Coming out as trans can be tough in regional Australia. Here’s how these three teens did it

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02/01/2024

Eliott had heard too many horror stories about trans kids coming out in small country towns. But when he did, he was surprised by what happened. He was only 12 when a powerful, terrifying moment of clarity hit him. The words in his head rang: “I was supposed to be born a boy.” What happened next was a storm of emotions, as he ran from the shed on the family farm and threw up on the ground. He couldn’t hear his father calling him or feel his loving hand on his back as he vomited. The support he received was overwhelming and now he wants others to know that small towns can be supportive places to come out.

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