7:30PM @Culture Club

Eventbrite - Queering Asia: The Possibilities of Every Body

Gender and sex seem interchangeable to most people. Yet they are two distinct concepts that indeed still intersect in many ways. 

Led by transwoman lecturer Dr. Brenda Alegre, this talk confronts complexities by drawing strong focus on trans*, queers, and non-binary persons. There may be ample educational models out there to parse sex and gender, but how do we understand our own? And how are these nuances different and intersecting across the Philippines, Thailand, India, and Hong Kong?

Sit back and explore the spectrum of gender expressions and identities, right here in Asia.


Born and raised in the Philippines, Dr. Brenda Rodriguez Alegre is a transwoman lecturer teaching the popular Sexuality and Gender course at The University of Hong Kong. She is currently one of the Board Directors of The Society of Transsexual Women Advocates of the Philippines, the first and longest existing support and advocacy group for transgender women in the Philippines. 

Prior to teaching, Brenda worked in Human Resources and Employee Relations at leading BPO companies in the Philippines. She is also a Registered Psychologist and Psychometrician.

Brenda is also an organiser of the Vagina Monologues at The University of Hong Kong, a soprano singer and member of the Harmonics, Hong Kong’s first and only LGBTQ choir. 


* This talk will be delivered in English | Entrance over 18 

「酷兒」亞洲: 一個身體,百種可能


講者Dr. Brenda Alegre是一位跨性別人士。此講座聚焦跨性別、同性戀和非二元者,從以引伸出性別的複雜性。坊間不乏用以釐清「Sex」和「Gender」的教育模式,但它們如何能幫助我們認識自身?箇中微妙的差異與交錯,又如何在菲律賓、泰國、印度和香港體現?