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Living outside 'male or female'

in AUSTRALIA, 14/07/2013

Most people are born clearly male or female, but some aren't. These who don't fit either category face daily challenges living in a society divided into men and women, from identity in official documents to which changeroom to use.

But now transgender, intersex and gender diverse people are being recognised in the eyes of the law.

Monique Schafter reports.

NORRIE: When I was a child though I wasn't happy with boy roles and not being allowed to play dolls and stuff. I seemed to identify much more with the feminine side of things and patterned myself on my mother.

MONIQUE SCHAFTER, REPORTER: Sydneysider Norrie was registered male at birth, but as a child began a lifelong quest to discover his or her true identity.

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