Filmed September 25, 2013. I cover some core issues in intersex studies, paying special attention to historical shifts in diagnosis and treatment, highlighting some of the existential difficulties faced by intersex folk, and mapping out some connections between intersex and trans issues. The Q&A that follows the talk is a bit hard to hear, but I think it’s easy to infer the content of the questions that are a little muddled, sound-wise.
This was the inaugural lecture for the 2013-2014 academic year of ETSU’s “Women on Wednesdays” lunch/lecture series, which highlights the research of women on the campus of East Tennessee State. Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program.
Hugh Ryan, founder of the Pop-Up Museum, on queer history.
This past spring the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, working conjointly with the Kinsey Institute and GLBT Student Support Services, popped up at Indiana University Bloomington. I took the students I was working with, who were enamored of the blow-ups of queer pulp covers, the collaborative mapping of queer communes in the U.S., the various oral histories one could put headphones on and absorb. It’s a fabulous project, one that’s site-specific (in both geographical and affective ways), collaborative, community-building, and so much fun. The folks behind the Pop-Up Museum are raising funds right now, through indiegogo, for their upcoming (big deal!) event at the Leslie+Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Donate!