Stella Michaels has continued to photograph local Trans residents in their workplace for an exciting exhibition being shown at the New Steine Hotel as part of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forums B Right On Festival which celebrates LGBT History Month in February.
Michaels, Exhibit Photographer says, It's been a long time coming, but it's here. Being Trans is ordinary, and these pictures are proving it - for what's more ordinary than going to
work? Contrary to the traditional and stereotypical images in the media, here are ordinary trans people with ordinary day jobs. The more alert employers are realising the worth of trans people in the
workplace, many of whom have historically suffered long-term unemployment as a result of discrimination. "It's about what you can bring to the party," as one employer put it.
We speak of the gender spectrum, but often forget that ALL those on it have a wide spectrum of skills. Like rejecting a job applicant because of the colour of their eyes, rejecting someone because they are trans, or non-binary, or gay, or black is not only a loss to us all but a part of another millennium.
Yes, we may still have a lot of work to do and a long way to travel. But it may be a trans person selling us the ticket, driving the bus - or even handing us our pay cheque”.
What:Trans Lives Exhibition
When: 1st - 28th February 2017
Where: New Steine Hotel, 10-11 New Steine, Brighton BN2 1PB