“For families where one or more parents are trans or gender diverse, the everyday challenges of raising children can be intensified by experiences of misunderstanding, exclusion, or even hostility and hatred.”
Ratelband has said that “transgenders can now have their gender changed on their birth certificate, and in the same spirit there should be room for an age change”.
“With this freedom of choice, choice of name, freeness of gender, I want to have my own age,” Emile Ratelband said.
“Anything white LGBTI people experience is not as bad as the healthcare gap Aboriginal LGBTI people experience here”
The government has reportedly paid for 27 gender-related surgeries in the last five years.
“When I first came out in year nine I thought it was going to be a huge issue because this was a girls’ school and I was a boy”