Arthur, Martha and everyone else: equality now for intersex, trans and gender diverse people
Date: Tuesday 7 October 2014
Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9905 3327
Public event - All welcome
The Federal Government took a great step forward in 2013 when it legislated to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status. But many hurdles remain for Australia’s intersex, trans and gender diverse communities.
Come along to this important event to hear about how some of these obstacles are being overcome, as well as the biggest ones that remain in the ongoing battle for true equality."
Tony Briffa is a former mayor and current vice president of Australia's two intersex advocacy groups - Organisation Intersex International and the AIS Support Group Australia. Tony is open about being born biologically both female and male, and will talk about the unique human rights challenges for intersex people.
Sally Goldner’s involvement in the queer community for sixteen years includes TransGender Victoria (now Executive Director) and presenter of 3 CR’s “Out of the Pan.” She is the focus of an autobiographical documentary “Sally’s Story” and was noted in The Age’s Top 100 most creative and influential people in 2011.
Kenton Penley Miller has worked in public health and social justice roles over the years. He has also worked in the HIV sector and has designed national "challenging homophobia" training kits with his friend Mahamati. He is currently an Education Consultant with VEOHRC and, as part of this role, contributed to the development of the Commission’s Guideline: Transgender people at work and developed the training for workplaces that engage with these issues.