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…
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.
Close enough to time, last night the child had a mitzvah. All the family and friends, queer or otherwise, came.
There was food, speeches, laughter and a drop of alcohol too – just like any good mitzvah and subsequent party. J
Like any parent, guardian or relative, last night Aunty Sally was proud, a little blissfully dazed and a little emotional seeing that the little baby was growing up in the right puberty on the way to adulthood.
Like any blossoming young adult, teenage Transgender Victoria now has new friends and adults of its own in its life. In this case, this means a corporate sponsor, major partners in the government sector and NGOS, politicians and more.
Thank you to all the adults, Kenton Miller, Janet Jukes and Kayleen White who are its parents and even though she probably doesn’t know it, to Julie Peters who Transgender Victoria’s (fairy) god-mother.
Thank you to Lauren Christopher, Brenda Appleton and Jayne Monroe who are its aunties.
Thank you so much to family members Gavriil Alexandrs, Sarah Rogan, Lou Cooper and Grace Lee who organised the mitzvah so efficiently with lots of other friends and family helping out.
Thank you to all the family and friends who came.
The young adult and some relatives might be a little emotionally hung over for a while. Be assured you will hear about the young adult continuing to grow up after we clear our heads a bit. J
The young adult, having been nurtured well as a child, is ready to do lots of nurturing for others. With family members Grace, Sally, Lauren, Brenda, Gavril , Lou , Sally C and Nikki the young adult will have lots of loving, wise and good-humoured relatives as mentors to guide it.
And given that 101 family and friends turned up to the mitzvah, the wedding/similar ceremony – whenever it happens – will definitely be a big queer event!