January 24, 2014
Transfamily starts today!

Well, I can only be awake at 730 AM on a Saturday for a good reason...and today there is good one for sure! Today is definitely a Gorilla Monsoon of WWE fame moment - history made in Melbourne. 🙂 25 January 2014 is the first meeting of Transfamily, a group for family (in the broadest […]

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January 11, 2014
Midsumma and Pride season begins in Melbourne and victoria

So...it is Midsumma Carnival tomorrow here in Melbourne. It will be a perfect 25C/77F sunny and a cool breeze. I'll be dividing time between the Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby stall (which Bisexual Alliance Victoria is sharing) 2 rows from Yarra River and the Seahorse Victoria stall being shared by TransGender Victoria and other […]

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December 26, 2013
Maria Kastoras

(triggers: grief, loss) Just over 24 hours ago, I lost a friend of 10 years. Maria Kastoras, with whom I had worked for 10 years at Thalassaemia Australia (previously Thalassaemia Society of Victoria) passed away just after 11 pm (AEST) on December 25th. Maria had always been supportive of me through the tougher times in […]

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December 9, 2013
Tropfest goes Troppo

(From me as an individual; not on behalf of any organisation I represent). There are many perspectives to the debate about Tropfest winner (sic) "Bamboozled" ; I add mine as a person who among many other facets is transgender and an occasional stand-up/spoken word performer. I run by the guideline when doing stand-up of “unless […]

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November 20, 2013
Speech at Trans Day of Remembrance 2013 in Adelaide

Welcome to all on this important day on the trans calendar. TDOR is a time to remember and reflect - in many ways. We obviously remember those we have lost through transphobic hate crimes. TGEU’s monitoring service sadly reports 239 known murders in the 12 months to 31 October 2013. We also remember those we […]

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November 19, 2013
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

On this Trans Day of Remembrance, I reflect on the amazing strengths of trans people. These include our ability to survive, our courage, our resilience, our ability to speak out and tell the truth about our lives and where it gets a chance, the amazing attributes of trans people such as the creative genius of […]

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October 23, 2013
A better way to drive the bus: where to next for true marriage equality?

Marriage forum in Melbourne Thursday 24 October 6 pm – be there! From me as an individual and not on behalf of any organisation. I strongly urge people who are less than satisfied with the process  - all of that process since 2004 - that led to the less than satisfactory outcome in the ACT […]

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October 14, 2013
launch of Heaven Bent - LGBTI stories on religion and faith

Heaven Bent The book, edited by Luke Gahan and Tiffany Jones, will be launched in Melbourne by Tony Briffa who is the worlds first intersex Mayor and personifies all the colours of the rainbow! Brigitte Lewis and yours truly reading excerpts and possibly other fab contributors on hand to give autographs Marie Clark Alyena Mohummadally […]

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September 26, 2013
A little trans baby comes of age

#auntysallymoment 14 years ago, a little queer baby of all gender identities was born. The little baby was named Transgender Victoria. It had queer parents and relatives and God-parents as part of its tribe to give it wisdom and guidance – just what a child needs to get a good start in life. The child […]

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September 22, 2013
Federal law update

There have been lots of developments over the last few months for trans and gender diverse (and other parts of the rainbow too). Here is yours truly chatting with the fab Cannon O'Saurus on BENT TV about them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxYTxgjTMbU&feature=youtu.be Please spread far and wide. PS The interview was recorded in late July - where at […]

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September 14, 2013
Reflections of a Jewish trans woman on Yom Kippur

Reflections of a Jewish trans woman on Yom Kippur: What does a trans woman do with her Kippah and Talit after affirming her identity? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kippah http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallit I always remember the Bar Mitzvah (Jewish coming of age ritual) held close to my 13th physical birthday (1978). I remember wearing for the first time my Kippah and […]

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September 7, 2013
We won't be fooled again

? A thought...regardless of one's political viewpoint... Aunty Sally remembers 1996 when Howard was elected. There was some belief he would be moderate - and of course that turned out to be a furphy. People were caught off guard somewhat... We know what Abbott is like already - remember he was an architect of the […]

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