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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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Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of her role in upcoming drama film Rub & Tug after backlash over her playing a transgender character. The actor was set to play crime kingpin Dante “Tex” Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man. Gill operated his massage parlors as fronts for prostitution in …

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Twenty years ago John Cameron Mitchell dared to do what no one else would – tell the story of an East German punk-rock singer and her botched sex change operation. Originally a musical, the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch was released a few years later to critical acclaim and quickly achieved cult status within …

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By Damien Riggs, Flinders University For any person needing medical care, informed consent is vital. Yet for transgender people, informed consent may be hindered by how medical professionals share information. This is especially the case in the context of reproductive health, where speaking about reproductive materials is often highly gendered. Both the World Professional Association …

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A group of activists have been slammed for disrupting the Pride in London parade on Saturday with a protest against transgender women. At the parade a group of eight protesters held up signs with anti-trans messages including “lesbian not queer” and “trans activism erases lesbians.” The group briefly lay on the ground to physically block …

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A new group has been launched in Tasmania to call for “overdue” law reform in the state to provide equality and dignity for transgender, intersex and gender diverse Tasmanians. The group’s formation comes as the Tasmanian government plans to remove a legal requirement that transgender partners must divorce before their gender can be officially recognised. …

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Actress Scarlett Johansson has faced a backlash for her role as crime kingpin and massage parlor owner Dante “Tex” Gill in upcoming drama Rub & Tug. The film will follow Gill’s successful chain of massage parlors that were fronts for sex work and his encounters with the mob in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the 1970s and …

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Trans footballer Hannah Mouncey has said she may take her case to the Human Rights Commission if the AFL don’t put in place a policy for transgender players soon. Mouncey is currently playing in Victoria in the VFLW with Darebin but is still in limbo about her eligibility of playing AFLW next year. The AFL …

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has removed being transgender from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), declassifying it as a mental illness. On Monday the World Health Organization (WHO) published the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which moves “gender incongruence” to a new chapter, Conditions Related to Sexual Health. WHO says …

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Transgender teenagers under the age of 16 should be able to access hormone therapy in some circumstances, according to new guidelines published in the Medical Journal of Australia. The new Australian guidelines published on Monday say doctors should recommend hormone therapy not based on an “inflexible” chronological age but on the child’s individual circumstances, in …

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