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Judy Virago examines the recent controversy surrounding a cis-male actor being cast in a trans role in the NZ production of Things I Know To Be True, and finds the real issue is cisgender writers using gender transition as a contemporary plot twist. I quit acting for a while in...
Judy Virago gives perspective to the debate that has divided our community. Four years ago, a cock-eyed consort and I were arrested on suspected possession of methamphetamine. The officer asked me if I'd had any issues with the law before. I said I didn't think so, started to sweat and...
Recent rulings by World Rugby and the British High Court are keeping trans-women excluded from professional sports. Judy Virago believes it is time we stopped categorising people simply by gender and create fairer rules and greater inclusion for athletes. I hated getting up early on the weekend. I was a...
Many people think of transitioning as a single step, but Judy Virago believes defining yourself can be a long and winding path. I started correcting things my father would say to me as soon as I could talk. As an infant dad said to me “You want some naanaa baby?”  and precociously I replied...
Educator, showgirl and Chair of the OuterSpaces Trust Board, Judy Virago shares her story of being a young trans person looking at the working world and wondering where they will fit in. In 1994, I convinced my dad to take my brothers and I, to Priscilla Queen of the Desert....

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