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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 …

gender reveal

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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LGBTIQ advocates today welcomed a new report giving Tasmania’s gender reforms the all-clear. They also called for the criminalisation of surgical intervention on intersex children. Scroll down for video explainers The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute (TLRI) report says Tasmania’s groundbreaking new gender laws have had a beneficial impact since they were enacted over a year …

jk rowling transgender

JK Rowling has shared a lengthy essay with her 14 million followers on transgender issues, doubling down on her transphobic views after a fierce backlash. Last weekend, the Harry Potter author was criticised for tweets she posted discussing biological sex and gender identity. Now Rowling has taken to Twitter again to share the 3600-word blog …

jk rowling daniel radcliffe

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe has penned a lengthy and powerful response to author JK Rowling’s tweets about transgender people last weekend. The British author received intense backlash after calling out an article with the phrase “people who menstruate” and arguing “if sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction.” The author’s tweets conflating biological sex …

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The Australian Christian Lobby has demanded all levels of government ban public servants from declaring their preferred pronouns in staff email signatures. The group is furious that the City of Melbourne is giving staff the choice of adding a message about whether they’d like to be called “he, she or they” on internal emails. The …

hungary prime minister viktor orban transgender

Hungary’s parliament has voted to end legal recognition for transgender and intersex people, in a regressive move slammed by human rights activists. Right-wing prime minister Viktor Orbán (pictured) and his ruling Fidesz party voted to ban trans and intersex people from obtaining identity documents that reflect their gender identity. Lawmakers voted 134-56 to declare gender …

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