March 26, 2017
From the Boy Scouts reversing its policy of more than a century to accept transgender boys, to the Supreme Court declining to decide whether a transgender boy in Virginia could use the boys’ bathroom at his high school, transgender issues are front page news. Susan Stryker, in conversation with our dean, Malcolm Young, puts recent setbacks and progress in the pursuit of transgender equal rights in historical and cultural perspective.
About the guest
Susan Stryker is a multiple award-winning author, editor and filmmaker whose credits include the Emmy-winning documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, the massive, two-volume Transgender Studies Reader, the introductory textbook Transgender History, and popular nonfiction works such as Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions from the Golden Age of the Paperback and Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Susan also worked for several years as the Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. She earned her Ph.D. in United States History from UC Berkeley, and later held a postdoctoral fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Stanford University. She has been a distinguished visiting faculty member at Harvard University, University of California Santa Cruz, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and Macquarie University in Sydney. Before joining the faculty of the University of Arizona in 2011 to direct the Institute for LGBT Studies, Susan was Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University.
About The Forum
The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.
About the host
The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post.
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