Tony Briffa to deliver the 2018 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture

Tony Briffa, one of the most prominent intersex Australians will deliver the 2018 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture on May 17th

The lecture will take place at the University of Western Australia’s Ross Lecture Theatre on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

The annual lecture is named after transgender rights advocate Isabelle Lake who passed away in 2012. Lake was highly regarded for her volunteering efforts with several LGBTI community organisations including the Freedom Centre, WA Gender Project and Slutwalk Perth. She also worked at the Western Australian Equal Opportunity Commission where she assisted in the development of resources for the an anti-bullying project.

Previous speakers who have delivered the lecture include Aram Hosie, AJ Kearns, Tim Wilson and Rachel Wallbank.  

Tony Briffa, the former Mayor of Hobsons Bay in Victoria, and a former Mayor of the city, is considered to be the first person in the world, who is open about their intersex status, to hold public office. Tony  is the Co-Executive Director of Intersex Human Rights Australia, formerly known as OII Australia.

For all the details head to Equal Opportunity Commission website www.eoc.wa.gov.au    

OIP Staff


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