Trans action – 9/05/2007 5:48:20 PM

Trans people are still fighting for rights that gays and lesbians now take for granted, says Sally Goldner.

“Paedophiles are weird, trannies are weird, the tranny must be the paedophile,” was the erroneous line of reasoning which led to people driving past her house at all hours screaming insults and throwing rocks through her windows.

TransGender Victoria became worried when the woman failed to return our calls. She finally did, having just been discharged from the hospital where she’d spent the last three days after the stress and fear she was living with led to a suicide attempt.

Events such as these remind us that trans people have a long way to go before they achieve equity, or win full and consistent legal protection at State and Federal levels.