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Sat, Jan. 19th, 2008, 11:19 am
imyerjoeyramone: MELBOURNE: Transdestinations Festival sun jan 27th - cross posted

Transdestinations : A symposium and gathering for trans* and trans*-connected people.

Held over one day and two nights, Transdestinations surveys the current state of play and future possibilities for trans-connected communities. It includes forums, workshops, and arts events ranging from spoken word, music and performance to visual arts exhibitions.

The forum program begins on Sunday 27 January with Trans* Health and Wellbeing – a two-part discussion looking at issues of both health and culture. After a lunch break and some poetry and performances, the afternoon session - Living Politics - will kick off with a facilitated discussion about the legal and political realities of everyday trans*life before delving more deeply into issues around the law and legislation. The afternoon will also feature the Trans Sexuality Workshop, focusing on sex-positivity, issues around gender dysphoria, porn, and psychologically- safe sex.

All participants will then have the chance to share in a very special Tiwi Islands Gay & Sista Girls performance, included in the days ticket price.

The Transdestinations symposium and gathering runs in association with spoken-word event Tranzlezbian Gendermash (Sat 26 Jan at 10.15pm), ButchFemmeTrans Melbourne’s A Sunset Soiree cocktail party (Sun 27 Jan at 5.30pm), and genderqueer cabaret/party Upstart Alley (Sun 27 Jan at 9pm) to create a weekend of trans-positive discussion and entertainment.

Date: Sunday 27 January
Venue: Gasworks. Cnr Graham & Pickles Sts, Albert Park.
Time: 9.30am to 5pm
Tickets: $20/$15 - lunch is an extra $5 on the day or bring your own.
Bookings: t: 9699 3253 or www.gasworks. org.au
More info: T: 03 8606 4200 or E: frontdesk@gasworks. org.au