Gender Is Just Part Of Who I Am: Stories from Trans Australians

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Gender Is Just Part Of Who I Am: Stories from Trans Australians – Exploring the experiences and needs of trans people for health and aged care services.

JR Latham & Catherine Barrett, November 2015

The barriers stopping transgender and gender diverse Australians living their fullest possible lives remain unacceptably pervasive. An important component of tackling discrimination and ill-treatment is raising the visibility of human stories and how the actions of others can harm TGD Australians. That’s what “Gender is just part of who I am” seeks to do.

Trans Australians can live extraordinary and successful lives. But they can also be filled with significant difficulties and pain. Many trans Australians face significant internal tensions throughout their childhood and teenage years.

Lives are often lived as less than their whole selves. And trans Australians face unacceptable rates of violence and discrimination from a broad cross-section of society. Yet the aspirations of trans Australians are the same as all others: to live a full life…

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