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Hugh Sheridan stage show postponed after trans casting backlash

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The Hobart City Council is flying the transgender pride flag from Hobart Town Hall for the first time this week to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on Wednesday (March 31). The Trans Day of Visibility has occurred on March 31 since 2009. The aim of the day is to celebrate the lives and achievements of …

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The Senate has passed a One Nation motion opposing gender neutral language for “dehumanising the human race and undermining gender”. One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts put forward the motion in the upper house on Tuesday. It passed with the support of Coalition senators. “Our fundamental biology and relationships are represented through the following descriptors – …

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Far-right conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene previously found fame taunting a survivor of a high school shooting, calling the tragedy a ‘false flag operation. She also blamed California wildfires on ‘Jewish space lasers’. This week, she moved on to harassing the mother of a trans child, a fellow congresswoman, claiming there are only two genders. …

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“Nature loves diversity. Unfortunately, society hates it.” This quote from the grandfather of gender diversity Micky Diamond summarises so much about the unnecessary damage done to many in our LGBTIQ+ communities. Gender and sexual diversity is in our species DNA. However, sadly, our brains also hard-wired wariness of others who seem different to ourselves. Consequently, …

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Over 15,000 people have signed a petition created by a transgender 18-year-old from the Sunshine Coast calling for birth certificate reform. In Queensland, transgender people are required to undergo expensive and invasive gender affirmation surgery before they can update the gender markers on their birth certificate. Lorelei Tuxworth, who lives in Buderim, started the Change.org …

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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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