Join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in recognizing Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience.
About the Talk:
For this year's program, we will host LuSter Singleton from Mozaic, which is the state's first and only community drop-in center specifically for transgender and non-binary youth. They will share both 1) their personal experiences of advocating for social justice issues throughout the decades and 2) insights about the importance of Trans Day of Remembrance/Resilience, particularly as it relates to the experiences of transgender people of color in a contemporary and historical context.
LuSter Singleton is a native of Zanesville, Ohio and is proud to be from "Y-bridge river country." They are fascinated by the intersection of "-isms" and how it informs/instructs positive perceptions of "faith" and gender in our daily lives. For the past 30 years, LuSter has spent the majority of their performance time as a host among various community events around Columbus, the U.S., and Canada.
LuStar is an accomplished gender performer, who is best known for gender bending portrayals of sassy Lustivious Dela Virgion and savvy Luster Dela V. Celebrating their third year as the Mozaic community outreach coordinator, LuStar has also held the following positions across Ohio: coordinator of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender student services and director of ethnic student services at OSU; coordinator of the Pride Family and Teen Area for Stonewall Columbus's Pride Festival; director of outreach ministries for Summit United Methodist Church; and member of the International Drag King Extravaganza.
In the past year, LuSter has been recognized as Equality Ohio's "Advocate of the Year," the Advocate's "Top 100 LGBTQ Champions of Pride" and the Equitas Health Institute's "Trailblazer."
For more information about Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience, visit www.glaad.org/tdor.
Funding for this event provided by the Student LGBTQ+ Diversity Fund.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00pm
201 College Park St, Gambier, OH 43022