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It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

It’s incredibly offensive to erase the history of LGBTI Australians

OPINION Forget what you know about the history of LGBTI rights in Australia, and discount a large chunk of your own lived experience. If you read the latest piece from News Corp’s Des Houghton, it can simply be brushed away. Less than a week ago, the government announced it’s plan for a $122 million postal […]

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Press Council rules Courier Mail coverage of Prasetyo was gratuitous

Press Council rules Courier Mail coverage of Prasetyo was gratuitous

The Australian Press Council has ruled that Brisbane’s Courier Mail coverage of the death of trans-woman Mayang Prasetyo was gratuitous. The newspaper came under fire in October last year when it reported on the murder of Prasetyo by her partner Marcus Volke. The newspaper ran the story under the headline ‘Monster Chef and the SheMale’. […]

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Parents Show Support of Son in Adorable Newspaper Ad

Brisbane parents Yolanda Bogert and Guy Kershaw found a unique way to show support for their son’s gender transition. In the ‘Births’ section of The Courier Mail on Tuesday, they issued a retraction on a 1995 announcement that they had produced a daughter, noting that the announcement should have been for a son. “In 1995 […]

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Courier Mail Apologises for ‘She Male’ Headline

Brisbane’s Courier Mail has issued an apology for its coverage of the murder of transgender woman Mayang Prasetyo. The newspaper attracted outrage when it published the story under the headline ‘Monster Chef and the She Male’ The apology was published on Saturday the 25th of October, almost three weeks after the headline in question was […]

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Local Community Remembers Mayang Prasetyo

Representatives of Perth’s LGBTIQ communities have come together to remember and pay respect to Payang Prasetyo. Mayang, an Indonesian woman, who was transgender, was horrifically killed in an apparent domestic violence incident in Queensland earlier this month. Unfortunately a great deal of media reporting on her death focused on her gender history and employment as […]

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Courier Mail Under Fire for ‘She Male’ Headline

Brisbane’s Courier Mail newspaper is under fire after it published a headline describing a murder victim as a ‘she male’. The News Corp publication’s story on the horrific murder of Brisbane woman Mayang Prasetyo was published with the front page headline “Monster Chef and the She Male”, while the story inside the newspaper was titled “Ladyboy […]

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