Award-Winning Theater Artist S. Bear Bergman to Speak at Colorado State University on Wednesday, Nov. 18

Award-winning theater artist S. Bear Bergman will highlight a new book, “The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You” as part of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Several on and off-campus collaborations are bringing Bergman to Colorado State University for multiple offerings. Bergman will read and sign the book at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the CSU Bookstore and present “Sing If You’re Glad to Be Trans! at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Room 228 of the Lory Student Center, in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, typically celebrated each year on Nov. 20.

The events are sponsored by Campus Activities, Campus Progress, CSU Bookstore, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center, Parents Fund, SOGBLT and Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.

Transgender Day of Remembrance began in 1998 as a way to remember Rita Hester, a transgender woman of color who was brutally murdered. Each November, this day serves several purposes, including increased awareness of bias and hate incidents targeting individuals who are transgender; public recognition and remembrance of transgender people who have been murdered or died, who may go unnoticed or unremembered; and an invitation for significant others, friends, families and allies to learn more about transgender communities and stand with communities against violence targeting transgender people.

Bergman’s latest book offers essays and thoughts about gender, sexuality and how the two have stories that can be confounded, complicated, and compelling.

“Sing If You’re Glad to be Trans” offers participants an opportunity to celebrate transgender lives, communities and awareness.

For more information, please contact, Foula Dimopoulos, director of the GLBT Resource Center, at (970) 491-4857 or