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Lecture: Tiggy Upland, the Wild Deuce

Thursday, September 20, 2018
12:30pm – 1:45pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

This lecture presentation honors the Bisexual/Pansexual Awareness Day, September 23, 2018.

The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality, and Community is a weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the areas.

Today's lecture is entitled, "Tiggy Upland the Wild Deuce" and it will be presented by Jen Bonardi (she/her/hers).

Synopsis: Tiggy will share ideas from her book, Advice from a Wild Deuce. This will include a couple of advice requests/responses, bisexual-specific coming out tips, intersectionality & synergy, and the joy of labels. In the second half of the program Tiggy’s creator, Jen Bonardi, will appear in order to talk about being a bisexual after college.

Biography: Tiggy Upland, the Wild Deuce, wrote the Ask Tiggy advice column for the Bisexual Resource Center and Bi Women Quarterly from 2011 – 2015. During those years, she was also a four-time M.C. for the bi-themed variety show, Bilicious, and created the You Might Be a Bisexual Tumblr blog. From spring of 2016 through spring of 2017, Tiggy starred in Upland, a bisexual webcomic of miniatures set in a hostel in Boston. She was named “Bi Writer of the Year” at the 2017 Bisexual Book Awards for writing Advice from a Wild Deuce: The Best of Ask Tiggy and was nominated for 2018 Boston Pride Marshall.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches


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