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Jack Nicholls

Jack Nicholls

Jack Nicholls is a speculative fiction author and essayist living in Melbourne. 

Jack Nicholls reviews 'Transgender Australia: A history since 1910' by Noah Riseman

November 2023, no. 459 27 October 2023
At the first Australian Conference on Transsexualism, convened in 1979, a Dr Michael Ross declared that Australia had the highest incidence of transsexualism in the world. Whatever proportion the good doctor was observing, it must be immeasurably higher today; and yet until now there has been no formal history of gender-diverse Australians. On one level, this is no surprise. Gender dysphoria is a ... (read more)