Trans Awareness Week Event: Beyond the Binary

BY Thursday, 17 October 2019

To celebrate Trans Awareness Week, Minus18 has teamed up with RMIT University to present an evening exploring all things gender diversity.

Trans Awareness Week (November 12 to 19) is a whole week for the community to come together to learn about gender diversity, stand up to discrimination, and be a trans ally.

In celebration of Trans Awareness Week, we’ve teamed up with RMIT University and Transgender Victoria to present ‘Beyond the Binary’; an introductory workshop to gender diversity, followed by a panel discussion. 

This event will provide you with the basics of inclusive language, terminology, and the broader experiences of trans and gender diverse young people.

It's also gloriously FREE – or, choose to purchase a new Minus18 trans flag lanyard to pick up on the night. 100% of proceeds will go straight to supporting trans and gender diverse youth via Minus18 initiatives, and other Australian LGBTIQ orgs.

What to expect

  • Minus18 keynote diving into gender identity, social and medical transition and the impacts of inclusive language
  • Panel discussion featuring Dr Emily Gray, someone and someone else
  • Short films via trans and gender diverse youth art project Escape Velocity
  • The chance to ask questions in a non-judgemental space
  • Minus18 trans ally merchandise for work and school available to purchase

Who is this for?

This introductory workshop is perfect for anyone looking to learn about gender identity, inclusive language and the broader experiences of trans and gender diverse young people.

That said, it'll be especially valuable to teachers, school staff and youth workers!

Celebrating Trans Awareness Week

There's no one way, or right way to get involved in Trans Awareness Week. Educate your team, brush up on your own knowledge, start a conversation, and champion inclusivity at work or school.

Minus18 has you covered with a free toolkit to get you started, Pride Packs to celebrate at workFREE packs for schools and loads more trans and ally goodies!

We acknowledge that this event is being held on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded and treaties were never signed; this is and always will be Aboriginal land.

Grab your free ticket now!