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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 …

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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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The Australian Open has made available two new gender-neutral toilets for the first time at Rod Laver Arena, the same day as Margaret Court made her return to venue Melbourne Park. Well, this is awkward. The tennis champion turned pastor is in Melbourne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her 1970 quadruple Grand Slam victory. …

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Gender-obsessed lobby group Binary Australia has slammed cosmetics brand Olay for a recent ad featuring a male beauty vlogger. The campaign features Brisbane social media personality Michael Finch, who was spruiking the brand’s Regenerist Whip cream in a Facebook post. Binary Australia CEO Kirralie Smith told supporters she’d seen the “radical” and “ridiculous” ad and …

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Merriam-Webster has announced the personal pronoun “they” is their word of the year for 2019, after a staggering increase in searches on the dictionary’s website. Merriam-Webster reported lookups for the word increased by 313 per cent this year, compared to 2018. In September, the dictionary added the new definition explaining “they” is “used to refer …

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Brigette Lundy-Paine, one of the stars of Netflix comedy series Atypical, has come out as non-binary. The actor, known for their role as Casey Gardner on the Netflix series, made the heartfelt declaration on their Instagram. “I’m nonbinary, always felt a lil bit boy, lil bit girl, lil bit neither,” they said. “Using they/them as …

anglican church archbishop glenn davies sydney transgender synod gender identity

The Sydney Anglican Diocese has urged transgender parishioners “honour and preserve the maleness or femaleness of the body God has given you” in new doctrinal guidelines on gender identity. The diocese debated and adopted a doctrinal statement on gender identity this week at their Synod, the church’s parliament. “The Bible never endorses a divergence between …

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