Twenty10 Talks: Looking after our trans and gender diverse youth

Twenty10 Talks is a panel event in response to events or circumstances that impact our communities. Funds raised help Twenty10 deliver services that support LGBTIQA+ young people.

The inaugural Twenty10 Talks: ‘Looking after our TGD youth’ focuses on the health and well-being of trans and gender diverse (TGD) young people.

Moderated by TGD community member Liz Duck-Chong, a panel of TGD health professionals and advocates will demystify physical and mental healthcare, gender and identity.

We come together with the shared value of keeping our young people well and healthy so that they can move into their adult lives with a strong sense of self and the capacity to flourish and contribute.

Guests include:

Cristyn Davies (introduction):

Cristyn Davies is a Research Fellow in the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney Clinical School, and The Children’s Hospital Westmead, Australia.

Liz Duck-Chong (moderator):

Liz Duck-Chong is a freelance writer, filmmaker, sexual health advocate and peer worker, and a board director at Twenty10.

Julie Catt (panelist):

Julie Catt has been a practicing psychologist since 2000 and in private practice since 2003, with specialist fields including work with young people emerging from home into the wider community, diverse genders and sexualities, and sexual health.

Hayden Moon (panelist):

Hayden acts as a young person representative for the transgender community. He is a co-founder of Trans Action Warrang, a trans autonomous activist collective, fighting for the rights of transgender Australians. Hayden is also a recent addition to the ACON Trans And Gender Diverse Health Advisory Committee.

Dr Michelle Gutmann-Jones (panelist):

Dr Michelle Gutmann Jones is a General Practitioner, working to make transgender and gender diverse healthcare mainstream among GPs throughout Australia.

Cris Townley (panelist):

Cris is the parent of a trans child, and a researcher into identity, parenting groups, gender and sexuality at UNSW and Western Sydney University.

Warner Ward (panelist):

Warner has a long-standing commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ communities. He has been a QLife counsellor and trainer for the past nine years and is a board director at Twenty10 inc GLCS NSW.

Sarah Bowman (panelist):

Sarah Bowman is a registered psychologist, she holds a Master of Clinical Psychology and is a doctoral researcher at the University of Technology Sydney. She was assigned male at birth and for a ‘long time’ struggled with her gender identity before deciding to embark on a mid-life transition. Throughout this time she learnt the importance of developing resilience and an authentic sense of self. Her experiences have informed her research which focusses on the mental health of transgender and gender diverse people who experience gender dysphoria.

We invite parents, families, allies and Twenty10 supporters to join us for some productive conversation and the opportunity to make new connections over refreshments after the panel.

We also invite audience members to suggest a question for the panel to answer. You can enter your question when you book your ticket via Humanitix: https://events.humanitix.com.au/twenty10-talks-looking-after-our-trans-and-gender-diverse-youth

Twenty10 would like to thank King & Wood Mallesons for supporting this event.

*Description from the organisers*

Location: Twenty10, Level 1, 45 Chippen Street, Sydney
Time: Thursday 5th December, 6pm – 8:30pm
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