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transphobia


women speak tasmania

Hobart City Council’s Parks Committee voted last week to allow Women Speak Tasmania, a group opposed to trans-inclusion, to participate in the design of trans-inclusive posters for public toilets. Last month, alderman Holly Ewin moved a motion to introduce the posters. The council voted in favour. The motion proposed posters developed in collaboration with Working …

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Respect Inc decriminalisation rally

A global network of LGBTIQ organisations from around the world have called for global decriminalisation of sex work to address discrimination and stigma against sex workers, including those who identify as LGBTIQ. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is a global network representing more than 1,500 LGBTIQ organisations from around the …

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Miss Blanks Brisbane rapper

Commanding, captivating and confronting, Brisbane-born hip-hop artist Miss Blanks is shaking things up in the Australian music industry as a highly visible, unapologetic trans woman of colour. As she sits down to chat with Michael James, her confidence is immediate and infectious. Hailing from Brisbane’s southside, Miss Blanks’ unique Dutch and Samoan heritage creates a …

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More than one million people have signed a petition calling for Queensland Senator Fraser Anning to be dumped from parliament.

Queensland Katter Australia Party Senator Fraser Anning has left people baffled by a vile homophobic and transphobic rant he delivered in the Senate. Anning caused nationwide outrage in August when he delivered his maiden speech calling for a “final solution” to “the immigration problem” and calling gender diversity “garbage”. But the Senator is at it …

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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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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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Mother of transgender Achille Schools 7th grader shares struggles following threats of castration     For the past two years in the rural school district, the student, a transgender girl, had been using a staff restroom. But this middle school building, which recently reopened in the small town in the southern edge of the state, …

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