All Day
Queer Family: An [Art]iculation
Art made by and about queer families on display from March 10, 2024 to April 13, 2024.More information online.
Location: Floor 1, Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road

7:00 p.m.
Harry Benjamin, Hormones, and the Early History of Transgender Healthcare
This talk will examine the early development of transgender healthcare in the context of the emergence of hormonal medicine, focusing on the work of Harry Benjamin (1885-1986), author of the ground-breaking book, The Transsexual Phenomenon (1966). The German-American physician was one of the first medical professionals to provide a detailed clinical discussion of transgender identity and argue for compassionate treatment. Benjamin’s science of endocrinology not only provided tools for medical gender transition, but a striking vision of the body as malleable.
Presented by Dr. Alison Li, a historian of science and medicine and author of Wondrous Transformations: A Maverick Physician, the Science of Hormones, and the Birth of the Transgender Revolution. More information about the event at the King's website.
Location: Alumni Hall, University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Road