Freedom2b Perth – February Meeting – Trans Issues

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TransAmerica.

TRANSAMERICA

Southern Californian Bree Osbourne, formerly Stanley Chupak, has finally received the news for which she has been waiting: she has been approved for male-to-female sexual reassignment surgery.

But before Margaret, her therapist, will allow her to go through with the surgery scheduled in a week’s time, Bree has to deal with an unresolved problem from her past.

Bree gets a telephone call from a seventeen year old man named Toby Wilkins, who is looking for Stanley, his biological father. Toby is in a New York jail, having been supporting himself by petty crime and hustling. Stanley/Bree knew nothing about Toby before the telephone call.

Toby apparently is all alone in the world, with his mother having committed suicide and being estranged from his stepfather in Tennessee. Masquerading as a Christian social worker, Bree, not telling him either of her true identity or her transgender status, bails Toby out of jail and tells him she will take him to Los Angeles, where Toby has aspirations …

Discussion

As we are looking at issues concerning Trans-folk it is appropriate to remember the motto that came out of the struggle for recognition by HIV+ve people when conferences or discussions were held about their needs: “Nothing about Us, without Us.” it is a principle that is important to remember and in the spirit of that principle.

Sarahjane

Introducing: Sarahjayne Bastin

Sarahjayne is a veteran member of the Perth Trans Community, having formerly been convenor of TransWest. She has been an activist for many years.

As a Perth Identity, Sarahjayne is vocal on issues that concern the trans community. But, she is also an active advocate on issues that affect the wider community both locally and nationally.

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or call Graham on: 0405 285 233 or Bev on: 0407 778 201.

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U&I

We will go to “U&I 24hr Pho restaurant” for Coffee on the corner of Francis and William St in Northbridge.
and chat after the meeting. Even if you can’t make the meeting itself please feel free to join us for coffee.