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Trans Erotica and Imaginings Exhibit runs through April 5

Submitted on Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Inforum exhibition space on the fifth floor is featuring a display of historic erotic and pornographic media created by and/or about transgender, transsexual, transvestite and other gender-nonconforming people.

The exhibit was curated by Laura Horak, an Associate Professor of Film Studies at Carleton University, who was invited to put it together by Patrick Keilty, an Assistant Profesor at the Faculty of Information and Director of the Sexual Representations Collection (SRC) at the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

“It is very rare and valuable to have a collection of erotic and pornographic material, since so many state and institutional archives either refuse to preserve this type of material or keep their collections secret,” Horak said in an interview. Read more