Andrew Guy

We speak to our NSW #YourChair winner Andrew Guy about his journey as a trans person #TheProjectTV

Posted by The Project on Monday, September 7, 2015

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

'A GAGA Conversation' - post MTV Music Awards Performance as Jo Calderone

D: Did you read that quite a number of people in the queer community are really upset with Lady Gaga doing the boy drag? I thought it was good, I mean she's representing herself to the mainstream and getting the whole idea of artistic expression/drag out there and making it a cool thing to do...we have to be thankful for that, I feel. I don't think shes appropriating anything, and especially not me/FTMs. I really couldn't be happier she’s doing this.

A: No I didn't hear that & frankly it doesn't surprise me at all after the flack I've copped around the word 'misrepresentation'...end of day she's an artist & freedom of creative expression is a human right for all (as is transitioning). If people within the trans community wish to personalize that to create more individual suffering and 'poor me' syndrome then good luck to them, the rest of us will still be living, being true to ourselves and grateful for the gift of life. I'm glad u see through their whinging. She's the best thing that's ever happened to the trans community in my world view! ps still going to marry her one day

D: I totally agree. I think she’s helping to break down the barriers in ways frankly we never could. She’s in touch with the mainstream in particular the kids, the adults of tomorrow who are important.

A: Exactly!

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