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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 …

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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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A transgender pride flag is finally among the raft of new emoji rolling out to smartphones this year. The Unicode Consortium is the organisation in charge of standardising the expressive icons across tech platforms. And today they unveiled 117 new emoji rolling out to smart phone keyboards later this year, including a transgender flag and …

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A candlelight vigil has been held to honour the memory of NSW woman Kimberley McRae, following her tragic death this month in Coogee in Sydney’s south-east. Police found the 69-year-old, who was transgender, dead in suspicious circumstances at her unit earlier this month. The memorial was held in the suburb last Friday evening (January 24), …

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A now-viral video shows a trans son talking with his Muslim mum about what she thinks of him. The son introduces the video on TikTok saying, “My mama for y’all I love this lady so much,, also I’m 2 months on T #fyp #foryou #trans #muslim #ftm” Muslim mum: I can’t live without you In …

Carlotta

The 2020 Honours List announced tonight sees Carlotta awarded a Member of the Order of Australia. Carlotta received her award for services to the entertainment business and the LGBTIQ community. QNews spoke with Carlotta last week. The legendary showgirl began her career as an original cast member of the famous Kings Cross Les Girls in …

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Former High Court judge Michael Kirby has urged Japan to end its “regime” of forcing transgender people to undergo invasive surgery in order to get legal recognition. The distinguished Australian lawyer is co-chair of the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute. Kirby told Japanese lawmakers there’s “no excuse” for not reforming gender recognition laws. “The …

world's first transgender doll

With world media and anti-trans bigots carrying on like pork chops over the world’s first transgender doll, we call BS. What nonsense won’t they think of next to vilify trans people? Two days ago Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun carried the story. Since then, it took off as a viral sensation, repeated by other news media, …

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