Providence, RI: “The T in LGBT” at Brown University

“The T in LGBT: A Journey from Female to Male”

Presented by Drago Renteria & Jennifer Mantle

Date: April 10, 2013

Time: 6:30 to 9:30 PM

Location: Brown University
List Art Building, Room 12062
College Street Providence, RI 02912

All are welcome to this free event!

ASL Interpreted and Wheelchair Accessible

In this widely acclaimed, thought-provoking and informative presentation, Drago Renteria and his longtime partner, Jennifer Mantle, will help inform, educate and enlighten students on issues that affect transgender and transsexual individuals. Utilizing powerful images and healthy doses of humor, Drago will share his personal journey making the physical and cultural transition from female to male. Jennifer will share her perspective as the partner of a transman, lead us through issues of transphobia, and educate us on how to be trans allies.

Presenter Biographies:

Drago Renteria is a Deaf, Chicano transman who is passionate about making a difference. He has presented to diverse audiences nationwide on LGBTIQ issues. He is founder of the national Deaf Queer Resource Center and has served on numerous local and national boards including the boards of FTM International, the Transgender Law Center, and the Youth Gender Project. A speaker in demand, Drago is adept at making his audiences feel at ease when discussing sensitive topics. Drago is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and did part of his undergraduate work at Gallaudet University. He is originally from El Paso, Texas.

Jennifer Mantle has been presenting with Drago on issues relevant to the transgender community and her experience as the partner of a transman for ten years. She served on the board of Female-to-Male International for two years and facilitated a support group for family and partners of trans people for four years. She was awarded the Transgender Law Center’s Community Ally award in 2005. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Hayward, and has a Master’s degree in Women’s Spirituality. She is a RID certified sign language interpreter and lives blissfully in San Francisco with Drago and their adorable service dog, Magnus.

Sponsored by the LGBTQ Center, Office of Institutional Diversity, American Sign Language Studies, Center for Language Studies, Queer Alliance, Student and Employee Accessibility Services, and Brown Pride Series.