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.
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.