Kaete Walker

Kaete Walker

* TAFE Gender Workshop Sept 07

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(Some of the slides produced for the workshop are below. Click on each in order to enlarge)

A three hour ‘Gender and Sexuality Diversities’ workshop was provided at Hunter Institute of TAFE on the 27th September 2007 for Cert1V and Diploma welfare students.

Presenters/Facilitators were:
* Kaete Walker. Teacher, Mental Health, TAFE; and formerly,
Secretary and Co-Convenor, Rainbow Visions Hunter.

* Amy Wyndham. Sexuality Educator; Cert IV Workplace Trainer and
Assessor; and Family and Relationship Counsellor, Interrelate.

* Nonni Walker. Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Social Inquiry)
student.

With a much appreciated appearance towards the end of the programme, by
Chris Clementson, Hunter and Mid North Coast Region Manager, ACON. Chris
provided information of the services offered by ACON.

Topics included in the workshop:
* What is ‘Sexuality’?
* What is ‘Gender’?
* What is ‘Normal’ Gender and ‘Normal’ Sexuality?
* What is homophobia, and how does homophobia come about?
* Hetereonormativity, hegemony, and dominant discourse.
* Implications for Welfare Practice.

That which follows is part the ‘References and Useful Reading’
list, compiled in the development of the workshop.

Allen, E and Felluga, D. General Introduction to Theories of Gender and Sex
(http://www.cla.purdue.edu/english/theory/genderandsex/modules/introduc
tion.html )

Blackman, S; Chisholm, L; Gordon, T; and Holland, J. (1987) Hidden
Messages; an equal opportunities teaching pack. VAP Publishing Services,
Kidlington, Oxford.

Connell, R.W (1987) Gender and Power: society, the person, and sexual
politics. Polity Press. ISBN 0 7456 0467 6. Details: http://www.polity.co.uk/book.asp?ref=9780745604688

Dodds, C; Keogh, P and Hickson, F (2005) It makes me sick: Heterosexism, homophobia and the health of Gay men and Bisexual men. Briefing Paper. ISBN: 1 872956 79 3 http://avp.acon.org.au/documents/ItMakesMeSick.pdf

Franklin. K. “Enacting masculinity: Antigay violence and group rape as
participatory theater.” Sexuality Research & Social Policy, Vol. 1 #2, 2004.
http://caliber.ucpress.net/doi/pdf/10.1525/srsp.2004.1.2.25?cookieSet=1 (Accessed 21/9/07)

Healey, Justin (ed) 2002, Sexuality and Discrimination. The Spinney Press.
Rozelle, NSW. ISBN 1 876811 71 4

Hoese, W. J., Judith Gibber, J., and Wood, B. Gender: In the Genes or in the
Jeans? A Case Study on Sexual Differentiation.
http://www.sciencecases.org/gender/gender.asp (Accessed 21/9/07)

Homophobia Forum, American Psychoanalytic Foundation. December 18th, 1998.
http://cyberpsych.org/homophobia/noframes/index.html

Jackson, Stevi. The social complexity of heteronormativity: gender,
sexuality & heterosexuality. Lecture held by Centre for Women’s Studies,
University of York, UK, at the international conference ‘Heteronormativity –
a Fruitful Concept?’ in Trondheim, June 2nd – 4th , 2005. http://www.hf.ntnu.no/itk/heteronormativity-2005/Jackson.pdf http://www.hf.ntnu.no/itk/heteronormativity-2005/Jackson.pdf

Liggins, Sally, et al. (1994) Affirming Gender Diversity: An educational
resource on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Orientations. New Zealand Family
Planning Assoc. ISBN 0-9583304-0-9

Lynn Conway. (Private site produced by Professor Lynn Conway. Personal stories, research articles, information about, transgender, transition, etc)http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/conway.html

Moynihan, C. (1998). Theories of Masculinity. British Medical Journal. Vol 317.1072-5 www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/317/7165/1072

Moxnes, H. Heteronormativity and Foucault – the Victorian discourse. Lecture, University of Oslo, at the international conference ‘Heteronormativity – a Fruitful Concept?’ in Trondheim, June 2nd – 4th, 2005. http://ww
w.hf.ntnu.no/itk/heteronormativity-2005/Moxnes.pdf

Olyslager, F. and Conway, L., On the Calculation of the Prevalence of Transsexualism, presented at the WPATH 20th International Symposium,
Chicago, Illinois, September 6, 2007.

Opening the Straight Spouse’s Closet: A guide for understanding issues facing families with gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered spouses. http://www.pflag.org/fileadmin/user_upload/StraightSpouse.pdf (Accessed 21/9/07)

Responding to Hate Crimes: A Community Resource Manual. (Available from www.nctequality.org)

Ridgway, Stephan (1997). Sexuality and Modernity: http://www.isis.aust.com/stephan/writings/sexuality/ (Accessed Sept 2007)

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), Filling the Gaps: Hard to Teach Topics in Sexuality Education (New York: SIECUS, 1998). Available at http://www.siecus.org

Walker, K. ‘Transphobia’- Key Note Speech delivered to the Transgender Day
of Remembrance Seminar. NSW Parliament House. 20th November 2006. No
tes
for the speech

Transphobia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transphobia

SOME INTERNET RESOURCES WHICH MAY BE OF USE

Affirm. Readings on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues
http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/CAS/affirm.nsf/pages/bib

Lynn Conway. (Private site produced by Professor Lynn Conway.
Personal stories, research articles, information about transition, etc)
http://ai.eecs.umi
ch.edu/people/conway/conway.html

(“My goal for this website is to illuminate and normalize the issues of
gender identity and the processes of gender transition. This project began
in the year 2000, as I struggled to “come out” about my past to my research
colleagues. I wanted to tell in my own words the story of my gender
transition from male to female three decades earlier, in 1968, and then of
being outed 31 years later in 1999, while living quietly and successfully in
“stealth mode”.”)

Rainbow Visions Hunter Inc: http://www.rainbowvisions.org.au

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS )
http://www.siecus.org (Accessed Sept 2007)

Transgendernews: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transgendernews/

TGV_Advocacy: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TGV_Advocacy/

XY: men, masculinities, and gender politics. http://www.xyonline.net/index.shtml (Accessed Sept 2007)

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