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Thursday, August 31, 2017

LGBTQ+ scholar, activist Robyn Ochs to conduct public workshop Sept. 27


Robyn Ochs

National LGBTQ+ advocate, writer and scholar Robyn Ochs will present a workshop on identity and sexuality on Sept. 27 at OSU-Tulsa. The workshop is free and open to the public.

“Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality” will explore the landscape of sexuality and the complicated and unique experiences of sexuality and identity.

The workshop is set for 6-7:30 p.m. in the B.S. Roberts Room in North Hall.

Ochs is an educator, speaker, award-winning activist and editor of the Bi Women Quarterly. She is author of two anthologies, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men.

Her writings have been published in numerous bisexual, women’s studies, multicultural and LGBT anthologies.

Ochs served on the Board of Directors of MassEquality, the statewide Massachusetts’ equality organization for 12 years and on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth for three years.

She has taught courses on LGBTQ+ history and politics in the U.S. and Canada.

Ochs is an advocate for the rights of people of all orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full access and opportunity,

She is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently PFLAG’s Brenda Howard Award, the National LGBT Task Force’s Susan J. Hyde Activism Award and the Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The workshop is sponsored by the American Studies program, the Gender and Women’s Studies program, OSU-Tulsa, the Department of History, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Clinical Psychology program, with support from the Fae Rowden Norris Foundation.

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