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Brooklyn Law School Outdoor Stage

250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States



Governing Gender

The fight for LGBTQ rights and, more broadly, toward an expansive approach to sexuality and gender identity, has always been closely intertwined with government and the law. Hugh Ryan (The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison) looks at the role of the carceral system in “policing queerness,” a terrible legacy that endures in the makeup of today’s prison population, while Paisley Currah (Sex Is as Sex Does: Governing Transgender Identity) examines the uses of state power in an unlikely bureaucratic realm: the confusing web of sex classification rules across government agencies. Moderated by Brian Vines, journalist and Festival board member.

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