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Lyric & Lecture: Understanding What it Means to be Transgender Wednesday, January 23

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Lyric & Lecture: Understanding What it Means to be Transgender Part of the Lyric & Lecture

  • Date: January 23, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Price: $15
    general admission $15; student admission $10 with student I.D.
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 + Google Map

Dr. Lise Eliot, Professor of Neuroscience at The Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

Dr. Eliot is the author of two books on children’s brain and gender development, and lectures widely on these topics. She will present on the neurological, genetic, and environmental factors that influence gender


Karen Topham, Transgender Woman and Retired English Teacher

In 1998, Ms. Topham became the first teacher in the United States to transition on the job from male to female. Five years later, her first-born child became the first student at Stevenson High School to transition from female to male. She will discuss her unusual perspective of transgenderism from the point of view of both a transgender woman and the mother of a transgender man in a world that, two decades after her own transition, fights acceptance of this misunderstood minority.


After their presentations, both speakers will take questions from the audience. Dr. Eliot will have copies of her books for sale.

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