Trans Day of Visibility

Monday, 1 April 2019 - 8:30am to 9:00am

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


IWD Festival 2012
Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN). You can listen to some of our previous shows here:


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