“I am a transsexual. My achievement in local government [was] historic internationally as the world’s first transsexual to have been elected as a mayor.”
Georgina Beyer uttered these words as part of her valedictory speech in Parliament more than ten years ago, recognising not just her own milestones, but also those who had paved the way for her. How have trans identities progressed since then?
This Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating the diversity of trans and non-binary experiences. This LATE: Explicit Inclusion Identity looks at their journey towards equal human rights and inclusion in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Moderated by acclaimed playwright Victor Rodger, the panel for LATE: Explicit Inclusion Identity will feature trailblazing politician Georgina Beyer, Auckland Pride Co-Chair Lexie Matheson (ONZM), and human rights defender Aych McArdle.
The evening also features a live performance from FAFSWAG, a queer Pacific arts collective based in South Auckland that celebrate queer brown bodies, contemporary Pacific arts and cultural restoration.
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