How does sex influence a transmasculine person’s identity? And how can a healthy sexuality diminish body dysphoria? Join therapist Mike Giordano, LICSW and activist, educator, and educational and adult filmmaker, Buck Angel for a workshop exploring transgender men’s lives and how mental health professionals can assist in building positive self-regard and promoting pleasurable sex lives, while attending to issues around body and gender dysphoria. Utilizing Mr. Angel’s sexually graphic documentary, attendees will engage in a frank discussion on queer sexualities, dismantle stereotypes about transgender narratives, and become more culturally adept at working with this population. There are three different interviews in the video with transgender men, and in two cases, a sexual partner. Within the interviews, there is footage of the interviewees engaging in sex. After viewing each vignette, the facilitators use this footage as a platform for discussing and understanding the intersection of sexuality and gender identity.
Session Category : 2018