This year’s FtBCon, running from January 31 through February 2, will have three trans panels on awesomely diverse topics. These include:
Between A Rock And…: Non-Binary Gender in Atheism (February 1, 11 AM – 12 PM)
When women started talking about women’s issues in the skeptic and atheist movements, it created an incredibly charged atmosphere within those communities. A couple years later, we’re still having this heated discussion. In talking about gender-related issues, how well do people within the community address trans* people, particularly non-binary-identified individuals? Is there an overlap between misogynistic attitudes and transphobic attitudes? Is non-binary erasure a problem for the atheist/skeptic communities? What place do binary and non-binary trans* people have within the community, and what are their contributions?
Trans* Representation in Video Games (February 1, 8 PM – 9 PM)
The few transgender characters in the video gaming world are problematic, if not outright dehumanizing. But are there representatives that aren’t complete stereotypes or foils for transphobic narratives?
Trans Men and Trans Masculinity (February 2, 1 PM – 2 PM)
The transgender male and trans masculine community includes people with a wide range of identities and lived experiences. Panelists will answer some common myths and questions and share their lived experiences. We will also address some of the similarities and differences between our experiences and those of trans women and cisgender people.
These panels feature some of the brightest minds in the trans and secular communities. Be there!