Scheduled Events

For years I've been busy speaking to groups to share my story with the transgender community. I hope my journey has helped others who are transitioning to their true self. I'm much happier with myself as I share my journey and I express my love and compassion to those looking for their true self.

Make an appointment with me to speak to your group or organization, or for photo shoots and one-on-one interviews.

View my calendar to find scheduled speaking events and interviews that may be helpful in coping with your journey. You may also click on the calendar day to schedule an appointment for participation in your event.

Event Title
Location
Start Date
Media
  • LGBTQ+ Month Program
Washington, DC
Jun 8, 2023
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Event Date / Time:
    June 8, 2023 (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
    Type of Participation:
    Appearance
    Event Details:
    the program is scheduled for one hour with opening/introductory remarks 30-35 minute presentation by speaker, facilitated 10-15 minute Q&A and closing remarks.
    Company Name:
    Federal Housing Finance Agency
    • LGBTQ+ Veteran Roundtable
    Silver Spring, MD
    Mar 17, 2022
      Location:
      Silver Spring, MD
      Event Date / Time:
      March 17, 2022 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
      Type of Participation:
      Panelist
      Event Details:
      Highlighting Transgender People on Trans Visibility Day to bring awareness to TDOV.
      Company Name:
      LGBTQ Veteran Community Outreach and Relations Specialist
      • Life Today
      Bowie, MD
      Jul 21, 2021
      Event Link(s):
      Life Today
      Location:
      Bowie, MD
      Event Date / Time:
      July 21, 2021 (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
      Type of Participation:
      Story Sharing of My Life
      Event Details:
      Talk about what is going on my life these days since COVID.
      Company Name:
      Sister's 4 Fitness
      • Let's Talk Pride
      Prince George's County, MD
      Jun 29, 2021
        Location:
        Prince George's County, MD
        Event Date / Time:
        June 29, 2021 (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm)
        Type of Participation:
        Panelist
        Event Details:
        States Attorney Forum - Join State's Attorney Aisha Braveboy, members of the LGBTQ+ Community and Allies for the groundbreaking virtual discussion about their life experiences, resources and much more.
        Company Name:
        LGBTQ Dignity Project
        • Lighting Up the National Wheel
        Oxon Hill, MD
        Jun 26, 2021
          Location:
          Oxon Hill, MD
          Event Date / Time:
          June 26, 2021 (8:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
          Type of Participation:
          Appearance
          Event Details:
          National Harbor- we will be lighting up the national wheel and the businesses in that area with rainbow colors
          Company Name:
          LGBTQ Dignity Project
          • LGBT Fallen Heroes Memorial Service
          Arlington, VA
          May 13, 2019
          Event Link(s):
          Police Week LGBT Fallen Heroes - Maria Gonzalez
          Location:
          Arlington, VA
          Event Date / Time:
          May 13, 2019 (2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
          Type of Participation:
          Other
          Event Details:
          Maria Gonzalez was the first Philadelphia Police Officer to transition while still working. She lived her life as a women for the final fifteen years of her life. Unfortunately, she had nothing in writing about her death, so an ex-wife and daughter decided to bury her as a man.
          Company Name:
          LGBT Fallen Heroes Fund
          • LGBTQ Outreach Group
          Rockville, MD
          Aug 5, 2018
            Location:
            Rockville, MD
            Event Date / Time:
            August 5, 2018 (11:15 am – 12:45 pm)
            Type of Participation:
            Story Sharing & Training
            Event Details:
            Sharing my story with LGBTQ Outreach Group
            Company Name:
            Rockville United Church
            • LGBTQ Veterans Affairs Meeting
            Washington, DC
            Nov 14, 2017
              Location:
              Washington, DC
              Event Date / Time:
              November 14, 2017 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
              Type of Participation:
              State Government
              Event Details:
              Meeting with DC Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs to start up a support group
              Company Name:
              D. C. Mayor's Office
              • LGBTQ Nation Website`
              Washington, DC
              Jan 12, 2017
              Location:
              Washington, DC
              Event Date / Time:
              January 12, 2017 (9:00 am – 10:00 am)
              Type of Participation:
              Article
              Event Details:
              Recently the National Center for Transgender Equality released its new survey of transgender adults in the U.S., which painted some bleak statistics about the community. However, these statistics do not reflect the lived reality of much of the community. Many of them, sometimes despite great personal hardship, and sometimes with the support of friends, allies, and organizations, have done great things with their professional careers. They represent everything almost any parent would hope their children grow into. When building a list of transgender people with great careers, there were five basic criterion: 1.They are American. 2.They are currently living. 3.They've had successful careers after transition. 4.Their careers should have little to nothing to do with being transgender (i.e, trans people can be something other than professional advocates). 5.They are publicly out as transgender.
              Company Name:
              LGBTQ Nation
              • Leigh Houghtaling 2016 Living Gender Exhibit
              Allentown, PA
              Nov 1, 2016
              Location:
              Allentown, PA
              Event Date / Time:
              November 1, 2016 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
              Type of Participation:
              Photos
              Event Details:
              Living Gender features transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) persons who are living their gender within their various social locations to ability, age, race, sexuality, and etc. Far too often, trans and GNC communities are silenced by a lack of honest and true media representation. Houghtaling seeks to honor the spectrums of identities that exists in the everyday lives of trans and GNC people. The photos are largely unedited to maintain the humanness of the subject. Each person photographed has a story. Each story is an everyday, extraordinary life.
              Company Name:
              Leigh Houghtaling Photography
              • Let's Roll Video
              Silver Spring, MD
              Oct 22, 2016
              Location:
              Silver Spring, MD
              Event Date / Time:
              October 22, 2016 (12:00 pm – 1:15 pm)
              Type of Participation:
              Story Sharing of My Life
              Event Details:
              This video is showing my progress after my SRS, which was on April 8, 2016.
              Company Name:
              Denise Thompson
              • Living A Transgender Life
              Rockville, MD
              Aug 20, 2016
                Location:
                Rockville, MD
                Event Date / Time:
                August 20, 2016 (1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
                Type of Participation:
                Event Details:
                Telling my story and all that I do living my life as a transgender woman.
                Company Name:
                The Ailisha Vaughn Show
                • LGBTQ Event
                Washington, DC
                Jun 27, 2016
                Location:
                Washington, DC
                Event Date / Time:
                June 27, 2016 (10:00 am – 11:15 am)
                Type of Participation:
                Story Sharing of My Life
                Event Details:
                During the month for LGBTQ Karen Kendra Holmes shares her story of her life as a soldier.
                Company Name:
                VA Medical Center Washington, DC
                • LGBT Issues
                Washington, DC
                Apr 5, 2016
                  Location:
                  Washington, DC
                  Event Date / Time:
                  April 5, 2016 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
                  Type of Participation:
                  Panelist
                  Event Details:
                  Speaking to 32 young adults from First Congregational Church of Granby Conn., OH
                  Company Name:
                  First Congregational Church of Granby
                  • College Admissions Counseling