Kaete Walker

Kaete Walker

* Transgender Day of Remembrance 2006

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2006

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is set aside each year to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November each year to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in dozens of cities across the world.

Kaete spoke at this event, Parliament House, Sydney, as the invited key note speaker.

Other speakers were:

– Tracey O’Keefe (SAGE)
– Katherine Cummings (The Gender Centre)
– norrie mAy-welby (SWOP)
– Rachel Evans (CAAH)
– Lee Rhiannon MLC (Greens)
– Penny Sharpe MLC (Labor)

External link, with Kaete’s presentation notes: http://maenad.wordpress.com/transgender-day-of-remembrance-seminar/

See, also, The Gender Centre report, re the event, provided at: http://www.gendercentre.org.au/70article5.htm

Written by Kaete

July 24, 2010 at 13:11

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