Grace Hyland, the transgender daughter of former Home and Away actor Mat Stevenson, has slammed politicians who have made gender change a campaign issue.
On Tuesday, the activist and TikTok celebrity stated that she views transgender identity as a medical illness and that she ‘hates’ it has become a political talking topic.
‘Being trans is something that is now being politicized into a left or right issue. I’m sorry, it’s not a left or right issue. It’s a medical issue,’ Grace told 9Honey.
‘No matter what side of the spectrum you sit on, people deserve treatment for their health,’ she added. ‘If there’s one thing I hate, it’s being politicized, because in my mind, it’s the antithesis of a political issue.’
In her early teens, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Gender Service diagnosed Hyland with gender dysphoria and prescribed testosterone blockers.
She earlier told The Sunday Project that if she had gone through male puberty, she “genuinely doesn’t think she would still be here.”
It comes after Katherine Deves, the divisive Liberal candidate for Warringah, was chastised for tweets about trans women and transgender youth seeking gender-affirming surgery.
‘They will not stand for seeing vulnerable children surgically mutilated and sterilised,’ she captioned a photo of a girl who had undergone top surgery, which she has now deleted.
‘Lawsuits will abound, as will government investigations. Complete failure of protection. ‘Take notice.’
Surrogacy, according to Deves, is “reproductive prostitution.”
‘It is atrocious exploitation of women,’ she said, referring to both the “harvested” woman and the pregnant woman who gives birth to the kid.
She also equated fighting to prevent transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports to standing up to the Nazis and the Stolen Generation by opposing the Holocaust and transgender rights.
Ms Deves tweeted in April 2021 about a case in which a Canadian father was prosecuted for not supporting his teen’s transition.
‘This will go down in history as akin to the grudge trials of the Third Reich,’ she wrote.
‘I do not like to invoke Nazism but the parallels are remarkable and deeply sinister.
‘We can only hope that when society comes to its senses, it’s redeemed by trials similar to the Nazi wife and the border guards.’
Despite the backlash, she believes that her position is “simply plain sense.”
‘Having a female-only sports category is not contentious,’ she stated.
Despite calls to condemn Ms Deves for her harsh remarks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has openly backed her.
‘Others might want to cancel her. Others might want to cancel other Australians for standing up for things that they believe in, but I’m not going to have a partnership with them,’ he said.
‘In terms of what Katherine Deves has said in the past, she has withdrawn those and said they were insensitive. And that was my view as well. I don’t support those earlier comments.’
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