Trans Joy for Trans Awareness Week

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Ainslie Arts Centre


5 pm - 7.30 pm
17 November, 2023

Join A Gender Agenda and Friends for a night of insightful discussion and reflection on Trans Joy and what Trans Awareness Week means for us! 

Why Trans Joy? Trans Joy is resistance and strength. It is finding community, forging our found family, uncovering queer love and hope. Trans Joy is mutual aid, and justice, and some damn good potlucks. We want to focus on all the things they said we couldn’t have, share stories where we built our own joy in a world where everything can feel against us.

Our panelists are activists, advocates, and leaders in our community, with so much valuable knowledge to share. Join our panelists and our MC extraordinaire, Alistair Ott, for a night of sharing stories of resilience, joy, and identity.

Doors open at 5:00pm, join us for nibbles and networking before the panel at 6:00pm. There will be time for questions at the end!

MC – Alistair Ott:
Alistair (They/He) is a Wiradjuri queer trans fulla living and working on Ngunnawal Country.  Alistair works at A Gender Agenda supporting trans, gender diverse, and intersex communities, and at the Australian National University as an Indigenous Academic Associate and PhD Student. Alistair dreams of a world where his communities can live and be safe, affirmed, and valued.

More panellists to be announced soon!

All proceeds will go towards Encampment 2024, an LGBTIQA+ camp for youth aged 13-17 years and mentors aged 20-25 years! Encampment is an inclusive and fun space for young LGBTIQA+ young people to gather, gain social support and build their community connections.


There is both a ramp and stairs up to the main entrance and a button to open the front doors, there is a completely flat carpet from the entrance to the hall, which has a wooden floor. There are three disabled parking spots in the circular driveway.

There is a disabled bathroom available, and all bathrooms will be gender-neutral for this event.

Please get in touch with us if we can support your attendance at this event! Call us on 6162 1924 or email us at

If you would like to support this event and donate to Encampment 2024 but can’t attend, you can donate here!

Supported by Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres.