Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme closing Trans Day of Remembrance Observance and opening Candlelight Vigil in Sydney Australia  2019 – image curtesy Ann-Marie Callahana for Star Observer.


“Katherine is one of Australia’s foremost speakers on transgender lives and rights, with extensive knowledge of the lives experiences of transgender people. At a time when LGBTQI issues are in the spotlight and there’s new awareness of gender diversity, Katherine can be a wonderful, warm, knowledgeable and welcoming guide to any organisation willing to learn more about transgender people. She’s a great addition to any panel or project about diversity. We were very proud and happy to work with her during Mardi Gras 2017 and 2018. I don’t hesitate to recommend Katherine and I am happy to be contacted for any further information.”-Matt Akerston,  Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

“Dear Katherine

I am not sure if remember me from Citi’s Wear it Purple event; however, I am the executive sponsor of the Pride Network. I was relaying the event to a personal friend and the impact you had on both myself and the team.”

Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme guest panelist  in Melbourne at Pride In Practice on a panel discussing Intersectionality for The Star Entertainment Group. December 2018.

Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme a Presenting Partner and host of the Australian Premiere of Leitis In Waiting including hosting Q&A after the documentary. Sydney 2018

“Dear Katherine,

Thank you so much for coming to SCEGGS and sharing your thoughts on feminism and gender issues with such generosity and grace.

You’re a fantastic role model for our young women.

It was lovely to meet you.

Warm regards”

Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme guest panelist at Mind The Gap 2.0 Panel hosted by SCEGGS with Andrea Dubach, Alexandra Shehadie, and Teela Reid. Sydney 2018

“I did not see a future for my child, but now I do, thank you” – parent of gender diverse child.

Thank you note from the Head Teacher Jenny Allum of SCEGGS to Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme 


Thank you note from the students at SCEGGS for Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme


Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme guest panelist for Wear It Purple Breakfast 2019 at Ashurst. Sydney 2019

It was so great to welcome you to Ashurst Katherine Wolfgramme thank you for sharing your experiences with us.

Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme during Morning Tea after guest speaking along side Sally Rugg during assembly on Wear It Purple Day 2018 at  Sydney Secondary School Blackwattle Bay –  Senior Campus. 2018

“I would like to say what a beautiful impression I got from you as a person and as someone who is selflessly putting themselves in the service of people who are just beginning their journey. This world really, really needs beautiful people like you so please never stop what you are doing.”

Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme Guest Speaking with Christine Forster for ING Bank GALA Network on Wear It Purple Day 2018

“Katherine was the most perfect guide to me as I curated the Museum of Love & Protest for the 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2018. Katherine knows her community well, in all its diversity, and she was able to advise me in a highly nuanced, collaborative way on everything from language, history and ethics, to the best frocks, wigs and trans men’s Mardi Gras costumes over several decades.

Katherine has the lived experience and historical perspective of being a trans woman for 30 years and understands the important role she can play in this historical moment where trans men, women and gender diverse people are becoming more visible and seeking equality in all aspects of their lives.

Katherine does everything with grace, courage, wit and clarity. I unreservedly recommend her to anyone seeking guidance on how to be an ally to the trans and wider LGBTQI communities.” -Susan Charlton, Exhibition Curator, specializing in artists and archives, communities and cultures

Curator Susan Charlton with Katherine Wolfgramme at Museum of Love and Protest – Forty Years of Mardi Gras – image courtesy of Wentworth Courier. Sydney 2019


Thank you so much for sharing your stories with Clifford Chance on IDAHOBIT Day and for educating us on what the legal fraternity can do to help the trans community.


Nathan Eastwood, Senior Associate at Clifford Chance
Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme at Clifford Chance Sydney 2019

“We were thrilled to have Katherine present at our Wear it Purple Day speaker series. Her candid and authentic approach was highly engaging and positively received. Her stories were honest and compelling and have continued to drive positive and inclusive discussions amongst our members. We would absolutely recommend Katherine and look forward to working with her again in the future.”

Michael Harrison, Westpac Group


“Huge thanks to Katherine Wolfgramme for spending time with us at CPM Australia and Retail Safari and for sharing her incredible story (there were plenty of laughs and tears). Trans awareness training is just one example of our commitment to and promotion of a diverse and inclusive workplace.”

CPM Australia & Retail Safari
Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme presenting her Trans Awareness Programme to the Head Offices of CPM Australia in Melbourne and Retail Safari in Sydney simultaneously
Trans Advocate Katherine Wolfgramme with Jane Hutcheon for #staykind conversations Live interview during Kind July. Sydney Australia 2021

I was on the Kind July live interview with you last Thursday night.
I wanted to write to thank you personally for agreeing to the interview with Jane Hutcheon.  I think I may have read somewhere that you don’t do that many interviews nowadays.
My younger son, Stuart, who took his own life in July 2016, had a good friend throughout their school days who has been transitioning for the last few years.  Charlie’ two brothers and his parents have been very supportive over this period, being there every step of the way.
I think it takes a lot of courage and vulnerability and I am in awe of your story and openness.
Thank you again so much, please let me know if I can return the favour in anyway in the future.

Ralph Kelly, Director of Stay Kind Foundation.

Katherine was our keynote speaker for our online Wear it Purple Day event in 2021. She is a remarkable speaker, who told her story with a mix of humour, passion and sadness. It was a privilege to hear her journey, from the realisation of ‘not being a girl’ at four years old, to her proud transgender advocacy today. She is an incredibly real and inspiring woman. Katherine – Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

Caitlin Harris, John Holland Group
Katherine Wolfgramme Keynote Presentation via Zoom to John Holland Group to Melbourne during COVID from Sydney 2021

Thanks so much for sharing your story, Katherine and for persevering with making change for the younger generations. The rainbow community is lucky to have such an amazing woman to look up to.


We laughed, we cried, and we were deeply moved by the celebrations and hardships you’ve experienced throughout your life. Your boundless energy to challenge systemic discrimination and improve things for future generations of trans individuals is inspiring for all people. Thank you for sharing your story – it is a beacon of light for all.

Katherine Maynard, Queensland University of Technology
It was Sephora’s priviledge to have Katherine speak as our guest of honour for our IWD celebrations yesterday. She has a powerful voice and her story and her experience captivated our teams across Australia and New Zealand. I would strongly recommend Katherine to companies and businesses that want to enhance the education journey for their teams around all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion. She speaks movingly and with humor narrating a story that is at equal turns heart breaking and uplifting. Noone who listens to her could come away anything but richer for the experience , with a greater understanding of what it means to human and of the true power of community.  
Mark O’Keefe General Manager Sephora ANZ


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