23 July, 2019

Transgender Education Association
P.O. Box 681
Ringwood, NJ 07456


Transgender Education Association Obtains IRS 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

In a letter dated July 1, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service informed us that the Transgender Education Association (TEA) has been granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt status. This means the TEA, the guiding organization for the annual week-long transgender event Fantasia Fair, is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in compliance with IRS Code section 170.

“This is a big step for TEA,” said 2019 Fair Director Dee LaValle, “as it enables us to solicit tax-deductible donations from individuals and corporations.”

TEA is the successor organization for the nonprofit Real Life Experiences, which oversaw Fantasia Fair from 2001-2018. The TEA was formed last year with the express intent of becoming a 501(c)(3) organization. RLE remains active as a resource for TEA and the Fair.

Fantasia Fair is a week-long transgender conference that has been held on Cape Cod every October since 1974 in Provincetown, Mass. The Fair is open to all gender-variant people, their families, helping professionals, and supporters. The week features six keynote speakers, dozens of workshops, awards ceremonies, a vibrant seminar track for spouses and family members, a fashion show, the Follies talent show, delicious food, and much more.

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Getting Started at the Fair


Fair check in (@Boatslip 1-5 pm)
Review your welcome packet and Fair schedule for the week
Stroll around town and get your bearings
Attend the Welcome Reception


Check the day's schedule
Kick Off Brunch
Attend the Welcome Dinner/Dance


Check the day's schedule
Attend the Newcomers Lunch

You've settled in. You've got the hang of it.
Enjoy the Fair!


Afternoon Key Note and Workshops
Mingle in the courtyard at the Crown