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Injustice at Every Turn

21st October

Injustice at Every Turn is a report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality. Here it’s presented by Russell Roybal from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force at the Center on Halsted in Chicago, followed by a panel presentation of Chicago activists.

This is the largest study on the transgender community yet, with a diverse set of 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming participants representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It brings to light the rampant discrimination that transgender and gender non-conforming people face in every area of life. From the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s introduction, “This data is so shocking that it will change the way you think about transgender people and it … Read More »

LGBT history month 2011

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8th October

Learn from the experts about the development of sexual orientation

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5th October

Sexuality and gender play a big role in shaping identity, but for much of human history how they are determined has remained unknown. How does sexual orientation develop? What is it? Can it be changed? What is the relationship between sexuality and gender? How do biology and culture interact to produce it?  The long list of questions that has spanned centuries may finally be getting answers.  Hear from some of the leading scientists currently studying the science of sexual orientation and gender identify, answering these complex questions using understandable language.  This video comes from the World of Science Festival panel on the Origins of Sexual Orientation.  Participants include Psychologist Dr. Meredith Chivers and Neuroscientists Drs. Jim Pfaus, Marc Breedlove, and Paul Vasey.

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