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the GENDER book Mile

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16 min

1.5 miles

From Sul Ross & Mulberry 77006 to 604 Pacific St 77006

The GENDER Book Walk explores the historical mile of the creation of the GENDER book starting in Menil Park, a favorite meeting location for the creators, traveling past the University of St. Thomas to the corner of Graustark and Marshall Street. On the southeast corner of that block, through rosebushes, a country porch and a sign that reads “YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS,” sits the two-story Montrose house that birthed the GENDER book. From there the creators head north, then east through the Houston Montrose neighborhood, past where the Houston Pride Parade takes place every June since the early 1980’s.  Past former haunts Mary’s and Chances close to Houston buyers club, grace Lutheran, and through zip code 77006 across Montrose to the TG Center on Pacific, where the largest transgender-focused archive in the united states are housed.


Mel Reiff Hill and Jay Mays

Menil Park

Marshall House Corner

Middle of the Walk

Robin Mack

Transgender Center Houston

the GENDER book Project

the GENDER book is a fun, colorful, and community-based project which illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender. The project began when creators Boston Bostian, Mel Reiff Hill, Jay Mays, and Robin Mack started to educate each other about what it means to live and experess and perform one's gender. The more they learned, the more they wanted to share with everyone else. The project's 6-page "teaser," the gender book(let), has already begun to create a dialogue across disciplines, communities, and artists around the goal of education and social justice for gender minorities, providing a much-needed resourece for guerrilla and formal educators alike. "Our hope," the creators stated, "is to change the face of gender education in a way that is approachable, easy to understand, and even beautiful." Full description here.