Sunday 17 June, 2018, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Queensland Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, South Bank, Brisbane
This one-day conference aims to explain the terms and concepts involved in the topic of gender diversity and gender non-conformity, explore what science tells us about the development of gender in youth and outline some of the socially-related health issues facing people who are gender non-conforming. Most of all, it is an opportunity to hear the lived experience of gender non-conforming people and appreciate some of the issues from the ‘inside’.
Speakers include Jade Mirabito who identifies as “agender, trans, queer, femme and fabulous” and works with mental health and suicide prevention services on the Gold Coast, and Olivia Donaghy who leads the Children’s Health Queensland gender service at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
A panel will present their own experiences as gender non-conforming people in a primarily gender-binary society; panel members include Anglican priest and trans woman the Rev. Jo Inkpin and trans man, musician and broadcaster Eddie Ayres.
More details (including online registration information) are available at http://www.sof-in-australia.org/conferences.php. Registration cost is $20.