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Peta Friend


Peta Friend is a proud trans woman and Skin Therapist with a career spanning 40 years.

In October 2015 Peta founded Trans Sydney Pride, an online social and support group for trans and gender-diverse people.

Peta embraces opportunities to raise awareness in the larger community and has shared her story of transition at many corporate events including the Macquarie Bank, State Street, Goldman Saks, and The Attorney Generals Department to name a few. She also spoke at the largest rally for Marriage Equality to an audience of 30,000.

In 2018 Trans Sydney Pride collaborated with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to present “Trans Stories-40 Years,” as part of the Queer Thinking Festival, Peta was very proud to conceive and produce this unique production and to be part of the diverse cast. Trans Stories has since grown into My Trans Story, Peta has been the curator and cast member of several productions of My Trans Story including a digital performance at the Sydney Opera House in 2020.

Peta is the manager and operator of a successful skin clinic based in Bondi Junction called Will&Peta Skin Clinic.

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