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marsha p johnson us transgender activist stonewall riots uprising

Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, pioneering LGBTIQ activists and key players in the Stonewall uprising, will be immortalised in a New York City monument. This year the US is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the riots at the legendary Stonewall Inn, a watershed moment for queer liberation. Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera will …

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transgender rights march human rights world health organisation

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will no longer categorise being transgender as a mental health condition. The World Health Assembly, the WHO governing body representing 194 member states, approved new guidelines last Friday that have been cheered by advocates. The WHO’s new revision of its International Classification of Diseases, known as “ICD-11”, reframe “gender identity …

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victoria labor premier daniel andrews

Transgender advocates in Victoria have launched a petition calling on the Premier Daniel Andrews to reform gender identity laws. Under current legislation, trans and gender diverse Victorians must undergo sterilising sex reassignment surgery before they can update their gender marker on their birth certificates. In 2016, a bill to make it easier for Victorians to …

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the voice australia oliver cuthbert transgender

Fifteen-year-old Oliver Cuthbert has wowed with his blind audition on The Voice Australia on Sunday night. The Sydney singer appeared on the show on Sunday night to perform his rendition of “Firestone” by Kygo and Conrad Sewell. Oliver said he had been singing since age six but just nine months earlier had to retrain his …

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Samson Bonkeabantu Brown Gillette trans man

A new Gillette ad features a trans man shaving for the first time. Gillette put the ad to air on 23 May. It features Canadian Samson Bonkeabantu Brown and his father. Posting on Facebook, Samson said he wanted his father involved because of his support. In the ad, the young man discusses growing up and …

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muhlaysia booker transgender woman dallas texas murder

Transgender woman Muhlaysia Booker, whose brutal assault was caught on video last month, has been found murdered in Dallas, Texas. Police found the 23-year-old transgender woman dead from a gunshot wound early on Saturday morning (May 18). Dallas police responded to a call about a shooting shortly before 7am. They later found Booker “lying facedown …

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Amnesty International transgender people China

A report from Amnesty International states that transgender people in China rely on self-medication for hormone treatment. In some cases, they even attempt dangerous self-surgery. Discrimination and laws classing transgender people as having a mental illness drive them to desperate measures. “China is failing transgender people,” said Amnesty International China researcher, Doriane Lau. “The authorities …

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mark latham and pauline hanson one nation

One Nation’s New South Wales leader Mark Latham has railed against “leftist elites” and gender and sexual fluidity in his maiden speech to the New South Wales parliament. The former Labor leader is now One Nation’s NSW leader and was elected to the state’s Legislative Assembly in March. Latham used his 45-minute inaugural speech on …

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barry humphries as Dame edna in absolutely fabulous the movie

Australian comedian Barry Humphries has defended his controversial brand of comedy after his named was stripped from a top comedy award. Humphries’ name was this month removed from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s top award, in part because of a series of the comedian’s history of transphobic comments. At a comedy Q&A session in London …

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Kristy Johnson Tasmanian DEMONISE TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

Tasmanian transgender advocates have called on the state’s Premier to stop Upper House election ads that lump together transgender law reform and child abuse under the policy of “protecting your children”. Liberal candidate for the Upper House seat of Pembroke, Kristy Johnson, has published newspaper ads (pictured) that declare one of her three top priorities …

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