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Transgender Teenager

For transgender people, access to hormones and surgery is vital. Traditionally this has often been a long and difficult path, beginning with their first disclosure to a doctor or therapist. This is often followed by many months or years of psychiatric assessment and counselling before they are finally allowed to start hormones and eventually have …

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Trans activist and actress Nicole Maines has been cast in CW series Supergirl

Trans activist and actress Nicole Maines is television’s first transgender superhero in the upcoming season of Supergirl. Maines will play Nia Nal, a.k.a. Dreamer, a young trans woman and superhero who receives guidance from Supergirl on the show. “I haven’t really wrapped my head around being a superhero, first of all, and then also being …

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Australian comedian Barry Humphries is under fire for transphobic comments

Entertainer Barry Humphries has been slammed for a new round of transphobic comments. In an interview with UK publication The Spectator, the 84-year-old called “transgenderism” a “fashion” when asked if his famous drag character Dame Edna Everage had sparked backlash among transgender activists. “How many different kinds of lavatory can you have?” he said. “And …

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pride flage

Friends of a transgender man who was disowned by his parents have crowdfunded more than $20,000 to make sure he receives the “final dignity” of a proper burial. Daine Grey, a student at City College of San Francisco, died by suicide on July 2, and for more than a week the 22-year-old’s body went unclaimed, …

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Scarlett Johansson newspaper story in the Daily Telegraph slammed for transphobic slur

Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper has been criticised after publishing a transphobic slur in a headline over the weekend. The newspaper was reporting actor Scarlet Johansson withdrawing from the film Rub & Tug, following a backlash against her casting in the role of a transgender man. The Sunday Telegraph published the story in the early edition …

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Scarlett johansson

Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of her role in upcoming drama film Rub & Tug after backlash over her playing a transgender character. The actor was set to play crime kingpin Dante “Tex” Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man. Gill operated his massage parlors as fronts for prostitution in …

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch origin of love

Twenty years ago John Cameron Mitchell dared to do what no one else would – tell the story of an East German punk-rock singer and her botched sex change operation. Originally a musical, the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch was released a few years later to critical acclaim and quickly achieved cult status within …

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Stock photo of IVF reproduction reproductive therapy

By Damien Riggs, Flinders University For any person needing medical care, informed consent is vital. Yet for transgender people, informed consent may be hindered by how medical professionals share information. This is especially the case in the context of reproductive health, where speaking about reproductive materials is often highly gendered. Both the World Professional Association …

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Pride London

A group of activists have been slammed for disrupting the Pride in London parade on Saturday with a protest against transgender women. At the parade a group of eight protesters held up signs with anti-trans messages including “lesbian not queer” and “trans activism erases lesbians.” The group briefly lay on the ground to physically block …

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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

A new group has been launched in Tasmania to call for “overdue” law reform in the state to provide equality and dignity for transgender, intersex and gender diverse Tasmanians. The group’s formation comes as the Tasmanian government plans to remove a legal requirement that transgender partners must divorce before their gender can be officially recognised. …

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