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Curry Holds “Playing With Gender” Workshop

By Emma Keyes, Currier Times Staff////

Matisse Dupont speaks at the “Playing with Gender” workshop. Photo by Emma Keyes

On Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 Curry College opened its doors to the “Playing with Gender Workshop”, which focuses on gender identity as part of the Gay-pril Month event.

The official LGBTQ+ Pride Month falls during summer break, so the school is celebrating early and before finals to show its support.

The workshop guest speaker, Matisse Dupont (she/they pronouns), provided details on the purpose of the workshop, which is to encourage students to embrace their gender identities and sexualities.

“We have question and answer sessions, activities, brainstorming sessions, even dancing,” said Dupont. “In fact let’s just do the dancing!”

And all this was solely focused on embracing individual gender identities. They covered every branch of the LGBTQ+ community, from the somewhat well-known ones such as non-binary (people who don’t identify as either male or female) and
pansexual (people who are attracted to anyone, regardless of their gender identity), to the lesser known such as asexual (no sexual attraction at all) and aromantic (no romantic attraction).

Other recent events included Consent Day, a trip to see “Dear Evan Hansen,” and the participation in the National Day of Silence on April 8th.

Other upcoming Gay-pril events include Drag Bingo on April 21st.

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