Georgie Stone OAM
Georgie Stone is one of the most visible transgender individuals in Australia.
In 2011 she was the youngest person to receive puberty blockers in Australia, and in 2013 a landmark ruling in her case re:Jamie meant that no other child had to go to court to access puberty blockers. Since then, Georgie has dedicated her time to advocating for trans and gender diverse young people.
Her advocacy work has driven progress in health and medical services, access to safe schooling environments and legal reform. Many organisations, from schools to the NSW Police Force, use her appearances on Four Cornersand Australian Storyfor training and education. Her presence in the media has brought much-needed awareness to the issues facing trans and gender diverse young people today.
Georgie was named the 2018 Victorian Young Australian of the Year, and in 2017 she won the Young People’s Human Rights Medal awarded by the Australian Human Rights Commission. She is also the recipient of numerous other awards including GLOBE Person of the Year, Making a Difference Award (Anti-Defamation Commission), the Young Voltaire Award (Liberty Victoria), and Hero of the Year (Australian LGBTI Awards). As well as The Pinnacle Foundation, Georgie is also an Ambassador of the Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service.
To our delight, Georgie was also awarded a Pinnacle Scholarship in 2019 to pursue a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Literature and Theatre Studies.