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A popular female-only pool in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has copped backlash for banning transgender female patrons unless they’ve “undergone a gender reassignment surgery.” The McIver’s Ladies Baths in Coogee had published the rule in an FAQ section of its website. This week, its discovery sparked criticism on social media. Under a heading “Are transgender women …

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A Sydney production of cult queer classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Hugh Sheridan is on hold after backlash over the actor’s casting in the role. Sheridan was to play the lead role of Hedwig in the rock musical. The character is a queer punk musician who undergoes a botched gender reassignment operation in …

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Harry Styles has become the first solo male star to cover US Vogue, but some right-wingers are furious he did it while wearing a Gucci dress. The singer is on the cover of the fashion magazine’s December issue, and one of the outfits he wore for the spread includes a floor length dress. In his …

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The head of the University of Queensland’s law school will step down in January, a year after causing controversy with his comments about transgender students. Since May 2018, Professor Patrick Parkinson has been academic dean of the TC Beirne School of Law. But he’ll leave the role in January, the Brisbane Times reported. Professor Parkinson …

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Eight Australian sports bodies have unveiled guidelines for the participation of transgender athletes in their competitions. ACON and its Pride in Sport program spearheaded the initiative, launched on Thursday. It was driven by a need for national guidance on how sports can be inclusive of trans and gender-diverse people. “Many trans people across Australia are …

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Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane has defended JK Rowling in her ongoing trans rights stoush, suggesting the author’s critics are “waiting to be offended”. JK Rowling has faced backlash all year for comments to her 14 million followers on gender identity and trans people’s access to identification and healthcare. Now Harry Potter star Coltrane, who …

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Yet another gender reveal ended in disaster as a pyrotechnic device set of on Sunday morning ignited a fire which scorched over 7,000 acres. Meanwhile, the mother who originated gender reveal parties now says her views on gender have changed. The fire in California this weekend follows one in Arizona in 2018. The father-to-be, in …

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Pauline Hanson’s Senate colleagues have slammed the One Nation leader after she called for the “rolling back” of transgender law reform. Senator Hanson put forward legislation earlier this year she claimed is necessary to “balance” the curriculum and “prohibit the indoctrination of children” in schools. She claims “biased” teachers are teaching students “skewed versions of …

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Queensland MPs have slammed proposed legislation from Katter’s Australian Party to protect the use of gender-specific language. The party’s state leader Rob Katter introduced the Bill in 2018. It finally came up for debate earlier this week and was met with a scathing response from MPs. Katter said the Bill sought to “protect an individual’s …

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A new Netflix documentary executive produced by Laverne Cox explores 100 years of transgender representation in film and television. Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen takes a deep dive into the evolution of transgender representation in film and TV shows, in the same vein as celebrated 1995 doco The Celluloid Closet. Through the eyes of trans …

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