Coming out as part of the LGBTIQ+ community can be tough in regional Australia, with additional challenges of limited support services, and less accepting community attitudes.

Counsellor Tracee Ward lives in rural QLD and came out as gay to her family at the age of 49, she recently shared her story at the Women of the World Festival in Biloela and spoke to The Wire’s Eduardo Jordan about her experience.

Image: Image Credit: Pexels/ Lisett Kruusimäe

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Tracee Ward – Counsellor

First aired on The Wire, Monday 10 June 2024