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An evening of storytelling with S Bear Bergman in Sheffield

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DINA Venue

32 Cambridge Street

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A six-year-old contrives an elaborate excuse run through the backyard sprinkler shirtless as the neighbourhood boys are free to do. The laundry-room discovery of a transgender college student’s boxer-briefs during a visit home leads to a blow-up with his parents. A queer, transgender, Jewish, cross-cultural international wedding unites two very different, and very nervous, families. A trio of funny, heartbreaking, astutely observant, and broadly illuminating stories told by internationally-renowned storyteller S. Bear Bergman offer both a window into a queer, transgender life and also perhaps a mirror to your own gendered experiences - regardless of what your gender may be.

S. Bear Bergman is a storyteller, a theater artist, an instigator, a gender-jammer, and a good example of what happens when you overeducate a contrarian. He is an award-winning author of books for adults and children most recently contemplating (trans) gender, family and community in Blood, Marriage, Wine, & Glitter (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013) – as well as being editor (with Kate Bornstein) the multiple-award-winning Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal Press, 2010).

As a Jew, Bear also speaks extensively about how his religious and cultural lives have shaped one another and the intersection of identities, especially relating to being both Jewish and queer. He remains exceptionally pleased to have been asked to write the chapter on trans inclusion for Hillel International’s LGBTQ Resource Guide

Less recently, Bear was one of the five original founders of the first Gay/Straight Alliance, a frequent lecturer at high schools and colleges on the subject of making schools safe for LGBT students, and a founding commission member of what is now called the Massachusetts Safe Schools Project.

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