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 →

We Want To Be Better… Allies

They're pretty fabulous already, but they could always be better (but really doesn't that go for all of us?) Each week the girls identify something they're not super great at and challenge themselves to be better. So this week, in light of March 31st being Transgender Visibility Day, Annie and Bianka learn about transgender issues... 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 →

ENTREPRENEURS TO WATCH IN AUS. LGBTI COMMUNITY

Michelle Sheppard (LGBTI Jobs) STAFF WRITERS — MAY 5, 2017 Experiencing struggles within employment as a trans woman played a large role in Michelle’s decision to establish LGBTI Jobs. Coming from a 20-year strong corporate background she found that after ‘coming out’ as trans she wasn’t taken as seriously. “People were coming out with rather... 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 →

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