What Does it Mean to be Transgender?

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Phone: (517) 927-8260
A discussion about Gender Dysphoria and the Gender Spectrum. The presentation will include a look at various points along the spectrum of Gender Variance. It will begin with a brief video, Sexuality & Gender 101, (created by presenter Dee Hurlbert with MSU's Department of Telecommunications). Jennifer Grzegorek, Ph.D., Deanna Hurlbert, MPA, MA, and Cadence Custin will discuss the much wider rainbow of gender expressions and identities than those often understood by the general public. Topics for discussion include What is Gender; Identity vs. biology; "Typical" vs. "Normal"; Challenges faced by gender non-conforming folks; Medical condition vs. Mental Health issue; Safe schools for gender variant students; How to support gender variant kids and adults.