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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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transgender teenager seeking asylum in canada after fleeing brunei

A transgender teenager who fled the southeast Asian nation of Brunei to seek asylum in Canada has shared her story. Zoella Zayce, 19, is currently living in the Canadian city of Vancouver as she awaits a decision on her claim for asylum. Zayce told Reuters she fled Brunei late last year, scared her conservative family …

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lgbtiq history brisbane toye de wilde

A number of extraordinary people blessed Queensland’s rainbow communities with their presence and efforts over the years. They worked to build a sense of community, to combat unjust laws and to protect us from a plague of biblical proportion. Over the coming months, Bill Rutkin OAM will profile the remarkable individuals whose efforts benefitted us …

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transgender chest binder

Chest dysphoria is one of the most significant contributors to depression in transgender men. Most trans masculine people would prefer flat chests, not surprising in a world where people’s brains automatically gender someone based on physical outline. Many trans guys have such strong dysphoria regarding their chests that they cannot stand to look in the …

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Australian Electoral Commission ballot box voting election

National LGBTIQ lobby group just.equal has revealed some of the community issues it will ask main parties to commit to as Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirms the upcoming federal election will be held on May 18. Morrison visited Government House on Thursday morning to ask Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to trigger the election, which will …

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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

Landmark legislation that will benefit Tasmania’s transgender community has passed its final parliamentary hurdle and will become law. Tasmania’s Lower House passed the Marriage Amendments Bill on Wednesday with the support of Labor, the Greens, and Liberal speaker Sue Hickey crossing the floor to vote to proceed the debate. The legislation passed the state’s Upper …

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taylor swift tennessee

Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 to an LGBTIQ group in Tennessee that is lobbying to stop state lawmakers from passing legislation disadvantaging the LGBTIQ community. Swift didn’t announce the donation to the Tennessee Equality Project herself, but it was revealed on the group’s Facebook page by leader Chris Sanders. In a handwritten letter, Swift wrote, …

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Transforming Tasmania transgender group

Landmark law reforms benefiting Tasmania’s transgender community have passed the state’s Upper House and are set to become law within days, advocates say. The state’s Upper House finalised amendments to the landmark gender reforms on Thursday evening following a marathon three day debate. The legislation will remove the requirement for surgery before gender on birth …

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australian transgender support association atsaq gina mather krissy johnson

The International Transgender Day of Visibility, recognised this Sunday (March 31), is a chance to celebrate transgender people in our community and raise awareness of the discrimination they face in everyday life worldwide, writes Destiny Rogers. Human civilisation is littered with absolutes. The Earth is flat. Marrying your cousin is a good idea. Smoking is …

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victorian not-for-profit organisation fitted for work

The Victorian Government has announced $227,000 in funding for not-for-profit organisation Fitted for Work, to help transgender job seekers overcome barriers to employment. Fitted for Work is a not-for-profit organisation which has assisted more than 35,000 women in securing and maintain employment over 14 years. The organisation will put the new funding towards its pilot …

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