'We started with the Trans Pride in 2014 and saw during our nine days pride progam that art really connects people and that more and more creative people came out of their shell.'

To learn more about what zines are exactly and what they can mean for people who identify as trans, I had a chat with seasoned zinester James Rae Parnell. Turned out in a conversation about 'community' and 'unlikely allies'.

Historian and transman Alex Bakker describes Dutch trans history. (Photo / 1954 -1956: Many American trans women travel to the Netherlands where about thirty clandestine sex operations take place.

The further I progress through the exhibition, the more I discover about the meaning of gender and it’s different cultural expressions: Samoan fa’afafines, Albanian burneshas, Zapotec muxes, Native American two-spirit people and Southeast Asian hijras are all covered.

For as long as I can remember, I have had a fascination with other cultures. When I discovered that I was transgender, I started to wonder what transgenderness looked like in other cultures or societies where no medical intervention is possible.