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Transgender Remembrance Day event

In commemoration of Transgender Remembrance Day, the University's Staff Pride Network is organising a special evening to look at the depiction of trans identity in pop culture.

Playwright Jo Clifford will join as guest speaker to talk about her work, followed by a screening of the 2015 trans indie movie Tangerine and a post-film discussion when refreshments will be available.

Location: Screening Room, Ground Floor, 50 George Square

When: Friday, 9 December, 18.00-21.00

Award-winning speaker

As well as being an academic and broadcaster, Jo Clifford is an award-winning, Edinburgh-based playwright whose list of credits include the plays God’s New Frock (2003) and Sex, Chips and the Holy Ghost (2011). She is currently in Brazil to produce her latest play, The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven. 

Tangerine is a 2015 comedy-drama directed by Sean Baker. It made its premier at the Sundance Film Festival and has been lauded for both for its innovative use of iPhones as film cameras, and for its raw and sometimes shocking depiction of a transgender underworld in Los Angeles.

Book tickets

A limited number of tickets are available. To get yours, please follow these instructions: 

1) Tickets can be booked at:

2) You will reach a site providing you with the link 'Contact Organizer'. Please click on this.

3) On the following set of options, input your name, email and request for a ticket.

4) An email-of-invitation will be sent to you.

5) Within this invitation email, click on 'register', then on 'checkout.'

6) An e-ticket is created for you; please bring this to the event.


For any further information or queries, contact SPN Trans representative Gina Maya Roberts: