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muhlaysia booker transgender woman dallas texas murder

Transgender woman Muhlaysia Booker, whose brutal assault was caught on video last month, has been found murdered in Dallas, Texas. Police found the 23-year-old transgender woman dead from a gunshot wound early on Saturday morning (May 18). Dallas police responded to a call about a shooting shortly before 7am. They later found Booker “lying facedown …

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Amnesty International transgender people China

A report from Amnesty International states that transgender people in China rely on self-medication for hormone treatment. In some cases, they even attempt dangerous self-surgery. Discrimination and laws classing transgender people as having a mental illness drive them to desperate measures. “China is failing transgender people,” said Amnesty International China researcher, Doriane Lau. “The authorities …

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mark latham and pauline hanson one nation

One Nation’s New South Wales leader Mark Latham has railed against “leftist elites” and gender and sexual fluidity in his maiden speech to the New South Wales parliament. The former Labor leader is now One Nation’s NSW leader and was elected to the state’s Legislative Assembly in March. Latham used his 45-minute inaugural speech on …

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barry humphries as Dame edna in absolutely fabulous the movie

Australian comedian Barry Humphries has defended his controversial brand of comedy after his named was stripped from a top comedy award. Humphries’ name was this month removed from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s top award, in part because of a series of the comedian’s history of transphobic comments. At a comedy Q&A session in London …

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Kristy Johnson Tasmanian DEMONISE TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

Tasmanian transgender advocates have called on the state’s Premier to stop Upper House election ads that lump together transgender law reform and child abuse under the policy of “protecting your children”. Liberal candidate for the Upper House seat of Pembroke, Kristy Johnson, has published newspaper ads (pictured) that declare one of her three top priorities …

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transgender teenager seeking asylum in canada after fleeing brunei

A transgender teenager who fled the southeast Asian nation of Brunei to seek asylum in Canada has shared her story. Zoella Zayce, 19, is currently living in the Canadian city of Vancouver as she awaits a decision on her claim for asylum. Zayce told Reuters she fled Brunei late last year, scared her conservative family …

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transgender chest binder

Chest dysphoria is one of the most significant contributors to depression in transgender men. Most trans masculine people would prefer flat chests, not surprising in a world where people’s brains automatically gender someone based on physical outline. Many trans guys have such strong dysphoria regarding their chests that they cannot stand to look in the …

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Australian Electoral Commission ballot box voting election

National LGBTIQ lobby group just.equal has revealed some of the community issues it will ask main parties to commit to as Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirms the upcoming federal election will be held on May 18. Morrison visited Government House on Thursday morning to ask Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to trigger the election, which will …

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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

Landmark legislation that will benefit Tasmania’s transgender community has passed its final parliamentary hurdle and will become law. Tasmania’s Lower House passed the Marriage Amendments Bill on Wednesday with the support of Labor, the Greens, and Liberal speaker Sue Hickey crossing the floor to vote to proceed the debate. The legislation passed the state’s Upper …

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taylor swift tennessee

Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 to an LGBTIQ group in Tennessee that is lobbying to stop state lawmakers from passing legislation disadvantaging the LGBTIQ community. Swift didn’t announce the donation to the Tennessee Equality Project herself, but it was revealed on the group’s Facebook page by leader Chris Sanders. In a handwritten letter, Swift wrote, …

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