As Transgender Day of Visibility 2022 approaches, the inclusion of trans people in sports is in the news now more than ever. From the success of transgender athletes like Lia Thomas, to state-level public policy proposals banning trans athletes across the nation, what should be a nuanced conversation is instead being held with tactless centering on misconceptions and discrimination. Join Tribe 12 and trans/non-binary educator and athlete Lex Horwitz, as we dispel the myths and explore why participation in athletics is so vital.
About Lex: Mx. Lex Pe’er Horwitz is a queer, non-binary transgender Jewish nationally recognized and award winning LGBTQ+ Educator, Activist, Consultant, Public Speaker, and Researcher based out of Philadelphia and New York City. Lex graduated at the top of their class from Bowdoin College in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. While at Bowdoin, Lex competed on the Varsity Men’s squash team and became the first out transgender athlete in all of collegiate squash, and the first out transgender athlete to compete at Bowdoin.
Their advocacy work focuses on educating allies and members of the queer community on LGBTQ+ identities, topics, and issues, and their research is centered on gender affirming health care.
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Our LGBTQIA+ programming is for anyone who wants to explore the intersectionality of Jewish and queer identities. This event in particular is open to allies as well; all are welcome!