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Almost two years after her death, an ABC investigation into the manslaughter of Filipina trans woman Mhelody Bruno has revealed troubling new details of the case. Warning: distressing content Mhelody Bruno arrived in Australia to holiday six weeks before her tragic death in September 2019. A week before her flight back home, former Air Force …

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IKEA Canada unveiled a set of IKEA pride flag sofas for Pride Month in June and queer folk on Twitter had a mixed – and hilarious – response. The Canadian branch of the furniture giant unveiled the group of 10 “love seats” inspired by the flags of different LGBTIQ identities. IKEA explained “artists active in …

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The federal government has voted down a Senate motion from the Greens calling for LGBTIQ consultation on the religious discrimination bill. Greens Senator Janet Rice put the motion forward in the Senate on Tuesday. It took aim at the Coalition MPs who recently voted in support of a failed One Nation motion condemning medical care …

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New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will make history as she becomes the first transgender athlete to compete at the Tokyo Olympics. Officials selected the 43-year-old this week for the New Zealand women’s weightlifting team for Toyko 2020 in August, alongside five others. She will contest the women’s +87kg category at the Games. She currently ranks …

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Morrison Government ministers Michaelia Cash and Linda Reynolds and 19 of their Coalition colleagues backed an ultimately unsuccessful One Nation Senate motion condemning medical care for transgender children. One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts put forward the motion on Tuesday. It called for doctors to use a “wait-and-see” approach in treating children with gender dysphoria. Senator …

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Australia’s blood donation authorities should follow the lead of their UK counterparts and lift blanket bans on gay men donating blood, LGBTIQ advocates say. On Monday, the UK began new blood donation rules assessing the risk of donors individually. The new policy replaces blanket restrictions on gay and bisexual men. Under the rules, male donors …

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A crowd of protesters have rallied in Sydney against two bills introduced by One Nation’s Mark Latham, including one that would put transgender students “in harm’s way”. The NSW One Nation leader has caused outrage with his proposed Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020. Advocates warn Latham’s bill, if passed, would ban recognition of …

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Reverend Fred Nile will introduce legislation in New South Wales to restrict transgender children from accessing gender-affirming treatment before the age of 18, the retiring MP’s successor Lyle Shelton says. Rev Nile, the longest-serving New South Wales MP, is retiring from state politics this November. Former Australian Christian Lobby head Lyle Shelton will take over …

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Elliot Page has posted a shirtless photo to Instagram and Twitter wearing his first pair of boardshorts and thousands have cheered him on. “Trans bb’s first swim trunks,” he wrote, with the hashtags #transjoy and #transisbeautiful. The 34-year-old received thousands of supportive comments on social media, including almost 2 million likes on Instagram in just …

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ABC’s Australian Story program will tonight spotlight paedetrician Associate Professor Michelle Telfer, the head of the Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne’s Gender Service. Dr Telfer (pictured) is a world leader in treating gender dysphoria in trans and gender diverse young people. She’s guided hundreds of transgender children through their first steps to transitioning over the last …

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