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Shorty gets with the programme

Thu 11 Jul 2013 In: Television View at Wayback View at NDHA

Phylesha Brown-Acton has made a special appearance on Shortland St, playing a trans woman who faces discrimination from a paramedic. She says it reflects a real-world issue which needs to be continually addressed. Phylesha writes following her Shortland St experience: The reality of how Transgender people are treated in health services throughout New Zealand can vary from place to place, most transgender people speak of their experiences in health services as inappropriate, uncomfortable, confronting, embarrassing and discriminative! Last night’s episode on Shortland Street (Series 22, Episode 5288, Wednesday 10 July, 2013) featured a Transgender character named "Hannah Hepburn" played by myself, a business executive with a urinary tract infection. Ambulance Paramedics "Ula   

Credit: Phylesha Brown-Acton, with GayNZ.com

First published: Thursday, 11th July 2013 - 3:15pm

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