CO: 4th Annual Transforming Gender Symposium

Fourth Annual Transforming Gender: Transgender Symposium to be Held at CU March 5 and 6, 2010

The Transgender Symposium will offer an array of talks, performances, art, film, and a workshop to increase visibility and education about transgender identities and experiences, and to bring together the local transgender and ally community.

Boulder, CO February 16, 2010 — The University of Colorado at Boulder’s GLBT Resource Center will be presenting its fourth annual Transforming Gender: Transgender Symposium March 5 and 6 at the CU Boulder campus. Offering an array of formats – including talks, performances, art, film screening, and a workshop – the Transgender Symposium seeks to increase visibility and education about transgender identities and experiences as well as to bring together the local transgender and ally community.

Presenters at this year’s Symposium include local transgender Reverend Malcolm Himschoot, local transgender award-winning artist and author Dylan Scholinski, and Tristan Taormino, an award-winning author and sex educator. Among the various topics that will be addressed at the Symposium are the intersections of gender identity and race, transgender sexuality, and the ways people respond to different expressions of gender. There will also be an art show featuring local transgender and ally artists.

“We are very excited to be able to offer such a diverse and interesting mix of formats and topics at this year’s Symposium,” noted Steph Wilenchek, Director of CU’s GLBT Resource Center. “Hopefully, people will be able to find at least one session that appeals to them and can also find something that will challenge them, engage them, and help them think about gender identity and gender expression in new and thought-provoking ways.”

The 2010 Transforming Gender: Transgender Symposium is being co-sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, the Office of Victim’s Assistance, Jewish Affairs, and the Center for Multicultural Affairs. All Symposium events are free and open to the public. The full schedule of the Symposium is available on the GLBT Resource Center’s website.

About the CU GLBT Resource Center:

The mission of the GLBT Resource Center is to promote equal opportunity for successful academic, social and personal development for all GLBT students, staff, faculty and their allies in a safe and supportive environment.

Kevin Correa, Assistant Director
GLBT Resource Center, University of Colorado at Boulder

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