NI has first transgender seminar

Transvestites and transsexuals in Northern Ireland are holding their first ever conference in Belfast.

Rocky Horror Picture Show star Richard O’Brien and Human Rights Commissioner Monica McWilliams are among the Transgender Symmetry event speakers.

Seminars will look at the family and the workplace for transgendered people, and how young people cope.

Mr O’Brien said he was looking forward to visiting NI to give his own personal view on the issues under discussion.

Ms McWilliams said: “This is the first conference of its type ever to be held in Ireland, north or south, and the fact that it is being held at all is an indication of how far we have come as a society.