Event Details
Love Makes a Family
Event Type:Social Event
Location: Dwight 101
Thursday, November 15, 2012
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Bridget Barrett
Department:Gender Studies Department
Event Description:Trans Families: A Conversation with Debra and Kris Thomson-Bercuvitz When one parent in a family changes their sex/gender identity, it impacts the entire family unit. If one lesbian parent transitions to male, does the partner become 'heterosexual'? How do young children, extended family members, and the family's local community make sense of this transition? When one member of a couple chooses to transition, the odds are generally against them, as the couple disintegrates under the magnificent pressures that they face. Yet in this candid, poignant, and often humorous conversation, Debra and Kris Thomson-Bercuvitz, trans activists, discuss the gendered rollercoaster twenty year marriage. They describe a transition that began nearly fifteen years ago (landing them on the cover of the Sunday New York Times) and one that continues to unfold as their family matures and changes. Organized by the Department of Gender Studies
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