On Monday the 25th of May, a chill went through my veins in a way that is indescribable with words, as my arms started to convulse in the throes of an overwhelming anxiety attack that left me feeling sick to both my personal and professional cores. There in black and white on the screen in […]
Is Sydney awash with a Transgender friendly culture?
A few days ago, The Guardian’s Fred McConnell asked a question that’s left me thinking pretty seriously about the society that I’m living in today. Namely, does Sydney have a progressive enough environment that LGBTI people, particularly Trans-people, can feel loved and safe within. Now to most people that would be a pretty straight-forward question, […]
2014 ~ Some thoughts from a year of being myself….
If there’s something that I’ve always wished for throughout my life, it’s been the ability to always be myself all day and every day in ways that I could only dream of previously imagining. From exploring the utter highs and lows of humanity through to the journeys of family, joy, sorrow and love, I’ve always […]
Playing politics with same sex and gender diverse people’s lives…
Over the past six months, I’ve been getting pretty disillusioned with the entire “Marriage Equality” debate and a lot of the federal politicians that have been supporting it. Like a Bull with a sore head, some of them have been consistently pursuing something that they know won’t happen in the current parliament, regardless of how […]
Gaynor accuses Army Chiefs of promoting Child Abuse – Further attacks LGBTI Officers
Normally I don’t like writing when I’m angry, but when you run into dehumanising comments like the one I’ve reposted below from Bernard Gaynor’s website, sometimes you can’t help but feel slightly emotional when working on a story. Malcolm is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army but also masquerades as Cate. He thinks […]
Troll Wars, Haters and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
I don’t normally engage in troll wars, though given that a close friend of mine has been the target of systematic abuse throughout International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (aka IDAHO), I’m going to break that little rule for once. Throughout yesterday and today, the following transphobic abuse has been hurled at Lt Colonel Catherine […]