SITTING by the beach with her first girlfriend, Sophie Ismail can recall people kicking sand in her face for appearing intimate with a same-sex partner.
After being part of Australia’s beloved Matildas squad in two World Cups and appearing in more than 60 international matches, it’s no doubt that Sally Shipard has had a stellar soccer career. But in her private life, her coming out journey has had its ups and downs. Shannon Power caught up with her to get the latest.
Each month, with the help of Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation, the Star Observer’s “Snapshot” segment shines a light on the current state of LGBTI rights and law reform in one of our regional neighbours. This month, we take a look at Myanmar (formerly Burma).