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Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Trans youth activist Georgie Stone joins the cast of ‘Neighbours’

Transgender youth activist Georgie Stone is taking on an acting role and joining the cast of Neighbours.  Stone will play the first transgender character on the long running soap opera. In the past both Neighbours and Home and Away have been criticised for their severe lack of LGBTIQ+ representation. The 18 year old pitched the idea of […]

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Mark Latham says allowing trans kids to self identify is an “evil program”

Mark Latham says allowing trans kids to self identify is an “evil program”

Mark Latham, One Nation’s leader in New South Wales, says approaches to gender which allow children to self-identify as a different gender is part of an “evil” program. “This self identification system evil political program to make young people confused and rise up, and to use this in this way is shameful and it shouldn’t […]

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Transgender focused TV series ‘Butterfly’ airs on SBS

Transgender focused TV series ‘Butterfly’ airs on SBS

The critically acclaimed TV series Butterfly comes to SBS television this week. The three part series tells the story of eleven-year-old Maxine, who is transgender, and how her parents Vicky and Stephen react when they discover that their son wants to be a girl. The show aired in the UK last year and received a mix […]

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Kirby Institute announces trans & gender diverse sexual health survey

Kirby Institute announces trans & gender diverse sexual health survey

Australia’s first sexual health survey focused on the transgender and gender diverse community has been revealed by The Kirby Institute. The Australian Trans and Gender Diverse Sexual Health Survey will be led by transgender and gender diverse professionals and community advocates, to better advise on sexual health policy, relationship support, sex education and more. Participants […]

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Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmania’s Labor Party have voted in support of Medicare-funded gender confirmation surgery at their state conference this week, Examiner reports. Speaking at the conference, Dana Endelmanis spoke of her lived experience as a transgender woman growing up in north western Tasmania. “Trans, intersex and non-binary Australians continue to be denied fundamental healthcare rights and continue to […]

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MJ Rodriguez on the power of 80s ballroom drama Pose

A ground-breaking new series from serial creator Ryan Murphy is heading to Australian screens and it’s about to own everything, darling. Pose takes audiences back to the glamorous ballroom scene of 1980s New York, where queer people of colour were taking to the streets and clubs with voguing battles and opulent runway showdowns. The show […]

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Trans artist Raye Rodriguez to make original anime for Crunchyroll

Trans artist Raye Rodriguez to make original anime for Crunchyroll

Anime streaming service Crunchyroll are taking their first foray into making original works, with a transgender artist at the helm of their first project. Transgender man Raye Rodriguez is billed as the creator of High Guardian Spice, and will have all the hallmarks of a great anime series – high drama, colourful characters and magic! […]

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‘Champions’ star Josie Totah comes out as transgender woman

‘Champions’ star Josie Totah comes out as transgender woman

Young actress Josie Totah has come out as a transgender woman in an op-ed for TIME magazine. The 17-year-old former Disney Channel star, also known for her roles in Glee and the Mindy Kaling comedy Champions, shared their story and inspiration for coming out. Growing up in Northern California, Totah says she had become used to people just assuming she […]

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WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

The Western Australian Government have announced they will put an end to a legal anomaly that forces transgender and gender diverse people to divorce before having their gender officially affirmed. Legislation was introduced yesterday that will remove the requirement for a person to be single in order to be eligible for a gender recognition certificate, […]

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UWA responds to community concerns about anti-transgender event

UWA responds to community concerns about anti-transgender event

The University of Western Australia has responded to community concerns about the Australian Family Association hosting a talk from a US doctor who heads a well known anti-LGBTI group. The Australian Family Association is currently hosting a tour of Dr Quentin Van Meter and he is scheduled to give a talk at the University of […]

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