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Sunday 11 October 2009

"Be who you are" at transgender conference

Posted in: New Zealand Daily News
By Daily News Staff - 25th April 2009

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Kiwi transgender icon Carmen Rupe and TV2's Sensing Murder psychic medium Sue Nicholson are among the guests lined up for Agender's National Conference in Wellington during Queen's Birthday weekend.

Three days of inspiring events: Joanne Clarke

The transgender support network's president Joanne Clarke says the annual conference aims to provide the opportunity to share, network and build the trans community.

"'Being Who We Are' is the theme for this year's conference," she explains. "It encapsulates the very essence of who we are now, as a community filled with many shades of pink, blue, in between, and even still questioning. Whatever your level or affiliation within the transgender continuum, this conference is for you."

Clarke is keen for conference attendees to feel inspired, captivated and entertained by the array of guests and activities planned over the three-day conference.

"Among us will be many talented and dynamic individuals either from within our community, or who provide a service to our community," she explains.

The event is open to all members of the wider transgender community and their supporters, "and is a chance for many of us to come together and share our experiences in a safe inclusive environment.

"The Transgender community is one of the most marginalised groups in the world as detailed in the recent release of the Human Rights Commission's Transgender Inquiry report."

The Agender network has just announced a scholarship fund for assistance to those who might otherwise not attend the conference due to difficulty with being able to fully fund their conference fees.

Further information about Agender and this year's conference in Wellington on 29-31 May is available on the link below.

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