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Beyer's work to be honoured at fundraiser

Sun 6 Oct 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Georgina Beyer’s work will be recognised in an upcoming tribute evening, which will double as a fundraiser as she remains on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant. The woman who will go down in history as both the world’s first trans mayor, and first trans MP, has chronic kidney failure. People from across politics and New Zealand’s gay scene are now joining forces to take part in a tribute night at Wellington’s James Cabaret on Thursday 14 November. The gathering will also celebrate Beyer’s 56th birthday. Organiser Jo Paku says the event is about formally recognising the work Beyer has done in shaping New Zealand’s political and social landscape, and the positive impacts that she has had on the global stage. It’s also about supporting Beyer on her journey to well-being while on dialysis and awaiting a kidney transplant. “She has been an inspiration to many lives through her work with community organisations, local and central Government and her commitment to art, culture and heritage,” Paku says. “It is her unique story that we are paying homage to, as well as commemorating her 56th birthday. Broadcaster Shane Taurima will be the compere, while the entertainment will include Amanduh la Whore presents, Lorae   

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 6th October 2013 - 6:59am

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