2018 One-Day Conference

Gender Diversity: What, Who, How

Sunday 17 June, 10.30am – 3.00pm

South Bank, Brisbane


With the same-sex marriage debate resolved, the next flashpoint may be the phenomenon of transgender people asserting their personal and civil rights. Is gender diversity a case of social engineering, or is it a fact of life with important social justice dimensions?

Prominent transgender Australians now regularly appear in the media, and controversy on this issue – especially about gender-diverse youth and education – is a common feature of media and social media commentary.

It’s time, therefore, for a solid understanding of the terms and concepts involved in the topic of gender diversity. It’s also time to gain an insight into the experiences of gender-non-conforming people, and to have an opportunity to appreciate the issues from the ’inside’.

This one-day conference will address the facts, the research and the experiences associated with gender diversity and investigate what this might mean in terms of human identity and how we understand and develop flourishing lives and relationships for us all.

Indicative Program

10.00         Registration

10.30         Welcome

10.40         What is gender diversity? (Am I cis, trans, fluid… or something else?
And for that matter, what is gender??)

11.10         Gender development in youth and the social determinants on health of gender non-conforming people

11.40         Q&A

12.10         Diane’s Brief Lives: Gender diversity across time and cultures

12.30         Lunch          

1.30          Panel presentation – How it is for me

2.10          Q&A

3.10          SoFiA AGM


Date:  Sunday, June 17

Venue:  Cinema B, Level 1, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

Cost:  $20

Numbers are limited, so online registration (to ensure a seat) will be possible from April 2, 2018, or payment can be made at the event.

Lunch will be available for purchase at the GOMA Café Bistro or the QAG Café

More information: sofinau98@gmail.com

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