Starting Date: 03-05-2005
United StatesTranslating Identity is a free conference focusing on gender and gender identities. Open to the public, this event hopes to reach out the University of Vermont, the Burlington community, and the nation as a whole to educate us all further about transgender issues. With multiple panels to choose from at any time, some panels will be directed towards trans people and others will be for those who are fairly unfamiliar with the transgender movement and the topic of gender identity.
This conference seeks to translate gender identity to both the queer community and its allies.
This conferece is open to the national public, but space is limited!
Please register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.
Registration and attendance are free.
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This year's keynote speaker is Leslie Feinberg, author of Transgender Warriors, Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue, and the underground classic Stone Butch Blues. Ze came of age as a young butch in Buffalo, New York, before the Stonewall Rebellion and is a journalist and typesetter by trade. One of Curve magazine's fifteen most influential in the battle for gay and lesbian rights, Feinberg is also winner of the ALA Gay and Lesbian Literature Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award for nonfiction. Ze has spoken internationally and at pride rallies, colleges and conferences around the nation. modified from Trans Liberation and Stone Butch Blues
Our opening plenary presenter will be Eli Clare. Genderqueer poet, essayist, and activist, Eli Clare has a B.A. in Women’s Studies, a M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and most importantly a penchant for rabble-rousing. He is the author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation (South End Press, 1999) and pays his rent by working at the University of Vermont's LGBTQA Services. He has spoken and read at numerous universities and conferences about disability, LGBT identities, and other social justice issues. A long-time activist, Eli has, among other things, walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference
Geographical Scope: Regional