“Look after you – you’re actually not invincible and being visible, being involved in advocacy, and dealing with other people’s shitty responses will add up and take its toll.”
“Love yourself and know that you are worthy of love.”
“Hopefully [in the future], with more acceptance, transgender people will go on to have happy and fulfilling lives, and less will fall to the life-shortening events that we used to suffer in the bad old days.”
“I think my generation is feeling somewhat safer to be out, depending on so many other factors of course. It’s crucial that there is more trans representation in the media, and in entertainment.”
“I hope for the day when trans is accepted as a simple variation from the norm, to be neither condemned nor praised.”
“It’s in remembering the stories of those that we have lost to the hands of this struggle that we find our strength.”
As Sydney’s LGB communities evolve, so too has Sydney’s trans community, thanks to both community inclusion and venues creating spaces for trans people.