Transgender support organisation the Carmen Rupe Memorial Trust (CRMT) is calling for people to join its advisory committee.

Current board members says they’re looking for “talented, motivated” people to help build up the organisation.

CRMT trustee Elizabeth Riley called on anyone interested in issues around sex and gender diversity to consider joining the group.

“We’re setting out to build a charitable organisation that will educate and empower transgender people to take greater control of their own lives while helping others,” Riley said.

“In the process, we also hope to educate and engage wider society on a range of issues in support of all gender diverse individuals.

Rupe’s niece and trustee Chanette Hemopo said the organisation will eventually tackle a range of issues.

“In establishing the CRMT in the same open minded and generous spirit Carmen demonstrated so clearly, we also aspire to addressing issues of social disadvantage both within the wider GLBTI community and in other marginalised communities Aunt cared about, including various indigenous communities and the homeless,” Hemopo said.

“Ultimately this organisation will be defined by the talent and passion of those who contribute their own time and energy to help us develop the CRMT.

“Right now we’re a small organisation with big aspirations but still very much open to other peoples input.”

For further information, visit the CRMT Facebook page or contact Kelly on 0452 454 965.

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