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.

I 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 my 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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