Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? Author Heath Fogg Davis speaks with GLAAD

For C-SPAN’s After Words series, GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis sat down with Heath Fogg Davis to discuss his new book Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? Check out a clip below:

The full interview is available here and it will re-air on BookTV on C-SPAN 2 at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 9th - be sure to tune in!

Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? explores in-depth when and why it is essential to use gender as a social category, and asks just how do we determine where the divide between man and woman begins and ends? Why do we need to declare our gender to go to the bathroom? Why is person A a woman, and what makes person B a man? Beyond Trans takes the conversation on gender identity to a new frontier. 

Davis a professor of political science at Temple University in Philadelphia and teaches courses on anti-discrimination law, democratic political theory, and the intersections of race, gender and sexuality. As a transgender man of color, Davis approaches trans and racial issues as both a scholar and an individual with personal experience with the scrutiny and hostility met by trans people of color. Alongside his teaching and academic work, Davis serves on the Mayor’s Commission on LGBT affairs, is a member of the Trans Masculine Advocacy Network, and acts as the faculty advisor for Temple’s Students for Trans Awareness and Rights.