Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week
From 13-19 November 2021

Transgender Awareness Week 2021
 is coming up from 13-19 November, culminating in Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. People and organizations around the country participate in the week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face. It’s also a chance to take real action to support the trans and gender diverse community – and that starts with education! 

To help raise trans visibility and awareness among the University of Sydney community, the Library has arranged for Minus18 to deliver a lunchtime keynote presentation and Q&A on Friday November 19.

The session will provide context on Trans Awareness Week, provide a personal narrative from the presenters, statistics around bullying and discrimination facing trans and gender diverse people, and practical tips for active allyship. This event is open to all University of Sydney staff and students.  

Event Details 

What: Transgender Awareness Week Keynote 

When: 12pm, Friday 19th November

Please join us at this important event by registering below:

Discover More Ways To Get Involved

Host an Activity

In person or digitally, at work or in your community, hosting a Trans Awareness Week activity celebrates trans pride and encourages everyone to learn about gender diversity and trans allyship. Our advice: keep it simple! Have fun, start conversations, and fundraise to make a real impact.

Visit the Minus18 website and download their digital toolkit (located on the top of their page).

Trans Awareness Week Digital Resources

The team at Minus18 has all the digital resources you need to have an amazing Trans Awareness Week activity. Articles, Zoom backgrounds, educational resources, shareable social media tiles, videos to play – it’s all there.

Educate and Learn: Intro to Visible Allyship

Being an ally to the trans and gender diverse community is more than just waving flags. We’ve developed training and keynote opportunities that bring your cohort along on this journey. It’s all easy to understand and engage with, no matter their age or existing knowledge.

Easily Add and Manage Your Pronouns On Zoom

Zoom now easily allows pronouns to be added and displayed on your user profile page. Just enter your pronouns in the custom text field on your profile page. Then, choose how and when they are shared during Zoom Meetings and Zoom Video Webinars.