Gender Identity: Exploring the intersection of health and education outcomes with human rights Queensland Children's Gender Service

This free education seminar for health & education staff, young people, families and the broader community is presented by Queensland Children’s Gender Service in association with  Queensland Human Rights Commission as part of Children’s Health Queensland’s Wear it Purple day programming.


Providing safe, empowering and inclusive environments for young people who identify as transgender,  gender diverse or non-binary is essential to optimising their physical and emotional well-being and education outcomes. This exciting line up of guest speakers will provide psychological, legislative and lived experience perspectives on how inclusive practice can support achieving equity in health and education outcomes for trans and gender diverse youth. Preventing practice that may unintentionally contribute to systemic oppression or discrimination with this minority group will be discussed.


  • Lived Experience Speakers – A trans young person and a parent of a gender diverse child
  • Heather Corkhill – Senior Policy Officer Queensland Human Rights Commission
  • Olivia Donaghy – Coordinator, Queensland Children’s Gender Service


Please note: Registration is ESSENTIAL to manage social distancing (in-person attendance) or to receive Zoom link (virtual attendance)

Register here –


24 August 2020


8.30 -12.00 (registration at venue from 8am)

Venue / access

Queensland Children’s Hospital, Level 7 Auditorium or virtually attend via ZOOM (registration essential)



Please BYO water bottle. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Register here

Contact us

If you have any queries please contact the Queensland Children’s Gender Service.


t: 07 3069 7377