March 31st, is International Transgender Day of Visibility. A day for the celebration and recognition of trans people. In today’s show we’ll recognise the struggles and celebrate older transgender women and gender non binary people.
In today’s society, older transgender people have frequently spent most of their life living as a gender that does not fit with their understandings of themselves. In this episode we’ll speak with Michelle McNamara about both the joys and challenges of being an older transgender person.
Michelle McNamara is an out and proud transgender woman with a wife and two adult children. She teaches biotechnology at the University of Melbourne and is a committee member of Transgender Victoria and the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council.
Websites mentioned during the show
Trans Day of Visibility
Then and now - Older Trans Women share their stories. A project of Vals LGBT Ageing and Aged Care
Amy McMurtrie, Aoife Cooke, Emma Hart, Hope Mathumbu & Iris Lee.