World AIDS Day 2014 getting underway here in Australia. Thinking beyond our shores to those trans and gender diverse peeps with I met and to whom I listened at #AIDS2014.
Think global act local has had much more meaning since then.
Standing together in solidarity and equality with our siblings worldwide.
I thought I’d share a speech/presentation I gave last year at Health in Difference 8. Unfortunately, the audio recording didn’t quite work; I hope the words can at least give the sense of sense of vision and possibility. And a few things have changed since, but I’ll post it as it was delivered.
As a trans/gender diverse (and increasingly BGILQT) trainer/educator, I love what I do. I say that after a session I walk out on air 30 cm above the ground.
Increasingly, there are days when I walk out 40…or 50… or…60 cm above the ground. How so, you ask?
It’s when I have a “two-way street” experience. That’s where someone comes up with (in the words of Daffy Duck) “a little wrinkle that I’ve never thought of.” I have to stretch myself and I learn something new. More…
a brief update re #AIDS2014 and pre-conferences
Sharing stories is amazing and strengthening – as always…
I am hearing amazing human strength from trans and gender diverse people around the world – resilience, courage, persistence, determination among others in the face of huge discrimination, often on multiple attributes e.g. sex worker, HIV as well. More…
MindOUT! Conference 26-27 June: When worlds collide…clearing a head-on crash at my queer intersection
I started writing this the morning after…really early morning after two days of the MindOUT Conference. The fact that that I was awake and starting my creation of this piece at 530 AM after two days of the usual rainbow conference combination of adrenaline and brain drain speaks volumes at volume about how deeply I’m feeling what I’m feeling. More…
An Australia that recognises that with compassion and empathy, people who are vulnerable can often be guided to their own strengths and ideas, thereby improving their own situation so they are safer.
An Australia that combines thought about economy and environment to find the best ways to grow.
Do you identify as a person with a disability and as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Intersex and/or Queer?
You are invited to participate in a PhD research study exploring the experiences of people who identify as having a disability and as LGBTI or Queer. More…