LGBTQIA Guest Speaker Ochs on Campus March 23

Posted on 3/17/2017 9:04:45 AM

Robyn Ochs, educator, speaker, and award-winning activist, will present “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” on Thursday, March 23, 2017. This event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Beard Auditorium, Stouffer Hall. A reception will be held prior to the presentation at 5:00 p.m. The university and Indiana community are invited, and admission is free.

Robyn OchsAn advocate for the rights of people of all orientations and genders to live safely, openly, and with full access and opportunity, Ochs’ work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.

She is the editor of the Bi Women Quarterly, the 42-country anthology Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, and the new anthology, RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men. Her writings have been published in numerous bi, women’s studies, multicultural, and LGBT anthologies.

Ochs has taught courses on LGBT history and politics in the United States, the politics of sexual orientation, and the experiences of those who transgress the binary categories of gay/straight, masculine/feminine, black/white, and/or male/female.

The event is sponsored by the GLBT Commission, Women's and Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, LGBTQIA Support, and Pride Alliance. For further information, contact Rachelle Bouchat at rbouchat@iup.edu.