A transgender advocate who has overcome prejudice, bullying, and legal barriers
A passionate transgender advocate, Georgie Stone has overcome difficult barriers to become the incredible young woman she is today. As a speaker, Georgie is engaging, experienced, and accomplished with a message that is moving, funny, insightful, and inspiring.
Georgie made history as the youngest person to receive puberty blockers in Australia in 2011. 2 years later, a landmark ruling in her case meant no other child had to attend court in order to access such blockers. She continued to advocate for law reform, until 2017 when the Family Court overturned the law, ending the involvement of courts entirely.
Working as a brave and visible advocate for trans and gender diverse youth in Australia, Georgie has overcome bullying and suicidal thoughts, becoming a trailblazer for those who needed her. Her advocacy work within the media has seen progress in the health and medical field, the education system, and legal reforms. Organisations across the country use her appearance for training and education.
Educating and inspiring those around her, Georgie has shown how trans youth can speak out loud, tell their stories, demand equality, and gain acceptance,
In 2017, Georgie won the Young People’s Human Rights Medal awarded by the Australian Human Rights Commission, and a year later was awarded the Victorian Young Australian of the Year. She has also been the recipient of other awards for her work, including GLOBE Person of the Year, Making a Difference Award (Anti-Defamation Commission), the Long Tan Youth Leader Award (ADF), the Young Voltaire Award (Liberty Victoria), and is the Ambassador of the Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service.