After Dark Online: Transgender Day of Visibility

Thursday, April 1, 2021 • 7:00 p.m. PT

Adults Only (18+)

Free online event: Join below or via YouTube or Facebook

Observed on March 31, Transgender Day of Visibility is an international day of awareness and celebration built from decades of activism in response to the intentional exclusion of transgender people and voices in our culture and discourse. Transgender experiences expand and challenge our often limited models of gender, sex, and identity. In this program, we highlight transgender individuals in STEAM fields, offer cultural and scientific context for transgender experiences, and celebrate the diversity of human expression.

This program features:

How Can we Describe Gender?
By STARS interns Eli Ramos, Chris Hernandez, Lavender de Julia
Join Exploratorium STARS interns as they poetically describe their gender.

Bathroom Break
With Shafer Mazow and Sal Alper
What happens when you change the gendered bathroom signs in a science museum?

Journey into Parenthood
With Kayden Coleman and Alex Piper
By STARS interns Alex Piper, Pen Kim, and Kozue Palaco
Listen in on a conversation with a trans father about his experience with the medical system. 

Sex and Gender: What's the Difference?!
By STARS interns Gwen Payne, Alonzo Hernandez, and Tiffany Mays
Get a primer on the differences between sex and gender and what science says about how they can be defined.

Transgender in STEM: Simón(e) Sun
With Sam Sharkland

Transgender in STEM: Shayle Matsuda
With Sam Sharkland

More to Explore:

A deep dive into Shayle Matsuda’s coral research

Simón(e) Sun’s project on synaptic plasticity

500 Queer Scientists
A visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs

Gender diversity map

Queer- and trans-friendly health care provider options in the Bay Area

Intersex education and resources


Transgender Day of Visibility at the Exploratorium is made possible with the generous support of General Motors.