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Sydney Opera House pantomime sparks more trans worries

in AUSTRALIA, 24/10/2012

Christmas pantomime TrAnnie is insulting but anti-discrimination bosses are struggling to handle complaint, say trans campaigners

Sydney Opera House’s decision to stage a pre-Christmas pantomime, TrAnnie, which has offended transgender people is making waves beyond the artistic sphere.

The show at the iconic Australian venue is by popular drag performer Trevor Ashley. It’s based around a ‘he/she’ [sic] protagonist in a spoof of the New York-based musical Annie.

Trans activists are arguing laws to protect the trans minority as well as the institutions to uphold that law, appear biased against them. And some have claimed the state anti-discrimination body is, itself, guilty of discrimination.

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