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Presenter(s): Sid Justice

Date: August 22, 2019

Time: 11:50 am - 12:00 am

Room: 609

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Community

Rules of Attraction

Homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual . . . transsexual? There is no word for people who are specifically attracted to trans people. For trans people, how does this affect our ability to feel sexy and desirable? How does this affirm or invalidate our gender identities? How do we know if someone’s attraction to us is based on a gender fetish? Do we ourselves fetishize non-trans bodies?

As non-trans people, are our motives questioned when we choose a trans lover?  Are they questioned when we prefer to date trans people? How can we claim our desire for trans bodies as a legitimate sexual orientation?  How do we deal with language that assumes we’d rather date non-trans people?

Join us for an in-depth discussion of navigating dating, sex, and intimacy with bodies that aren’t recognized by the current language of sexual orientation. Let’s talk about getting confident in our own sexiness, and making room for trans-specific desire.