According to the Royal Children’s Hospital, roughly 1.2 per cent of Australian school children are thought to identify as transgender.
“It wasn’t until Australia became an entrant and I moved into the gay bubble in Sydney that I realised [Eurovision] is kinda cool and got patriotic myself.”
“Hopefully one of the side effects of the show is that there’s some basic representation that’s been missing out there, about a young non-Anglo teenager coming to terms with his sexuality.”
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“Too many young people hide their sexual orientation at work, and I think that’s quite sad.”
The program follows couples who come from two different cultural backgrounds as they navigate their familial differences to be together.
“I don’t need to be Mr Everything – being the romantic ideal is a big load to carry – and I don’t need to own my partner either.”
SBS will air the short films as part of the broadcaster’s coverage of next year’s Mardi Gras anniversary.