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Transgender Teenager

A new Australian study has uncovered evidence of a genetic link underpinning gender dysphoria in transgender people. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggests a link between being transgender and changes in genes that process the sex hormones estrogen and androgen. For the study, scientists at Melbourne’s Hudson Institute of …

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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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male female restroom toilet sign stock photo

By Joanna McIntyre, University of the Sunshine Coast As a term and concept, “transgender” is now firmly embedded in common parlance and popular consciousness. In Australia in the last few weeks alone there have been major news stories about transgender footballer Hannah Mouncey; Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments regarding “gender whisperers”; and the University of …

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Transgender teenager Evie Macdonald has shared more of her story on The Project

The transgender teen who challenged Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s “disrespectful” comments about trans youth has returned to Channel Ten’s The Project to share more of her story. Speaking to Carrie Bickmore on Wednesday, Evie said she had known from an early age that she was really a girl. “I was loved and everything but I …

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Katter's Australia Party senator Fraser Anning

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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Hannah Mouncey

By Daryl Adair, University of Technology Sydney The inclusion of transgender athletes in Australian sports leagues is an issue that sporting bodies are only just coming to terms with. In recent months, the Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Sport Australia, has been working on national gender diversity guidelines, with sporting bodies awaiting their …

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Rainbow Labor Tasmania join a rally for LGBTIQ pride parade in the state

Tasmanian Labor members have voted at their state conference to call for transgender people’s gender confirmation surgery to be covered by Medicare. Local advocate Dana Endelmanis addressed the conference on Sunday to speak about the difficulty she experienced reconciling her gender identity in her youth, growing up in the state’s north-west, The Examiner reported. “Trans, …

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Hannah Mouncey

Hannah Mouncey has said she will not nominate for the upcoming AFLW draft, citing the ongoing “enormous” toll the process has taken on herself and her friends and family. The 28-year-old transgender footballer made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday night. “There are a number of things I can’t risk by continuing this fight, which …

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Trans student Evie and Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been taken to task by a 13-year-old transgender girl about his views on trans youth after Morrison posted a “disrespectful” tweet this week. Morrison retweeted a news story by the Daily Telegraph which characterised teachers as “gender whisperers” who were being taught “to spot potential transgender students in the classroom …

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Scott Morrison

LGBTIQ rights advocates have urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to meet with transgender and gender diverse Australians after he wrote a harmful tweet condemning support for trans students in schools. Morrison was responding to a news story by the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday which said “gender whisperer” teachers were being taught by experts “to spot …

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