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Atlas Obscura: Aquatic Gender Fluidity at Heal the Bay Aquarium
June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$35
AqACome enjoy cocktails, listen to speakers from the LGBT community, and learn how many of the species beneath our seas change sex, gender roles, and use forms of asexuality to survive at Heal the Bay Aquarium, a hidden gem located beneath the Santa Monica Pier.
We’ll begin the night’s festivities with an introduction of the Aquarium and the gender diversity of its local marine inhabitants by Associate Aquarium Director, Laura Rink, followed by a presentation by transgender speaker and educator, Michelle Dennis, who joins us on behalf of PFLAG. Michelle will educate us about understanding gender fluidity in our human world, as well as some recent transgender and gender non-conforming milestone events. Then guests will be free to mingle among the tanks and pools, where Aquarium staff will be on hand to discuss specific gender-fluid animals in intimate detail.
Our fluidity theme extends to the realm of libations as well! Each adult guest will receive one complimentary drink ticket to choose from a selection of specially-themed organic cocktails by Boxcar. Additional cocktails will be available to purchase at the cash bar throughout the evening.
To purchase tickets please visit: https://www.atlasobscura.com/events/gender-fluidity-at-heal-the-bay-aquarium-june-2019
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