TALK: hosted by Annie Heger
There are people who do not or only partially identify with the gender they have been allocated with by birth. The umbrella term „Trans*“ subsumes transgender, transsexual, transident, gender non-conform, gender queer or neither-nor people. Although mainstream media slowly starts to include trans*people occasionally, there still seems to be some reservations towards the topic. Counteracting this fact, we would like to enter into an open dialog with our guests and try to approach topics like equality, medial (not-)reprasentation of queer people, gender stereotypes and –constructions as well as trans*normality.
Opening for this talk will be queer feminist journalist and scientist Michaela Deininger aka Doktor Mihi, who wants to set thought-provoking impulses regarding the existing categories of „male“ and „female“, in collaboration with the „Fempornance-Kollektiv“. As our special guest we are very happy to welcome Jen Richards from Los Angeles, who is not only a creative all-round talent but also a real superwoman fighting for the rights of trans*people. Also joining us for this talk: Cologne-based trans*writer Bennet Bialojahn and Henri of „Tubbe“, who already rocked the stage of L-BEACH twice together with his electro duo. The talk will be held in English, questions and comments from the audience are highly encouraged.