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14 November 2023

Listen to the latest Respect. Belong. Thrive podcast for Transgender Awareness Week

It’s Transgender Awareness Week (November 13–19), which represents a chance to celebrate trans pride and for allies to learn how to elevate the voices of the trans community. Transgender Day of Remembrance, on 20 November, further honours the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence and we remember those who blazed trails before us, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude.

This week, it’s also the ideal time to educate ourselves and those around us about gender diversity, the importance of being a trans ally and what that entails.

Listen to Deakin’s podcast

Transgender identities podcast thumbnailDeakin’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team invite you to listen to a Respect. Belong. Thrive podcast episode, Transgender Identities, featuring Ollie Cook (they/them), a third-year PhD candidate in the School of Social Sciences. They are a non-binary, trans person whose research interest is in gender, sexuality, queerness and trans studies with a background in sociology.

Ollie’s thesis, Trans Enough: Exploring Transgender and Gender Diverse People’s Relationships to Transgender Identity in Australia, focuses on trans people in Australia, their understanding of their gender identity, how they understand the broader category of transgender and what this means for trans communities. Listen to the podcast now.

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Stay connected and supported beyond this week

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