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HRT

This week, I’m answering questions from QNews Magazine readers about gonorrhoea, breast cancer in trans women and butt implants. I was recently diagnosed with gonorrhoea, but I never have sex without condoms. How could this happen? Well you are not the first to ask this! Gonorrhoea is a very common bacterial infection, and it can …

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Chelsea Manning Twitter

The federal government is reportedly preparing to ban US whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning from entering Australia just days before she begins a speaking tour. Manning was to give a speech at the Sydney Opera House this Sunday (September 2), before speaking dates in Melbourne, Brisbane and two in New Zealand. But organisers Think Inc …

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Brisbane Story Bridge Trans Flag

Brisbane City Council’s Inclusive Brisbane Board is hosting a free forum for the LGBTIQ community next month. The board is set up to advise the council on development and planning issues, specifically with community interest and social inclusion in mind. This upcoming forum will focus on the experiences of transgender and gender diverse people, including …

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transphobic sticker

Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson has vowed to remove anti-transgender stickers which have been plastered throughout the city. Dozens of the pink stickers – with the words “Women don’t have penises” have been placed on Anthony Gormley’s famous cast iron sculptures. The group behind the stunt, Liverpool ReSisters, is unhappy about the right of transgender people …

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Silhouette of a sad person against a brick wall coloured pink white and blue of the transgender flag

Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland are seeking formerly incarcerated transgender, gender diverse and non-binary people willing to discuss their time in Queensland prisons. The researchers say the project is aiming to identify transgender- and gender diverse-specific needs that are not currently being met and ways to improve access to quality health services and …

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A young person colours using a rainbow spectrum of crayons

More than $20,000 has been raised through a crowdfunding campaign to support a 12-year-old transgender girl threatened with violence by parents at her small school in Oklahoma. A group of adults took to a private Facebook group for parents at Achille Independent School District to unleash vicious threats and hateful comments at 12-year-old Maddie complaining …

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Quentin Van Meter Anti Transgender Academic

A US academic who says transgender people are mentally ill and have “a delusional disorder” has had a speaking event at the University of Western Australia cancelled. The university announced it had cancelled the talk by controversial US pediatric professor Pediatric endocrinologist Quentin Van Meter, organised by the conservative Australian Family Association, on Friday. Van …

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Trans People Adopt Lobster Emoji

Transgender advocates frustrated by the lack of a blue, white and pink trans flag emoji have claimed the new lobster emoji as their own. A group named Lobsters Against Transphobia launched an online petition earlier this month to call for the creation of a transgender flag emoji by Unicode, the company behind the emojis used …

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Conchita Wurst

Turkey’s boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest will reportedly continue next year because of the competition’s inclusion of LGBTIQ performers. The country has not participated since 2012, and Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) boss Ibrahim Eren said the country was unlikely to compete in 2019. “As a public broadcaster we cannot broadcast live at 9pm, …

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LGBTIQ Discrimination

Forty-six per cent of LGBTIQ people with a disability experienced discrimination, harassment or abuse in the past year, a new report has revealed. The report was written by academics William Leonard and Dr Rosemary Mann, who reviewed national and international research over 18 years to discover the impact that discrimination and social exclusion have on …

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