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Police are hunting a group of more than a dozen men who “cowardly” assaulted a transgender woman on Sydney’s northern beaches. The woman, aged in her late twenties, ended up unconscious after the mob of around 15 young men attacked her in the carpark near the Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club on March 20. …

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During 30 years as a representative organisation, the Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) has worked on many fronts to raise the visibility of transgender people. That included, for much of the last decade, ATSAQ flying the flag on International Transgender Day of Visibility. And, in 2020, they will celebrate it once again. The first …

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Teenage transgender actress Evie Macdonald is heading for the small screen in a groundbreaking role. The teenager (pictured, left) made headlines in 2018 when she appeared on Channel Ten’s The Project to challenge Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s remarks about trans people. Responding to Morrison’s infamous ‘gender whisperers’ tweet, Macdonald said: “There are thousands of kids …

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A 20-year-old Colombian man arrested on a Caribbean island is facing extradition to Australia for the alleged murder of Sydney woman Kimberley McRae. McRae, who was transgender, was found dead in her Coogee unit in January. A real estate agent discovered her body several days after the 69-year-old was last seen. Last week, local police …

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Cardi B has thrown her support behind transgender young people with an important message about identity on her social media. The rapper was responding to critics of US former basketball star Dwyane Wade’s 12-year-old daughter Zaya. Wade told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show Zaya asked her parents to use her new name and female …

transgender sol hall top surgery viral video

Australian transgender man Sol Hall’s emotional reaction after waking up from his top surgery has gone viral. On Tuesday, the 22-year-old shared the powerful video to Twitter of the doctor carefully removing his bandages in hospital following the surgery. “I’d like to share my very personal chest reveal moment with the world,” Sol wrote on …

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The Queensland Human Rights Commission has unveiled two new guidebooks to help transgender and gender diverse students and their schools. The QHRC’s Trans@School guides cover topics including names and pronouns, records, medical information, toilets, uniforms, and sports. Queensland Human Rights Commissioner Scott McDougall said the guides came about following increasing inquiries from schools and students. …

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National newspaper The Australian has caused outrage after seemingly comparing transgender people to the coronavirus epidemic. The article, published on Monday, began, “With the coronavirus dominating the news, Queensland’s health authorities have been urged to confront an under-reported global contagion involving troubled teenage girls declaring they are ‘born in the wrong body’.” It quotes University …

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Last week, Wendy Francis from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) organised a talkfest at Queensland’s Parliament House. Francis promoted her ACL conversion therapy ‘expert panel’ as unpacking ‘gay conversion therapy’. However, the ‘experts’ made scant mention of the advertised topic. In this special series, we look at the claims made on the night. First up …

starbucks commercial showing trans boy

A Starbucks commercial featuring a trans man using his name for the first time has melted internet hearts.  The #whatsyourname ad premiered yesterday and will help raise at least £100,000 for a trans kids charity named Mermaids. The ad centres around James, who becomes visibly disheartened when on several occasions, he is referred to by …

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