Wednesday, November 10, 2021


I was supposed to do outreach at a local high school today, but the person at the school who requested us forgot that today was a half day for the students. So outreach has been rescheduled for next Wednesday. (That gives me another week to think about what I am going to wear!)

Readers asked to describe outreach.

Outreach is an attempt to educate and enlighten non-transgender people about what it means to be transgender. 

It occurs in two parts. First, each outreach presenter gives a brief autobiography (about five minutes long). Then the audience asks us questions.

All of the outreach I have done in the past was with college students who were attending as part of a course they were taking (typically Human Sexuality). I expect that the questions from the high schoolers may be different because attendance is voluntary and not related to a course they are taking. Rather, they are attending because they are members of the school’s gender and sexuality club. They have skin in the game, so I suspect their questions will be different.

Click here to read my post about the most memorable questions asked of me at past outreaches.

Source: Elisabetta Franchi
Wearing Elisabetta Franchi

Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe femulating a nurse in the 1984 film Hotel New Hampshire.


  1. Just love that Elisabetta Franchi outfit, especially the colour. Unfortunately, I think I'm about sixty years too old to wear it!

  2. As a retired high sociology teacher who on a few rare occasions had a student come and talk privately either about their orientation or in some cases their sexual identity I want to reinforce what you are doing, talking and sharing, with ALL these young people is so important. Adolescents is such a hard time, and while today's young person appears to more open to allowing themselves and/or classmates to express their sexuality, it is good they get the chance to hear from adult who has learned to accept them self for who they are. I read your blog for self education, the blend of serious topics and your delightful sense of humor make it easy to understand the aspects of transgenderism. Your community and their students are blessed to have there as a resource. Withhold my name to protect my former students, thank you.