“I’ll certainly continuing advocating for the GLBTIQ community,” he said. “I’m hoping to continue to chair the GLBTIQ Advisory Committee which meets again in a couple of weeks.”
Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance Board Member Gina Wilson was in full praise about the mayor-elect.
“Tony is an inspiration and a role model for a whole generation of intersex people, she said. “Both those who have suffered early interventions and those who have come to their differences later in life.”
She added: “We share Tony’s hope that his election will break down taboos associated with intersex differences. Tony is a wonderful example of how intersex people can overcome the devastating and unnecessary medical treatment meted out to so many intersex children, and go on to become champions of human rights and cultural diversity for everyone.”
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