This June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which changed the course of history for the LGBT community. The protests were led by possibly the most marginalised citizens of their time - trans women of colour. To honour their long struggles for equality, our next event will be about the neuroscience of gender, sex and sexual orientation.
Brain research on gender, sexual differences and sexual orientation is considered a sensitive topic, although science has an ever clearer picture and a lot to explain. Szabolcs Bíró, our co-founder talked about the difference between the female and the male brain, the controversy around the topic, why some are afraid of the results and why it is important for researcher to acknowledge sex as a crucial factor in their results. The second speaker was Dr. René Seiger, whose lab was the first in the world to show that gender identity is reflected in the brain microstructure and he will share their research on to what extent sexual orientation and gender represented in the brain.