Plenary Luncheon & Keynote

A session at Transcending Boundaries Conference 2012

Saturday 27th October, 2012

12:00pm to 2:15pm (EST)

Ignacio Rivera is a Queer, gender fluid, Trans- Entity, Black Boricua performance artist, currently performing skits, spoken word, one-person shows and story-telling internationally. Ignacio is a lecturer/trainer, activist, new filmmaker, sex worker and self-proclaimed sex educator.

As a lecturer/ trainer, Ignacio has spoken at home and abroad on such topics of racism, sexism, homo/transphobia, transgender issues, trans 101, sexual liberation, anti-oppression, anti-violence, multi-issue organizing and more. Ignacio currently consultants with various organizations in New York City conducting professional development trainings for NYC high school staff.

Ignacio is the founder of Poly Patao Productions. P3 is dedicated to producing sex-positive workshops, performance pieces, films, play parties, panel discussions, social/political groups and educational opportunities that are specially geared toward queer women, transgender, multi-gender, gender-queer, gender non-conforming and gender variant people of color.

As a filmmaker Ignacio currently embarked on a film project, "Shades of Kink" a series of educational/documentary style films around inserting a racial/class/sexuality and gender into the Kink world. Ignacio also has completed two experimental shorts. Their first short is an adult short about moving from normality into kink, called “Crossing” and the other is a short about gender called “They” Both films have been shown at various film festivals across the country.

As a sex worker Ignacio is a Pro-dom and is working in the adult film industry. They can be seen in their debut performance in Pink and White Productions, “In Search of The Wild Kingdom” and Morty Diomand’s “Trans Entity: The Nasty Love of Papi and Wil.”

Ignacio is also one of the founding board member of Queers for Economic Justice, a progressive non-profit organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation.

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Ignacio Rivera

Black- Boricua/ Queer/Trans/ Gender fluid/ Two-Spirit Performer, filmmaker, Sex Educator, new blogger (What They said) bio from Twitter

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Time 12:00pm2:15pm EST

Date Sat 27th October 2012

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