Whilst the fight for same sex marriage legislation has been won, a lot of challenges restricting the rights of our LGBTIQ* community remain. Why are intersex children still facing surgical mutilation to make their body conform to a binary conception of sex? Transgender people still have to jump through numerous hoops just to affirm their gender, how can this be changed?
The LSS, in partnership with Clayton Utz, are hosting an LGBTIQ* Issues in the Law Q&A Panel with a diverse range of speakers. The discussion will run from 6-7pm, with questions opening up to the floor.
Our panelists include:
- Heidi Yates, the ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner and inaugural chair of the ACT LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Council;
- Steph Lum a project officer on the Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into intersex healthcare;
- Karen Toohey, Commissioner of Discrimination, Health Services, and Disability and Community Services and;
- Peter Hyndal, founder of Trans-Formative-Solutions and former director of A Gender Agenda.
Whether you are Queer+ identifying or not, the issues to be discussed likely affect your friends, family and people within your wider circle. This is an important discussion so come and get informed.