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Inside Neighbours Mackenzie star’s life – transgender journey to soap fame

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Neighbours.Throughout her short career, Georgie has used her spotlight and made history as the first trans character on the soap when she appeared as Mackenzie in 2019.Happily settled in Melbourne with her family and twin brother Harry, all eyes are on the child star’s next moves as the iconic soap draws to a close after 37 years on air.From transition to a girl, passionate activism and booming career, let’s take a look at the life of Neighbours star Georgie Stone…When she first visited Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital in 2007 at the age of just seven, Georgie shared that she was experiencing gender diversity and wanted to transition to a girl.By the age of eight, Georgie made the transition to female after a long court battle over access to hormone blockers."I was powerless," Georgie said of that time.

She went on to say: "There was someone up there making a very important decision about my body, it felt really wrong." Aged 10, Georgie became the youngest person in Australia to be granted reversible hormone blockers by the court and her treatment set a precedent that led to a change in the law around access to hormone treatment for young trans people.Georgie says she is privileged not to carry a heavy burden of shame around with her, partly because she had supportive parents, although she describes to HuffPost UK how the “process” of dealing with shame is ever-present in her life.“It’s weird, because I’m proud of who I am and I’m proud to be trans, and then sometimes there are these moments that I just really wish that I wasn’t,” Georgie told the Huffington Post.Determined to fulfil her dream of acting, the young star set her eyes on Australia’s biggest soap, Neighbours.Facing an absence of roles for transgender.

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