‘Exploring how discrimination impacts on intersex, sex and gender diverse (ISDG) people will be the subject of an upcoming community forum in Sydney. ‘To mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), the free event will feature a panel of diverse speakers including Liz Ceissman and Katherine Cummings from the Gender Centre, Mish Glitter Pony and Bastian Fox Phelan from Still Fierce, and speakers from Tewnty… 10 and Wear It Purple. Topics to be covered include the history of the trans movement, transphobia, the new term ‘intersex, sex and gender diverse (ISGD)’, youth issues, and the new Transgender Anti-Violence Project.
The forum is being organised in collaboration between a number of community based groups and organisations. Organiser, panelist and community activist Griffen Jones says the forum is “an exciting opportunity for many ISGD voices to be heard.” “This event is an exciting addition to Sydney’s IDAHO activities for this year, marking a move towards increasing the focus on issues related to transphobia as well as intersex, sex and gender diversity. “We hope that many members of the community will attend and be a part of this dialogue, so that it may also be utilised as an important community education tool. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussions too.”
The forum will be held at ACON’s Sydney offices at 9 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills, on Wednesday 18 May from 6pm-8pm. Light refreshments provided.’