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San Francisco

He/She/They: The Importance of Gender, with Schuyler Bailar

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One of the most controversial topics today is the issue of gender and the related matters of identity, language and law.

Schuyler Bailar's story of becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete on an NCAA Division 1 team in any sport appeared everywhere from "60 Minutes" to "The Ellen Show" to The Washington Post. In an effort to explain the issues surrounding gender identity and how it's discussed, Bailar has written He/She/They. His approach is to use storytelling and the art of conversation to give us the fundamental language and context of gender so that we can meet people where they are and pave the way to understanding, acceptance, and inclusion. 

Join us for an in-depth talk about the issues driving laws  in dozens of states and being discussed across the country. 


This event was rescheduled from Nov. 1.

This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

If you have symptoms of illness (coughing, fever, etc.), we ask that you either stay home or wear a mask. Our front desk has complimentary masks for members and guests who would like one.

Copies of He/She/They are available for purchase during checkout (U.S. domestic shipping only).

The Commonwealth Club is a nonprofit public forum; we welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming. 

This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

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Wed, Dec 6 / 12:00 PM PST

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Schuyler Bailar

DEO Advisor; Author, He/She/They and Obie Is Man Enough

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Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-host

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John Zipperer

Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California—Co-host


12 p.m. doors open & check-in
12:30–1:30 p.m. program
1:30 p.m. book signing
(all times PDT)


Members free
$5 nonmembers
$30 members with a book
$35 nonmembers with a book
Members free
Nonmembers free
$30 members with a book
$30 nonmembers with a book