Alastair Lawrie, LGBTIQ rights advocate, Sex Discrimination Act ; Ari Dunphy, Queerspace counsellor, Non-binary identities and gender nonconformity

Friday, 18 January 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
gender non-conformity

James speaks with Alastair Lawrie, a long-standing advocate of LGBTIQ rights, about the Australian Senate Inquiry into whether the Sex Discrimination Act should be amended to remove religious schools’ capacity to discriminate against students based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or intersex status.

Submissions to the Senate Inquiry into Labor's Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018 closes Monday, 21 January. Submit here.

James speaks with Ari Dunphy, a non-binary person and a counsellor at Queerspace specialising in counselling and supporting trans adults and young people and their families. They discuss non-binary identities and gender nonconformity, the importance of pronouns, and what these identities mean in our ever-evolving LGBTIQA+ language and spaces.

Ari recently presented their thesis ‘Non-binary perspectives on transition’ at the Better Together conference. Read the summary here.