Gender diversity

That’s not my name: Getting to the heart of gender diversity

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What if someone doesn’t identify as either a male or a female? Is their gender linked to their sexuality?

Join us in Melbourne as we launch season two of She Speaks Northside events and discuss some of the very real issues we face in our community at local favourite, Francesca’s Bar. Led by the ever curious and always entertaining Jo Thomas, our expert panel will share their expertise and experience in supporting gender diversity.

  • What is Gender Dysphoria and what options are available to someone who feels that the body they were born into doesn’t fit their gender identity?
  • What is “non-binary” gender and how is it different to transgender?
  • How do we communicate without using gender specific language?
  • Does your sexuality change when your gender does?

Meet our speakers

Michelle Telfer Clinical Lead RCH

Dr Michelle Telfer, Clinical Lead, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital

Dr Michelle Telfer is an Adolescent  Physician and the Clinical Lead Adolescent Medicine at The Centre for Adolescent Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.  Michelle is the lead clinician for the  RCH Gender Service and has been instrumental in developing the multidisciplinary Gender Service in the context of an exponential increase in referrals over the past 3 years.

Michelle is a strong advocate for improvement in medical and mental health service provision for transgender children and adolescents as well as advocating for change in the legal situation in Australia which currently necessitates court approval for hormone treatment in adolescents.

Michelle is an executive member of the Australian and NZ Professional Association for Transgender Health (ANZPATH) and the Australian Association for Adolescent Health (AAAH).


Sally Goldner Executive Director Transgender Victoria

Sally Goldner, Executive Director, Transgender Victoria

Sally Goldner’s seventeen years of involvement in Victoria’s LGBTI community includes Transgender Victoria (now Executive Director), presenter of 3 CR’s “Out of the Pan” and Bisexual Alliance Victoria.

She is a life member of Seahorse Club of Victoria, Polyvic, Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby and Zoe Belle Gender Centre.


She Speaks Northside Sam

Sam Lilit, President, Ygender

Sam is a genderqueer person and the president of Ygender, a support and advocacy organisation for trans/gender diverse youth.


Event details

Wednesday 14 October 2015

6pm for a 6.30pm start

Francesca’s Bar

222 High Street Northcote

Getting here



Ticket price includes your welcome drink, nibbles and booking fee

$25 Full

$20 Concession

$15 Globe members

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