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My Trans Story

Digital Season | Recorded in the Joan Sutherland Theatre

On Demand

Genre: Talks & Ideas

At a time when trans and gender diverse people are becoming more visible, we’re here to tell you there’s plenty more to the trans narrative than the stereotypes suggest. Yes, these stories can be linked by feelings of gender dysphoria, name changes, surgeries and marginalisation but they are unique and reveal much more than just gender; they’re human stories full of love and laughter, curiosity and explorations, triumphs and hope.

My Trans Story was as a sell-out success at the 2018, 19 & 20 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.  This special performance features highlights from these events.  

Peta Friend is the founder, former President and now Patron of Trans Pride Australia. She has spoken at many events including the largest Marriage Equality rally at Town Hall. Peta conceived and produced the original Trans Stories, which has gone on to become My Trans Story and tour nationally. 

Mark Jarret is an 11 year old Murriwarri/Gumbayngirr Aboriginal boy who attends Orange Grove Public School and loves acting and maths. He’ll be speaking with his mum, actor and playwright Katie Beckett.  Together they’re developing a new kids tv series.

Tea Uglow is an author, speaker and activist. She led the global campaign for a trans-pride emoji and her latest book is Loud & Proud [2020] an anthology of speeches from 150 years of LGBTQ+ Activism. She works at Google.

Rey Vargas is a speech pathology student by day and a creative by night.  They have featured in multiple podcasts including Under the electric Stars, And-195 and Supernatural Sexuality with Dr. Seabrooke.

Joel Wilson is data scientist with maths-stats degree from ANU. After grappling with faith and queerness during his final year of school in Adelaide, he moved to Canberra to attend the Australian Defence Force Academy where he became the first person to transition whilst there. 

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