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You’re in the Wrong Bathroom! A Discussion of the Myths and Misconceptions about Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People

November 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Between 2010 and 2016, at least 111 transgender and gender-nonconforming Americans were murdered according to a study by Mic, especially transgender and gender-nonconforming people of color; meanwhile, TGNC youth face bullying from families, peers, and outsiders. Though there has been prolific media coverage of the lives of Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Caitlyn Jenner, harmful and inaccurate beliefs about the transgender community still permeate society. LAURA ERICKSON-SCHROTH and LAURA JACOBS bring together the medical, social, psychological, and political aspects of being transgender today and provide useful tools for the transgender community, educators, and allies.

Erickson-Schroth, MD, is a psychiatrist working with LGBTQ+ people in New York City. She is the editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a resource guide written by and for transgender people. She was featured in Out’s “Out 100” list in 2014. Jacobs, LCSW-R, is a trans and genderqueer-identified psychotherapist, writer, activist, and public speaker working with transgender and gender-nonconforming, LGBTQ+, and sexual/gender diversity issues. Mx. Jacobs serves as chair of the board of directors for the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City.

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Date:
November 18, 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Website:
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Venue

Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Phone:
617-536-5400
Website:
http://www.bpl.org/

Organizer

Boston Public Library
Phone:
6175365400
Email:
ask@bpl.org
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www.bpl.org

Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.