A Gender Agenda is a support and advocacy group for Gender Diverse people in Canberra. While we primarily aim to support Trans and Intersex people, A Gender Agenda is also for friends and family of those people.
AGA is for every woman who put on a pair of trousers or a male shirt and thought “you know what, I like these and I am going to wear them regardless of what people think”.
AGA is for the roughly a quarter of all males who have put on traditionally female clothing and who have wished it was socially acceptable to do so in public.
It is for all those people comfortable in their gender but who have realised that there are some people out there who are not.
It is for those people who have to put up with blokey culture in their work place where “tranny” jokes are still the norm but they realise such jokes are wrong.
It is for people who are tired of having to live the stereotypes of their gender and who want to push the boundaries or explore the spectrum a bit more.
It is for those organisations who are GLBTIQ but don’t know how to engage Trans or Intersex people.
It is for businesses, government agencies, schools and other organisations who have gender diverse staff or students and want to do better by those people but don’t know where to start; or who want to know what their obligations under the new amendments to the Sex Discrimination act and the new government policies on collecting sex and gender data.
AGA has support, drop in days, advocacy (we worked hard to get the sex discrimination amendments through; the changes to passport policy and new government policy on sex and gender data created) support groups and mental health counselling.
And on Saturday we are having a community interactive playback theatre event at the Street Theatre http://www.thestreet.org.au/ The show starts at 7pm and costs just $20, or $10 for concession holders. It will be an interactive exploration of gender, and people’s experinces of gender.
So if you have ever questioned your gender, or just want to know more, we welcome you getting in touch with us or coming along on Saturday.