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 The Big Issue Australia 27 May 2019

People like Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox or supermodel Andreja Pejić may have made transgender issues more visible in the media. But when Australian writer Kate Doak finds herself struggling with transphobic comments or her own anxiety, she turns to her immediate friends and allies for support. She writes about the trans women who inspire her and why a strong support network is essential. (909 Words) - By Kate Doak

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A family looks at a transgender applying make up during a rally against what was claimed to be human rights violations in Tegucigalpa, November 26, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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Actress Laverne Cox arrives at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 30, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake

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Transgendered contestant Jenna Talackova takes part in Miss Universe Canada competition wearing her evening gown in Toronto May 17, 2019. Talackova was originally disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada contest because she was not a "naturally born female". Credit: REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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Lana Wachowski, a screenwriter, producer and director of the new film "Cloud Atlas," poses as she arrives for the film's premiere at Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California, October 24, 2019.Credit: REUTERS/Fred Prouser

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