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doing gender diversity book

On Friday October 23 at 6 PM at Buffalo Street Books in downtown Ithaca,  I’ll be celebrating the publication of Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience, my new book with co-editor Rebecca Plante.   Whether you are:

  • Back from break and ready for new ideas and discussion
  • Looking to meet like-minded people on campus and in the community
  • A fan or aspiring fan of IC associate professor Rebecca Plante
  • Wondering about this new book that you keep hearing about
  • Plotting your next opportunity to enjoy free cheese, fruit, and other goodies, as well as food for thought

Or, if you've simply been meaning to make the trek downtown, but have been waiting for the perfect reason to do so, then come downtown to celebrate the book's release!

What is gender diversity? Doesn't diversity often mean a focus on people who vary from typically gendered people, like intersex people and drag queens? What would it mean to talk about gender diversities?  Come find out more!  In our book, we demonstrate the multiple ways in which the universe of gender is socially, culturally, and historically constructed. The book focuses on both hegemonic and transgressive gender development, roles, identities, and practices.

For directions and information on the event, contact Buffalo Street Books, (607) 273-8246 or email Buffalo Street Books (formerly known as Bookery II) is the city's largest and oldest independently owned bookstore and is located in the DeWitt Mall, in the heart of downtown Ithaca. This event is free and open to the public.

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October is GLBT History Month, and throughout the month a video highlighting a different historical figure each day will be available from a special section of the LGBT Center website on the GLBT History Month Featured Videos page.  A new video will be available at this location each day during the month of October.

These 31 historical figures, nominated by leaders of state, national, and international LGBT organizations, achieved success within their respective fields of endeavor, were national heroes, or advanced LGBT civil rights. This year, several people selected to be recognized during GLBT History Month have spoken on our campus or been highlighted by campus events in recent years.

The LGBT community is the one of the only communities worldwide that does not always learn its history at home, in the public schools, or in religious or other institutions. GLBT History Month teaches our heritage, provides role models, builds community, and educates about our unique national and international contributions.

This week's highlighted historical figures are:

October 1: Alvin Ailey, Jr., choreographer
October 2: John Amaechi, professional basketball player
October 3: Tammy Baldwin, congresswoman
October 4: John Cage, composer
October 5: Ruth Ellis, activist
October 6: Rainer Fassbinger, film director
October 7: Michel Foucault, philosopher
October 8: Harry Hay, activist
October 9: Magnus Hirshfeld, social scientist
October 10: Zora Neale Hurston, author

GLBT History Month videos and other materials are made possible by the Equality Forum, a national and international GLBT civil rights organization with an educational focus.

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