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Perth trans teenager given two funerals after parents argue over gender

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Nine-year-old Joe Maldonado, initially denied membership to the Cub Scouts because he is transgender, has been welcomed back. Consequently, Joe now becomes America's first transgender boy scout.

Nine-year-old Joe Maldonado, initially denied membership to the Cub Scouts because he is transgender, has been welcomed back. Consequently, Joe now becomes America’s first transgender boy scout. In October last year, Joe joined the Scouts. However, a month later the Scouts told he and his mother that he wasn’t allowed in the boys-only programs because …

The mayor of a small town in Texas has come out as transgender in a simple, yet beautiful, letter. Jess Herbst has been the mayor of the North Texas town of New Hope since May 2016, and this week wrote an open letter to residents of the town letting them know her transgender status, that …

The Boy Scouts of America has announced it will begin accepting members based on their identified gender, opening the door for transgender boys to join. The new policy allows membership to boys-only Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts programs to be based on the gender indicated on an application, instead of a child’s birth certificate as …

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A Family Court judge has called for an end to an “inhumane” hurdle faced by transgender youth seeking to transition. In order for transgender children under 18 to access “stage two” hormone treatment, they need approval from a Family Court judge in addition to expert medical approval. Australia is the only country in the world …

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Outgoing US President Barack Obama has commuted whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence, meaning she could be free in a matter of months. The former army private leaked hundreds of thousands of sensitive US military documents to website WikiLeaks, in the country’s biggest ever breach of classified material. Chelsea was sentenced to 35 years in prison …

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Australian teenager Georgie Stone wants to take on the court system to help save the lives of other trans youth. In order for transgender children to access “stage two” hormone treatment, they need approval from a Family Court judge. They also require expert medical approval. Australia is the only country in the world where the …

Karl Stefanovic Apologises Tranny Jokes

The Today Show host Karl Stefanovic has apologised for a segment on Thursday morning in which he repeatedly used the word “tranny” while discussing a reporter’s mugging in Brazil. Reporter Christine Ahern said the pair were on a beach in Rio when they “came across a group of transvestites”, who tried to rob them. Karl …

Miss Ink Australia Mandy Leigh Jones

Queenslander Mandy Leigh Jones will next weekend become the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Ink Australia competition. Contestants in the popular tattoo pageant compete in three rounds.  A panel of professionals from within the tattoo, fashion, and modelling industries judge the competition. Mandy has 180 tattoos. She also models as a tattoo …

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Comedian Barry Humphries, the man behind Dame Edna, is an Australian icon but his agreement with Germaine Greer on transgenders put many offside including Carlotta. Many didn’t see the funny side when he recently described Caitlyn Jenner as a “mutilated man”. Legendary Australian transgender entertainer Carlotta has joined the chorus of criticism, labelling Humphries “a …

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The Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) capped off a stellar 2015 at their annual Christmas lunch over the weekend. Held at the Sportsman Hotel, QNews was proud to be the event’s media sponsor. The event sold out well before the date. Local politicians Vicki Howard and Grace Grace both attended to show their support. …

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