Campaigner for transgender youth
VICState RecipientYoung Australian of the Year2018
With her landmark case in the Family Court of Australia, Georgie Stone has helped change the law around access to the first stage of medical treatment for transgender adolescents and improved medical outcomes for trans youth throughout Australia. A brave and visible advocate for trans and gender diverse youth, Georgie has overcome discrimination, suicidal thoughts and bullying to blaze a trail for others. Her advocacy work and personal story has also driven progress in health and medical services and access to safe schooling environments. Many organisations, from schools to the NSW Police Force, use her appearances on Four Corners and Australian Story for training and education. With determination and dignity, Georgie has educated everyone around her, from family to federal politicians. And she has shown Australia that trans youth can speak out, tell their stories, demand equality and gain acceptance.