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Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in association with FEM presents MY TRANS STORY

FRI 26 FEB 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Single Ticket $39.00 - Concession Ticket $29.00
My Trans Story - Mardi Gras Festival 2021

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in association with FEM presents MY TRANS STORY

At a time when the trans experience is becoming more visible we still rarely see stories by trans and gender diverse people on a screen, in theatres, bookshelves or in popular culture. When we do, the focus is on coming out, surgery, discrimination and hate crimes.

My Trans Story is here to tell you there’s plenty more to the trans narrative. Yes, feelings of gender dysphoria, name changes, surgeries and marginalisation exist but trans stories are unique and more than gender; they’re human stories full of love and laughter, curiosity and explorations, triumphs and hope.

My Trans Story is back for a fourth year at Mardi Gras Festival. From the personal to the political My Trans Story features proud trans and gender diverse storytellers from Sydney and beyond celebrating their complex, sometimes funny, often fearless, always fierce histories.


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

About Andrew Guy (he/him):
Andrew is an actor and presenter. Recently in Still Point Turning at Sydney Theatre Company, Andrew was also the first transgender presenter on Channel 10’s The Project. He is a script adviser and advocate for trans representation in film, TV and radio. He was nominated for two Australia’s LGBTI awards.

Rusty Nannup (she/her):
Rusty was born in Western Australia 1961. She is a Yamatjii  / Noongar woman, which are the two very largest Tribes in West Oz.  She moved to Sydney many years ago living and working in Darlinghurst. Having lived this long and seeing the many changes for us Trans People it’s still very surprising that society has enough time to judge us and our life choices? “Behave” as for us Trans People the old saying – No Pain? No Gain?