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Pride Month: A Conversation with Julia Serano – June 24, 2020

Join the Lambda Alliance for a Pride Month conversation with Julia Serano.

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (add to calendar)

Time: 12 noon – 1 pm


Julia Serano is an Oakland, California-based writer, performer, biologist, and activist. She is best known for her 2007 book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, which readers of Ms. Magazine ranked #16 on their list of the “100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time.”

Her other books include 2013’s Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive (which was a finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction) and 2016’s Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism (which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction).

Julia’s other writings have appeared in over a dozen anthologies, and in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, TIME, Salon, The Daily Beast, AlterNet, Out, and Ms. Julia’s life experiences as a trans woman, and her understanding of biology (she has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Columbia University, and spent seventeen years as a researcher at UC Berkeley in the fields of genetics, evolution and developmental biology), gives her a unique perspective on gender and sexuality, and her writings have been used as teaching materials in colleges across North America. Julia’s First foray into fiction, 99 Erics: a Kat Cataclysm faux novel, was published in early 2020.

Information about her various creative endeavors can be found at