Andrea James

Transgender rights move into their recognition era

Internet-fuelled knowledge exchange has dramatically improved the awareness of transgender rights, says a leading advocate.

Discrimination, harassment and even violence towards transgender people has proven to be an ugly element of many societies, Australia included.

7 News spoke with Andrea James, a transgender advocate, writer, film producer and director based in Los Angeles, on the issue.

James will be in Australia next month for a debate on the topic and to highlight that strong progress on transgender rights has already been made.

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The Ethics Centre is hosting an IQ2 Debate on the proposition ‘Society Must Recognise Trans People’s Gender Identities’ in Sydney on Thursday 3 March. Tickets are available for purchase here.

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