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Netflix employees have walked off the job to rally for transgender rights outside the company’s Los Angeles offices amid ongoing backlash over comedian Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special. Netflix staff and transgender activists staged the protest outside the streaming giant’s Los Angeles offices, which also attracted counter-protesters. Comedian Dave Chappelle’s stand-up special The Closer dropped …

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The Queensland Children’s Gender Service has won a mental health achievement award for their work with trans and gender diverse youth. The Gender Service, part of Children’s Health Queensland, provides the young Queenslanders with multi-disciplinary healthcare. The team includes child and adolescent psychiatrists, paediatric endocrinologists, social workers, psychologists, mental health nurses, and a speech pathologist. …

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New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has made an LGBTIQ rights pledge after gay MP Alex Greenwich quizzed the leader on his support for tackling discrimination. Perrottet took the top job earlier this month after Gladys Berejiklian’s resignation. The self-described “proud conversative” faced backlash for his views on social issues. Alex Greenwich asked the important …

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The Western Australian parents of a transgender teenage boy have lost a legal appeal to regain custody of him after a court found they’d “verbally and emotionally” abused him over his gender identity. The transgender male, given the pseudonym TM by the courts, first came to the Western Australian Department of Communities’ attention in 2019. …

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The ABC’s kids drama series First Day, starring transgender actress Evie Macdonald, has won an International Kids Emmy Award. In the show, Evie (pictured above left) plays Hannah Bradford, a 12-year-old transgender girl, who is navigating starting at a new high school as her authentic self. First Day premiered on ABC ME in March 2020, …

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Victorian LGBTIQ business organisation GLOBE has caused outrage after nominating the state’s Ravenhall prison for a transgender inclusion honour at their next awards ceremony. The GLOBE Community Awards celebrate achievement within the local LGBTIQ community, with awards given each year to both businesses and individuals. Among the awards is one “awarded to businesses who champion …

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More than 121,000 people have signed a parliamentary petition calling on the federal government to cover gender-affirming surgery on Medicare. The petition attracted thousands of signatures in its first 24 hours last week, and has gone viral on social media. Over 121,000 people have now signed it. “Transgender people and other people in need of …

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Big-hearted new comedy series Sort Of, starring a queer South Asian lead, is streaming in Australia on Stan this week. Sort Of is created by and stars queer transfeminine actor Bilal Baig (pictured) in the lead role, breaking new ground for representation on TV. In the series, Baig plays Sabi Mehboob, a 25-year-old genderfluid Pakistani-Canadian …

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Two transgender women have made history in Germany after they were the first to be elected to the country’s parliament. Tessa Ganserer (left) and Nyke Slawik (right) both won seats Sunday while running for the Green Party. In the federal election, the centre-left Social Democrat Party narrowly beat Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union, ending …

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Members of Queensland’s transgender community have honoured PFLAG legend and rainbow mum Shelley Argent’s years of LGBTIQ community activism with a special award. The Australian Transgender Support Association Qld (ATSAQ) has run since 1990. ATSAQ President Gina Mather recently presented the “so very deserving” Shelley Argent with the group’s annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Gina and …

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