The Arts Center presents
Trystan Reese @ The Whiteside Theatre
Trystan shares his story of life, family and transition with us.
Trystan Reese sprang into the public consciousness in 2017 when he decided to tell his trans pregnancy story in the mainstream media. He and his partner, Biff, are also the adoptive parents of Biff’s biological niece and nephew. They are proud to have expanded the public conversation about trans reproductive justice, queer families, and what it means to be a father. He regularly tells the unique story of his family’s creation to audiences across the country.
He is the Director of Family Formation at Family Equality Council, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ families and those who wish to form them.
An Evening with Trystan Reese kicks off programming about transgender identity using the arts as a means of communication and connection:
- “An Iris Stands Tall: A Mother’s Journey, a Daughter’s Transition,” artworks by Annette Sabater | April 23-June 14, 2019
- A show of artworks about LGBTQ-issues, curated by Rosalie Lingo | May 2-June 1
- A community-led panel discussion | TBA
Our Thanks for support of this event, exhibition, and associated programming:
Jim and Ruth Howland Fund of The Arts Center Endowment Fund