SPEAKERS BUREAU

CHIC has had a very active speaker’s bureau since 1977. We send one or more speakers to each location, depending on the needs of the instructor. We welcome the opportunity to explain the phenomenon of crossdressing to students at universities, colleges, paramedics, police departments and counseling centers…anywhere there are people who want information!

We attempt to explain crossdressing from the crossdresser’s point of view. Many people have a preconceived notion of crossdressing as a perversion or mental illness. However, in 1995, the DSM-4 (Physicians Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Revision 4) was changed to reflect the modern view of our lifestyle.

Many people reflect attitudes about us formed at the turn of the century, or earlier, when little was known about crossdressing. The speaker’s bureau’s mission is to help change the perception of crossdressers as “troubled/confused/perverted people.” We can talk at length regarding definitions (crossdressers, transvestite, drag queen, transgender, and transsexual), the history of crossdressing, and theories about why we crossdress, the effect our lifestyle has on our wives and families, and the effect it has on us the crossdressers.

To arrange for a speaker call (714) 812-3236

info@chicladies.org.

To contact CHIC fill out the form below:

Southern California Crossdressers