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Georgie Stone

Trans youth advocate Georgie Stone has signed on for a guest role on long-running TV soap Neighbours as a transgender character. The 18-year-old told the Daily Telegraph she scored the gig after pitching herself for the role to executive producer Jason Herbison last year. She said she was thrilled to receive a reply back from …

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transgender flag

Domestic and family violence affects all communities including transgender people and, just as it affects all people, the laws regarding domestic and family violence in Queensland, protect all people. Domestic and family violence is about power and control. It can involve physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse. The abuse need not be physical. Crissie* was …

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Transforming Tasmania

A group named the Tasmanian Coalition for Kids fighting the progression of legislation to benefit Tasmania’s transgender and gender diverse community has been accused of fearmongering ahead of this week’s Upper House debate on the laws. The Tasmanian Coalition for Kids is made up of the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart, the Catholic Women’s League, members …

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Transgender flag colours brisbane story bridge

A community BBQ in Brisbane is being planned to celebrate the International Transgender Day of Visibility at the end of the month. Since 2009, March 31 has been recognised around the world as the Trans Day of Visibility, with an aim to celebrate the lives and achievements of the transgender community and raise awareness of …

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Mark Latham and Australian conservatives greg walsh

One Nation’s New South Wales leader Mark Latham and Australian Conversatives candidate Dr Greg Walsh have been slammed for advocating at a political forum that transgender youth be prevented from transitioning. Dr Walsh said allowing children diagnosed with gender dysphoria to take puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones is “an incredibly dangerous route”. “There are lots …

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tennis legend Martina Navratilova

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova recently called the participation of transgender women in elite female sporting competitions “insane” and “cheating”. And she’s not alone. Several other prominent women athletes have also used social media, mainly Twitter, to voice their concern about the eligibility of transgender women in sport, including former British swimmer Sharron Davies, double Olympic …

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US President Donald Trump

LGBTIQ advocates have slammed the Trump administration for a policy that will require most transgender troops and military recruits to serve in the gender they were assigned at birth and ban them from transitioning. The memo outlining the policy, signed by Pentagon official David Norquist, says the new limits must be implemented within 30 days, …

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Australian Marriage Law

By Liam Elphick, University of Western Australia Wednesday, November 15 2017, Northbridge Plaza, Perth, 7.00am: “Yes responses, 7,817,247, representing 61.6% …” read the chief statistician of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, David Kalisch, on the big screen. The huge crowd erupted. Hugging, crying, comfort, joy. That was one of the happiest moments of my life, …

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trans model Andreja Pejic models bonds

Bosnian-Australian model Andreja Pejić has made history as the first transgender model to front a Bonds underwear campaign. Andreja was this month named as ambassador for the underwear brand’s new Intimately range. “I am a ‘Bonds girl’, it’s insane — it’s not that I grew up thinking I could ever be one,” Pejic told news.com.au. …

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Becoming Colleen

Audiences can book now for a free screening of documentary Becoming Colleen as part of the 20th anniversary Brisbane Queer Film Festival. The film follows Colleen Young, a retired police officer from northern New South Wales who, after hiding her identity from friends and family for decades, has finally been able to become her true …

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