Transgender activist Leslie Feinberg to speak

October 27, 2004

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Author Leslie Feinberg, a pioneer of transgender activism, will speak Monday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium.

Long a part of the struggle for queer liberation, Feinberg openly identifies as
transgendered and has been outspoken about "hir" experiences living outside of the gender binary.

The author of four books, ”Transgender Liberation: An Movement Whose Time Has Come,” “Stone Butch Blues,” “Transgender Warriors: From Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman,” and “Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink-or-Blue,” Feinberg is currently working on a novel entitled "Drag King Dreams," and putting together a book about trans
health issues called "First Do No Harm."

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Stonewall Center and co-sponsored by the UMass Pride Alliance and the Amherst College department of English.

For more information, contact the Stonewall Center at 545-4824.