday night with his Clarinet. Thank you Dr. Leis!
Dr. Terrence Murphy of Denver spoke about Revealing your true self with Plastic Surgery.
Dr Anna Wegleitner spoke on Hormones for Gender Transformation.
Karen Scarpella, PhD - Program Director of the Gender Identity Center. Our fearless leader!
Kate Bowman, Chair and organizer of Gold Rush 2012, plus President of the Gender Identity Center of Colorado.
Denise Leclair of the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
Rachel Chaparro from the Denver Mayor's GLBT commission.
Karen Adams recieving the Melissa Chapman Award for Individual Effort Affecting Social Change. Some history on this award is as follows: Melissa Chapman found that state policy regarding sex designation on Colorado driver’s licenses to be unacceptable. She applied for her new driver’s license, and found she could not change the sex without having completed surgery. Working with the DMV and then State Attorney General Gale Norton, she single-handedly achieved what no one else even thought to try. The policy was repealed later and then in 2006 Kelley Winters and BJ Kamagaki went back to the DMV and were instrumental in reestablishing a policy. Kelley and BJ were winners of this award in 2007.
Diana Nelson, Sonja's Dream Lifetime Achievement winner
Dana Zzyym, leader of Intersex Support Group, Northern Colorado GLBT Center
Anna (left) and Wannapa with Hana Designs