Hey Channel 7: Grace Hyland has no regrets


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Image: Grace Hyland Instagram

Grace Hyland spoke out today after Channel 7 appeared to imply she regretted her gender transition in an advertisement for tonight’s Spotlight.

The ad claims tonight’s episode will delve into “thousands” of kids who regret transitioning. Photos of transgender people before and after transition show onscreen as a voice-over tells of kids as young as 12 transitioning. Those photos include Grace Hyland.

“Children are being told they should change from boy-to-girl, or girl-to-boy, from as young as 12 years old.”

Although still recovering from breast augmentation surgery, Grace took to TikTok to question Channel 7’s choices in the Spotlight promo.

@grace.hylandd @7plus ♬ original sound – Grace Hyland

I don’t regret it at all

“I transitioned at 13 and I don’t regret it at all.

“Gender-affirming healthcare in Australia needs more funding, it doesn’t need this negativity.

“And even though my face is in this, I don’t agree with it, I don’t stand for this story, I don’t stand for the sensationalism of this whole thing.

“Don’t get it twisted Channel 7.”

Grace Hyland goes on to question why Channel 7 chose to use her photos for the Spotlight promo.

“Is it because my dad was on Home and Away on Channel 7 back in the day?”

Grace Hyland’s supportive father Mat Stevenson played Adam Cameron on Home And Away in the 1990s.

“Is it because I’m a public figure? Is it because I’ve publicly defended child transitioning?

“I mean why would you choose my face? My photos? It makes no sense.”

Grace went public about her journey in a 2021 interview with The Project with her father by her side.

“As young as maybe four or five, just really feeling that I was a girl, and I couldn’t explain it. And I just thought I was weird or destined for a life of unhappiness.”

Mat Stevenson ‘adopts’ daughter’s trans best friend after her own dad rejected her.

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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at destinyr@qnews.com.au.

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