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We Asked Different Generations Of LGBTIQ Aussies To Tell Us Their Stories

"When I was born, transgender people were illegal."

Wear It Purple

Ahead of Wear It Purple day — this Friday, August 30 — Junkee has partnered with Facebook to bring together LGBTIQ Australians from different generations to tell their stories.

Now in its 10th year, Wear It Purple day is a celebration of all things queer. Everyone is encouraged to wear something purple on the last Friday of August, to show support young LGBTIQ Australians.

This year, the Wear It Purple theme is “Stand Up, Stand Out”, and to help raise awareness we’ve put together a video series that brings together different generations of LGBTIQ Australians, to share their experiences.

One of those people is the all round fabulous Katherine Wolfgramme, who spoke to 19-year old Billee Ward about what it was like growing up as a trans woman in the 70s.

“When I was born, transgender people were illegal,” Wolfgramme says. “The first time I was really happy to be trans was the day I took my first hormone tablet… I was filled with happiness because finally, I didn’t have to pretend to be anybody else.”

Wear It Purple Day | Billee + Katherine

For Wear it Purple Day this Friday, we connected LGBTQIA+ people from different generations to talk about their experiences growing up.

Posted by Junkee on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Check out the rest of the video below, read more about Wear It Purple day here, and don’t forget to wear something purple this Friday!

Wear It Purple Day | Rose + Penny

For Wear it Purple Day this Friday, we connected LGBTQIA+ people from different generations to talk about their experiences growing up.

Posted by Junkee on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wear It Purple Day | Zoe + Paul

For Wear it Purple Day today, we connected LGBTQIA+ people from different generations to talk about their experiences growing up.

Posted by Junkee on Thursday, August 29, 2019

 

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