On Transgender Day of Visibility, People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is proud to celebrate and acknowledge the strong and resilient diversity that trans and gender diverse (TGD) people bring to our society especially the TGD community with disability.
“We recognise people with disability share the full and diverse shades of sexuality and genders as a natural human variation,” said PWDA President Nicole Lee.
“As the national disability rights peak body, we advocate for the fundamental human rights of all gender diverse people with disability to step into greater inclusion in all aspects of life where being visibly trans and gender diverse is a safe option for all people with disability,” said Ms Lee.
“Visibility is a powerful tool to unite, connect and find pride in all our diversity,” said PWDA member and disability and LGBTIQA+ activist, Jax Brown (they/them).
“Trans Day of Visibility is a chance to be visible on our own terms, celebrate our whole selves, and raise awareness and acceptance of our right to full autonomy over our own bodies and identities,” said Jax Brown. “It is also an opportunity to resist social and medical narratives that imply disability somehow invalidates our sexuality or gender identity.”
Founded by transgender activist Rachel Crandall-Crocker in 2009, the annual international Transgender Day of Visibility on 31 March, is a day of pride and celebration to recognise and promote the contributions and achievements of all trans and gender diverse people.
Craig Andrews, PWDA Media and Communications
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People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) is a national disability rights and advocacy, non-profit, non-government organisation. We have a cross-disability focus, representing the interests of people with all kinds of disability and our membership is made up of people with disability and organisations mainly constituted by people with disability.