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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sarah Hanson-Young 24 Nov 2011

Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (12:07): I, and also on behalf of Senator Pratt, move:

That the Senate-

(a) notes that:

(i) 20 November was Transgender Day of Remembrance,
(ii) the event began in 1999 in San Francisco in the United States of America to honour, Ms Rita Hester, who was murdered on 28 November 1998,
(iii) the annual event provides an opportunity to remember all those transgender people who have been killed in acts of anti-transgender violence;

(b) recognises that transgender people continue to be victims of violent crimes in both Australia and overseas; and

(c) calls on the Government to advocate for the rights of transgender people at both a national and international level.

Question agreed to.

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