PREVIEW: Book launch – Queer Sex by Juno Roche

Besi Besemar April 1, 2018

Juno Roche, a former student of the University of Brighton, launches her latest book, Queer Sex on the evening of Wednesday, April 25 2018 at the Edward Street building lecture theatre from 6pm.

The event is part of a series of special occasions to mark the 25th anniversary of university status of the University of Brighton Рorganised by University of Brighton Alumni Association.

Juno Roche is an internationally recognised trans writer and campaigner, and founder of Trans Workers UK and the Trans Teachers Network.¬†Juno is a patron of cliniQ has written for the Guardian, the Independent VICE, DIVA and¬†was included in the Independent’s Rainbow List 2015 and 2016.

The evening will be opened by the Universities Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris who will introduce Juno and invite her to talk about her book.

A member of the university’s Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender will then discuss briefly some of the university’s current work in this area, before Juno and Kate O’Donnell (artistic director of Transcreative,¬† chat about the book and take questions from the audience.

Guests will be invited to enjoy a glass of wine after the event.

University students, staff, alumni and members of the public are all welcome!

June says: ‚ÄúEver since my surgery I have felt that I fail at sex, that I fail at being found attractive, at being ‚Äėsex-ready‚Äô and at feeling sexy.‚ÄĚ

This intimate and eye-opening exploration of trans sexualities is narrated by Juno Roche ‚Äď an internationally recognised transgender activist, but self-confessed sex-phobe.

On a mission to liberate herself and her new ‚Äėneo-vagina,‚Äô Juno interviewed well-known figures in the trans and non-binary community. Fox Fisher and Owl, Kuchenga, Kate O‚ÄôDonnell and others speak honestly and boldly about their experiences of sex, desire, intimacy and love.

When trans bodies are so often fetishised, it’s important we hear these first-hand accounts of genuine trans sexual expression and fulfilment. Exploring a diverse range of sexual practices, gender identities and relationship set-ups, they challenge prejudices and inspire readers to reconsider their own concepts of sexuality.

Queer Sex is frank, funny and poignant, but above all, an empowering call to anyone at the start of their sexual journey.

Event: Queer Sex by Juno Roche Рbook launch at the University of Brighton

Where: University of Brighton, Edward Street, 154-155 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JG

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Time: 6pm-9pm

Cost: Free event. To register to attend, click here: