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laverne cox transgender disclosure netflix

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 …

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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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Transgender and gender diverse Victorians are applauding the state’s new birth certificate laws, which come into effect today (May 1). The new laws passed last August. They allow trans people to update the sex marker on their birth certificate without undergoing invasive and expensive surgeries, among other changes. Transgender Victoria executive director Margot Fink said …

kyle sandilands sam smith non-binary pronouns

KIIS FM shock jock Kyle Sandilands has struggled to get his head around Sam Smith’s non-binary pronouns in an on-air rant. Sam came out as non-binary last year, and asks that people use the pronouns “they/them”, not “he/him”. But on the Kyle and Jackie O Show on Tuesday, Kyle queried that if he had to …

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Musician Tim Nelson, who is part of Brisbane alt-pop band Cub Sport, has taken to social media to declare they identify as gender “free”. In an essay on Instagram, Nelson explained “the gender binary has made navigating life more difficult” and they want to “move forward identifying as ‘free’.” “I feel very privileged to be …

pauline hanson one nation leader senator senate

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has introduced a bill to stop schools “indoctrinating” children with “non-traditional” concepts like LGBTIQ issues and climate change. Senator Hanson claims “biased” teachers are teaching young students “skewed versions of history and science, and sexualised school programs”. Hanson says she is seeking to ban “skewed versions of history taught as …

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