All Brookline Library locations will be closed Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth.

Please note: The Brookline Village Library will be closed on Sundays from June 16 to September 1.

Queer & Trans History: Looking Back and Moving Forward

ID: A crowd of people seen from behind, holding rainbow and trans pride flags.

How have queer and transgender people existed throughout history? How can we learn about queer and trans people of the past, and how does their history connect to the present day?

Join us for an interactive workshop with educator Matisse DuPont, tracing the lineage of LGBTQIA+ identities related to contemporary western society. We’ll explore 200 years of history and spark your curiosity about the past, present, and future of queer and trans people. Matisse will also highlight notable figures from queer and trans history and recommend resources for further learning. This multigenerational program is geared towards adults and teens. Come with an open mind and curiosity – there will be lots of time to answer your questions.

About the presenter: Matisse DuPont (they/she) is an artist, educator, and consultant with expertise and scholarship in the areas of gender, sexuality, and identity. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Matisse holds a Master’s in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons University.

This program is in partnership with the Brookline Council on Aging and Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations.

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Public Library.

Add to Google Calendar
Add to iCal


Wednesday, June 7, 2023

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

Share this event

Know someone or fellow patrons that would be interested? Spread the word and share the Library of Brookline's events through your social media networks.