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Sam Elkin: Detachable Penis

Yeah I mean was definitely like a feminist before, but I definitely remain very much a feminist now after having experienced going to the other side of sex apartheid, and realising all the attended benefits of being on the other side’Sam Elkin.

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Sam Elkin’s Detachable Penis: A Queer Legal Saga, recounts his bumpy journey from lesbian to transgender lawyer in the aftermath of the 2017 marriage equality postal survey. Set against the backdrop of a growing moral panic about the ‘trans agenda’, Elkin’s debut book is part-love letter and part-cautionary tale. Honest and unflinching, it’s sure to spark many prickly and productive conversations.

Join Elkin as he launches Detachable Penis with host Yves Rees at an intimate and relaxed evening at The Wheeler Centre.



This event was recorded on Monday 6 May 2024 at The Wheeler Centre.

The official bookseller was Hares and Hyenas.

Featured music is ‘No One There’ by Ava Low.

Please note this episode contains coarse language.

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