What’s Current: Lesbian events excluding trans-identified males ruled ‘unlawful’ in Tasmania

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  • The Australian reports lesbians in Tasmania will be breaking the law if they exclude trans-identified males from social gatherings. The controversial ruling shuts down a request from the LGB Alliance to hold female-only lesbian events.
  • A BBC investigation into OnlyFans reveals concerns about how the platform is structured, managed, and moderated. Dozens of women claim they’ve received rape threats, racial abuse, and terrorism videos, while data experts question the platform’s security.
  • Leftist women in Brazil have published two manifestos in support of journalist Patricia Lelis, who is accused of transphobia for stating that “woman is not a feeling” in an Instagram video.
  • Virginity tests and hymenoplasties are set to be criminalized in England and Wales, as charities warn the “abusive” procedures put women and girls at risk of honor killings.
  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) endorses New Zealand’s selection of trans-identified male Laurel Hubbard for the country’s Olympic women’s weightlifting team, despite global outcry.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.