“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.”
“People hear about transgender issues, but they don’t see that we’re real people. I want people to see that I’m first and foremost a person.”
Lilith Zaharias has come out as a trans woman ahead of the upcoming NSW election, where she’ll be running for the seat of Wakehurst.
“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.”
“We are always in choice in terms of how we want to inhabit our bodies in the world.”
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.
Transgender employees will also be able to take a year of unpaid leave while they are transitioning.
“For all my efforts, my secret had been let out by a bit of casual Facebook stalking and my old profile pictures.”