Gender Politics and Trans Rights & Inclusion

THU, APR 27, 2023 (1:09:23)

Schuyler Bailar (he/him) was the first openly transgender D1 NCAA athlete. Since graduating from Harvard University in 2019, Schuyler has become an internationally celebrated inspirational speaker, author, and advocate for trans inclusion, radical body acceptance, and mental health awareness. He is also recognized as a top social media LGBTQ+ educator and advocate.

In his talk, Schuyler shares his personal journey and discusses some of the recent legislation affecting trans rights. He also speaks about the importance of trans inclusion and strategies for taking action.

Following a moderated conversation, Schuyler engages with members of the Suffolk community in an audience Q&A moderated by Bobbi Van Gilder, PhD, assistant professor, Communication, Journalism, & Media Department, Suffolk University.

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+ BIO: Schuyler Bailar

Schuyler Bailar (he/him) is the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an
NCAA Division 1 men’s team. By 15, he was one of the nation’s top-20 15-year-old
breast-strokers. By 17, he set a national age-group record. In college, he swam for
Harvard University, on Harvard’s winningest team in 50 years. Schuyler’s difficult
choice – to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being an NCAA
Champion – was historic. His story has appeared everywhere from 60 Minutes to The
Washington Post. Schuyler’s tireless advocacy has earned him numerous honors
including LGBTQ Nation’s Instagram Advocate for 2020. In 2021, Schuyler also
released his first middle-grade novel, Obie Is Man Enough. And in 2022, Schuyler
created making gender literacy education accessible to every
team, school and company

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