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Trans icon and trailblazer Georgina Beyer will be remembered next month at a public event in Wellington.

Taking place on July 18, The Life and Times of Georgina Beyer will be an opportunity for the public to pay their respects and share their memories of Beyer and her remarkable life and achievements. 


express understands that the event will feature a number of celebrity guest speakers, audio/visual presentations, and performances.

The event will be open to all (with a maximum capacity of 700 people) and will start with drinks at Blondini’s Jazz Lounge and Cafe in Wellington from 5pm before the main event in the Grand Theatre from 6pm until approx. 8pm – followed by a mix and mingle back at Blondini’s until 11 pm.

The memorial is free but tickets need to registered to guarantee entry and organisers welcome those attending to make donations to the Georgina Beyer Memorial Givealittle page.

Beyer’s public memorial follows a private funeral service that was held earlier this year at Pipitea Marae.

Georgina Beyer died in March after a long battle with kidney disease. She was the world’s first transgender MP and was a trailblazer for LGBT rights and prostitution law reform which passed the New Zealand parliament in 2003. 

An outpouring of tributes followed Beyer’s death, with Prime Minister Chris Hipkins saying the former Labour MP and Carterton Mayor had left a “lasting impression on the parliament”.

“I certainly think Georgina has blazed a trail that makes it much easier for others to follow,” the Prime Minister said. 

Click here to donate to The Life and Times of Georgina Beyer memorial.

Click here to register to attend The Life and Times of Georgina Beyer memorial.