Posted November 01, 2018 09:01:13 If you’re thinking of visiting the Tanyast salon in Sydney’s south, you’ll need to make a decision.
The salon has been closed for more than a year, and it’s been closed since February.
The owner has been forced to close the business, but the local community is fighting back, with a petition asking that the city lift the closure.
The petition, started by Australian actress Sarah Tandy, has garnered more than 300 signatures.
“If you are not sure about what to do, call the Tanya Beauty Salon,” it reads.
“I am a transgender woman, I have been in the business for many years and I know how difficult it can be to live as a woman.”
Please consider whether you want to continue your time at Tanya.
There is a lot of work to be done in Sydney.
“The petition has already received more than 1,000 signatures.
But Tandy said she was not prepared to let go.”
We are fighting for a world where transgender people are not marginalised, they are accepted and valued,” she said.”
And I am not going to let that happen without a fight.
“Transgender people face discrimination in Australia.
In 2017, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) found that one in five transgender people were homeless.
Transgender women are also more likely to face violence.
In March, a transgender man was stabbed to death in a Melbourne park, and a transgender person was killed in February in a homophobic attack in Queensland.
Tanya is not the only salon in the Sydney area to close.
In the Sydney CBD, several other shops and clubs have closed down over the past year, including the Victoria-based Cafe Yeezy, a popular coffee shop in Sydney CBD.
Transsexual Victoria’s chief executive, Michelle Williams, said many transgender women in Australia had been affected by the closure of Tanyasa, which she described as “a sad day for everyone”.”
Tanya has been such a fantastic place to be a trans woman, a really important resource for transgender women across the country,” she told ABC Radio Melbourne.”
This is such a sad day, but I hope this is the beginning of a new chapter for transgender people.
“Williams said she hoped Tanya could reopen in a year’s time.”
Tanyas vision for the future is the same as it has been since the inception of the shop, and I think it’s important to be hopeful that we can do something together,” she added.
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