Press Release for Thursday, October 16, 2014
UNF LGBT Center Presents Transgender Comedian Ian Harvie
Media Contact: Jessica Scott, Public Relations Specialist
Department of Public Relations
The University of North Florida Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center will host comedian Ian Harvie and his show, “Super Hero,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Building 58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704, on the UNF campus.
“We are excited to raise awareness about gender identity and transgender issues through a unique comedy show,” said Kaitlin Legg, UNF LGBT Resource Center assistant director. “Laughter has the power to bring together diverse groups of people over tough topics in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.”
Harvie opened for Margaret Cho, another unconventional comedienne, and a producer of Harvie’s first live stand-up special. His unparalleled act queers the traditionally macho, sex-obsessed world of stand up in uncommon ways, proving that laughter cuts across all gender identities and ultimately unites. He was recently cast to co-star on the new Jill Soloway TV series “TRANSPARENT” on Amazon.
The LGBT Resource Center’s mission is to provide valuable education and resources for the entire campus community with a commitment to advocacy, equality, respect, and support for LGBT students, faculty, and staff.
UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.