International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2018 – Wyndham City, Victoria

I asked to speak for 15 minutes of IDAHOBIT Day as well as raise the Transgender Flag. I spoke about storytelling and the importance of sitting down and LISTENING to one another whether you’re gay or straight and we as the LGBTIQ community need to be better allies toward each other. https://youtu.be/WizwdkZIE9s https://youtu.be/WizwdkZIE9s Every year... Continue Reading →

Proud. Being more Bull Dog.

Not many would know that I felt shame when I first came out as Transgender. I lost nearly everything and the unconditional love from my daughters and a few close friends kept me going. I’m standing over a word in this photo that means so much theses days to me. PROUD As part of Bulldog... Continue Reading →

Trans women in AFLW – the misconceptions and a little bit of science

I recently spoke to the Chicks Talking Footy show regarding my previous involvement with the Purple Bombers and co-founding Bulldog Pride. We discussed my long love affair with sports, whether it’s baseball or gridiron from my hometown of St Louis in the USA, and football here in Australia. Michelle Sheppard is an award-nominated radio personality and journalist.... Continue Reading →

JOY 94.9 FM Radiothon and IDAHOBIT with Michelle Sheppard on Mad Wednesdays

Radiothon and IDAHOBIT with Michelle Sheppard May 18, 2017 by Dean Since the Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia also happened to fall on MAD Wednesdays Radiothon edition we thought we’d get the lovely Michelle Sheppard to pop on by after speaking at a local event in Melton in the afternoon. JOY 94.9 means so many... Continue Reading →

My Melton: Michelle Sheppard – Star Weekly

MELTON & MOORABOOL My Melton: Michelle Sheppard MAY 16, 2017 10:32 AM BY SUMEYYA ILANBEY Michelle Sheppard is a businesswoman, entrepeneur and radio host — among many other things. She started the transition four years ago, but says gender identity was something she struggled with for most of her life. What’s your connection to Melton? My... Continue Reading →

ANZ Excellence in business – LGBTI Jobs

“If you said to me three years ago when I came out, when I was nearly homeless and I couldn’t find a job except manual labour that I’d be up here I wouldn’t believe it.“ Michelle Sheppard said as she accepted the award, “We’ve started a business that helps anybody who’s in the LGBTI Community. We go... Continue Reading →

Australian football’s Pride Match 

Today is the AFL's first ever pride match. I have shared a few posts regarding this but I want to share why this is so important.  Australian football is a strange paradox – for a game that is played almost exclusively in one part of the globe it is able to transcend cultural barriers and... Continue Reading →

Amazing Gays: Finding Her Anchor

In the second part of our interview Michelle speaks about her journey towards transition and how finding someone that could anchor her became the cornerstone of her journey. She also introduces a new business that cab assist employers to promote a more integrated model of best practice for GLBTIQ employees. Michelle Sheppard: Finding Her Anchor... Continue Reading →

From the Outer

In the early days my journey, after coming out and living full time as Michelle, I happened to make a new close friendship with Jason Tuazon-McCheyne. We briefly bumped into one another at Carnival in 2015 but it wasn't until we came on 'In the Spotlight' at Joy 94.9, one week as a panel of community leaders discussing topics... Continue Reading →

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