Scott Turner Schofield performs at UC

On Thursday, May 7, Scott Turner Schofield, transgender activist and performance artist, visited the University of Cincinnati to perform excerpts from his book Two Truths and a Lie. Schofield asked the audience to participate by asking questions and he answered with various stories from his life. Topics of course covered trans issues, but Schofield also told stories about family, friends, the South and debutante balls.

Schofield started out the evening by pouring everyone in the audience a glass of sweet tea, likening its omnipresence in the South to whiteness. He then moved on to tell some very hilarious stories. My personal favorite is the story about the mini private Pride celebration Schofield and his friends planned back when he was a lesbian. They couldn’t attend gay events publicly and wouldn’t go to Prom because they couldn’t bring who they wanted, so they planned an alternative event, after of course making sure the parents weren’t in on it. “Other kids do drugs, we do this,” Schofield explained about the sneaking around.

Schofield provided an evening of entertaining stories and insights on transgender life, the South and queers.

Scott Turner Schofield entertains the crowd by busting a move at University of Cincinnati.

Scott Turner Schofield entertains the crowd by busting a move at University of Cincinnati.

Schofield performs at the University of Cincinnati.

Schofield performs at the University of Cincinnati.

Schofield reads from his book Two Truths and a Lie.

Schofield reads from his book Two Truths and a Lie.

Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps from Schofield’s YouTube page.

Bookmark and Share

One thought on “Scott Turner Schofield performs at UC

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s