Seven Sisters Festival refused a transgender woman from their festivities, and the internet is not pleased. 

Seven Sisters is a women-only boutique festival that aims to empower and inspire women through art, music, and the very concept of togetherness. Seven Sisters is known for its authenticity and amiability. So when Caitlin Therese Sullivan, a preoperative transgender woman, requested entry into the festival and was refused, the internet was not happy.

Caitlin inquired whether she could attend the festival on Facebook, and Seven Sisters responded four days later.



It seems quite gratuitous to bar entry for transgender women. Especially on the basis that other women would feel betrayed by the presence of preoperative trans women at the festival.

“As we have advertised the festival as a sacred women’s only space — having individuals onsite who are physically men would be breaking the trust of many women.”

The same response was sent to Kylee, another trans woman who was interested in attending the festival. Kylee later told ABC that she was quite disappointed with the response:

“I thought a really beautiful camping festival with all women would be a really safe place for her to feel accepted. I got quite ragey over it, and I read it out to my partner and she just kind of sighed and went ‘yep, that sounds about right’.”

As this matter garnered more attention and outrage, the festival later posted this on their Facebook page.


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