Georgie Stone is a leader in the emerging young generation of gender diverse Australians. One of the most visible transgender people in Australia, she spent her teenage years advocating for and achieving the removal of Family Court intervention in the medical decisions of trans adolescents.
It was her case re:Jamie which removed the first stage of treatment, pubertal blockers from the jurisdiction of the court. She continued to fight for reform by taking a petition with almost 16,000 signatures and presenting it to the Attorney General, George Brandis.
The Attorney General declared his support and was instrumental in arguments for reform in re:Kelvin which removed the Family Court's oversight altogether.Georgie appeared in an Australian Story 'About a Girl' tracking her life and advocacy. This drew massive positive attention nationwide to the plight of trans kids in Australia.
Georgie has contributed significantly to the greatest human rights advance of transgender children in this country by removing the discriminatory court process. And it was achieved whilst trans kids were subjected to the worse backlash against their existence throughout the marriage equality campaign.
Her part in this reform and her courage in continuing to speak out publicly should be recognised. Georgie is a staunch supporter of Safe Schools. Her ability to articulate the experiences of a young transgender Australian is powerfully apparent in her appearances in the media, on panels and as a keynote speaker. Her ability to connect with people is recognised by many organisations who have asked her to be their ambassador including the RCH Gender Service, Wear It Purple, Human Rights Film Festival and as the AFL Pride Game Ambassador.
In recognistion of her work she was awarded the 2016 GLOBE Person of the Year, 2017 Young Voltaire Award (Liberty Victoria) 2017 Young People's Human Rights Medal (Australian Human Rights Commission) and was named the 2018 Victorian Young Australian of the Year. She is the 2018 Elwood College School Captain. At the age of 18 she is a much loved role model for trans kids and a beautiful human being.
Her work in this space means she is the HERO for the most marginalized in the LGBTIQ+ community. Children. She is a voice for those that have none, a person who happily amplifies and gives focus to the voices of others and will continue to work for children around Australia and the world for many years to come.
Georgie Stone is a leader in the emerging young generation of trans and gender diverse Australians. One of the most visible transgender people in Australia, she spent her teenage years advocating for and achieving the removal of Family Court intervention in the medical decisions of trans adolescents.
She is a staunch supporter of the Safe Schools Program speaking in support of the program and the students who benefit from it. She is a mentor and role model for trans and gender diverse Australian children, advocating for those that have no voice and amplifying the voices of her peers.
She received the 2017 Young Voltaire Award for speaking out in defense of transgender children, the 2017 Young People's Human Rights Medal for her defence of the rights of transgender adolescents in non-discriminatory access to medical care. She was also named the 2018 Victorian Young Australian of the Year. She has achieved all this as a school student.
She is the Elwood College School Captain with 2018 being her final year of school.