Marlene Wayar

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Marlene Wayar
Born (1968-10-14) 14 October 1968 (age 50)
Córdoba, Argentina
Alma materInstituto Universitario de Madres de Plaza de Mayo [es]
OccupationSocial psychologist
Notable work
Travesti: una teoría lo suficientemente buena
AwardsLola Mora Award [es] (2011)

Marlene Wayar (born 14 October 1968) is an Argentine social psychologist, transgender rights activist, and author of the book Travesti: una teoría lo suficientemente buena (Cross-dressing: A Good Enough Theory).[1]

Biography[edit]

Marlene Wayar is the general coordinator of Futuro Transgenerico - an organization with which she was part of the National Front for the Gender Identity Law[2] – and co-founder of the Silvia Rivera Trans Network of Latin America and the Caribbean.

She is the director of El Teje, the first cross-dressing newspaper in Latin America,[3] developed from a workshop held at the Ricardo Rojas Cultural Center.[4]

She studied Social Psychology at the Instituto Universitario de Madres de Plaza de Mayo [es].

She is one of the founders of the Nadia Echazú Textile Cooperative,[5] a workshop-school named in honor of the trans rights activist. The project was inaugurated in mid 2008, in a location donated by the National Institute of Associations and Social Economy (INAES).

Wayar was host of the series Género identidad. La diversidad en el cine (Gender Identity: Diversity in the Cinema), broadcast by Encuentro in 2011.[6][7]

Awards and distinctions[edit]

A few weeks into the Trans Literacy Center's second year, the Popular Library of Gender, Sexual Affective Diversity, and Human Rights of the Argentine province of Tucumán (CRISÁLIDA) reported that, as a result of a poll, alumni and participants proposed adding "Marlene Wayar" to the center's name. This was accepted unanimously by the organization's Directive Commission and announced to the Network of Women of Tucumán (co-participants of the project).[8]

In September 2011, Wayar received the Lola Mora Award [es] from the Buenos Aires City Legislature for the publication El Teje.[9][10]

Publications[edit]

  • Travesti: una teoría lo suficientemente buena (2018), Editorial Muchas Nueces, ISBN 9789874670243

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zuberman, Nicolás (20 September 2018). "Marlene Wayar: 'Soy un gerundio: no sé qué soy, sí que estoy siendo travesti'" [Marlene Wayar: 'I Am a Gerund: I Do Not Know What I Am, I'm Being a Cross-dresser]. Revista T (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Acto Lanzamiento del Frente Nacional por la Ley de Identidad de Género" [Act Launching the National Front for the Law of Gender Identity] (in Spanish). Comunidad Homosexual Argentina. 2 May 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ Piotrkowski, Guido (3 January 2008). "El Teje, primer periódico travesti latinoamericano" [El Teje, First Latin American Cross-Dressing Newspaper]. Terra Magazine (in Spanish). Buenos Aires. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  4. ^ "El Teje, revista travesti" [El Teje, Cross-Dressing Magazine] (in Spanish). Lavaca. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  5. ^ Ruchansky, Emilio (27 June 2008). "Tejiendo un futuro diferente" [Weaving a Different Future]. Página/12 (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Género identidad. La diversidad en el cine / Todo sobre mi madre" [Gender Identity. Diversity in Film / Everything About My Mother] (in Spanish). Encuentro. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Marlene Wayar conduce ciclo en Canal Encuentro" [Marlene Wayar Hosts Series on Channel Encuentro]. Tiempo Argentino (in Spanish). 20 December 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Qué hace la gente" [What People Do]. La Gaceta (in Spanish). 4 February 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  9. ^ Gallo, Marcelo (17 June 2013). "Marlene Wayar, activista trans argentina: 'Militamos para desarmar prejuicios'" [Marlene Wayar, Argentine Trans Activist: 'We Protest to Disarm Prejudices']. El Ancasti (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  10. ^ Pardo, Daniela (29 September 2011). "La mirada premiada" [The Winning Look]. Artemisa Noticias (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2019.

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