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 →
Trans Activism, Community Involvement And Safe Spaces, With Michelle Sheppard
This week, Ruby and James chats to one of our favourite people, Michelle Sheppard, a fantastic social justice advocate, fighting for trans rights, recognition and diversity. Michelle has a massive amount of experience with activism and advocacy and is one of the prominent figures for trans activism in Australia. Michelle is also the founder of... Continue Reading →
2018 AFLW Pride Game & Bulldogs Pride
Having a chat with Fi and Bec from "Chicks Talking footy during the 2018 AFLW Pride Game broadcast. https://joy.org.au/chickstalkingfooty/2018/02/25/2018-aflw-pride-game-michelle-shepherd-bulldogs-pride-rochelle-pattison-carlton-pride-supporter-groups/
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So today is the first medical follow up since having my breasts augmented. I struggled with the idea of sharing my surgery with anyone outside my immediate circle offline. Since the start of my transition I knew my dress style I was going for, I knew my hair, what my makeup was going to look... Continue Reading →
What does Breast augmentation mean to me as a woman who happens to be transgender?
I am a woman. I just happen to be Transgender. I have done enough soul searching to understand this now. I am also fortunate enough to be living somewhere with world class medical care for both mental and physical care. I am also blessed to be in a country where I do not experience the... 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 →
VAC Hypothetical (Midsumma Festival 2017
VAC Hypothetical Queers and our allies, tackling the big issues - with jokes. It's back! Brought to you by the Victorian AIDS Council, the VAC Hypothetical brings together entertainers and experts to talk about the big issues facing the LGBTI community. From comedians and doctors, politicians and sex workers, activists and authors, this year's panel... Continue Reading →
The Beautiful Women Campaign: BreastScreen Victoria’s Beautiful Women celebrates the diversity of women.
A new campaign featuring images of older lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women will help increase cancer screening rates, BreastScreen Victoria hopes. This is a campaign celebrating the beauty and diversity of LGBTI women in Victoria. These Photos Of Older LGBTI Women Celebrate Breaking Beauty Norms “We’re challenging the notion that beauty is equated with youth.” The... Continue Reading →
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Family Matters By JOY 94.9 Starting and raising a family can be an exciting and highly emotional time for all involved. For the LGBTQI community, starting and raising a family has its own unique hurdles from deciding how to start your family, the cost and the law; the birds and the bees talk isn’t so... Continue Reading →
LGBTI Awards / Shortlisted for MTV – LGBTI Broadcaster & Presenter of the year.
The LGBTI Awards have been brought to Australia by the co-founder of the British LGBT Awards, known as the British Gay Oscars! The aim of the Awards is to help Australia effect change on LGBTI Equality Laws, which currently lag behind many other developed nations when it comes to these key areas of human rights. The... Continue Reading →
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