Film Screening &
Panel Discussion


Chase Joynt, Morgan M Page
Jules Gill-Peterson, Jen Richards

Trans Day of Visibility
Friday, March 31st, 2023
7:00 PM Pacific

Online & In Person
Student Union Building

University of Victoria
lək̓ʷəŋən territory, BC, Canada

All conference registrations include access to the keynote (please be seated no later than 6:45 PM).

As space allows, members of the public are invited to the 7:00 PM showing (film + panel) by donation at the door ($10 minimum suggested). Door opens to the public at 6:45 PM. 

Framing Agnes is also showing at 5:00 PM (film only). Members of the public are invited to purchase Cinecenta tickets when they become available. 

In 1958, a young trans woman named Agnes entered a study about sex disorders at UCLA to get the gender-affirming care she needed, by any means necessary. Her story was long considered to be exceptional until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Directed by Chase Joynt (NO ORDINARY MAN) and featuring an all-star cast of transgender artists and actors, FRAMING AGNES uses re-enactment and genre-blurring storytelling techniques to breathe new life into previously unknown people who redefined gender in the midcentury. Featuring Angelica Ross, Jen Richards, Zackary Drucker, Silas Howard, Max Wolf Valerio, Stephen Ira, and Jules Gill-Peterson.



Chase Joynt

Chase Joynt is a director and writer whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. His debut documentary feature, Framing Agnes, was named a Best Movie of the Year by The New Yorker after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival where it won the NEXT Innovator Award and the NEXT Audience Award.


Jules Gill-Peterson

Jules Gill-Peterson is an associate professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of Histories of the Transgender Child and a general co-editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. Her next book, A Short History of Trans Misogyny, will be published by Verso.


Morgan M Page

Morgan M Page is a writer, artist, and historian based in London, UK. She is the creator of One From the Vaults, the podcast that brings you all of the dirt, gossip, and glamour from trans history. With Chase Joynt, she is the co-writer of the book Boys Don't Cry (2022) and the feature film Framing Agnes (2022).


Jen Richards

JEN RICHARDS is a writer, actor, and the creator and star of HER STORY, which explores the dating lives of trans women. It was the first independently made digital series to be nominated for an Emmy. Jen is also a long-time transgender representation consultant for film/tv and trans rights activist.

Author, Artist,
and Activist


"Balancing Acts and Bottom-Up Approaches to Trans Activism"

April 1st, 2023
7:00 PM Pacific

Online & In Person
Michèle Pujol Room
Student Union Building

University of Victoria
lək̓ʷəŋən territory, BC, Canada 

All conference registrations include access to the keynote. As space allows, the event is also open to non-conference registrants by donation at the door.

Exclusivity is a daunting problem within social justice movements. For much of the late twentieth century, transgender people were excluded from certain strands of feminism and gay liberation. And within trans communities, there have been countless "border wars" and attempts to ignore or purge certain subgroups that have a stake in our movement.

Drawing on her twenty-plus years being involved in trans activism, plus her research and writings on how prejudice works and how to effectively counter it, Julia will share her thoughts on these past developments and how we might work to transcend similar exclusions in the future.

Julia Serano is an Oakland, California-based writer, performer, biologist, and activist. She is the author of several books, including Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, and her latest, Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back. Julia’s other writings have appeared in over twenty anthologies, and in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, TIME, Salon, The Daily Beast, AlterNet, Out, and Ms. Her life experiences as a trans woman, and her understanding of biology (she has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Columbia University, and spent seventeen years as a researcher at UC Berkeley in the fields of genetics and developmental biology), gives her a unique perspective on gender and sexuality, and her writings have been used as teaching materials in colleges across North America.