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TRANS SPEECHWRITER TO SPEAK AT WOMEN SAY SOMETHING

This month’s edition of the Women Say Something forums will include a trans woman for the first time, with army speechwriter Lieutenant Colonel Cate McGregor set to be part of the evening’s panel.\n

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8th February 2014 09:27

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Oceania

With a theme of Dancing On the Ceiling, the forum at Sydney Town Hall on Friday, February 28 will see a line-up including Lord Mayor Clover Moore and five-time Olympian Natalie Cook share dialogue and stories during a night of entertainment, film, music and fine food and wine.

McGregor is the most senior trans* within the Australian Defence Force and as well as being a personal friend of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, she is also regarded as a highly-respected writer on the sport of cricket.

As one of only six trans* people currently serving in the country’s armed forces, McGregor has played an instrumental role in army chief Lieutenant General David Morrison’s campaign to instil cultural change across the Defence Force, particularly in its treatment of women and LGBTI personnel.

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