雪齋

雪齋 | トランスジェンダー活動家

1947年、岐阜県生まれ。三重大学教育学部卒業。岐阜県の公立学校で教員を経て、子どもの主体性を育む教育を実践したいと学習塾運営会社を設立。現役を退いたあと、還暦を期に、トランスジェンダーであることをカミングアウト。2018年には岐阜県内の性的マイノリティを支援する団体「ぎふ・ぱすぽーと」を仲間と共に設立。性的マイノリティの生活環境や社会理解の向上のために、行政への要望活動や各地での講演活動等を行っている。大垣女子短期大学女性学講師。

Sessai | Transgender activist

Born in Gifu Prefecture in 1947. Graduated from Mie University Faculty of Education. After working as a teacher at a public school in Gifu Prefecture, she established a cram school company to practice education that nurtures children’s independence. After retiring from active duty, she came out as a transgender on her 60th birthday. In 2018, she established “Gifu Passport”, an organization that supports sexual minorities in Gifu Prefecture, together with her colleagues. In order to improve the living environment and social understanding of sexual minorities, she has been making requests to the government and giving lectures in various places. At Ogaki Women’s Junior College, she teaches women’s studies.

性的マイノリティの苦しみを救う価値  |  The value of saving sexual minorities in our society
 

現在私たちのおよそ10人に1人が性的マイノリティと言われています。トランスジェンダー当事者である雪齋は、ありのままの性で生きていくことが難しい人たちの苦しみを思い、社会に変化を促すための活動をしています。このトークでは彼女が実現してきた変化の実例とあわせて、マイノリティの生きづらさを救う流れを、次の世代に引き継ぐために何が私たちにできるのかを語りかけます。

Approximately one in ten of us today is considered a sexual minority. As a transgender person, Sessai is concerned about the suffering of those who have difficulty living with their true gender and is working to encourage change in society. In this talk, along with examples of the changes she has realized, she will talk about what we can do to pass on the trend of helping minorities live their lives to the next generation.