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Transgender Politics Today – BPS event

02 October 2017

Two leading voices in transgender issues Juno Dawson (The Gender Games) and CN Lester (Trans Like Me) discuss how to strive for authenticity in a world preoccupied with labels. In conversation with Professor Elizabeth Peel.

As part of our ongoing partnership the BPS has sponsored this Friday's event 'Transgendered Politics Today' at the Cheltenham Literature Festival from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

‘It’s a boy!’ or ‘It’s a girl!’ are usually the first words we hear when we enter the world. Before we have names, personalities or have even opened our eyes, we’re placed firmly into one of two categories – whether we feel we fit them or not. Juno Dawson and CN Lester will discuss societies preoccupation with labels.  In conversation with the Chair of the BPS Psychology of Sexualities Section Professor Elizabeth Peel. This will take place at the Town Hall Pillar Room with tickets and further information available here.

There are three BPS events held across the ten days of the Cheltenham Literature Festival, which begins on Friday 6 October.

The first of these will take place on the Festival's opening day, as Labour MP Rachel Reeves and author Gail Honeyman join Marisa Bate to unpick the problem of loneliness in our society. Called 'Loneliness: It's Time to Talk', this event will be held at The Sunday Times Garden Theatre from 2pm to 3pm on the 6 October.

Our third event of the Cheltenham Literature Festival will be held on Friday 13 October, as Jess Phillips joins Brendan Cox to discuss the values of togetherness, inclusion and compassion that defined the life of Brendan's late wife Jo, whose murder in 2016 shocked the country. This event has sold out.

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