Tuesday, October 9, 2012

LGBT History Month: Julia Serano

Image Source, edited by Diana *BunnyKissd* Bukowski

Julia Serano is a trans-bi activist, writer, musician, slam-poet, and biologist currently residing in Oakland, CA. She received her doctorate from Columbia University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and works at UC Berkeley as an evolutionary and developmental biology researcher.  However it is her work as an LGBTQ activist that she is most known for, speaking at numerous conferences and universities about transgender and transsexual women's issues.

In 2007 she published a book, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, which discusses how misogynistic attitudes about femininity create the many myths and misconceptions that people have about transsexual women.  Her writing has been included in many other publications, and been used as teacher materials in gender studies across the US.


Also this month:

~ October is also National Bullying Prevention Month.

~ October 10th is Unity Day; wear orange to show your support and remind others about the importance of bullying prevention.

~ October 11th is National Coming Out Day when we celebrate coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or as an ally. See the Human Rights Campaign website for resources on coming out.

~ October 19th is Spirit Day; wear purple on this day to support LGBT youth & stand up against bullying.

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