Cornell University

Queer Week 2016 Keynote Speaker: Robyn Ochs

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Willard Straight Hall, Memorial Room
Central Campus

Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality

This program explores the landscape of sexuality, and how we “map” sexual orientation. No two people are alike. Given that, how do we assign labels to our complicated and unique experiences? In this interactive workshop we will conduct an anonymous survey of those present, and look together at the data. Where do we fall on the sexuality continuum? How do we label? How old were we when we came to our identities and to our sexualities? In this fun and interactive program we explore different experiences of identity; the interplay between gender and sexuality; the complexities of attraction, and more.

About Robyn Ochs:

Robyn Ochs is an educator, speaker, award-winning activist, and editor of the Bi Women Quarterly, the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the new anthology RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men. Her writings have been published in numerous bi, women’s studies, multicultural, and LGBT anthologies and she has taught university courses in gender and sexuality studies.

An advocate for the rights of people of ALL orientations and genders to live safely, openly and with full access and opportunity, Robyn’s work focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of complex identities, and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.

Sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center lecture series funded in part by the members of CUGALA: The LGBT Alumni Group

Event Type

Conference/Workshop, Presentation


LGBT Resource Center, Dean of Students




Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Brian J. Patchcoski

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Robyn Ochs

Speaker Affiliation

Expert on Gender and/or Sexuality

Disability Access Information

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact the LGBT Resource Center at (607) 255-4406 or as soon as possible.

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