Gendered Intelligence launches new showcase at the Science Museum, ‘What makes your gender?'

Gendered Intelligence launches new showcase at the Science Museum,
What makes your gender?
Throughout LGBT History Month this February and continuing into April 2014, the Science Museum will showcase a new display that asks its audience: What makes up your gender? The display, which can be seen in the Who am I? Gallery, aims to demonstrate a shift away from seeing gender simply as a boy/girl binary towards viewing gender as something much more dynamic. The display has been created by 17 young transgender people from the Gendered Intelligence organisation.Check out some web content on the Science Museum website as well as genderedintelligence.co.uk/whoamiWe have two events attached to this project:
LATES at the Science Museum (18 plus)

When: Wednesday 26th February (Doors open from 18.45, tour starts at 20.00-20.35, with performance – 21.00-21.15, closes at 22.00)

Where: The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington

The Science Museum’s Lates with MasterCard take place on the last Wednesday of every month at the Science Museum. This month Lates will explore the bio-revolution. Entry to Lates is free and for ages 18+ only, no prior booking is necessary. There will be an interactive tour followed by a singing performance by Mzz Kimberley.

As part of the project, the young people collected three oral histories with important older members of the trans community – equalities campaigner Christine Burns, arts producer Serge Nicholson, and internationally renowned singer Mzz Kimberley. One of our the young participants members of Gendered Intelligence said:
I really identify with Mzz Kimberly because my journey really reflects hers, as she began as a drag queen but is now trans. Speaking to her about the hardships she has faced as a trans woman really resonated with me but then hearing how she overcame these hardships sent me on my way feeling inspired to be true to myself.”

Celebration event at the Science Museum
When: Monday 17th March, 6 – 8pm.

Where: The Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington
This is a community, famliy and friends event for all ages. All are welcome but booking is essential. The Science Museum are closing the building just for us. This is a private event.
BOOK NOW – booking ends on 7th march as we need give the list of names to the Science Museum for security reasons. If your names not on the list…. BUT there will be canapés!
The project is part of the All Our Stories Projects and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Arts and Humanities Research Council