Because trans rights have only recently been talked about in public, many people assume that being trans is a modern invention, perhaps something invented by psychiatrists. However, gender-variant people have always been with us.
Cheryl Morgan takes us on a tour of some notable cases from history and makes the case for a rigid insistence on the binary nature of gender being a comparatively recent, Western, invention.
This talk is to the Bath University LGBT group, but it is open to the public. Free.
Thursday 26 February 2015, 7:15pm
Building/room 8W 2.27, Bath University Campus, Claverton Down Road, Bath, BA2 7AY
Image: “Heliogabalus” (from the Greek Helios, the sun god) is a name variant of Roman Emperor Elagabalus, one of the most famous trans people from history. Artist: Simeon Solomon.