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Photograph - Roberta Perkins speaking at the Australian Transsexual Association (ATA) and Gay Solidarity protest, Manly, Sydney, October 1982

From the Collection of Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives PO Box 124 Parkville 3052 Victoria

Object Registration
Paul van Reyk Collection
transsexual, transgender
Historical information
In October 1982 the Australian Transsexual Association (ATA), supported by the Gay Solidarity Group (GSG), staged the first transgender protest in Australia. The protest was held to challenge a recent judgement against two transgender women, who a Magistrate ruled were men. In response NSW Attorney-General said that ‘Attorneys-General of the six states had committed to new legislation to recognise the validity of sex changes’.
When Made
October 1982
Made By
van Reyk, Paul (Maker)
Last updated
4 Dec 2019 at 3:07PM