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When I came out as transgender non-binary and I exposed myself to the queer community, it was a massive cultural shock. I didn't see myself represented. Often when you think of queerness you automatically equate it with white people, but that is far from true. And it's really by design that we've fallen into this trap, where as a result of histories of colonialism, gender and sexual diversity in the global South and in many of our CALD countries have been demonised or have been erased. And so we often struggle to access the knowledge and the stories of our ancestors and elders within our community who had alternative forms of kinship, sexuality, and gender.