Laverne Cox and Twin to Headline NYC's GenderFluid Fest
Baruch Performing Arts Center will present GenderFluid, a festival celebrating transgender and genderfluid artists, September 9–13 at Baruch College, the City University of New York.
Emmy-nominated Orange Is the New Black star and Advocate cover girl Laverne Cox will kick off the festival with her twin brother, artist M. Lamar, in their first joint speaking engagement. The siblings will "discuss growing up in Alabama, their growing realization of the paths their lives would take, their family, and their careers today," according to press notes.
GenderFluid will also feature performances by Gender Outlaw author Kate Bornstein, stand-up comedian Ian Harvie, and Transamerica star Bianca Leigh.
South African artist Gabrielle LeRoux, who travels throughout Africa photographing transgender individuals, will discuss trans issues in Africa with Ugandan gender activist Victor Mukasa.
The festival will include screenings of John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Passing Ellenville, Gene Fischer and Samuel Centore's short documentary about two transgender teens in a small town.
Andy Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn will be interviewed onstage by Out columnist Michael Musto. A collection of Warhol's photographs and silkscreen prints featuring his genderfluid friends will also be on display.
For tickets and a full schedule of events visit SpinCycleNYC.com.