In Beyond Trans, “Davis avoids overly academic language as he provides case studies showing the limitations of sex segregation or sex classification. He argues that there are better methods (and suggests what those might look like) to resolve society’s legitimate need to provide identification papers, collect data, support women, provide safe bathrooms, and encourage competitive sports than insisting on segregating men and women, or expecting all humans to conform with binary gender expectations.” Check out the full list and reviews here.
The Philadelphia Chapter of NLGJA, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists, is hosting Trans Issues in (Local) Media: A Public Discussion on Nov. 19, 2019.
The goals of the event are to educate and empower media professionals to accurately represent transgender communities, generate story ideas, and present new sources and contacts.
Join journalist Rebecca Juro; scholar-activist and author Heath Fogg Davis, Ph.D.; former Common Pleas Candidate Henry Sias, Esq.; activist Sharron Cooks; and Gillian Branstetter of the National Center for Transgender Equality, in a conversation about the coverage of transgender issues in the media.
We want to use this opportunity to connect people and to fight for fair and accurate media coverage.
WHEN: November 19, 2019 7-9 PM
REGISTRATION: 6.30 PM
WHERE: The Pen and Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking is available in nearby parking garages. We recommend using public transportation. The nearest subway station is Walnut-Locust.
WHYY Radio Times Interview
We dug into this question on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane along with fellow guests Oscar Holmes and Stephanie Creary. Listen to our 6.18.19 conversation here.
Bretton Fosbrook interviewed me for the magazine of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Read our conversation here: Q & A: A Gender Expert Describes How to Address Sex-Identity Discrimination at Work.
Read a summary of my talk and watch a 5-minute video where I describe the concept of gender-inclusive policy design here.
UPenn Ph.D. in English candidate and fellow Canadian, Aylin Malcolm, interviewed me about bridging the scholar-activist divide and working to make administrative policies more inclusive of all gender identities. Listen to our conversation here.
Interesting piece on what’s happening across the pond when it comes to gender and language. As they quote me, the US does seem more like a turtle on all this. Read it here
A few thoughts on the GQ Magazine cover that sparked the controversy over the use of quotation marks around the term “Woman.” Watch the video clip and read the story here.
Harry Bruinius interviewed me for this well-researched and thoughtful piece that pierces both liberal and religious conservative bubbles. Read the article here.
The Leeway Foundation will launch this groundbreaking resource for peer organizations, funders, and cultural organizers. I’ll join Alison Gerig, Celena Morrison, Gabriel Foster, and V Varun Chaudhry for a panel discussion Thursday, November 8, 3:00 – 5:00pm at the Skyline Room at the Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia). Register for this event.