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Hear from Australia's best trans and gender diverse artists about how to make your organisation safe and inclusive for all people to play

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In 2019, it's our responsibility to ensure our arts and entertainment organisations are diverse and inclusive because we know this produces the best outcomes; creatively, culturally and commercially. We’re doing our best to make this happen, but mistakes are made simply because we don’t know, what we don’t know.

How to be a Good Trans Ally for the arts and entertainment industry is a panel discussion on how to create and inclusive and safe environment for trans and gender diverse people.

From trans 101 to how to implement change, this event will leave you confident and ready to inclusively work with this often marginalized and misunderstood community.

Earlier in 2019, we presented How to be a Good Trans Ally for Sydney Opera House staff, stakeholders and resident companies. Louise Herron AM CEO Sydney Opera House said:

‘It was a great example of what we can do to show our support for trans and gender diverse people in the Opera House community and beyond. An insightful and at times emotional event’

If you’re a decision-maker or front-line staff in an arts and entertainment organisation, this is an essential event. From marketing and publicity, ticketing and FOH to working with TGD staff, contractors, crew and performers we’ll discuss Best Practice through an understanding of the TGD experience, inclusive language recommendations, personal stories and insights, and a friendly Q&A.

Hosted by writer, scientist and speaker, Kaya Wilson, How to be a Good Trans Ally features some of Australia’s best TGD performers and advocates including:

Nyx Calder – They/ThemNyx is an actor, writer, comedian and speaker.

In 2018 Nyx graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art's BFA (Acting) Program. Now entering into the world of activism and advocacy, they are drawn towards helping to improve conditions for gender diverse individuals both inside and outside the performing arts. With a knack for public speaking and a strength in comedy, Nyx has a particular interest in engaging with audiences in the difficult truths of life through a lens of mirth and joy, looking to blend education with entertainment.

Their speaking experience includes featuring as a speaker at My Trans Story - The Next Generation for Sydney Mardi Gras, and as a panellist at Out for Australia's Transgender Day of Visibility panel in association with IAG and SOH’s How to be a Good Trans Ally.

As an actor Nyx recently appeared in Jess and Joe Forever for Belvoir’s 25A season and Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Lord of the Flies.

Andrew Guy – He/HisAndrew is an actor, presenter and speaker.

In 2018 he played Young Malcolm in Sydney Theatre Company’s Still Point Turning – The Catherine McGregor Story.

After his appearance on Channel 10’s The Project as the first transgender presenter, Andrew has consulted in film, TV and radio on gender diversity related topics. He is currently working on Foxtel’s The End with screenplay writer / producer Samantha Strauss.

He is a regular speaker at corporate events exploring gender identity, diversity and inclusion for the NSW Police, Transport NSW, Sydney University, Pride in Diversity and was an Associate Board member Sydney Mardi Gras.

Andrew was proud to be a judge for the 2019 LGBTI Awards having received two successive Presenter nominations in 2017 and 18.

Andrew is listed on Australia’s LGBTIQ Pride Power List 2019.

Suzy Wrong – She/herSuzy is a theatre critic who writes independently about theatre in Sydney.

Her website Suzy Goes See is now in its seventh year. She publishes 200 reviews a year, with 170,000 thousand visits to Suzy Goes See recorded in 2017, and a total of over 6,000 followers across her social media platforms.

She is also appearing in a TV drama Hungry Ghosts, due to be broadcast on SBS in the coming months.

She sits on the judging panel of the Sydney Theatre Awards, and co-hosts a podcast Closing Night: Theatre Therapy.

Jordan Raskopoulos She/HerJordan is a comedian, speaker, actor, singer, robot in disguise.

She’s best known as the lead singer of the musical comedy group The Axis of Awesome and as a principal writer and performer on the sketch comedy show The Ronnie John's Half Hour and have made television appearances on comedy programs like Thank God You're Here, Good News Week, Get Krack!n and The Checkout.

Over the past few years she’s found herself working as a speaker and educator. Including her TED talk on high functioning anxiety, May 8 a video piece for JUNKEE about Australia Day and my web series Transplaining.

She’s helped create and host multiple viral campaigns reaching hundreds of thousands of subscribers in targeted categories.

Jordan says: 'The Hardest thing about being transgender is listening to "Hey Ya" by Outkast and remembering to respond to the "Ok, now ladies" bit instead of the "Alright now fellas" bit.'

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