One of a handful of known transgender historians, Susan Stryker's work has not only provided us with a documented history of transgender life and struggle; it has challenged gay-centric organizing agendas, educated us on the events that shaped our community, and helped inspire complicated ways of thinking and talking about gender.
Stryker will be screening her Emmy-winning film about the Compton Cafeteria riots, Screaming Queens here (almost) in Chicago! Sunday, October 24th at 2:30pm. at Oak Park Public Library
Styker will be present at a reception at the event, so this is a rare chance to meet her.
Also, Oak Park Public Library has a stunning transgender resource collection, one of the largest in the U.S., in fact.