There is a often a lot of stigma surrounding being gay or lesbian, but transgender Twins, Brie and Rosalina Curtis managed to overcome the problems facing many 'coming out'.
But for those who are ashamed of their sexuality, there is often a history of drugs, alcohol and substance abuse, and in extreme cases, suicide.
Sistergirl Brie Curtis, who grew up in the remote Aboriginal community of Morris Soak in the Central Desert, Northern Territory and has been very active, creating an advocacy group called Brothers and Sisters NT.
Sisters and Brothers NT is a newly formed advocacy and reconciliation group for Sistergirls and Brotherboys, Indigenous and Non- Indigenous Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Inter-sex (GLBTI) people from the Northern Territory.
An indigenous person that has a male spirit, who is born into a female body. They choose to live their lives a male , regardless of which stage /path medically they choose.
Sistergirls are Indigenous transgender women whom have a distinct cultural identity and often take on female roles within the community.