|Born||14 October 1968|
|Alma mater||Instituto Universitario de Madres de Plaza de Mayo|
|Travesti: una teoría lo suficientemente buena|
|Awards||Lola Mora Award (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).
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 – and co-founder of the Silvia Rivera Trans Network of Latin America and the Caribbean.
She studied Social Psychology at the Instituto Universitario de Madres de Plaza de Mayo.
She is one of the founders of the Nadia Echazú Textile Cooperative, 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).
Awards and distinctions
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).
- 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.
- "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.
- 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.
- "El Teje, revista travesti" [El Teje, Cross-Dressing Magazine] (in Spanish). Lavaca. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
- Ruchansky, Emilio (27 June 2008). "Tejiendo un futuro diferente" [Weaving a Different Future]. Página/12 (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 May 2019.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Qué hace la gente" [What People Do]. La Gaceta (in Spanish). 4 February 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
- 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.
- 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.