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Library and GLBT Councils Host Multiple Genders Screening, Discussion

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May 27, 2010

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In recognition of GLBT Pride Month, the IUPUI University Library (UL) Diversity Council and the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Faculty Staff Council (GLBT FSC) will host a screening of Multiple Genders: Mind and Body in Conflict and a film discussion from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, June 10, 2010, in the UL’s Ruth Lilly Auditorium.

Multiple Genders: Mind and Body in Conflict, a Film for the Humanities and Sciences product, focuses on the need for greater societal acceptance of multisexual orientation and addresses the moral implications of multisexualism.

Following the screening, Vivian Benge of the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance will moderate a discussion on the film. Benge holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University. Since coming out as a transgender in 2000, Benge has helped numerous transgender persons cope with workplace, civil rights and economic issues.

The UL also received a $500 grant from the GLBT FSC at IUPUI. This funding will allow the library to add to its media collection 10 new DVDs and make more resources on the topic of transgender issues accessible to the IUPUI campus community and library patrons.

The UL Diversity Council was formed to:

  • enhance the diversity and cultural competence of its employees; as well as
  • create an atmosphere that is supportive of diverse populations; and
  • foster scholarly activity reflecting diverse populations.

Located at 755 W. Michigan Ave., in the heart of the IUPUI campus, the University Library is a public library, serving the general Indiana public as well as the university population. Ruth Lilly Auditorium is located on the lower level of the library.