'In 2014, transgender actress Laverne Cox was on Time Magazine
's front cover,
with a headline heralding "the transgender tipping point".
She's one of countless transgender people who have stepped into the public eye
in recent years to fight for an equal place in society.
Some of their names are familiar: Olympian Caitlyn Jenner, actor Elliott Page,
activist Chelsea Manning.
Australia, too, has seen a rise in trans visibility and significant social
change around gender and identity.
Catherine McGregor, one of Australia's most senior military figures, publicly
came out as trans in 2013, backed by the Australian Defence Force.
Last year, former AFL player Danielle Laidley walked down the Brownlow red
carpet in a floor-length white gown, with media largely reporting the moment
But progress hasn't been straightforward. As trans people have become more
visible, there's been a backlash against trans rights.'
Good article. I’m proud to know Julie Peters, mentioned in the article, and
many other trans friends and acquaintances. More power to them.
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