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

Seeing the Spectrum: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Diversity

Do you want to better understand gender and LGBTQIA+ identities, and the language we use to talk about them? Join us for Seeing the Spectrum, an introductory workshop on gender and sexual diversity. In this program, you’ll learn about the relationship between gender, sex, and sexuality; practice using gender-neutral pronouns; discuss how to show respect and support; and see how identity goes beyond the binary. There will be a Q&A, so bring your questions!

Seeing the Spectrum is a dynamic and interactive educational workshop that aims to foster a sense of belonging for and understanding of LGBTQIA+ individuals in the world. This workshop intends to broaden the perspectives of participants by clarifying the complexities and variations when it comes to gender and sexuality. This will teach participants not only about queer and trans people but also provide frameworks to recontextualize your own gender and sexuality in a broader spectrum.

This is an introductory program open to all adults. Whether you’re just starting to learn about these topics or you want to expand your understanding, we invite you to attend Seeing the Spectrum!

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 Town of Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations.

This event is generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

2:00 pm - 3:30 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.

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