For Lor Sabourin, climbing is more than a sport; it’s a way of exploring identity and building resilience in the face of adversity.
'They/Them' follows Lor, a trans climber, into the sandstone canyons of northern Arizona, on a journey to piece together one of the hardest and most inspiring routes of their life. By embracing the strength in vulnerability, Lor has found the space to thrive and build a climbing community that others like themself can call home.
Content Warning: This film includes discussions of eating disorders, body dysphoria, self-harm, sexual assault, and suicide. While we have done our best to explore these topics conscientiously, remember that we are looking through the lens of a single person’s experience. Please take care of yourself as you watch and use the resources provided below to find support if you are struggling with any of these topics. If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, there are organisations that can help:
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Kids Helpline – 1800 551 800
Qlife – 1800 184 527 – Australia-wide anonymous and free LGBTI peer support for people wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
Better Pride Australia – 1800 531 919 – providing support for individuals, couples, families, young people, senior people.
Headspace – 1800 650 890 – the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.
ReachOut – online Mental health service for young people and their parents in Australia.
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