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You're invited: Dominique Jackson, "The Transsexual from Tobago"

Dominique Jackson, star of the television show "POSE" and author, will present the UAlbany Gender and Sexuality Month keynote talk at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Jackson fled prosecution as a transgender woman in her native Trinidad and Tobago after experiencing homelessness and rejection from her family. She has worked to shed light on the challenges transgender women often face. During the event, five guests will be randomly selected to participate in an invite-only meet-and-greet opportunity following the keynote.

Formerly called Sexuality Month before being renamed Gender and Sexuality Month, this year marks the 39th year that UAlbany has hosted a series of events designed to support students facing concerns in the areas of gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS, relationships, identity and reproductive health.

The month’s observance, running February 15 through March 15, and is coordinated by the UAlbany’s Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program of the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research.

“It’s important that we aim to meet the needs of our students as well as provide a retrospective and prospective look at the issues and challenges they are facing," said M. Dolores Cimini, director of the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research, program director of the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program, and Sexuality Month planning committee co-chair. "Such access to education is especially important during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Delivering our educational programs in the virtual space is reaching our students all over the globe in new and exciting ways.”

You may purchase The Transsexual from Tobago at the local, independent Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza:


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