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Robyn Ochs to deliver lectures on sexuality, labels

By Brett Fails
University News Service
January 25, 2010

Robyn Ochs

Robyn Ochs

Robyn Ochs, a long-time activist and editor, will be speaking on bisexuality during her two presentations at Texas State University-San Marcos on Monday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. in LBJ 3-15.1 and later that day at 7 p.m. in the LBJ Teaching Theater. This event is free and open to the public.

Ochs' first presentation, “Working with Bisexual Students,” will discuss the unique needs of young people who identify as bisexual and what exactly that label means. This presentation will be followed by a discussion that will address these and other questions regarding how best to serve those coming out as bisexual or embracing other labels of sexual fluidity.

The following presentation, titled “Beyond Binaries: Identity and the Sexuality Spectrum,” will focus on how individuals assign labels to others, as well as exploring self-identity and the complexity of attraction.

Ochs is the editor of the Bisexual Resource Guide and the new anthology Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World. She has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University and at Johnson State College in Vermont.

Her writings have been published in numerous bisexual, women's studies and multicultural anthologies. She is a dynamic speaker who has received accolades for her presentations at numerous universities and colleges.

For more information contact the Counseling Center at (512) 245-2208.