Activists And Allies To Be Recognised At Queensland Trans Awards 2017


Queensland’s transgender community will celebrate and honour the achievements of its members and its supporters at the Trans Awards in Brisbane this month.

Hosted by Paul Jay, the awards night is organised by the group Many Genders, One Voice (pictured), which is made up of volunteers from different health service providers, transgender support services and social groups, as well as trans community members and allies.

The ceremony will be held at the Sportsman Hotel from 3pm on November 19, with tickets available through the event’s Facebook page here.

A Transgender Day of Remembrance event will also be held the same night, to memorialise those lost to transphobia and to raise awareness of the continued violence endured by the transgender community.

The awards that will be given out to community members, groups and services at the Trans Awards 2017 are:

Trans Activist of the Year: This award recognizes a person who is often seen at public protests and rallies and often use other methods like social media to try and improve the way the Transgender and the Gender Non-Conforming community are viewed and continue to fight the war on equality.

Ally of the Year: This award recognises a person who does not identify as LGBTIQ+ but has made a significant contribution in support of equal civil rights, gender equality, LGBTIQ social movements and continue to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Trans Group of the Year: This award recognizes the time and dedication that groups have made to those within the trans and gender non-conforming communities.

Medical/Health Professional of the Year: This award recognizes the knowledge, experience and expertise and compassion that these nominees bring to the trans and gender non-conforming communities. Without this support, many in the community would be at a loss.

Service Provider of the Year: This award recognizes the services that allow safe spaces for the trans and gender non-conforming community to express themselves as individuals, as part of a collective community or in a sex-positive environment.

Event of the Year: This award recognizes events that allow the community to come together and celebrate, reflect or offer support. These events are a highlight to many people within the community.

Mx 2017: This award recognizes being seen within the community, being approachable and raising awareness of the visibility of the trans and gender non-conforming communities by their actions.

Mr Trans 2017: This award recognizes being seen within the community, being approachable and raising awareness of the visibility of the trans and gender non-conforming communities by their actions.

Ms Trans 2017: This award recognizes being seen within the community, being approachable and raising awareness of the visibility of the trans and gender non-conforming communities by their actions.

Young Trans Person of the Year: This award recognizes the up and coming trans and gender non-conforming youth under the age 30 active in the community.

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