Thursday, October 20
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
$5, free for members
Facebook invite here
Author Bob Ostertag will discuss his new book, “Sex Science Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone and Identity” (2016), in conversation with Trystan Cotten, an associate professor of gender studies at California State University, Stanislaus.
The book surveys the fascinating cultural and biological history of sex-hormone research. Ostertag situates this story in the context of an increasingly visible and political lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population, and opens up a wealth of new questions and debates over gender, sexuality and medical treatments.
Ostertag is professor of cinema and digital media at the University of California, Davis is the author of five books and is an internationally known composer, performer and activist.