Australia: The reality of being black and trans in Australia

Sistergirls and brotherboys are terms used in the Aboriginal community to describe being trans in a way specific to Indigenous folks. Jess Jones caught up with three trans people from different Aboriginal backgrounds to chat about life. Lisa is a sistergirl in her fifties, a Worimi woman from the Port Stephens area in New South Wales. She had a strong sense of gender identity from an early age. 

Travis is a 15-year-old Bundjalung brotherboy from the Tweed Coast. He’s identified as a brotherboy for the last six months or so, but has known he was trans since an early age. Taz, 19, is a brotherboy from the Kalkadoon and Bwgcolman nations in Queensland. He currently lives in Toowoomba.  Read more via Star Observer