Tara: Who would you say is part of your support system?
Victoria: Hugely my sister.
Victoria: The hard thing is I live here-
Victoria: But I’m originally from the States. So I don’t have a long history here and a long network. Um but I do have uh, some good friends as well. So my sister she still lives in the States, she's a huge part of my support network. Um, and you know, uh, our ups and downs, but also I would say my mom.
Victoria: My partner has been a huge part of my support network, but in terms of our support network, um, there have been a lot of other friends and colleagues that I’ve connected with. Um, I guess specifically in terms of my own coming out later in life, I had connected with um, a therapist who suggested that I start to try to build a circle of um, friends who are LGBTQ, or people who would be you know, supportive of me and understanding. So I’ve actually built a network of folks inside of the community as well as outside of the community who have been wonderful and supportive.
Tara: When you use the word community, you mean the LGBTQ community?
Victoria: Specifically the LGBTQ community, yes.