Announcing Pidgeon Pagonis as MBLGTACC keynote in Wichita
January 31, 2019
Our hearts are warmed to welcome back to MBLGTACC Pidgeon Pagonis, who will deliver a keynote at MBLGTACC 2019 next month, when it’s held in Wichita, Kansas.
A featured voice at the conference in 2017 and session presenter in 2018, Pidgeon is an intersex activist, educator, and filmmaker with a decade’s worth of experience giving talks and facilitating intersex workshops around the globe. They are a leader in the intersex movement’s fight for bodily autonomy and justice. Pidgeon’s writing has been featured in Everyday Feminism and scholarly journals such as Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics and the Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity. They have also raised intersex awareness in Buzzfeed, Teen Vogue, CNN, AP, NBC, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, and HuffPost.
In 2015, they launched a worldwide #intersexstories twitterstorm on Intersex Awareness Day. In 2016, they were featured on the cover of National Geographic’s January issue titled Gender Revolution, launched an intersex-resource YouTube channel, co-founded the group Intersex People of Color for Justice (IPOCJ), introduced an intersex and non-binary art and clothing line, and also made a cameo on Amazon’s Transparent. In 2017, their short documentary The Son I Never Had premiered at Outfest and won a jury award at NCGLFF. Later that year, they co-led—with fellow members of IPOCJ—the #LurieEndSurgery protest outside of Lurie Children’s Hospital on Intersex Awareness Day. Currently, Pidgeon is working on a new feature-length documentary set to premiere in 2019, while simultaneously documenting intersex people of color for a new photo series funded by Astraea’s Intersex Human Rights Fund.
Pidgeon Pagonis will speak on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 AM CT.
The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference (MBLGTACC), a program of the Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, is America's largest and oldest continuously-running conference for queer and trans+ college students.